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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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  • Birthday 08/28/1965

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    Gothenburg, Sweden
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    Sailing, skiing & cars
  1. Finally for today, two photos from last weekend, nice conditions and good company.
  2. Here is a small update from last night, I have had some bad experience with my Lopolight and I saw a very nice yacht in Newport RI last year so I descided to make one last attempt to get them to work and make new pullpits and pushpits as well as stanchions and feet for them in my favorite material... The stanchions are not ready but in the making.
  3. As mentioned by Jaramaz this is not about doing it simple, I am driven by the restoration part of it, the history and bringing things back to original or better condition. To save and show that old things can shine.
  4. It is kind of fun to read old comments and see all the detailed work we have and still do on Flirt. Thanks for the appreciation.
  5. Thanks, it was fun to upload some photos of current status, I have a few new things I will show in a few weeks... //FOP
  6. Fifth update, She was outside this winter due to lack of space in my normal shed, we made a tent with NOA supports in aluminium and a custom made cover. It worked out well but my spot is very open and not so nice when a strong W or SW blow in Gothenburg so I had to adjust and work on it the entire winter. The four last photos show the limited work we did wax, anti-fouling, polishing the prop and rigging.
  7. Fourth one if you can stand it; summer and sailing
  8. Third one; first three show Flirt from inside in full cruising mode. Installed a classic Alpine 7909L together with good speakers and two small amplifiers. This year I sent all my doors, hatches and drawer fronts on a serious weight saving program, before 21 kg and after approx 11 kg so from a percentage weight saving point of view it was a great success but in the big picture.... maybe not so important but it was fun to do it. The two last pictures show after sail from fall 2016.
  9. Second for today; First show one of the counter tops during vacuum bagging, second and fifth show the mast collar in the boat and third and fourth shelf´s for the wardrobe´s. The two last are dividers for the cutlery.
  10. Here´s another one, I made only temporary counter tops for the first year and here is a few pictures of the result, I was not happy with the structure on the carbonfiber so I decided to paint them instead of a nice clear coat.
  11. I take a few more of these fittings, they look pretty good and I am proud of the work we did ;-) First pic show my fitting, second photo show a standard fitting we used to just be able to install and make textile fit the arches. Third and fourth show prep work and before starting to weld fittings and tube. The last three are the hinges for the cockpit tent or Bimini if you prefer to call it that.
  12. Here comes fourth upload for today. For splash 2015 I ordered a new dodger and cockpit dodger to give some protection as well as increase living space when weather is bad. I made all fittings and arches myself and here is a few pics from that work.
  13. Third update for today. Just doing some sales work here...
  14. Here is another update on things we have done and parts I make for our yacht. First year we sailed with the cut down main and a Harken battcar system but problem was that the track had to stop above the old mainsail feeder and consequence was that headboard car came 10" higher then needed and without anything to step on on deck I needed to make a aluminium wedge in two pieces to allow the battcar track to pass over as well as that I had to re-machine the sail feed part. With the new mainsail we bought from Lundh Sails I wanted to make my own head board car in Titanium. I think they still have a few if anyone is interested to buy one. The two last pictures show the new and old spinn-boom car traveling inside a hidden track on our Stearn mast.
  15. Here´s an update of the most recent work and improvements we have and are doing on Flirt. We have started our fourth season by splashing early with the ambition to start sailing already in April. That did not come thru since work and finalization of upgrades drag and now I am lucky if we can sail first weekend May 20-21. I am currently stuck in Port Pirie SA, AUS and plan to go back home mid of next week. First two pictures are actually from splash 2015 but they are nice so they are here as a bonus, third fourth and fifth photo is from last summer when we realized we need some decent steps on the mast to be able to reach the headboard and fit the sail cover. Last picture is from a solo sailing I did last summer.