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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. In reference to marine related careers. Have you thought about going through an apprenticeship. If you don't mind doing physical work, perhaps the Piledrivers Union or Carpenters Union would give you projects close to or over the water, building docks, wharfs, bridges & large waterfront structures. In the Piledrivers generally work from the Fishery window opening in the middle of August till the late spring or early summer, take a couple 2-3 months off in the summer and return to work anywhere from August till October. In the Carpenters Union work from early spring till late fall or early winter, and take 2-4 months off in the winter. If it's a two-five year project with upland work on shore, then one can also work year round. Get on an accelerated project working 7-12s, and a journeyman makes about $18 K a month, if one wants to get on such a project to save cashola, or just stay in BC and work, and take the summers off for sailing or a couple years off to go cruising. I'd recommend the Piledrivers, since they usually have a bit of overtime throughout the winter of 5-6 10s or 12s. I went the Piledrivers route and took off 27 summers over the span of a 40 year career. Once you apprentice out and become a journeyman, and get one more year of service, for a 5 year vestment, then you can work anywhere in Canada, as well as the US , overseas projects from the Middle East to Russia, S. Pacific Islands, etc, Central to South America. http://www.piledrivers2404.ca/ http://www.piledrivers2404.ca/piledriver-bridgeworker-outline-march-2014.pdf http://www.piledrivers2404.ca/OPSN_2011 003 Piledriver and Bridgeworker_assessment guidelines.pdf http://bcrcc.ca/member-info/apprenticeship-information/ http://bcrcc.ca/
  2. Still plugging along all night long and against the tide since 0240hrs - What a sailor will do, when he's lost his only anchor and his lady awaits in port.
  3. Mark is doing fine and won't be sleeping - as well as charted up with two GPSs and backups. With his girlfriend waiting in Ketchikan, there'll be no stopping him now.
  4. I was wondering the same myself. No contact from him since yesterday morning. Either he found some trees he could run bow and stern lines to, or asked a pleasure boater if they were willing to lend or sell a spare anchor and rode.
  5. Rob - I suspect after paddling up Princess Royal Channel and Grenville Channel the decision to take that route is bittersweet. Edit: as I suspected https://www.facebook.com/jessica.kruger.583/posts/10214381169629550 However still quite an accomplishment - Bravo!
  6. Rob - Mark is singlehanding Freya, because due to unforeseen circumstances Christine his girlfriend couldn't go. She's flew into Ketchican yesterday and is waiting for him with an outboard, and will make the return trip with him. BTW, Freya is Christine's boat. Mark took it since it was purpose bought for the race, and easier to pull the outboard, rather then pull the big inboard diesel in his boat. The tracker doesn't update but once every 5-10 minutes or more, that's why when zooming in a boat's progress - quite often it will show a boat's progress across a point of land or part of an island.
  7. Also of note; Phoceana was behind and caught up with him before Butedale. The lead changed back and forth a few times between the two after that. Look at their tracks, it shows the times. When Phoneona stopped last evening off of Goschen Island and he kept going through the night, he pulled ahead. http://tracker.r2ak.com/
  8. The inside didn't prove to be faster at all. After a rest in Shearwater, Mark started out about three hours ahead of a Adventourists, with the Sisters in close pursuit. He still had the lead, until he decided to take the inside route. Talking with him last night about midnight, in hindsight he wished he'd stayed outside with Adventourist, noting he'd be finished by now. He also said that he had to tack most of the inside passage. If he'd gone the outside with Adventourists, he wouldn't have had the difficulty he had fighting the tides as well. I would never consider the inside, if I had to sailing only, unless there was a storm offshore. He slept for about three hours in Butedale. Also of note, he couldn't retrieve his anchor after anchoring in Grenville Channel, and couldn't sleep at all that evening. Since leaving the Grenville anchorage yesterday morning, he's only got about three hours sleep in short catnaps during zephyrs.
  9. Mark was originally gonna take the outside route. Told him, singlehanding with no self steering set up, I'd go inside the islands - and don't go up the inside cut, because the extra distance, tide currents and winds or lack there of - not to mention Grenville may hone his short tacking skills, more then he wants. His hands early on in the San Juans, and later by Campball River his butt - took a beating - with both getting chaffed and raw from the salt water. He did a lot of sailing standing up by Johnstone Strait. I said use a cushion. As it turned out he forgot to bring a cushion or three - asked him to buy, beg or borrow a cushion - an old fisherman was kind enough to give him one. He pulled into Port McNeill to pick up some vaseline for his hands and talcum powder for his bum. He'd ripped his kite but needed to dry it, to get the tape to stick.So he pulled into Port Hardy and rented a room, dried the sail and repaired it, and got more then a few showers to boot. His girlfriend knew he was hurting, and scheduled him for a morning massage by a local masseuse. He had a chance to stay with Adventourists after Shearwater; and go up the outside or inside the islands. When he headed up, I texted him, "why punish yourself, you don't want to go that way." He texted back, are there any marinas this way. I said, nothing to write home about, but yes there are a few. He asked if there's anything else. I replied not much other then a ghost town. The next morning early he climbed the mountain behind Butedale about 0830 hrs, and got a cell tower signal from Hartley Bay. So we chatted a bit, I told him, I'd get out of there, once he made it to Wright - however he insisted on going up Grenville. I've noticed with Mark, when someone tells him not to do something or go a particular route, he'll do it anyway. Not sure if he's curious of the outcome, challenging himself or just plain stubborn. The vid below is about where he'll be in little over an hour, at his present speed.
  10. Your all welcome. It's been two months since I've been up there. Haven't gone up since December 29 because it's either been freezing or snowing, which is kind of unusual in the NW, since we usually have a week of freezing followed by a week of rain. After 40+ years of commuting, I don't drive when it's freezing or snowing, unless we need something from the store, but with a large pantry, freezers and a root cellar that hardly happens anymore...and when it does, my wife usually takes care of it. I put snow tires with studs on one of her vehicles every winter, just for such conditions. Other then going down to check the boats, or go sailing or racing, I'm a home body in the winter.
  11. Robert reminded me it was Flowerman - not Flowers - like about three times. Then he was adamant that I make sure everyone know. I said, sure thing Mr. Flowers.
  12. Thanks Bob!