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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. If you want a magic box or two for the ram, I have one or two from old 5-Oh's I've cut up over the years.
  2. https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/6097420787.html I know, Tempest's aren't dinghies, but they are close. I think 3000 dollars is a "bit" high, like 10x too high!
  3. Does this mean you are covering the last 1/3 of the boat? Makes good sense. It's looking good!
  4. +1 on the Northfix. I think it has a perfect diameter, want to say it was 4 or 5mm. Make sure the line you use is kinda--- bendy. Stiff rope andthat don't work so well together. The closer you put the pulley in front of it, the more line you will pull up, but the more you will also pull up on the fittings. If you can secure them, do this. It's lots of fun to use. I do it on my FD genoa
  5. All good things take time. noone really asks how long it took to make the pyramids, or the Acropolis, they are simply amazed at the end results. Keep at it, you two!
  6. That's a Ballenger deck; I fwded it to him. Must be difficult for you guys to see your hard work rotting away in a field somewhere. The trailer is worth more than that boat, I'm afraid, but that wouldn't stop an idiot like me from fixing that boat up. Let's face it: The FD is hands down the queen of dinghies.
  7. Good move... I don't much like the forestay either, but it did save my mast once or twice.
  8. You sir, are a true sailor,and priorities are intact. Do underdeck cam cleats for the jib, get rid of that above deck shit. Looks awful. outhaul on boom - Think mines 4:1 in the boom. Rigging tip: Use a magnet and steel washer. Tie floss to washer and drag along the top of the extrusion... never an overlap. cunningham and vang split to each side - Cunny... just make it single side. It's pretty set it and forget it. centreboard up/down min- 2:1, better 4:1 mast rake- forestay tension I just tied somme bungy in the line... keeps the mast from fallinig down inn case thhe genoa halyard breaks. furler - May be worth cutting a slot for the furler bar, eases angle when raking. ram What's that? traveller Easiet is the windward sheeting car. I can send you my kludged up system pics, too, if you like. No spin saves lot's of rigging time and string. - Yeah, baby. She is a classy joy to sail. - No doubt. but seriously, lose the deck cleats. Don't want your crew's bikini to get caught on them..
  9. The double hull is totally worth it. Capsizing with a 1 1/2 hull totally sucks. Omigosh, wannabe, that FD looks so... simple... how do you get over the stress of not adjusting everything?
  10. I know, not a dinghy, but still, 300 bucks for a Cal20 with sails and a trailer? Hmm. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5959244478.html
  11. Make sure you rinse the this first and foremost when you pull her out of the water., especially saltwater... it's like a 12v battery going in in there. I love watching your project come together.. please keep posting as you go!
  12. Remember, safety belt material works great. I don't see much reason to make it adjustable... its going to be you most of the time,, and 2 inches wide webbing just simply won't stretch. Use some elastic to keep the strap off the boat floor, and you can get your foot under there a lot easier..
  13. As for the cutting down of a jib, the 505 jib without the stiffener works just fine with a painter for the head to take the load. It worked great when I did it, and if you ask nicely, I'd even mail it to you. Can't beat that for a deal.
  14. Looks good thus far!
  15. wannabe; Get your giant body out on the trap and keep it flat. You have enough righting moment to flatten the Queen Mary! Converting that to speed will get you planing.