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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. Seems like it is ol' Tempest season. https://eugene.craigslist.org/boa/6087252362.html
  2. My 74 Rondar has a magic box like ram that pushes on the mast.
  3. I hear you on the deck cleats, already have the replacements just got distracted by other projects and put zero time into futzing with the FD. Crew with bikinis seem to prefer the catamaran... Windward sheeting traveler would be sweet as current system feel so clumsy. I don't use the fake forestay on the bungie much, found it a pain to rig/de rig and had a tendency to get snarled when furling the genoa. Spinnaker halyard to the bow eye holds the mast up temporarily.
  4. I had to get rid of some string to make room for cupholders, not stressing about spilling your brew improves your sailing dramatically. Still has a few strings to keep you awake outhaul on boom cunningham and vang split to each side centreboard up/down mast rake forestay tension furler ram traveller No spin saves lot's of rigging time and string She is a classy joy to sail
  5. I thought about adding a double floor to mine as well but the comfort of the extra leg room seemed more important than instant drainage.
  6. Agreed, probably way slower than a tasar which are surprisingly quick. Ratings table has the dabchick even with a opti, seems a bit broken when it comes to oddball boats.
  7. My guess is it's a Alpha One a 80s Seattle class, pretty quick with a rating of 89 like a Tasar. So not exactly a beginners boat. That being said the trailer is pretty nice and worth more than the $250 asking price so boat is free and could be a worthy project if all the parts are there. Hull is not exactly pretty and the rudder is a joke, suspect the dagger board might be similar. It's a bit of a drive to pick the boat up and the passes are mighty snowy so waiting to find something closer might be prudent.
  8. Great photos of a exciting day of sailing. Are plans still available? I have the larger Sonnet version which is also a wet wild ride when the wind is up.
  9. Snapped a picture of a friends 87' Laser 2 diamond spreaders. Not cast but tube n' tube as the other Duncan described. Should be easy to fabricate.
  10. Another nice DIY solution for the OP. I've had the mast for 3 years and never noticed that the spreaders were copper till last week, 38 years of galvanic corrosion and still mint.
  11. One of my masts has a double diamond spreader setup. First one is a Ronstan set (no longer in the catalog) and the next is a homemade set Pretty simple just a carriage bolt with a slot cut in it for the wire, a nut for adjusting tension and 1/2 inch copper pipe for the spreader. You'll have to manufacture some base bracket to attach to the mast or maybe thru bolt it.
  12. And now for something completely different
  13. Another old school FD in Alberta http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/lethbridge/20-foot-sailboat/1186475690?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true and a free one in British Columbia http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/penticton/free-sail-boat-comes-with-trailer/1207230228?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  14. Looks similar to the last mix and match race I was in. Tasar E scow Lightning Buccaneer Etc All having fun on the water
  15. Makes sense. Always thought the sail looked a little funny, figured it was aged.