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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. Go look for island unloading scenes on youtube for some interesting cargo landings. They unload cars from boats that don't look a whole lot better than the Hawaiian. It can be done. Not that it's a great (or even sane) idea. I still think it will start to tear itself apart when it hits waves, but maybe I'm wrong and it will live to actually encounter big waves and storm conditions. Those side doors look like they have two storm modes: Closed up tight, with no way to get up on the roof and do sailorly things with the rig, or open, with a stairwell up and a giant hole in the side of the boat. I'm in this camp, well maybe sorta. I further think his bigger problem will be acutally hitting Hawaii! As he and merry band of misfits drift downwind in the trades, rig blown down weeks ago, batteries long since dead rendering the gps useless, He'll have to rely on his trusty celestial skills to figure out where the hell they are. Then if they get any kind of fix on where they are, trying to figure out where Hawaii is, and how to drift there. That's gonna be the challenge! With all his skills, talents and certifications, he MUST be a certified navigator. Hell, he probably knows how to navigate the way the Pacific islanders did eons ago. The HR needs to recruit one of the make-do-with-nothing-become-one-with-the-environment folks who have done the Everglades Challenge, or Pete Goss, or f'Chrissakes even that guy who sailed a Sunfish singlehanded around Nantucket. Shackleton and Captain Bligh aren't available. Assuming HR's seamanship and navigation are as coarse and unrefined as his boatbuilding skills, there is absolutely no way to reach Hawaii or the S. Pacific islands. There are surely those rare watermen and sailors who can face down long odds rationally and figure out a way to get 'er done, using maritime jiu-jitsu and carefully minding inadequate or damaged gear. One could probably nurse the FH safely through a small swell with a very very deft touch on the helm -- the "good hands" thing that applies to sailboat drivers as much as hockey players. But this chap ain't got that kind of right stuff. Just a real outrage to have 20 tons of debris plus a perfectly good motorcycle polluting the bay (or maybe just maybe the west side of GGB).
  2. Those things on the columns are the boat's chainplates? Like, you mean where the shrouds tie in to the overall structure?!????!!!
  3. Is that an actual patio door? I don't know, maybe it will make a perfectly fine houseboat and he'll have a lot more fun than any of us. Does it have a motor?
  4. I don't think a Porta is that bad. Better than driving a tank full of shit around the buoys, no? Who needs that weight and sloshing around? I agree that for ocean races or cruises you've simply gotta have a real head on the boat. But have you ever had marine plumbing go bad? My father used to have a 34' cruiser, and I believe one of the guests got confused as to how to operate the head -- suffice it to say it was a nighmarish mess. I suppose the current 2013 systems must be more foolproof to operate. But I still wouldn't want a tank full of poo on the boat, and it is utterly uncool to just empty the tank into the water unless you're way offshore (although people certainly do it).