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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. I've been wondering what to call them. So far I'm leaning towards "Trumplodytes" or "Trumpettes". Any other suggestions? As for the Cheetho Grande himself: Baby Duck (Donald Duck/Baby Doc mash up)
  2. ^^^^This^^^^^ Towed a 12.5' beam catamaran (Catalac 8m) from Galveston to SF on a utility trailer towed by a full size van. I got lucky and the hulls just spanned the fenders; a few timbers laid across the bed and off we go. Using one of these permit services, as noted above, gives you the exact routing and all requirements. It is comforting to know that you will not run into a nightmare of several possible forms if you just do what the papers say, and it was easy. They had me mostly on the old State highways, nice and scenic vs. the interstates. I needed a pilot car behind in California only (buddy with a light on top) - for the rest of the states just wide load signs available at any truck stop. Easy.
  3. I had a 1963 or so that I purchased and sailed on SF Bay, then towed it to Florida and sailed to the Rio Dulce. I left it there on the River and went back each year for some Belize sailing. Great boat, I had a Navik windvane on the back that steered pretty well, a cooler, a bucket and a camp stove. Instead of using the engine well in the lazarette we used a pram bow inflatable as a push boat on the transom. When it was sold I was told that it was heading to Lake Atitlan; I hope it is still there and will definitely try to find it if I get back that way. Leadbelly was the name. I did have to get the deck re-cored under the mast, which they did from below. That and one of the bulkheads which supported the mast had a funny bow or a wow in it but it didn't cause any trouble. In big seas when twisting it would emit horrific cracking sounds presumably as the bulkheads shifted, but I've been on several boats power and sail that do that.
  4. Modern warfare is done slowly via the burbs and breeding. See how the Mexicans have changed the language on street signs, in the UK see how powerfull the minority Pakistani have control over daily life considerations. Donald, is that you?
  5. Let's get serious.
  6. Just another liberal media stunt, probably going for government funding so that they can justify there global warming attacks on the coal industry as a way to take all of our guns. Theirs plenty of fish. When was the last time you didn't see a fish for christsakes?
  7. Lacquer rather than enamel you say! It will last longer? A lot of cans don't even say on them what kind of paint it is- I had to look online to see what Fusion is and even then didn't get it off the manufacturer's site. I wound up using Rustoleum Universal (the store didn't have Fusion), only because it was twice as expensive as the other cans and I'm a sucker. I used satin white and it went on beautiful- nice spray pattern, excellent leveling, really nice. I don't know what kind of paint this Universal is but it was toxic enough that I ran for the hepa respirator. I'll remember to heat it next time. I heard that also about putting it in hot water before spraying. Definitely a higher level of finish than old school spray cans but I think that spray can paint in general has come a long way. We'll see how it holds up.
  8. I had a boat that did this- a 1963 Cal 24. It was ridiculous. It would, on occasion and for no apparent reason, roll the rails under on each side, mast swinging wildly in an arc, while other boats in the anchorage sat unperturbed. Once while enjoying a happy hour beer at a waterfront bar someone asked "is that your boat"? I looked up to see it doing that. Embarrassing.
  9. Someone needs to publish statistics based on injuries/deaths of noncombatants. There are a lot of places, including my current hometown of Oakland, and also Mexico to some degree, that have quite bad crime rates but a LOT of that involves people "in the game". If you are not a drug dealer or gang member, and not in an area where such people congregate, I believe that you are quite safe- but there is no data on that. No one separates it out and publishes crime rates for regular civilians. That would be very helpful. And we might very well find that outside of a couple of neighborhoods in a couple of cities El Salvador is reasonably safe. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "Keep Oakland Scary". Kind of funny, kind of sad.
  10. It's funny you mention that- I had used Fusion on the inside of a sportbike windshield to black it out, and it went on so nicely that I was just today wondering if it could be used on other materials; it is somewhat sold for use on plastic but looking now I see that it has all kinds of shit including "metal" on the to be used on list. And wicker. Further research indicates (from one source) that Fusion is an acrylic alkyd type enamel. I like it, I've heard some of those words before. No primer. One less can!
  11. does it have any place on a boat? After a recent struggle involving SS 1/4 X 20's into my aluminum steering pedestal in order to replace the control cables I am left with having to repaint part of the pedestal. I know that I could go with Awlgrip or Perfection and be safe from nuclear blasts, but in the real world can I use Krylon or Rustoleum or something and get decent results? I've done some research and found some happy users in the car world, but thought that I would solicit discussion here. Also what kind of primer? For metal I have a choice of zinc chromate or "self etching" primer (or both). For fiberglass I don't know yet. If this works out I envision keeping 2-3 spray cans on the boat for general touch up and repair, replacing I don't know how much crap of paint cans, thinners, mixing buckets, stir sticks, brushes, etc. and then being left with used brush cleaner to dispose of.
  12. Congratulations Z! I'm curious regarding lack of crew- it seemed like you had quite a few people during the farm days, did they fall away during the fit out process?
  13. Thanks Gentlemen. I've ordered the "XTreme" version of the Teleflex replacements. The shift cable is the larger 64 series. 1 foot longer. Those other ones look great but the click click click and they're on their way of the Teleflex was too much to resist. I'll report back on how it goes.
  14. I'm replacing the 1979 cables on my Cal 34. They fit (obviously after so many years), but the length seems just a little short, I'm thinking that if I add a foot to each one it will make for smoover turns and more joyous action. I'm thinking that the extra length will find its way into larger radius bends and not cause any trouble. Good/bad idea?
  15. I think I'm experiencing brain death- what's GGAC?