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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. Being the only boat in the anchorage, you are obviously the current expert on the anchorage, withe the most recent local knowledge, ergo you have found the ideal hookdrop. Thus, all newcomers will bow to your local knowledge and anchor as close to you as possible, in homage to your obviously superior knowledge. You are their god, the source of all of their local knowledge, the skipper they turn to from afar for guidance... ... feels pretty good now, huh?
  2. That looks like a fantastic flats rig. and i admire the size of the cooler.
  3. I admire that the v-berth has ample footroom. and if you're gonna go weird, you might as well go the full Hunter S Thompson with a junk rig on all three masts. Would probably do O/K in Holland. A bit harsh don't you think? Then again...maybe not. This is what happens when you leave your boat in the microwave 30 seconds too long.
  4. if you don't admire the audacity of the rig on this 8' boat, there's something wrong with you.
  5. i believe that much hamper is no longer hamper, it now qualifies as the whole damn laundry room.
  6. On.* *Do ton let dyslexia hold you bakc. A public service message from Whitworth Fasteners UK inc., a division of Lucas. "Making mechanics buy new wrenches for over a century."
  7. Maybe next year, then. http://www.seawardyachts.com/island-packets-america-series-40/
  8. Was there an Island Packet or a Blue Jacket at Annapolis this year?
  9. The mother ship: And SWMBO's ride. Sails had just been raised, and she was still sorting the topping lift and clearing the O/B. Nobody ever seems to capture a photo of us being elegant, carefree sailors with perfect trim and all gear squared away. :
  10. i installed a metre of adhesive backed 100 LED/m warm white strip lighting on either side of the saloon, wired to a dimmer. Much more even light than the factory lighting set up, and infinitely variable for brightness. In hindsight, using 60 LED/m tape would have been just as effective, since the full intensity of 100 led/m in an 8' x 10' space is interrogation-bright.
  11. Bob you have zero experience in long term living aboard, long term steel boat maintenance, steel boat building, long term cruising ,etc etc. You simply cannot understand. He's successful enough to own a house. C'mon, Brokester McHackjob, face it, you don't live on one of your boats by choice, you live aboard because you have no choice. You're not free- you're trapped. You may be one of the few individuals who end up with a higher income when they get to retirement age and qualify for CPP. I'll wait a few hours until you scrounge up some free wifi for your typical addled reply.
  12. Stop. Just stop. Nobody. No. Fucking. Body. Has EVER turned NOT completing one of your piece of shit boat hulls into a union welder's ticket. Ever. Not one of the gullible dreamers who buy into your low-rent, low self-esteem narcissism has EVER used wasting sheet steel and their lives at your urging to become union welders. NOT ONE. You know, I'd respect your short con-into-a long con skills if you had actually managed to create a successful lifestyle, but no, you don't even have the pride to be good at the con you're running. There is nothing more pathetic than a con-man with small dreams. See, fuckstick, toiling for hours, months and years of life-wasting time on your wet dream doesn't qualify as an apprenticeship-you know, one of the requirements of becoming a journeyman (it's one word, shitbird- you write like you weld.) So, no, one of your litterboxes does not lead to good paying jobs, ever. The only person who has ever made a career out of building your boats is you. And we all see what a fucking stunning success your career has been.
  13. Note that they don't need to be disrespectful nor agressive nor condescending to do so. which is why you're here.... and not there.
  14. A big smile from my side , to have a colum "the most ugly boat....." on a forum that pretends to be Anarchist. I would expect such a title on conformistic forum. Okay, so be it. Many boat design features which where pronounced ugly years ago are "en vogue" today. Example the negative bow. I designed my ECO 5.5 catamaran 2001. Everybody found him ugly. Why I designed the boat like this, was never asket and I am not willing to explain it here in the context of your discussion. Today I am copied the design word over and most person like the bow shape and is now looked at as very progressive and modern and nobody find the bow ugly anymore. Here some photos from an other DUO 480 C as built in New Zealand better go to . http://www.duo480cruisergallery.com/ B.K. Apparently, you missed the ADMIRATION part. Welcome aboard.
  15. Think what it takes to go from living naked in the woods, nothing but sticks & rocks, to being able to build a Brent Boat. FB- Doug er... nah, sometimes it's just too easy.