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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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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Replying in a bit more detail now that I'm not on my phone. From an article on the Triton 2 The Triton2 is clearer, slimmer at just 8mm thin, and even easier to use – all while retaining our award-winning B&G sailing-specific features. I think the functionality between the two is similar if not the same. B&G seems to be pretty good at adding features to the display products through updates. For instance I think they pushed down some of the racing features from the Zeus to the Vulcan series plotters that weren't available at launch. Looking at the two displays, I would think that the button layout on the T2 is a bit more intuitive, but I've been able to use the T1's just fine both on our boat and the boat I race on. The rectangular format of the T2 looks more in line with the rest of the product line where the T1's have a more rounded look. The screens are bright and are easily readable in both day and night mode. Again, for how your friend is using their boat, I think the T1 package is a great deal, and is probably light years ahead of whatever they have on the boat now.
  2. I have the Triton 1 sail pack with 2 displays. Best I can tell the Triton 2 is a small update to the displays with slightly different styling. For the intended use, I think the Triton 1 will meet your friends needs, plus it looks like a better deal.
  3. Nicely produced videos. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Last active fleet in the US that I am aware of was out of Newport RI. They had a guy who was very involved in keeping what was left of the class in the US going. We would haul ours up each summer for a one design start at the Sail Newport Regatta. Probably 2010 was the last year we attended though and have since sold the boat. His website is still up, but way out of date. http://us.laser2sailing.org/ There also used to be a Yahoo group... but not sure if it is still active. The L2 is a fun boat to sail. Enjoy
  5. Maybe part of what is going on at the floor of the cockpit under the traveler. Maybe part of a mainsheet fine tune?
  6. yup, went under in 1990. Some of the larger boats were built by Pacific Seacraft for a few years, but most of the models went away with Ericson. A lot of the parts on these boats are made by other companies so yes you can still get similar replacement parts, sometimes new old stock, sometimes current production parts. It will all depend on what you need. Rig Rite has a lot of the original rigging parts for a lot of these old boats, Foss Foam may have rudder molds, etc. Replaceable items like standing rigging, lifelines, blocks, running rigging, can be fabricated or purchased locally or by order from rigging shops and the like. get the boat cleaned up and then figure out what you need. Ask here or on the Ericson site and you will be pointed in a direction.
  7. Check out the Ericson forum at http://www.ericsonyachts.org lots of good help and a fairly active owners group. There is also an Ericson Yachts facebook group. Congrats on the purchase!
  8. This one pops up through a Google search for "sailing anarchy sassy" http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/15800-sassy-anyone-know-her-history/
  9. Per the White House website: The closest Metrorail stations to the White House are Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines), Metro Center (blue, orange, and red lines) and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines). My best guess though is McPherson Square, Vermont Avenue exit or Metro Center station, 13th & G Street exit are probably your closest stops.
  10. My family owned a Mac 22 of the same vintage as the 25 you are looking at when I was a kid through college. Build quality was fine for a family goofing off on a lake during the summer. A buddy owns it now. It was a simple boat with no systems other than a stereo and running lights. I used it as a floating tent for most weekends in college. It was simple to rig, sail, and trailer. Used to have a brochure where they had a picture of it being towed by a Corvette. We used an old station wagon. M25 seems to be a somewhat scaled up version of the 22. Only spot that seemed wimpy as far as the build was the foredeck so check to see if it creaks when you walk on it. Never saw any cracks myself, but it made some interesting noises. It was relatively tender and would slide sideways if overpowered. When motoring make sure you have the swing keel down a few inches or the boat won't turn. Lots of 1980's vintage Catalinas, Odays, Hunters, Irwins, etc on the lake as a kid. Some had more features and nicer trim, more systems, etc, For flotation, the area under the v-berth was full of Styrofoam and the cockpit floor was supported by a huge block of foam that took up most of the area under the cockpit. I had a lot of fun with that boat.
  11. Agree with the Gori suggestion. Looks pretty similar to my new one.
  12. I've also had luck with dryer sheets left in the cabin of a smaller boat. Haven't tried it in our current boat. Kept a box on the table and pulled the top sheet off after each weekend. Another plus, it helped keep the boat smelling like dryer sheets. If you try it in the cabin, might want to make sure you buy ones you like the smell of. Not sure how well it would work on the sail on the boom or if they could harm the sail.
  13. Ajax, they typically have a sale price online for those as well. A couple years back I bought the EV100 tiller pilot during the warehouse sale.
  14. How about, take off old track and rivets, fill old holes. Epoxy a wood strip to the inside of the hull (with proper prep of course) and then screw the track into that. No new holes in the hull.
  15. It's possible the Defender website is causing the confusion on the pricing. They have a smaller package of IP2000E for $41.99 with a somewhat deceiving picture. http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|2200442|2200444&id=1245053 but the gallon size is $98.99. http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|2200442|2200444&id=728760 The Pettit Protect is $92.99. http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|2200442|2200444&id=1796776