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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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    Bremerton, WA USA
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    Racing, cruising, bicycle riding and touring, hiking, xcountry skiing.
  1. At night on my boat, we joke that the logs all go away to sleep at night. I have had many hits at night when there was no way to see the debris ahead. There was this one night sailing alone across Queen Charlotte Sound...
  2. If I remember correctly, when he arrived in Hilo his main halyard was jammed or broken. Someone who had sailed into Hilo later said that Rimas was rigging or using another line like a spinnaker pole topping lift part way up the mast to hoist a mainsail. I ask him on FB many months ago about his main halyard issue and recieved a lecture about why he did not need a mainsail for his Kon Tiki style sailing.
  3. Not banned and the adjustment is -3 secs/mile. Probably would not pay on most of our races, but maybe could be beneficial for races with a long run like Swiftsure.
  4. In Puget Sound we are blessed with deep water.
  5. We really don't know if or when a major quake Will occur. In my life, I have experienced two somewhat major, damaging earthquakes in the Puget Sound region. And there is historic evidence in Puget Sound of earthquakes in the 9 range. Where I live, in the last couple of months there has been dozens of small earthquakes under my house and within a half mile radius. Scientists say "don't worry" and I am not.
  6. Here is a link That I started in 2008 When it arrived in Bremerton. A couple pictures too:
  7. Sassy spent a few years at Bremerton Wa. I saw the mast shortly after it arrived, it was the tallest mast in the marina and easy to spot. I never saw it leave the dock until it was sold. Most of the time at Bremerton, it was listed for sale. Sounded like the owners were a little over their heads with the costs involved. Here is a newspaper article about Sassy (Cheeky): http://archive.kitsapsun.com/news/local/by-boat-couple-takes-the-long-way-to-bremerton-ep-421555218-358401601.html
  8. I was sent to San Diego for 5 weeks for training a couple of weeks before it erupted. The news coverage was spotty and I did not know if I would have a home to return to. As it was, the ash went East. Some subsequent eruptions did send ash NW to were I live. I had a small amount of ash on the boat during a weekend cruise. What is really awesome is climbing the mountain and looking down into the crater. I have done that a few times. The lava dome looks small and yet it is huge. A few years ago, I hiked into the blast zone. The amount of devastation is still awesome. On the east side of the mountain is a huge plain devoid of vegetation. The impression is that everything was covered over with debris from the eruption.
  9. Things seem to be changing. He is looking for crew again. And now he is talking about scrapping Alaska and sail to Australia. Interesting, he seems adamant that he has to leave by the end of the month. Will he find crew? Will he leave at the end of the month? Which month? What will be his destination? Where will he actually drift to? Stay tuned! "I am washing Jim this video again and again so many times I might I cancel to Alaska and continue to Australia direction. But left a little time to thing I do not thinking find a crew who can make videos and take a lot of picturea that's for sure not happens people it's too busy working. Need thinking positively alone. I don't mind alone I did a lot of miles already alone because I love the sea I must, I muxt to departure from Hilo, Hawaii the end of this month, no matter what Jim. Hello to everyone ! I am looking for crew ! Only need to buy ticket to Hilo, Hawaii I do not asking more, just ticket and passport ! I am leaving the end of the month on of the most exciting voyage , photography, videos and satellite internet this voyage will be for life time in history."
  10. It seems strange that it was 4 years ago this coming summer when I was at Oak Harbor and first heard about Rimas and saw Pier Pressure at the dock. Complete with sign proclaiming his world record nonstop voyage to South Georgia Island. How much has changed!
  11. The rails will still flare outboard because of the deck camber? Or will they be vertical athwartships? I always think rails and lifeline stanchions look better with some flare.
  12. I renew my documentation next month. I recieved the fake notice. I could see that it was different and did not include the "Falling Waters" address. I shelved it and then recieved the official notice about a week later. That is the one I was used to.
  13. That is a really unusual house. I like unusual homes like this. I remember as a young person watching Grahm Kerr's TV show. I still remember some of his interesting recipies. I always wanted to try his Chicken Kiev.
  14. If I remember correctly, he had halyard problems when he arrived in Hilo. At one time, he appeared to have a line looped over the spreaders for a main halyard. Yes it made for a short, strange looking main. When I ask him about it on FB, he lectured me about how he did not need a main because he drifted Kon Tiki style. I heard from someone who had been on the boat, that there was some broken strands up high in a couple shrouds. After he finally reinstated me on FB, someone has stepped up and volunteered to sail to Alaska with him. Several places he has confirmed. This ought to be interesting.
  15. Don't know about main or different rig, but defiantly a long sprit and big asym.