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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. The MXevo is the way to go.
  2. Did you model not come with a zerk fitting for lubricant? The common fix it to install one on the steering nut. Either get a bigger hammer or replace the tilt/trim pivot shaft, I've replaced these and it's a 4 hour job involving a sawzall to cut off the old cable, then unbolt the motor from the boat, suspend it and then swap out the pivot shaft.
  3. How often to you start on port to make this a problem? With it being on starboard, (which is how most start) consider a mono hull mentality and that is the hull you want to keep from being over.
  4. What brand of furler is this for? Why not use the proper tack fitting for it and be done? There are many solutions that offer superior performance, have you checked out the Wichard MXevo?
  5. Also consider not only your browsing history but also what people on your network view, or what people view while on another network. Have a friend, wife, daughter or son been on your network recent or did you connect to a hotspot while out in public?
  6. They have a pretty good J/80 fleet up there, more info here: http://www.lwsa.org/
  7. No reserve either.
  8. 12meters do it this way and there are enough people to manhandle inside gybes though it has a high risk to failure. The pole is knee high which is just high enough to trip on and fall in. If short hand do outside gybes and be sure to have a method to secure the lazy sheet so you don't run over it.
  9. How about a race from one Olympics to the next? Rio to to Tokyo sounds interesting, bonus points for the people that go the "other way"
  10. It has to be more than 40 cm (roughly 16 inches) away from the compass to eliminate interference.
  11. At a minimum, you will need a graphic display (Gyropilot Graphic or Multigraphic (recommended))), a compass (Flux gate or Regatta Compass + Interface (recommended)) and a method to exchange the NMEA and Topline data if you wish to send data to and from a chart plotter. It will work however you will still need the above mentioned items. It also will have a delay as it translates the NMEA data sentences to Topline. Depending on the amount of noise in the NMEA backbone the delay will be a few milliseconds to a second or two, especially if you plan on adding on the True Wind / SOG mode for the autopilot.
  12. If the marina that you plan on plugging into doesn't have the receptacles on the docks, there is no benefit to it.
  13. This? http://antal.it/ENG/R6-14_en
  14. Yep, would work, but not easily because the boat doesn't have a lifting point, so I'd need to rig some sort of strap arrangement. Definitely an option. $729 is an option? How much does a yard charge to lift a small boat back there?? With that 20% coupon in the back of the sailing mags I've seen recently its more like $583
  15. Get statements and get them notarized ASAP. For reference, statements can be notarized and do hold merit: http://www.notarypublicstamps.com/articles/notarizing-handwritten-documents/