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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. Helmets on kids on Opti's is just silly. Some hi/perf sport boats maybe, AC, yes. Everyone else, DUCK! My kids wore helmets on dirtbikes. That's it. Bicycles? Not so much bcz I knew once they turned the corner they were gone anyway.
  2. 10,001 posts in this thread? Wow.
  3. I don't know, in that pic it's moving along at a good clip. On a trailer.
  4. ^^ I've sailed both and I agree. But I went from a J/24 to a J/35 and there is a linearity to their sailing qualities. I hope to soon sail a shoal draft J/42 if it doesn't sell before I have a chance. I think the Sabre's are better built and have fewer issues, but I love the way the J sails. I sailed a wing keel Sabre so it's not really a good comparison, but I see they are different animals. It will be interesting to sail the shoal J.
  5. There aint a whole lot to do/see. I spent too much time working there. A couple of years ago I was able to score Braves tickets after the 1st pitch for next to nothing. Traffic sucks. But I wouldn't say there's a whole lot more to see than what Max saId.
  6. So...not being a fan of TPI you were gonna trade up to another boat built by TPI?Well surveyed by a local TPI expert? Yes, possibly.
  7. Somewhere I have a pic of the mis-placed mooring backing block. The yard manager called me and said "you gotta come see this before we bag it up..." My friend had a '01 J/46 and the teak toe rails, stem to stern, p & s, had ZERO bedding compound. None. Zero. Nada. The same yard I keep my boat suspected it after varnish lifting so quickly multiple times, they did a destructive cut in the toerail, and lo and behold no bedding. Jboats, well TPI did reimburse him but it took years and he just made it under the wire before TPI ceased to exist. I still can't believe that one.
  8. Plywood mooring cleat backing block off by 6 inches so that all 4 thru bolts went thru balsa only, not the plywood block. This led to many thousands of dollars in repairs to make right, soaked core. Which coincidentally, to bring this full circle, caused my J/35 I was trading in on a J/42 to flunk survey and the deal fell thru. Zero bedding from the factory on the aft dorade vent leading to more wet balsa. 1/2" plywood teak and holly sole that lasted for shit. Custom made (non-standard size) Bomar opening ports in main cabin that have no drain and the draft angle of the cabin sides is too steep for the ports chosen that leak ALWAYS. (this was from Bomar, they said, and I quote "we told them these ports would not work". Leak in transom due to the exhaust hose being poorly installed. I could probably go on if I thought harder. Not a fan of TPI.
  9. Usually yes, but in TPI's case I'm not sure. I know a 2001 J/46 well that is crazed like made (hull and deck) and the yard checked the gel coat thickness and it was correct.
  10. I've heard so many stories and theories on TPI's crazing issue from surveyors, yard manager, brokers, and any and service techs who've worked on them. I take each boat I look at separately and any story about the crazing with a grain of salt. Some have it some don't. If the boat is built in Bristol by TPI in or around 2000-2005 I expect some crazing. I've seen 105's with mad crazing and hull #'s seperated by less than 50 with none. I don't think it's cut and dried and I do think SCRIMP had a positive effect on the crazing. Hey, but what do I know? I just go look at them and then sail my old 35 with no crazing (but with many other TPI induced issues).
  11. Boston Globe reporting he hung himself and was found dead at 3am. Good riddance!
  12. I like the fold up main table and layout ofn the 42 (and older 42) Sabres. I think the build quality is higher that TPI built J Boats. Altho Sabre did have issues with the 42, the chainplates had a factory recall after some problems with the first few hulls. Since then tho, I think the quality of the Sabres is a cut above TPI built J's. The crazing is an issue, but the broker I talked with Sat about a J/42 said it's limited to a few years and it affects the 42's and 46's built by TPI. He had no idea why. The very first thing he told me when I inquired about a 42 he had was "the crazing on the deck is slightly above normal" not after I asked him about that specifically but when I told him I had looked at and had made an offer on one a few years ago and he deduced I knew alot about the boats. I really do like the J/42L (liveaboard) version. Seems ideal for me, but I'm in semi-dream mode at the moment. But who knows?
  13. Funny topic those are 2 of the 3 on my 'list' (the other being the Sabre 425). I've owned J';s, a 24 and I now own a 35 so I am aware of the problem but what I've seen on the 4 J42's I've been on is deck crazing of various degrees. One boat I looked at 2 years ago had crazy crazing beyond anything I had ever seen. I would say 100% of all smooth gel coat areas had crazing. Coaming sides, next to the non skid everywhere, cockpit. But the worst was around the primary winches which seems common on every 42. I want to like the J42L more than I should having fixed TPI's mistakes now for 20+ years. I'm told it's not structural but I wonder. I do know it's ungodly expensive to remedy.
  14. ^^ This. I put a 60 watt solar panel on last season, boat is in NE. All LED's from mast top down. I can run the reefer when the boat is unattended on low. When I'm cruising and want colder beer, I run the diesel for 1/2 hour a day at most which is perfect for getting the water hot for a shower. I have a Balmar high output setup and 240Ah house bank. Works for me and the combo of solar and LED's and the high output alternator works great.
  15. Having sold a house in Nov. which involved a divorced wife living there far too long I would have gladly paid for this type of service. As it was, I ended up at the last minute hiring 2 random guys off CL that worked out fine, luckily enough, that advertised as handymen. But because I hadn't lived there in 4 years and I had limited to the house, the amount and value of the items that were just thrown away at the last minute was way too much. My ex NEEDED organizational and prioritization help badly so this type of service would have been a godsend. FWIW.