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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. At about 2:09 of the full length version, or right before the catastrophic wave, isn't that the head of the main blowing out of the cockpit with halyard attached?
  2. See if something like this will help work it out. In my case, I was able to notch a spot out of the top of my companionway hatch board where it meets the Cway slider and run the cord through the small notch into the boat. I don't need shore power much, so this was an easy option for occasional AC. Conntek 1.5-Feet 30-Amp Tri-Outlet Cord, 30-Amp Locking L5-30P Plug to Tri-Female (35-15R)
  3. Right of way vessel.
  4. Woa....a chicken with implants this must be a sailors Rorschach test....cause all I see is a bird sitting on a perfectly good beer... the horror.!! You only need the can. I drink the beer, fill the can half-way with water and add an ounce of cheap sherry. Works at least as well. Hmmm....A chicken with implants on a beer you see.....
  5. Checked for cracks and burrs....all looked normal. No cracks at base. Lightly sanded it down. Really did not need to take much off at all. Washed it really good with soap and water. Grease and back together. Working fine. Thanks
  6. IStream/Ccruiser...yup, good thoughts. Will check. Thanks
  7. I used the whatever Harken oil sends with their service kit on the pawls. I don't recall what grease I used, but I feel confident it was for marine use. Good thought though, I will change it. Looks like I'll pop the drum off, do some sanding, clean it the base with water, and put her back together again. Hopefully that will take care of it. Thanks
  8. Didn't know that. So using mineral spirits on plastic base would suddenly cause the base to swell over a year later? It's not that I am doubting your knowledge, just seems like a long time until the reaction....and only on one base. Thanks
  9. No solvent recently. Serviced spring 2015....used mineral spirits.
  10. Barient 10P on a 1985 Cal 22. The winch is not working fluently, so I thought service was the answer. It was serviced by me a year ago. Worked great until recently. Opened it up. It was hard to get drum off. Found it to be in pretty clean condition. Seemed odd. So I cleaned it up, oiled pawls, greased and went to put it back together. I can hardly get it the drum on the base...like the base is too big. I took the starboard drum off and tried the port drum on that base. No problem...slides on properly. Can a base get bigger over time...and sort of suddenly? Problem just started a couple weeks ago. It's like the base swollen. The base is plastic.
  11. FYI - Louisville, KY $4,950 http://louisville.craigslist.org/boa/5548528811.html No affiliation.
  12. Periscope/Twitter is working with the latest GoPro as of Jan or so.
  13. I got your foil right here!
  14. I find them a little tinny...too much mid range and high end, but adding the keel woofer does help.
  15. From Nexus.... If this is the old single rear fin / two bladed propeller type wind transducer, then I suspect the nose cone bearing is failing which would necessitate a replacement. If I may ask, where are you located? There are a few dealers out there that can still bench test these for you to at least verify a failure prior to replacing. If it comes to a replacement, the following will be your target: gWind™ Transducer With an adapter, you could utilize your existing mast cable. Note that when installing this transducer, it will actually need to be moved from the Wind port of the server and placed on the BUS RS 485 port instead.