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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. I have several of these, both traditional blade and sheepsfoot, as well as a custom sheath knife with a pointy blade but sheepsfoot at the base that was in the cockpit for 14yrs. They never corrode and are very light.
  2. Update on my prior post. It turns out the problem I had was with the starboard light, not the stern light. Stern light was just a wiring problem while the starboard light had actually failed. New Morning was launched in May 2008 so I'm technically past the warranty period. The bad news is that when the older light (don't know about the new ones) fail they create a short so the fuse blows and it's impossible to tell which light has failed. It takes a bit of testing and extra fuses to sort out. That said, I see they now sell a monitor which will tell you if the light has failed, but you have to have one on each light. The good news is that I filled out the online form and the next morning I had an email with the FedEx shipping information for the warranty replacement. It's hard to get better service than that! I have not had any failures of the newer lights which are potted at the factory and provided with a long pigtail.
  3. My bad stern light turned out to be poor installation, the wiring was crimped as it entered the light. Moving the wire into the correct position solved the problem. The newer lights with the potted pigtails would have avoided the problem entirely. So after about 5 1/2 years and 16,000nm I have two failures. A port light which was not properly potted and failed after less than 1,000nm, and a steaming light, both of which were replaced under warranty. Much better track record than my previous boat's Aqua Signal lights which had to be completely replaced on a regular basis.
  4. I've had three failures in five years (port, steaming, and now stern). I think all the failures are due to the connections on the light and/or poor installation. The instructions were basically to have the installer pot the connections, which didn't always happen, or not well. Now the wiring is potted at the factory and I've had no failures from new lights that have the potted wiring. They did honor the warranty on the first two lights which failed in less than five years, but I doubt they will honor the stern light which just failed, I need to get it off and check the s/n. Not a great experience, but no worse than I had with Aqua Signal.