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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. (Cross posted from Crew Anarchy) You: an experienced captain with some time available in late September/October/early November. Me: Dude with boat currently in Greece, which I need to end up in Israel. Gotta be out of Greece by late Oct/early Nov before weather turns nasty, but you can cruise the Greek islands till then, check out Cyprus if you like, then hang out in Israel on the boat as long as you want. I'm looking for a Med-based delivery captain, but if you're in the US, I'll pay your airfare and still pay you something, or bring you and a friend/significant other. It's about 1k nm. No rush. The boat: "Tianco", 1978 Dolphin 31. One owner since new, meticulously maintained. Volvo Penta new in '94, serviced by dealer last year. Standing rigging new in 2000. Bottom paint new every year. Roller reefing main and genny 2008, new cruising chute. She is in the water, in commission, insured & ready to go. PM me or ask any questions. If anyone has delivery captains based in Europe, please forward me the info. (yes, I got a fly new ride)
  2. You: an experienced captain with some time available in late September/October/early November. Me: Dude with boat currently in Greece, which I need to end up in Israel. Gotta be out of Greece by late Oct/early Nov before weather turns nasty, but you can cruise the Greek islands till then, check out Cyprus if you like, then hang out in Israel on the boat as long as you want. I'm looking for a Med-based delivery captain, but if you're in the US, I'll pay your airfare and still pay you something, or bring you and a friend/significant other. It's about 1k nm. No rush. The boat: "Tianco", 1978 Dolphin 31. One owner since new, meticulously maintained. Volvo Penta new in '94, serviced by dealer last year. Standing rigging new in 2000. Bottom paint new every year. Roller reefing main and genny 2008, new cruising chute. She is in the water, in commission, insured & ready to go. PM me or ask any questions. Flame on....
  3. Someone want to record that for those of us on the wrong side of (all) the pond(s)?
  4. MADE MY DAY +++++++++LOTS Take that Raymarine. Py if you come to Ottawa in the last week of August I will buy you a beer.
  5. If you can make Nooks or Kindles that will tolerate the salt air corrosion on their charging ports and splash-proof them, sure! Same goes for the laptop. Actually, laptops are rather quaint. It should be a stick computer running some thin version of windows or Android Marshmallow. Was going to put the nooks/kindles in some kind of totally sealed box (except for rubber-grommetted charging port). They are cheap enough and big enough I think I can skip buttons to switch the display. I assumed everyone keeps a normal laptop below for OpenCPN and whatever other stuff. Looking around at sub-$100 anemometers. Will keep the class up to date as this progresses. I already have a spare nook so planning for very low initial investment.
  6. But shouldn't I just write a web page that pulls data from the laptop running OpenCRM and display it on sunlight-visible e-paper nooks or kindles at <$99/ea. (Running over the wifi)?
  7. You have to ask?! Awesome website, very informative about all aspects of the process. Thanks especially for the part about costs - In a million years I wouldn't have thought it could be so reasonable. Really in spitting range for anyone who would consider a new boat in this size range.
  8. Mine is still on the way, so you can put it towards the dodger fund. Give it another 3 weeks. Or buy Jeff a bottle of scotch.
  9. This was our preferred method for model airplane wings back when I was in HS. Hotwire cutting with a jig beats the heck out of cutting a zillion ribs by x-acto. Gee whiz I spent a lot of time doing that. Laser cutting would have totally changed our life. We built small glider wings out of the school lunch trays, sanded to shape.
  10. I was looking back through the thread and I couldn't find (though it's probably there) - how much does the hull weigh (w/o ballast)?
  11. When I moved my old boat from outside Hamilton to Lake Simcoe (~150km? including an explosive tire failure on the 407, good thing the trailer was 2-axle) we discovered a surprised and unhappy mother racoon and her kits under the cockpit. I called a local exterminator with coon experience, he said, "Leave the hatch open and I'll be she's gone by tomorrow!" ... I was lucky and he was right.
  12. I think our next collection will have to be for a nicer dodger for Jeff. Sorry, the watermaker can wait.
  13. Bob I'm in for $50. I'll put a cheque in the mail but it may be about a month till it gets there :-) If the postal service here sent it by Baba 40 it might be faster.
  14. If someone sets up a crowdfunding thingy to get Jeff a nice half-hull of a Baba 40, I'll chip in. GK?