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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 use black auto store rubber hose and cover it with wire loom to keep the sun off
  2. Isn't this classic Putinbot shitposting? Throw something out there the wingnuts are primed to believe?
  3. Wess - Speaking as a taxpayer in the USA - I think it is of more concern when ships we collectively pay for hit things vs. a Liberian ship hitting a Panamanian ship. IMHO EDIT No idea if this is an issue, but I went through CRM (cockpit resource management) back in the day and this has spread to ships with BRM (bridge resource management). Both basically try to solve the problem of a lower ranked person watching a disaster unfolding and either being ignored or feeling like they have no ability to say anything. Does the Navy have anything like this?
  4. If the fuel is allowed to cool in the lines and injectors, you have a dead ship and a huge mess to fix. Besides for anything else, you could not even go back and render aid.
  5. My dinghy with 15 HP does about 18 knots, but it weighs maybe 170-180 pounds including the engine.
  6. Not unless you turn the boat very hard, but that happens with the engine full down as well.
  7. This is just a general note, not specific to the course of the Crystal. If a ship is running on heavy fuel oil instead of #2 diesel, there can be significant issues with rapid power reductions. The fuel is almost solid at room temperature among other issues.
  8. Number of times a freighter used 5 flashing lights instead of a horn I have ever seen or heard of = 0. YMMV
  9. Update: With 15 HP and 300 pounds of people, top speed was 12.9-13.2 or so. The boat always felt bow down, so I moved the pin on the trim up two holes. Now the boat with the same load is about 15.9 knots
  10. Actually that makes them a human autopilot
  11. Not sure if anyone posted this, but I got a hydraulic wire crimper from Harbor Freight that is great at crimping battery cable lugs. This has saved me more $$$ and trips to the battery store and is 100x better than the cheap-ass hammer crimpers. The grabbers can save you half a day removing stuff to get at the part that fell under the engine too - gotta have those
  12. If this gets to court fighting over who pays for what, this seems the legal equivalent of two single-handers both sound asleep hitting each other. Do boats have 'rights" if they are off on their own unsupervised by a human, which seems to be the case on both ships here * well the destroyer might have been steered by hand, but said helmsman wasn't much for looking out the window.
  13. Ra-Roh http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-jane-sanders-fbi-investigation_us_594fc816e4b0da2c731c2d1d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
  14. Not only the bad guys, but the bad guys with the most weapons.
  15. Well if they all have AIS or similar telemetry to signal things like (constrained by draft) or (sails up but motoring) or (anchored and fishing) or (going 1 knot and fishing) it could work well. For random non-participants, not so much. BTW, my autopilot would recover from a 90 degree excursion, but it would be complaining loudly about it.