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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Hey Pacifica. I am pretty sure I know who this is. I did some sail work on his boat and even gave him the occasional lift to or from a grocery store. He has actually been around the world a couple of times but I think health issues of late have gotten the better of him.
  2. "You can even take over the company 100%"
  3. Groundhog, the guy that I know with the Farymann was getting parts through the normal channel. Order from a guy in Ontario who orders from a guy in New Jersey who orders from Germany. No chance to go direct to manufacturer and everyone gets their bit. Since I first replied to your post, he has blown a hole in the exhaust manifold, is replacing with a used Yanmar, and so there is now an entire engine here in Halifax for sale for parts pretty cheap.
  4. Groundhog. I am in NS as well and have a friend with a farymann. I will try to track him down and find out where he gets his parts. Unless you are he, and then it's just a wasted phone call.
  5. Try Methyl Hydrate. It won't damage the sail.
  6. Hey Pom, great pictures. We spent 2 weeks cruising the SW coast of Newfoundland last summer. Not nearly enough time. You could really spend an entire season there and see only that one section of coast. In Newfoundland we visited Grand Bank, McCallum, Hare Bare, White Bear Bay, and Grand Bruit. Started with a couple of day in St Pierre (a small island of the coast that is actually part of France). Can't wait to get back again
  7. Hey Max, I am looking a panel installation too. I am adding a small bimini over the helm station and plan to go with one or two (depending on size) flexible panels. The bimini will have velcro and a tab with velcro sewn to it. The panels will have velcro sewn around the edges top and bottom. The panels will then be stuck to the bimini. We did this installation on a boat last year and it has worked great. Looking at something like this for a panel and the addition of a good controller. http://www.eco-worthy.com/catalog/semi-flexible-solar-panels-c-71_60.html
  8. Have a look at noonsite.com. Lots of info on countries plus a fairly current piracy report
  9. This may not be helpful but it is the same in Canada. I have to have a Restricted Operator Certificate to use my VHF. The radio itself does not have to be licensed for use in Canada but if I travel to the U.S. I need to have the license. Not a problem limited to your locale.
  10. Possibly a Dyer Dhow. Beat me to it.
  11. Perhaps everyone who watches this could share it with as many people as possible. There are lots of videos out there showing what we are doing to the oceans. The last one I saw before this one was on the VOR website.
  12. This is news for us, good lead, thanks! She actually leaves in early November and will be sailing the RORC transatlantic race to Grenada at the end of that month.
  13. Was a bit offshore Saturday night on an overnight sail. Great show before the moon rose around midnight.