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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. When called out for being and unwelcome asshole. Sometimes the "What the fuck is your problem" defense does not work for everyone involved. The WTFIYP defense is known to fail when wives and daughters are nearby.
  2. There is no practical way to cruise a boat with firearms. Not even in the US, the chance is very great you will end up in the local jail enjoying a rape or two along with your three hots and a cot. Nothing screams morons like Moorings charter boats flying all kinds of laundry rafted up together. That skiff looks a lot like the game wardens you will meet in the anchorages around St. Lucia and The Tobago Cays. Did you assholes have the right cruising permits for the trip?
  3. You are fucking clueless. Watching too many movies. There is no clearing where a group of pirates exchange the hostage for a bag of cash. There are so many third parties involved, it is extremely difficult to work out who exactly the captors are. I am not looking for a clearing. I expect some big holes in the ground in the middle of town. The village, town, city, or state where the most local authorities did not deal with their problem. Allowing their problem to spill over and become the world's problem. The point if this shit is happening out of your corner of the world you will lose in some major way.
  4. The key is making examples for all to see and setting precedent so it never happens again. If you pick up the telephone and demand a ransom for the safe return of another person. The only certainty is you will die along with all those around you. The message. Don't do it, stop it the moment you see anyone else with idea to hold someone for ransom.
  5. As long as the victims were where they should be? All our governments should do what they can with negotiations, money, and the military to get them back with the lowest possible risk to the rescuers. The moment the victims are free or gone. The entire area and every place they have been or might go should be destroyed from the air. Future pirates should get the message. There is not upside or chance to proper as a pirate or taking the citizens of another nation hostage. If you try to sneak into the likes of North Korea for excitement. You are on your own. If you vessel is snatched in international waters. Hell should appear from the sky in all directions. Do not see the payments as ransom or negotiation in the true sense. The payments are nothing more than bait and tools to be used to destroy the perpetrators all all those near them.
  6. If Clean and Ed knew what they were doing here. They would hire a stable of mostly naked girls to remake these in English. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55pe8s_le-vendee-flash-du-19-12-2016-vendee-globe_sport There must be a school nearby with some hungry French Majors or Minors?
  7. Hmmm.... I was wondering how the hull core vacuum, buff, and tickle job was going to get settled up?
  8. If you were to cut yourself free. That would start with getting a knife free in one hand. Then you would cut yourself free from the tether right in front of you. Best of luck getting a knife free and keeping it in your hand during at violent near drowning experience. If you somehow pulled yourself back onto the solid part of the boat. No chance you would letting go with one your arms to reach for anything, to cut anything.
  9. Like most I have never fallen over underway. The loads on someone falling from a fast boat must be significant on the human body when you reach the end of the tether and run. Have any of the resident SA rocket scientist done the calculations on what the G are from 10 knots to zero in the length that webbing stretches? The harness and tether was really with the idea of a mono hull sailor falling off to leeward and maybe getting simply washed back on the boat. Falling directly off one of the narrow hulls in a cat would leave the person in the water with a very different result. Really a stretch? Is there any chance any of the multihull singlehanders are using anything like a "fuse" in their tethers? Has anyone lived to tell a story on going overboard with a harness and tether sailing singlehanded?
  10. Unless there is a specific call to help a known survivor. The USCG will not use an aircraft to try and board that boat. Maybe a RIB from a vessel but not a jumper. If the crew ends up in the water and is somehow found. Then look for fixed wing to drop what they have and command to come up with a rescue plan. If Guo Chan is down below he will have to get some kind of signal off.
  11. Plane is always first. If they find something. They will drop a raft and comms. Then figure out what to do. Most likely divert a ship the pick up the survivor. Maserati seems headed that direction. http://guochuansailing.geovoile.com/sanfranciscoshanghai/2016/tracker/?lg=en
  12. Can you list the underwriters who actually write or sell performance bonds for vessel construction? At the end of the day any bond will be paid for by the vessel purchaser just like the resin. There is no free lunch. Either the builder has the capital or credit to complete your project. If the builder does not have the capital or credit the buyer can walk or finance the builder along the way. If the builder's bank will not give the builder credit. Why would the amateur boat buyer invest any cash they are not willing and able to lose. At the end of the day the builders banker should be the best just of the risk(s).
  13. i doubt any builder will get a bank to do that unless they have the right to claim the money in escrow - and then, what's the point? i think the fact is.., that there is no way for the buyer to be 100% protected.. even a large and established builder is going to ask for money at certain stages of the build even if the buyer has clear title to the work in progress.., it will usually not be worth what he has paid, until it's complete. and even then, if he tried to sell it, he would probably only get 50-75% of what he spent - and that's with the builder still in business! The builder has the right to claim the money when the contract terms for payment are met. The cash is there. The cash is controlled by the builder's bank. When the terms of the contract are met the bank transfers the funds. That is the standard practice for real estate all over the globe.
  14. What could possibly go wrong? Well in any build where a prospective owner is paying in advance some or all those funds could be lost. Starting will what is a new boat worth from a yard that just went belly up. You can try to escrow the funds with the builders bank. If his own bank will not front him the money based on your escrow account? RUN! If the builder must have your cash to finish a job? RUN! https://youtu.be/N6TYQZd0HPs?t=57