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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. Did you check to make sure both units were both either reporting magnetic or true headings? The Nexus also has a manually set local deviation calibration that needs to be set to get correct heading.
  2. From the NYT article..." A woman is 10 times more likely to get raped in Rio than contract Zika" SCARY!
  3. What is used boat ownership without dealing with a little core delamination?? My experience is it is more a matter of how well a boat was maintained than how it was built. It's all those places where hardware was mounted and the bedding was not maintained that create the water intrusion. Very few builders seal the core every place a hole is drilled. Most of us who have had to deal with rotted core seal it religiously when we drill a hole through core. (from a guy who had to re-core most of the deck of my boat)
  4. I have a system similar to what grr posted on my S2 9.1. 6:1 gross tune with an aditional 4:1 fine tune. However I used 57 mm doubles in stead of fiddles on the gross because they have higher load capacity and anchored the fine tune to the cockpit sole and then routed to the cockpit sides so it can be trimmed from either rail. Used 3 40 mm singles and a 1 double for the fine tune. Very happy with it, the fine tune is 24:1 and can easily get the main exactly how we want up wind. The one draw back to these arrangements is it reduces the effectiveness of the travleer because 2 of the 6 legs of the mainsheet are locked on center. Not a big deal on my boat because it has a long traveller but something to consider. In light air if we are trying to get a lot of twist we let the fine tune two-block which reduces the system to 5:1 and with only 1 leg on center.
  5. Got the Windex replaced last night. Instead of trying to get the Windex off the cover it made more sense to have the man aloft remove the whole cover/windex assembly and send down to us on the deck. There is no way someone could replace this at the top of the mast. On my cover the set screw was a 2.5 mm socket head. It took a fair amount of tourque to break it loose but it came out cleanly. The really tricky part was getting the Windex shaft out of the cover. Either they are not the same grade alumnium or just the presence of the SS screw had it corroded firlmly in place. We had to put a vice grip on the shaft and have another person work the base. This really chewed up the shaft as it slipped in the vice grips becasue it was so firmly welded to the cover! We also sprayed penetrating oil in the hole the set screw came out of to help. After a while we got it out but it was not easy. Then we had to clean the hole in the cover with some bronze wool. There was still corrosion in the set screw hole and had to put the screw back in and screw it all they way in to break that corrosion loose. Once it was all cleaned up we put it back to gether. I didn't have tefgel with me but put some dielectric grease on all the surfaces hopefully will slow down corrosion.
  6. We've had some interest but still looking to add some good crew to our list. Please PM me if interested.
  7. Roll the boat over and let gravity pull it out
  8. I have to send someone up the rig this weekend. Among other things, they need to replace the Windex attached to the top of the Lopolight tri-anchor fitted with the 400-008 adapter. Does anyone know the size of the socket head set screw that holds that in place? Hoping to send him up with just the right tool instead of a bunch of hex keys to drop in the water.
  9. Wow you actually got it open and are fixing it? Damn, I tossed my old one in the bin. I am the "fellow anarchist" mentioned by WHK. I spoke to Garmin today and they are sending me a replacement. Definitely some kind of QA issue since WHK and I both got rotten tomatos. FYI if you want to save yourself some headache when talking to Gramin, the old Nexus Wind transducers are referred to as NX2 Wind and NX2 Race Wind. nWind was an interim product by Garmin that was similar to gWind but with a different cable connector. (old Nexus connector vs. new Garmin connector) The old Nexus transducers send an analog signal down that is processed in the server. The new Garmin transducers send a digital signal that goes directly to the Nexus Bus (not the Wind input) If you call Garmin, try to talk to Jason, I found him most helpful. Been a month of headaches for me since I got my Garmin replacement. Hoping the replacement-replacement works.
  10. CD jewel cases are great for storing the little red straws
  11. Race a competitive S2 9.1 in local PHRF fleets. Mostly Tuesday nights and a few weekend events. Have had a little turnover and looking to fill a few crew spots this year. Good core group, lot's of fun, always compteitive. Experieince is great but not necessary. Willingness to learn and commitment go a long way. Contact me if interested.
  12. agree been there done that on both the little brother and big brother! I owned a 6.9 the only had wet core near a few stations and have had a 9.1 for 13 years that I had to record most of the coach roof on when I bought it. You really need to pull hardware in the areas with highest readings. At some point the the balsa turns to mud if it is saturated long enough. Most of the boat is balsa cored but you should find it has marine plywood under the winches. Because of the transom hung rudder, be sure to check the integrity of the transom. I agree, unless you can get it for a song or like doing a lot of work, look for a boat in better shape.
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