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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 saw this a few years ago and looked into it then. If I misremember correctly, the powdered copper goes into an epoxy 'paint' which then goes onto your hull. there are a couple of issues - First is that if you don't prep well - hey, it's a hard epoxy and it'll peel right off. Given that it's really expensive, that doesn't sound terribly interesting. Second, assuming that you did get that really good bond - the copper will eventually leech out (doing what it is supposed to do), and you are left with - you guessed it - a hard epoxy sponge, with lots and lots of teeny tiny holes where the copper used to be. Getting that epoxy off is a copper plated beyotch; and painting over a porous epoxy surface isn't something I'd want to do to my boat. I'm sure that you'll find people who swear that it's the best stuff since Astro-glide and you'll find others who rank it right up there with used kitty litter. Best of luck either way you choose.
  2. I'm going to give the guy an A for effort. For a non boatbuilding guy, he almost succeeded in his vision. Pretty good I would say. i bet he did succeed in accomplishing his vision...just not anyone else's ;>) but what is that thing protruding from the stern it looks like a trolling motor or sail drive tipped up out of the water. As a guess, that thing sticking out the back would be the Tohatsu 15hp outboard listed in the ad.
  3. Bappy Hirthady, Elle !! Wait . . . Happy earthday, Belle !! No . . . You know what I mean - and I hope this is your best year yet.
  4. Sea Munchkin - another dream dies . . . "A primary reason I am selling is that I cannot afford to store the boat, and I cannot leave my family for any length of time to work on or sail her home." At least they had 2-3 years on her before the engine died and they ran out of money and time. She's not in too bad shape for being on the hard for 3 years of benign neglect. Seen a lot of fuglier boats, too. I wonder if those Aussies know how to weld . . . at least she has a life raft
  5. BTW, Dave's boat looks really, really nice. When I win the lottery I'll get you to do one for me.
  6. Bob - Just razzing you. I can do without alcohol - I quit serious drinking when the kids came along, and their teenage years weren't quite enough to get me started again. An occasional drink or glass of wine is about it. Try to take away my coffee, now . . .
  7. Again? Is that as in again today or again this afternoon? I thought NAs did their best work while buzzed. Something about lowered inhibitions . . . or is that how we wind up with those things on the ughlyteboat thread?
  8. In no particular order: Congratulations, Kim - Looks like you got just the boat that you wanted. Looks like a great crew, too. Bob - A new grandson is terrific !! We'll be looking forward to hearing about Drake and Violet for many years. Pipedream - Congratulations on your new crew. Shouldn't be too hard to train this one (no bad habits to break), although it may stretch your patience once or twice.
  9. Bappy Hirfday, Violet !! What a cutie. Bet I know who she has wrapped completely around her little fingers.
  10. The main isn't either. Just held at the head and foot - leech and luff are loose.
  11. Fer sure . . . Just how fragrant depends on how long the fish have been in the hold . . .
  12. Last hauled 10 years ago ?? Are you kidding? does the diver come with the boat, or are they into aquaculture ?? At almost 40 tons, it would take a heck of a travelift, though.
  13. All I have to say is 'God, Bob - you sure draw beautiful boats, and Jody can really bring them to (virtual) life.' Of course, since I own one of yours, I might be a little partial . . . but that's beside the point - they really are beautiful.
  14. Not to burst his bubble, but there was an aluminum Higgins-style PT boat stationed at the Washington (DC) Navy Yard through the 80's. Haven't been around there a lot since then - couldn't say if it is still there.