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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. Looks like HR left the bay just in time. Maybe he was a meteorologist?
  2. Here is one for the anti-dumbass crowd.
  3. SPECIAL REPORT: Flyin' Hawaiian Abandoned and Adrift January 31, 2015 – Pacific Coast http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2015-01-31#.VM5LZGjF_Eg
  4. Inexperienced film crew trying to make inroads into the reality show business? There is no way in hell that anyone familiar with HR and/or the FH would board that "thing" for the open sea.
  5. Wouldn't you know it, the Shed of Doom is still in one piece too (http://www.bcsportbi...ven...../page79). February 2014 October 2014 It appears they still have their sense of humor on this site.
  6. HR dodges another one as the gusts don't top 25 mph. That cat definitely has 9 lives.
  7. I wonder how these recommendations would apply to HR and the Flyin' Hawaiian? Recommended actionsA High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Excerpted from ready.govBefore: Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Know where to shelter (ie: basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc) if conditions warrant and where shelters in your area are located. Ensure your home is ready - Elevate items in the basement which could be flooded. Bring in outdoors items such as children's toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.
  8. This local is not buying the stabilizer digging into the ramp excuse.
  9. The lawsuit that was posted is for hull #8002 and Baden is hull #8501 but it gives you insight as to how that company operates.
  10. The owner of hull #8002's complaint against the builder supports this: http://media.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Media/OrderFulfillment/CF417F959086ED1C6B082EBC0A1C4E31.pdf
  11. Washington Courts - Search Case Records.pdf (108.4 KB, 115 views)
  12. A spokesman for the company whose yacht capsized in Anacortes last weekend is refuting claims by the project’s former manager, who says he raised concerns about the stability of the 90-foot vessel and its transport system months before the incident. Former project manager Aaron Pufal claimed in a May 19 post that he raised red flags about the project last September. “I conveyed that I firmly believed another system or method of transport would be needed to safely launch (Blood Baron) Baden [sic],” Pufal wrote. Pufal, who was to serve as captain on the $10 million boat during a planned worldwide circumnavigation, said he commissioned a stability analysis by Surrey, British Columbia-based firm Roddan Engineering that suggested the yacht needed additional ballast. “The results indicate that the vessel is lighter than other Northern Marine builds of similar length (based on the results of the weighing), thus requiring more ballast to sit on a desired waterline. It is recommended that partial ballasting be done currently, with final ballasting for trim and desired waterline to be performed at launch,” reads the report quoted on Pufal’s blog. Pufal was asked by the yacht’s owner on Dec. 15, 2013 to step aside and let others finish the almost-completed project. Wes Fridell, a spokesman for the yacht’s builder, New World Boat Builders, dismissed Pufal’s claims. “Aaron Pufal’s comments are totally irresponsible,” Fridell said in an interview Friday. “Everything he says with respect to my company, in my opinion, is false. He is a non-credible source. He was dishonorably discharged by the owner of the vessel.” New World Boat Builders, which builds Northern Marine yachts, laid off its staff of 52 on Tuesday, leaving the future of the company uncertain. The Båden project, which was expected to take another four to six weeks to complete, is now suspended and the company has no other immediate contracts, Fridell said. “It’s an indefinite layoff until we can get our feet back on the ground and determine what projects we have and which are going to move forward,” he said.' Rumors and speculation have swirled about what caused the vessel to capsize as it was being launched Sunday night at Fidalgo Bay Marina. Some have suggested that the stern-first launch on a single dolly without a full cradle forward left the hull insufficiently supported amidships, causing the boat to list and ultimately capsize. Others say the dolly used in the launch may have had a flat tire, upsetting the vessel’s balance as it was being launched. A photo on Pufal’s blog appears to show a flat tire on the yacht’s launch mechanism. Fridell dismissed suggestions that a flat tire led to the capsize as “totally false.” He said it appears that a “void” of about three feet between the boat ramp and the ramp extension likely caused the boat to lurch, possibly when a stabilizing strut or a rear wheel on the launch mechanism slid into the void. “What we know is the ramp was part of the cause of the initial lurch, and from there the vessel capsized upon launch,” he said. “It is not a failure of yacht design. We know that.” Fridell, who was standing on the dock to the yacht’s starboard side during the launch and serving as safety administrator, said there was a sound “like a pop” as the boat was being backed into the water, and almost simultaneously the vessel listed to port. The launch was halted, he said, and after an inspection deemed the launch system sound, a decision was made to continue. Within seconds, the boat capsized with eight crew members onboard. A window had to be broken to rescue one of the men, who suffered minor scrapes, and the others were rescued without injury. The incident was captured on a video made by YachtVid.com. The yacht was scheduled to be towed to shore on Friday and put on blocks while a determination is made about its salvageability. Seawater flooded the interior of the boat, damaging its electrical systems and furnishings, but Fridell said there are no holes or leaks in the hull. He declined to comment on whether the yacht’s buyer will ultimately take possession, but said “the intent is to salvage the vessel.” The Coast Guard is investigating the accident and is expected to issue a report. Fridell said the company has nothing to hide. “We took every step and measure we have over the years to launch every vessel correctly, and nothing about this vessel was unusual,” he said.
  13. http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa=home.casesummary&crt_itl_nu=S29&casenumber=14-2-00026-2&searchtype=sName&token=142BD5CFC98AC4E6AAFD6B001712E93D&dt=3B6BAC41DD7B47FFA7EB0B81AD2D0E8B&courtClassCode=S&casekey=167483499&courtname=SKAGIT%20SUPERIOR