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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. Wow, my friends place is in Big Whale Cay in the Berry islands a few miles north of Andros. Looks like it will take a direct hit..
  2. Do they come with a Jean or Shannon?
  3. It's helium, this boat is much heavier than his last one.
  4. .....whats wrong is that they're probably the only thing right in the picture Ah yes, I see now. When I first looked I thought the reflector was attached to the backstay, which then made the spreaders completely out of whack. Now I see that the reflector appears to be hung from the starboard lower shroud. All good now...except the sails, running rigging, etc.
  5. That poor tortured sail Is it an illusion, or is there something very wrong with the spreaders?
  6. That is awesome. Unreal control.
  7. Will they ask us to pray for them, like Gunboat?Not sure that had the desired outcome...
  8. Have you tried graphite powder?
  9. Am I the only person who had to look up what these slow 2 person ICs might be?Dude, all you have to know is bathtub and 3ksb and you have the IC understoodYou may need to elaborate, some here might think an IC is an International Canoe which might exceed your 3ktsb by a small margin.I would suspect that most people on their first few sails on "those" IC's would be happy to average 3kts. I believe most of the time they are treading water...
  10. ...WHAT ? You can ask the captain yourself if you do not trust to me...Imagine you are having a great night, music playing, ice maker pumping, heated mattresses on, air conditioner taking the humidity out of the air, maybe a dozen people aboard.You wake in the morning to find that you are locked in the cabin with dead batteries. WTF. Yea, and then your wife comes on board bringing spares! Spares meaning a few more hot Russian blondes?I cannot believe that someone(anyone) would design, or build a boat that requires electrical power to open the hatch. How much did this boat sell for?
  11. Maybe they did not want the boat, but wanted Rimas out of there. Airfare.While this is possible, the fact remains. Rimas did indeed sell his second SJ, and since he didn't pay anything for it, made a pretty decent profit on it.$700 is probably a few months of "pay" for him, and I don't think I can say that I have profited a few months pay on an old broken boat. Is it safe to assume that the first one is still stuck in the mud of Alaska? I heard that Roger Mann pedaled over there and towed it off, holding the tow line in his teeth. You know, for fun and to tidy up the beach. Ah yes, I remember now. He said it was good fun towing it through Johnstone straight against the tide...
  12. ...WHAT ? You can ask the captain yourself if you do not trust to me...Imagine you are having a great night, music playing, ice maker pumping, heated mattresses on, air conditioner taking the humidity out of the air, maybe a dozen people aboard. You wake in the morning to find that you are locked in the cabin with dead batteries. WTF.
  13. Yes, you are correct. The main problem on this boat is that the hatch (or the 'door') to the main saloon has electric drive only. And the boat lost electricity within the first minute. There is no possibility to open this 'door' by hand... Surely you are kidding. How could a boat like this have no way to open the companionway hatch without electrical power??? Next you will tell me it is offset too...
  14. Maybe they did not want the boat, but wanted Rimas out of there. Airfare.While this is possible, the fact remains. Rimas did indeed sell his second SJ, and since he didn't pay anything for it, made a pretty decent profit on it. $700 is probably a few months of "pay" for him, and I don't think I can say that I have profited a few months pay on an old broken boat. Is it safe to assume that the first one is still stuck in the mud of Alaska?
  15. This is going to be awesome...