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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. Fantastic! Congratulations! Well done ETNZ!
  2. Thanks for the heart attack! Go ETNZ!!!
  3. I have sailed all kinds of boats racing and cruising for over 50 years and I don't know anyone that has gone overboard, so I'm thinking the chances are small. However I know you definitely do not want that to happen to you and if, god forbid, it ever does, your chances are a lot better if you are wearing a pfd. I know I have been in the water for short periods of time cleaning up after dinghy crashes and am always glad I wear flotation. My choice now is to wear a pfd when out on the water, its just so easy to do. Cheers, Rob W
  4. Thanks everyone. I'm going to try all your suggestions - check halyard, hoist from mast, try hoisting after it is unrolled etc. Good tips here. Yes my halyards and furling line are all led aft and the layout is really poor so I am sure there is a lot of friction just in that. Thank you all! Cheers, Rob W.
  5. Well, some previous owner thought it was a great idea. Lot's of people tell me how great it is but none of them have actually used one. The main is flat as a board to accommodate the system, you have to use a winch to get the last 10' of halyard, and it is a fight to get it furled properly. I grew up sailing a 30' boat and we used the winch on the last 3" of halyard. Me no likey
  6. We have a Leisurefurl system on our 30' boat. I have only been using it for about 6 months but if it doesn't get any better by mid-summer it's going in the dumpster. It is just a brute to use. I have gone through all the sheaves, McLubed the luff, on and on but it is just a PITA - both hoisting and dropping. I would love to see one work well and understand what I can do to make ours ok, but if you asked me today... No idea why they are popular. Rob W.
  7. I don't have to cut out the plumbing and have myself and the boat covered in stinky black goo. Some higher power took mercy on me, or I'm just a really lucky SOB...
  8. Somehow it started working. I pumped it out at the station then filled and pumped again from the deck, twice. Filled it a third time and went for a little motor out in the ocean. All I can say is there is a God... Thanks for the advice everyone! Cheers, Rob W.
  9. It's called negative option billing. It was tried out here by TV cable companies a while back. I think it's illegal here now. That is Sirius XMs business model in the US. Assholes
  10. Thanks Ish! I'll get to work.
  11. Holding tanks and such are new to me, we are recently (October) the proud owners of a Cat 30 with tank, pump etc. So far it has been a struggle; here is my situation: - macerator is below the holding tank level in the boat - deck pump out line is separate from the macerator line - vent is venting -thru hull valve is open The macerator pump makes a racket when switched on but it does not appear to be pumping anything out. Is the thing clogged, bridged, shaft broken? Any sanitary methods of breaking the thing loose? I have time and the benefit of a clean & handy pump out station nearby. Should I pump it out, fill it with water and repeat? I am hoping the answer is not to replace the pump, it does not look like a fun job but if that's the answer so be it. Thanks everyone. Cheers, Rob W.
  12. So, to wrap my story up. I didn't get my estimate until the boat was hauled out of the water, but the yard owner spent a lot of time with me and walked me through it. It was higher than I expected but not unfair because he pointed out some things that should be taken care of. Never asked him why I couldn't seem to get an estimate before that point but I have seen since their yard office was a disorganized mess and he wasn't getting messages (that has apparently been sorted out). Anyway, even though we added a few things to the list they showed me some that could wait and where I could save a little money. The final bill was a little higher than the estimate but I was given a thorough explanation and it was detailed and itemized. When I picked up the boat it was beautiful, I was really happy with their work. The boat was spotless too, inside and out, no shoe marks, hand prints, grease smudges, nothing anywhere. I was happy and my wife was stoked as well. I am very pleased with the yard and their work and will definelty return there when the time comes. That was exactly the experience I had hoped for in hualing out. Cheers, Rob W
  13. good lord...
  14. Yup http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1979/Fred-Preiss-classic--MAXI-ULDB-2731320/Italy#.WFxUMtsiy00 ...listed twice, at two different asking prices? http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1989/Fred-Preiss-Classic-Custom-Made-2966473/Genova/Italy#.WFxUttsiy00 Is this the Christine that was originally bright-finished? I though she was a lot older than that. Maybe I'm getting too old...
  15. There is a bar in Two Harbors. Enjoy the Buffalo Milks!