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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. There was one in Texas in the late 90s. I ran into it on Lake Waco, but it was from Dallas or Canyon Lake. Don't remember which.
  2. Thanks, I have a couple of local reps coming by next week. Ha ha! Our "barges" are more like barge shaped work boats and are approximately 8" X 16". One quart might be enough for both! Sorry, 8 feet by 16 feet. Mea culpa.
  3. That would be an issue...
  4. Thanks, I have a couple of local reps coming by next week. Ha ha! Our "barges" are more like barge shaped work boats and are approximately 8" X 16". One quart might be enough for both!
  5. Why would you avoid ePaint? Thanks. Your link mentions this as suitable for "primed" aluminum. Presumably Primocon would be the proper prep?
  6. Good point, and one that we have considered. On the other hand, we are a State Historic Site, and subject (somewhat) to the whims of the visitors. So presentation matters a little bit.
  7. We recently took delivery of two aluminum work barges that will spend some time in slightly salty/brackish water. The Houston ship channel to be precise. However, they will sit on trailers for much of the year and only be in the water for a month or so at a time. I'm looking for a good anti fouling paint that can withstand being left out in the sun for long periods. These are work barges, not race boats, so longevity is more of a requirement than price considerations. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. JYD
  8. You're right, and that is nothing like a sweet, fair curve....
  9. How so?
  10. From the Houston Chronicle: John Cornyn complains about constituents' phone calls. John Cornyn is feeling aggrieved. Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reports that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. “They effectively crashed our voicemail system,” Senator Cornyn told reporters. Not only that, emailers and online posters “threatened to bring down our website and the like.” Miraculously, Cornyn and his staff lived to tell about the onslaught. The senator believes he has figured out what caused the “unprecedented” volume of messages. “There’s no doubt that there was a concerted campaign by the Establishment to try and sink Mrs. DeVos’s nomination.” Not only was there conspiracy, Cornyn added, there were plenty of sour grapes: “I think that this is part of the angry response to the fact that President Trump won.” The arrogance is unbelievable.
  11. Looks like main trav. Would think that will be routed to the patch in the non slip ahead of the tiller. Placed for the main trimmer - between mainsheet winches. Could the cam cleats be related to the overdrive/string drop system? I'm wondering about the second swivel cam cleat on the cockpit sole, forward the traveller. One for the vang. The second for? Deflectors? Bring me up to speed please. What are deflectors?
  12. Here's one: Aluminum Catamaran; it has lot's of "freeload!" https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5866199172.html
  13. That's OK. If Canada paid any attention to you, they would be ashamed of you, and embarrassed by you.
  14. Related question. I have a friend that does the annual Harvest Moon race down the coast in Texas (cancelled this year). His insurance company asked him to provide a sailing resume for each memeber of the crew. I've not seen that before. Is this becoming normal practice?
  15. I'd use it to charge the battery on my mini tugboat. It's powered by 12 volt, 50 lb thrust trolling motor,