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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 selected Bob (after considering several other designers) for the Sliver Project because it seemed that Bob and I were on the same page immediately. Every feature Bob pushed onto the project greatly enhanced the finally vessel. I do not regret any of the suggestions Bob made, they have all greatly increased my enjoyment of FRANCIS. We zeroed in on the right boat in a fairly short time and charged ahead.
  2. It would be cool if we DID get to be friends......and I have been called much worse than "rare duck"!! But I have learned that I do NOT fit well into conventions. But my life seems perfectly normal to me..........!
  3. Appearances can be deceiving. That is a SUPER steep beach. FRANCIS is in plenty of water there, even at super low tide.
  4. You don't know me very well if you predict I would ever want a bigger FB. I am not convinced I want any FB. But Bob has done a sterling job of drawing one I MIGHT allow on my vessel. I am an indoor kind of powerboat driver, rain or shine. (Except when I drive my beloved Skiff.)
  5. They require a generator. I don't want to have a generator aboard, otherwise they are very appealing. I do like Steading Sails. They live up to the simplicity mantra.
  6. Yeah, I think that's what CSR was talking about.
  7. Funny thing is Ev who owns Grey Wolf was the subcontractor to CSR who wired up the engine room on FRANCIS. He did a beautiful job of it. Great guy to have as a neighbor.
  8. Ev has docked with Grey Wolf, finally the dock doesn't look so lonely. Once Ocean Gypsy arrives on the inside things will be hopping here while we are gone. It is great to have friends around here while we travel and I love being able to lend the dock (and moorings) out to people.
  9. The Island council is so restrictive here I bet they would blow a fuse if I asked for a lift! It took a three years battle to get my floating dock.
  10. I think CSR has something they use. Just wonder what other ideas are out there.
  11. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to keep the prop clean, our harbor is VERY clean, so stuff grows like crazy. The Trinidad seems to work OK on the hull, and we are coating the Saildrive with epoxy so we can put antifoul on it, but if I don't dive on the prop virtually monthly it get all fouled with little clinging critters. (They are on the Saildrive too, hence the epoxy and antifoul.) I guess I can just dive a lot, but it would be nice if there was some way to limit the prop fouling. These pictures after pressure washing.
  12. The best kind of thread drift Ed! Congratulations!
  13. The rudder is a bit overkill, but it was available at a fraction of the cost to build one. Steering is crazy easy on FRANCIS.
  14. Beautiful day here, but the dock is a lonely place right now. (Grey Wolf and Ocean Gypsy will be using the dock while FRANCIS is getting serviced.)
  15. CSR does this to keep the sun off the black rudder. The hull isn't in direct sun so not necessary for hull.