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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. Yeah, if you're young, there's a rule that you have to be a dumbass. But I've noticed most middle aged and older people like to abide by that rule as well. And for the record, I'm a big fan of the JP- family of fuels. I used to go camping a lot and I'd wake up to that smell and know it was time to put boots on, and fill my canteen cup with water and stick it on the back deck of an M-1A1 to make my morning cocoa. See, they used to run the water heater / stove on those things for a half hour every morning, and the 1800 degree exhaust would heat up the back deck enough to cook pretty much anything on it, and if we'd brought enough gear we could could cook bacon and eggs in a skillet. So burnt JP 4, 5, 6 or 8 smells like good times to me, though running the water heater / stove combo unit cost the taxpayers a couple hundred bucks every morning. Camping isn't as much fun now that I do it with my family and a Coleman stove.
  2. Whipped & melted them. Took about 5 minutes per end, as Gouv said. The ends (and the bowlines) held up fine in 25 kt conditions today. And looked pro. Thanks for the pointers.
  3. I'm replacing the genoa sheets on my J/35 with 3/8 Maxibraid Plus. It's reputedly low stretch, with a coated Spectra core, has a nice hand feel, doesn't tangle on everything, etc. I would ask it on a date if I weren't married already, just based on what people say. But what to do with the bitter ends - melt or whip? The #1 sail (155%) puts a big load on the sheets, and they are constantly being handled quite hard. They are polyethylene so they'll melt just fine but I suspect that whipping is required to avoid cover creep (and because the default answer on a sailboat is generally "whatever is harder to do and requires more skill" and because it looks pro). But I would like confirmation on this before I repeatedly stab myself in the left hand tomorrow whipping them up.
  4. Best bet is to sell the boat to somebody who likes the smell of diesel. You could advertise at truck stops, and in online forums for huffers.
  5. Apparently, this app translates English into Snaggle-ese. AFAIK, there is nothing out there that translates Snaggle-ese into English. You are on your own for that. https://spellfucker.com/
  6. As long as you are going through relatively calm water, 8 or 9 HP will definitely get you up to hull speed. 30 additional horsepower won't make it noticeably faster though the strain from the bigger engine could conceivably rip a big chunk out of the transom. Please post up and let us know how this epic delivery works out.
  7. So which religion is better?
  8. @HHN92 - Haven't signed up yet but Maggie will be there. The Program Director has budgeted $.04 for delivery costs - Whitehall Creek to Green #9 or thereabouts. Bought her last summer from the estimable prior owner, this will be our first season of steady racing on this boat, mostly new crew, etc. Looking forward to mixing it up. Even if we wind up fighting over scraps.
  9. Which yard? Inquiring minds & etc.
  10. Gouv, thanks tons! Always appreciate your opinion on this sort of stuff. "At least 50 boats" - that's a pretty good sample. I'm going to count that as confirmation that Trinidad will work over Baltoplate. What's your surface prep for the pre-existing Baltoplate - 120 grit light sand followed by solvent wipe down?
  11. I have a race bottom with Baltoplate that has turned into a slime farm: properly faired, burnished, etc. The diver tells me that the last 2-3 years in our part of the Chesapeake, Baltoplate (and the VC equivalent - offshore?) have turned into a slimy disaster - nothing to do with the paint and everything to do with conditions in the bay. He said he's doing some fast boats that use Trinidad Pro, and that a light sand right before it goes into the water produces a fast bottom that stays a lot cleaner and buffs out nicely with weekly or semi-weekly dives. He named a couple of the local boats with that bottom and they are indeed successful - but a good sailor with mediocre bottom can crush a bunch of mediocre sailors with great bottoms, so your mileage may vary. I asked about whether removing the Baltoplate is necessary since I've seen conflicting compatibility sheets on that - one says remove, one says rough sand the Baltoplate - and he claims that with a rough sand the Trinidad Pro adheres just fine, and he works in a yard that paints when he isn't diving boats. We're going to be working up into being a competitive OD program but it's going to take a couple years before shiny new sails and mega smooth bottoms pay off for us, since the top of our class is damned good the money would be wasted on the pro prepped racing bottom. (That money's going to go to go-fast school instead...) Questions for the peanut gallery: 1) Is anybody using Trinidad Pro, and in your estimation, does it sand (and buff during the course of a season's dives) into an acceptable racing bottom? And, 2) Any insight as to whether I need to remove the Baltoplate and redo the whole interprotect buildup before applying Trinidad Pro? Got conflicting answers on that and a second opinion would be helpful. Bonus question - is two coats of Trinidad Pro atop ~4 Interprotect layers sufficient?
  12. Dark & Stormy > Kryptonite. Except after exposure to Dark & Stormys, you still feel like you're Superman.
  13. So Ajax, how'd the burrito taste? My most recent purchase was a very well kept racer-cruiser. The prior owner was about as Bristol as a real racing owner ever gets, so I haven't found anything unusual on the boat. Aging burritos and cans of beer weigh too much, you see, and if they aren't in just the right spot in the boat they mess up the balance... well kept boat. Our last sailboat before this one, on the other hand, apparently harbored some fishermen who liked to smoke. Lots. Rusting filet / bait cutting knives, low quality chopping boards, and many, many cigarette butts would appear from behind every stray corner, in the bilge, tucked under random bits of gear and so on. Rusty bottle tops from unidentifiable brands of now-defunct beer, empty match books... You name it. After the first rusty and still-scaly filet knife I encountered, I became very cautious about sticking my hands into dark little nooks and crannies.
  14. Slick, a (82?) Beneteau First 38 circumnavigated without too many issues, except for some osmosis that had to be dealt with in Turkey, typical of that era I'm told. Decent enough web site chronicling the whole adventure, Hardly Anything Works.
  15. Let me know how it goes, Ajax. I have a smaller (~12") Bomar hatch that the interior dog has broken off of, at the plexiglass. The dog doesn't appear to go through, but has a sort of cap on the outside. I have not a clue how to replace the thing short of buying a new hatch ($250) that I'd rather put toward the bottom job. If I find any resources on it I'll let you know.