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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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    Cordova, Alaska
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    Women, Boats, Liquor, not in any particular order.
    Fish'n (mass murderer, not serial killer or torturer)
  1. If you are dead and right, you are still dead. Had a weird encounter crossing from Bimini to Ft Lauderdale at night. Encountered the fleet of cruise ships turning laps around a race track awaiting a berth. Night time. Lights on cruise ships. Lots of lights. Can't see their nav lights. They are making bare steerage. We were motor sailing at 8 kts. So how are you supposed to maintain separation when you can't even tell which end is the front?
  2. Has anyone used an articulating rudder on a sailboat? Trim tab on aft end of rudder turned by a short tiller with a slot that goes over a peg aft of the rudder shaft. Allows the advantages of a wedge on the aft end of the rudder for reducing the dead zone near the center where the rudder doesn't function well, but reduced drag. Has been fitted to some ships and greatly decreases turning radius.
  3. Regarding hydraulic transmissions, the hydraulic/lubrication pump is turned by the input shaft of the transmission, so pressure lubrication is not available when the input shaft isn't turning. Splash lubrication by the bull (big) gear running thru the oil sump provides some lubrication. But hydraulic transmissions don't care what you do with the shifter when the engine is off and will freewheel. Borg Warner recommended running engine for 10-15 min every 24 hrs. We ran it every 4-6 hrs.
  4. I posed this question amid some of the anchored Bristol Bay fishing fleet. Would you get better holding with: XX anchor with chain and rode Or XX anchor of weight of previous + weight of chain. Generally shallow anchorages. Mostly sand and glacial silt. No weeds to speak of. Only rocks I've found are round, and only in the low water channels. We sometimes have 5 boats rafted on one anchor.
  5. Anyone can build a bridge that will stand up. It takes an engineer to build a bridge that will barely stand up.
  6. Made a pair of diesel tanks on a layup table. Cut with a carbide grit blade. When 5 sides and baffles installed, and top meticulously flattened, coat inside with thick layer of gelcoat, and upside down it onto the layup table with a wet laminate on it. Trim the outside and tape.
  7. Imagine your boat with a pivot bearing at the bow, and one at the stern. Suspend the boat from the pivots so it is free to rotate side to side. Rotate 90 deg, you've simulated a knockdown. Cycle the boat 90 stbd, 90 port 24 hours/day, for a year. The only thing holding the keel on is the bolts in tension. The keel to hull joint, side to side, is under compression then tension. The compressive strengths of the keel and the hull will tell you which one will be moving in this exercise. The side in tension will open up as neither keel or hull will expand to fill the gap. The joint will eventually move as the bolts fatigue. The joint will for sure move if the bolts or hull support structure is under engineered. A properly designed sealant groove to allow the proper adhesive thickness will likely keep the water out. The bed (fit) with epoxy is a good idea, but the whole hull structures compressive strength needs to be taken into account. The whole is only as strong as its weakest part. If the fiberglass under the epoxy moves then the epoxy will likely fail.
  8. see if i can remember.... Cavatation: The formation and collapse of vapor bubbles caused by pressure dropping below the saturation pressure for a given temperature, or something like that. Best example is a condensate pump in a steam plant. The condenser runs at a vacuum and temperature drop is minimized to avoid rejecting heat that you will have to replace in the boiler. Sounds like you are pumping gravel. The tips of the low pressure side of the impeller start looking like swiss cheese as the localized steam bubble formation/collapse removes bits of metal.
  9. Fuck 'ol rover and sell the pups And the president told me "endeavor to persevere" I don't think much, So I might not be
  10. < 100' > < as long as 2 1/2 forty foot containers > Math is hard, so hard.
  11. Every ship that I've seen has a circulating fuel cleaning system using filters and or centrifuges. That polish the fuel. Harumph!
  12. My favorite place for bacon and tits: <http://acropolispdx.com> Sunday brunch was never the same!
  13. Grinding aluminum: Look for aluminum specific discs as they don't load up and possibly explode as steel specific ones. Or use a flap wheel. My issue with paint on aluminum is when there is a defect, it generates localized corrosion vice general overall slight corrosion. Our ferry has vinyl decal adhered to the topsides that is exhibiting corrosion only at the edges where the bond wasn't perfect.
  14. Guy by the name of Ernie Kinsler, a black sheep heir to the Ford fortune, bought an old wooden tug called Sea Lion. He hired half of Port Townsend to come to Friday Harbor to make it into a piano. Then he got the bright idea to stick masts in it to participate in the Vancouver tall ship regatta. His crew all called in permanently sick. I think Ernie ended up in Yelm where JD Knight/Rampha channeled his fortune to somewhere besides his pocket.
  15. Bought an Innova Helios from REI years ago. Took it on the plane (under 50# packed with paddles) to lots of exotic locales. Great having a boat to get away from all those who don't have one. 2 person open top sit in. You get yer butt wet in it most times if not really careful. It tied to the rail of several charters quite nicely, and it was good to have a second dink. The glue started letting go after 10 years, and the inflatable shop quoted $500 to repair what was bad, but we would just be chasing the problem. Went back to REI and explained this, and they replaced it.