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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. A trawler pulled into a slip next to me in Ensenada, MX.... They were motoring from San Diego, CA to Ensenada... and ... were approached by a panga off Rosarito MX. .. long story short: they were robbed by 4 chaps, one armed with a .45 . stole cash and cell phones.... They said the criminals / pirates were stressed, and appeared to be doing this for the first time.. Unfortunately, as this was such a stunning success I would assume that more aspiring criminals shall see this as a low risk moneymaking venture. US coast guard alerted Mexican navy who claimed this is the first time they have heard of something like this.... and supposedly were very professional in taking reports and helping. The Captain is going to write something to Latitude 38, so more info shall be known... Thought people would want to be aware...
  2. Because for many of us it is just like better then Christmas Had to correct that minor error....
  3. Minor error but all fixed now.....
  4. Another trick I know that others have used is to get empty Water Bottles... The big 5 gallon and up things... Kind of like the photo below. Of course you want to make sure you do not reuse of water later.... But will work in a pinch.
  5. Tonnage rule while sensible and fun does not apply. The Nap Tyme actually had the right of way, unless the ferry is limited in maneuverability by draft or restricted surrounds, neither of which were apparent, at least to me, from the video. A very easy way to remember this rule for vessels under power. if you have a red light from the right you must give way. if you have a green light from the left, you are clear to go. That said, there is an old rhyme that my parents taught me long ago about being right and then dead wrong. Of course I was not paying attention, so it is long forgotten. I'm sure another will recall it. It's times like these I wish I remember what my mother told me. Oh, what did she tell you? I don't know, I wasn't paying attention! Ah... a true Hitchhiker... Love it.... Do you have your towel?
  6. Try this for a translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Funikyachts.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F05%2F%25D0%25A1%25D0%25BF%25D0%25B5%25D1%2586%25D0%25B8%25D1%2584%25D0%25B8%25D0%25BA%25D0%25B0%25D1%2586%25D0%25B8%25D1%258F-Unik-33-800-01.doc.pdf&edit-text=
  7. This is a great liveaboard, lots of space... and ... homebuilt so easy on budget. This is SO SAFE that it can go across Atlantic AUTOMATICALLY... a whole thread is here:
  8. Does anyone know if there is a way to receive the data on a sailboat just like one could with a nice quadrifilar helix antenna and either a SDR (repurposed TV dongle) or purpose built kit like the ICOM PCR1500 and software like wxtoimage to allow REALTIME data from the still functioning ATP NOAA Satellites? (I am enclosing an image that one can get: Please see live realtime images as they are downloaded in SFO.... you can have same on your boat with NO INTERNET!
  9. Sorry... but from the picture posted on the front it is OBVIOUS that there is a little bit of coresucking going on.... Bad luck... (and to have to pay for it ... insult to injury....)
  10. BBC news reported that a homebuilt vessel made it across the Atlantic. Better then Hot Rod.... and looks like it is built like a WWI tank. Picts below:
  11. ^ Brilliant, I saw the same story and was going to make a new post... It had BETTER RUTTERS!
  12. After reading through the entire PDF.... It is an interesting point he raises.... There are procedures for protecting the "arrested" persons property that they claim the city did not do. And because of this, the vessel was left on the beach, and was irreparably damaged.... As to the 'captain' being a seemingly unpleasant person and ill equipped cognitively to get his vessel on the beach..... I would agree...
  13. But wait... it gets even better... The owner is suing the city, for the vessels loss: ( from http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/palm-beach-to-fight-lawsuit-beached-yacht-owner-se/nswK4/ ) Posted: 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 Palm Beach to fight lawsuit, beached yacht owner seeking $500,000By Eleanor Roy Palm Beach officials said Friday the town and its police department will fight a lawsuit filed this week by the man who ran his 72-foot yacht aground on a North End shore last month. Attorneys representing Thomas Henry Baker Jr. filed the lawsuitlate Thursday in U.S. District Court. The suit alleges the town and the Palm Beach Police Department owes Baker a half-million dollars in damages because they failed to impound his yacht, named the Time Out, when they arrested him for boating under the influence on Sept. 7. “The M/Y Time Out was left floundering in rough surf and high wind,” the lawsuit says. “Being unsecured and unattended, the vessel completely turned about in the rough seas and wind and within a few hours was astern to the shore taking on water and sand.” Town Manager Tom Bradford said he received a full copy of the suit on Friday morning. The town’s insurance company has 20 days to file a response, which Bradford expects the company to do. “We intend to defend the suit,” he said. “They will not comment on any pending litigation.” Palm Beach police have said that at 2:15 a.m. Sept. 7, Baker ran his 72-foot vessel onto the shore just south of the Palm Beach Inlet after drinking Long Island Iced Teas during a return voyage from the Bahamas. He was arrested on the scene. The Time Out sat for more than a month, gathering about 4 feet of sand inside as it bobbed in the waves. The maritime spectacle drew onlookers for weeks until the town arranged for its removal as Hurricane Matthew approached the coast. The removal process cost $200,000, $150,000 of which was covered by a state grant. The town fronted the other $50,000, which officials have said they plan to retrieve from Baker. Baker’s lawsuit seeks $450,000 for the value of the yacht and the $50,000 removal cost. A PDF of the lawsuit..
  14. Thanks for posting the link. Wow, those drogue cones are thrashed! That's a surprise to me. There's been a bit of discussion here and there about properly finishing the free edges of the cones (with melting, hemming, or sewn bias-tape) to try to prevent fraying. But those I could see on the video are beyond mere fraying. Some look like they are blown out, ripped asunder. I mean, conditions were bad for Nereida, but that's always when the drogues are used. Also I wonder what that yellow main line is? I think many series drogues are made with double braid nylon for a bit of elasticity. Hopefully we'll be able to read a post-mortem on that drogue (because it does look a bit mortem to me), perhaps even from a manufacturer. They are still an evolving tool. They definitely need to be built for repeated deployments without repair. With the new Golden Globe Race coming up in a year or so there will be a lot of focused interest in small heavy-ish boats in bad weather, and therefore storm tactics. I had a look at that news clip - wow, the drogue looks trashed. Of course, one never knows its state prior to the trip - might have been used repeatedly already. In any case, I would be curious to learn more about their general longevity and what was the story with hers. I suppose it probably also could make a big difference whether you make one yourself with a Sailrite kit, or buy one already made. (I'm not speculating as to which is better, just saying that the quality could possibly vary, depending.) I do know she has deployed a JSD several times before.... Now... is it THIS JSD? That I do not know. She swears by (as opposed to at) the JSD. So the failure could just be... multiple deployments.....
  15. I can not believe others have not clued in what was really happening...... He runs without lights and pretends to have been drinking..... because he is a smuggler.... people, drugs, portable nuclear weapons........ ......