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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.

Tyson0317

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    Owned a 26ft Sloop.
    Sunk on a 26ft Sloop.
    Crewed on a 36ft Sloop.
    Bought a 35ft Sloop - J/35 Hull Number 251.
    Currently S/V Solution of Seattle.
    Former Standing Ovation of Gig Harbor.
    Former More Power of San Francisco.
  1. Mine has the pump under the entry to the cabin, so the thing in the back is just a piston. The pump part is Navtec, I'm pretty sure. Will take pics tomorrow. Mine got bent recently (don't ask), so it's beyond repair. Need to find an equivalent piston - preferably something that will just bolt on and is carried by Fisheries' Will post pics tomorrow.
  2. Hey guys - my question didnt get much traction on FixIt page, so I'm going to try here: I have an '89 vintage (Hull #251) J/35. My hydralic piston needs some love, but it is missing identifying marks. It's damaged and needs replacement. Does anyone know who made the thing, or what model number it is? It doesn't look like a complicated part. Is there an equivalent replacement? Thanks in advance.
  3. Guys - I have an '89 vintage (Hull #251) J/35. My hydralic piston needs some love, but it is missing identifying marks. Does anyone know who made the thing, or what model number it is? It doesn't look like a complicated part. Is there an equivelant replacement? Thanks in advance.
  4. So I am pretty much screwed in a way of repair/refill for this guy, right?
  5. I've noticed this before when shopping for cars. There always seems to be a ton of them for sale exempt for when you are looking to buy. I think its a psychological thing. I will say, you are nowhere near spring buy rush, despite what some brokers may tell you. There are just not that many of them around here. One thing I would try is to look at race results from like 2013-14 at styc, cyc, etc. then compare them to last season and see if any 109's stopped racing or go out seldom. Results often list the owner name and I've has good luck finding owners via google. If all else fails, contact their club commodore. Ask if their boat is for sale...
  6. ass-repair lol!
  7. GW, Seriously?! It had some sticker on it that said something to the effect of, "non-serviceable, not-refillable". Any more wisdom on how to do that? Or a place that would do that for me? Before removal, my heel indicator was starting to get sticky. The oil that came out of it, was somewhat mysterious in that there was a fair bit of it, but it still does not have any air bubbles in the ball.
  8. I was concerned about dissimilar materials (the cover is starboard) expanding differently under various conditions and causing seal failure and water leakage. A 2.5" spacing seemed like a good idea. I could have done better with dividing the spaces evenly, but it was freezing outside and I wanted to git-er-done. Used the Marine 4200UV stuff to caulk the crap out of everything. We get a sick amount of rain here. Having anything completely watertight is an idiot's dream - the idea is to get very, very close and pay Matt Stevenson to fix whatever causes a problem later ;-) Per the compass mounting - below the blue girl's butt is a giant plate that holds our hydraulic backstay pump. Come to think of it, I should probably check that thing for leaks sometime soon...
  9. I get it guys - I even learned how to use and own a sextant. I can do slide-rule and field compass navigation. But this is Puget Sound and I have at least 3 completely independent systems. Well, rules are rules. Thanks for the rule quote and the Richie recommendation! Per impact rating - I have at least one crewmember that will test that for us really well! We used to have our older plotter mounted on a swing arm in the companionway. On one race, he fell down the hole and used the plotter arm to slow his decent. The arm was not rated for that load and came down with the plotter, cabling and the whole rig. Two weeks later we found ourselves grounded on a rock spire... Going to try this bulkhead method and see how it goes.
  10. Recently, my J/35 got a bit of an instrument upgrade: As you may notice, I did not re-mount the ball compass. It leaked some oil and seemed useless. Someone told me once that in some forms of racing those things are required and some crews complain about the instrument space they take up. I now feel the same. We race in the Puget Sound. I cannot fathom a scenario where I will need my ball compass to aid my navigation. I have my plotter, each of the instruments, my wrist watch, my cell phone and my tablet, all of which have independent compasses; not to mention whatever gizmos my crew have... Anyway, a rule is a rule. But what is the rule? Local sailing rules reference other rules, which in turn reference yet another set of rules. It's like that Inception movie. Any of you know-it-alls know the answer here? Tyson
  11. Underwater welding - check! Thanks guys!
  12. My J35 has just the one zinc and its located on the prop shaft. We replaced it last April. I dove the boat last friday to clean the bottom and was surprised to find that it was almost completely eaten away. The boat is moored in Puget Sound in a marina. Do you feel that this is a normal rate of decay? Is there anything that I should be concerned about or look at?
  13. Thanks for the replies guys! That kit looks just like the thing!
  14. My J/35 came with a quite impressive ice box - the thing is really well-insulated and holds ice for a long time. The boat is used 98% of the time for local day races, but on occasion we go on longer trips where it would be nice to have actual refrigeration on board. I've been looking at the "Whynter FM-45G 45-Quart Portable Refrigerator/Freezer" on Amazon, but I am struggling with the fact that the thing weighs 55lbs and takes up room aboard. If I bought it, I could not justify keeping it aboard due to its weight and it would probably just take up room in my garage for all but the 10 days per year I would need it. Then lugging it back and forth... The ideal solution would be some sort of a cold coil that I could put inside of my ice box. I realize that coils don't just get cold by magic - a compressor and radiator would have to sit on the outside of the box. But I would imaging that this kind of solution would be much simpler. As I type this, I am thinking whether buying a small fridge and cannibalizing it for parts may be my answer... Does anyone know of a ready-made product, or can suggest a solution?
  15. Where is "Around here"?