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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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    Comox BC
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    sailing, steel boats, finshing interior, setting departure date for offshore
  1. No finite stress analysis of the hull BUT Jordan Series Drogue being deployed off Easter Island....
  2. Re: Keel cooling / or in Brent's case skeg cooling.... Dare I say it CALCULATIONS are available... http://betamarine.co.uk/keel-cooling-calculations/
  3. Knock off home made design from the Naturehead http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f115/self-designed-large-capacity-compost-head-104810-6.html
  4. I believe Sunsail accepts 200 miles and 500 miles as sailing experience ps I found charter rates in Greece to be 1/2 that of for example Vancouver BC
  5. how does the Advanced Element kayak rate against the SeaEagle?
  6. Yes powder coating works well and is inexpensive... (Kinetic Coating in Courtenay BC charges me @ $40 per winch depending on number of winches to be coated.....) I have the winches powder coated black sandtex ( sand in the coating) Excellent job but parts have to be very clean although the coaters do glass bead blast the items before the powder coating
  7. On the canal's walls the cuts made by the builders hand tools are still visible.....
  8. Clear coat rattle can clear coat on brass ports ( inside ) has held up for 6 years 100%
  9. Google Play Android Cell Phone Navionics for West Coast North America inexpensive SELF LOADING
  10. Near Comox (safe harbour and a great place to anchor) Avoid Vancouver Island side ( west side) of Denman Island Reason Dangerous new sub surfacecable (pulled taught to move ferry) Red and green traffic light on shore and pointing seaward on each side indicate safe and LEGAL time to transit over cable
  11. see Alado and Simplicity furlers (Brazil and Quebec) for one moving part furlerts with connected halyard (no top swivel to jam)
  12. Aldo from Brazil Simplicitys from Quebec both use the same continious extruded pipe method I moving part Not much chance of a jam I'd go for the Aldo as there are 2 grooves Perhaps the home built furlers are superior in that the pipe is one piece masthead to turnbuckle with no slip joints, but difficult to ship 50 foot pipe from Brazil
  13. Re: "Ian: I have seen those photos before. I think I first saw them about three years ago. Nice looking hulls. Who did the design? It looks well done. If they are now launched or would have been a couple years back, do you have pics of the finished boats.. Somebody must." Robert Perry http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1768.0 I believe the long aluminium origami hull belongs to Greg James I've searched but no further trace of his boat on the internet.........
  14. It appears that Winston has some experience ! Winston has built three "Brent Boats" of his own (DOVE II, DOVE III and DOVE IV) and had sailed the northwest passage accross the top ...
  15. steel origami http://www.sv-mom.com/ aluminium origami I know of 2 identical aluminium origami 48 footers built in sequence ( coin toss for which owner builder kept each one) built in 14 weeks each from first weld to lauch, tack welded by owners, finised by professional welder Built in the hot bed of quick construction, Vancouver Island http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1768.0 and http://origamimagic.com/images/Image2.jpg