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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. The Yokosuka Navy Yard is very capable. Wouldn't surprise me to see them get it patched up enough to float home. Have not heard if the fwd Engine RM was flooded, but even if it wasn't, there could still be alignment issues and damage rendering that shaft inoperative.
  2. AFAIK, the expression is "happy as a clam at high tide". Think about it, a high tide prevents most people from digging it up. But here in the PNW, we have a species of large clam called a geoduck (gooey duck). It is harvested commercially by divers in 30 ft of water by blasting them out of the mud with water jets. Not much for them to be happy.
  3. Weathers nice, get some excercise, sounds like it would be a nice outing. You are retired, whats the problem? Find a thrift store and buy a bag full of mice. They are cheap. I have a stack of them here I plan on giving away.
  4. This showed up on the marines message board last week. Sure, probably to big but the excess material can be tied into a knot.
  5. I really like the exhaust stack that extends up to the solar panels. Why?
  6. Non of the above. He was over on "Daves perfect sailboat" thread being super critical.
  7. I Ussually try to keep the pole above the pulpit. It solves issues with the fordeck so they don't lift the pole up and over the lifelines, pulpit and prefed sails.
  8. Didn't say that it would necessarily be a good repair. At least he is not whining again about not having a mainsail. Some of my sail repairs have not been pretty, but they got me through the rest of the voyage and home.
  9. I am glad to see that he is trying to repair the main by himself...Something that most sailors would and could do. He must have given up on the drone drop of a new sail.
  10. Here is an article I have not seen before: http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2017/06/20/big-questions-us-warships-collision-container-ship/412413001/
  11. The cockpit floor has a hatch. That was not sealed and the engine compartment flooded ruining the engine. Shannon helped him seal it. There is still access from inside the boat. Kiritimati has a narrow shallow entrance. On his previous pass by Kiritimati, Jean arranged a tow from the Port captain to tow the SJ 24 into the lagoon. Most boats anchor off the beach. Do we know if Rimas has an anchor?
  12. And it is such a good looking boat. I sailed by it in my marina for more than a year before I found out it is built of steel.
  13. And you are right. Not long after those posts about running out of food, he found enough in a locker he had not looked in. Similar with sails. IIRC, he was complaining about his sail all ripping apart and than magically, he found some more in the boat.
  14. On Rimas previous drift, he started complaining about running out of food about the time he crossed the Equator. Jean arranged a care package of food and charts and sent it to Kiritimati. He also arranged a tow with the harbor master to tow him into the lagoon. But Rimas sailed past the island, a couple miles to the north and kept going to Pago Pago.
  15. I was in Port Townsend yesterday to check out the R2AK boats. Driving thru Yacht Haven, I spied Panope way out on the linear dock. So I took a walk out there. It nice to see a clean, well finished boat. I like your craftsmanship and nice welding, something I wished I had learned to do. Don't worry, I did not touch anything! On the walk out the dock, I noticed another Perry boat close to Panope. It is a Bystedt 30, a half ton racer. I used to own one.