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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. So, maybe someone should try this. http://www.hotrodscatamaran.com/home.html There have been no updates in ages but he's got a donation button. Send him some $$ and he says he'll write back and send pictures. Maybe the pictures will show a scenic Harbor outside of the SF Bay Area, hmmm? He's actually been legitimately accomodating to the SA folks who've visited the FH in the past year, give it a try. so for all the haters out there. Do you think he had this cranked on the back porch - oops aft deck, while he went through the Gate? http://www.vevo.com/watch/taylor-swift/Shake-It-Off/USCJY1431460
  2. uhhh check your math. 50 & 42 are linear dimensions not sq ft. The following is cut and pasted from the advertisement "1600 sq. ft. total sail area.(full set of sails.)", a little bit different. Not commenting regarding the ability to fly those sails. That's for all the cranky-know-it-all sailors to respond to.
  3. ok, if we are talking about taking pictures of the most recent worthwhile post, I would be more than glad to take pictures of that young woman !! Just send me her address and I'll do it for free as long as she is amenable. (post #9439) Next, if you are talking about taking pictures of the FH (which has kind of dissappeared from this webpage), go to Jame's webpage. Contribute $10 through paypal. He will send you updated pictures himself.
  4. Here's one: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=67506 To search for aluminum trimaran go to www.latitude38.com. search on tincan https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=tincan&sa=Search&domains=www.latitude38.com&sitesearch=www.latitude38.com Tincan was also sponsored by maxim magazine. you can also search for it there too. In my humble opinion David Vann was an idiot and I think what HR tried to accomplish is pretty remarkable, especially compared to Vann (but I'm in the minority on SA).
  5. Entirely possible. Speaking of Marina Village, there are easily a dozen anchor-outs currently on the Estuary, and have been for years. Some directly across the water from your old marina. The most hassle any of them have ever had was when Michelle Obama came to christen a new Coast Guard cutter a few years ago and the 6 or 8 anchor-outs that were within a stones throw of Coast Guard Island were politely asked to move further down the Estuary, where they remain to this day, again, unmolested. Windsurfer has some additional feedback above disagreeing with my opinion also. I just don't think it's easy to make it happen, otherwise there would be a lot more of us doing it. The boats in the Oakland estuary certainly had a hard time hanging in recently though. They had a blog going here on SA or somewhere and it wasn't a sure thing they were going to survive "unmolested". You've seen how San Diego has changed. No anchor-outs. There are some derelicts in the permitted anchorages, but it's tough to find a place to stay there. With the harbor patrol, coast guard, the black NSA boats flying around it's difficult to be a non-conformist and find a new spot. Maybe I'm projecting that onto SFBay more than is true. I do still believe that the SA posters from the midwest, east coast or Europe should temper their enthusiasm for "move to the Delta". I think it is a difficult proposition. You obviously get around a lot, send HR some options (coordinates) for a better location. The SA community would be very supportive if you helped keep FH afloat and the forum going !! Also, heading up the Delta is not a zero wind condition, we know what the trees look like up there. All the wind through the gate all summer long goes somewhere - like directly through the Delta or over Altamont.
  6. If you lived here, maybe you'd understand how ridiculous you sound. There have been people living unmolested on anchor-outs all over the Bay and Delta for decades. lived 25 years in Contra Costa, lived in Berkeley, San Jose, Livermore, Alameda. Shopping earlier this year for land in Vallejo, Suisun ?? Delta?? I gotta get back to the bay (but not south bay). Currently residing in Colorado. I'm trying to remember If you cleaned my LaFitte when it was at Marina Village? I think so.
  7. also: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Petes-Harbor-Redwood-City/272717189513511 Both sites used to have very active blogs, but have now died now that hundreds of boats were evicted.
  8. In an earlier post I recommended La Paz, BCS. You can anchor for free in that bay. 1500 miles south. Mexico isn't free, visa's aren't free, you can't "legally" work in Mexico, but it might be the best option if there's a way to hoist the sails and catch a weather window south.
  9. Here's what happened to the last affordable houseboat harbor in SF bay this past year. http://www.petesharbor.com/ There were some nice homes and some nice junkers on the docks there. They all had to move somewhere or get scrapped.
  10. There is no place to legally park a house boat in California. Not that is affordable. Maybe Washington or Oregon, but heading north against the current and wind of the Eastern Pacific in October/November ?? Right. See post 8700 re "the Delta", you can't go up there.
  11. Damn !! the Marina is still for sale !! http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17913300/3150-Grizzly-Island-Road-Suisun-City-CA/ only $325K, SA members can buy it. FH can move there for a year free of charge while the boat build kitty is rebuilt and systems finished/upgraded. Problemo solved
  12. STOP with the talk about the Delta. There is no where to legally anchor up there. All the Bay Area boaters know that. This is California. The local landowners, the police, the sheriff, the Coast Guard, the Regional Water Control Board(s) will find you and evict you one way or another. Richardson Bay is the only place that itinerant boats are tolerated, and one day that may end too. You used to be able to hang out in Clipper Cover (Treasure Island), but they closed that down a couple years ago. There is no place to go in the Delta. Six months ago there was a little fishing marina for sale in Grizzly Island. FH would look great there, Perfect for fitting out before the big trip. Unfortunately the Acre of land and the 700 ft of docks was priced about 300-400K. Don't remember exactly, but I drove up there and looked at it,. Would have been perfect for the FH. Oh except the 20' tall bridge a 1/4 mile away. The masts would have to come down to get in there. So, if you don't live locally, QUIT recommending the Delta. If you are a local boater and know an island where they won't evict you, post the GPS coordinates (Though I might try to get there 1st).
  13. todays tip, top of page > your profile > manage ignore prefs > kippermoose
  14. The following is from the GoFundMe question & answers. Look at the very last requirement. Obviously the idiot who created the page wasn't willing to deposit $100 to make it seem legit, go figure. Also, no one could have found the page without the originator distributing the link. Ah-hah that makes it a conspiracy to defraud (oops assuming the originator sent the link to someone else). Someone created the account and then distributed the link. Maybe someone is willing to fess up to avoid federal charges on conspiracy to commit interstate fraud? Wow, my post counter is now in the double digits. Enough, I'm erasing the link to this forum. Time for life elsewhere. Go Fund Me Q & A follows__________ When will I appear in GoFundMe's search results? While your GoFundMe page will be live and ready to accept donations immediately, your page must be manually approved by the GoFundMe Team prior to appearing in our public search directory. To help protect donors and to prevent any misuse, GoFundMe requires that you meet the following criteria before being listed in the Search Directory. NOTE: Pages that don't meet these criteria WILL remain live & fully functioning, but will not be publicly listed on gofundme.com a) Valid and authentic Facebook account must be connected to your GoFundMe page. Facebook accounts that seem to be purposely anonymous will not be accepted (e.g., no photo or unusually low amount of friends). TIP: You can 'refresh' your Facebook info at any time by visiting 'My Account' and clicking the 'Refresh My Facebook Info' link. Your page must include a photo or video. Clip art, graphics and logos won't be approved. c) Your page must have raised at least $100 in online donations. Offline donations are not counted towards this requirement.
  15. I followed the link too. It still works. Searching does not. I wonder if the GoFundMe people are aware it's bogus. Maybe they disconnected it from the search routine, but the site still exists. I think whoever created it must be required to use ID, like most web purchases etc. The return address for the site is "Walnut Creek". Who wants to start searching through all the contributors to this forum and looking for Walnut Creek addresses? 8500 posts? sounds like a long night. Maybe find a very evil sock puppet.