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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. Just a thought. Had a Quest 30 in late 90's which was designed with twin aft hung rudders. Because the tip of the windward rudder was always partially in the water, it was impossible to adjust so there was a consistent feedback on the helm. Depending on conditions, I could go from weather helm to neutral to lee helm. Changed to a single rudder and all of my troubles went away. May not be the same for the A35, but there may be a corollary.
  2. Need a soft sided cooler for a half dozen sandwiches and 16 / 24 waters or "pops". Don't want to pay for a Yeti when others might be just as good or better. We have a sport boat, so size matters.
  3. Need a soft sided cooler for a half dozen sandwiches and 16 / 24 waters or "pops". Don't want to pay for a Yeti when others might be just as good or better. We have a sport boat, so size matters.
  4. Added forestay toggle last night and pleased with the results.
  5. Follow the directions in the Selden book. Most important is to measure each shroud before installing as recommended by Selden. My upper cap was 3/4" longer on starboard versus port. Made that adjustment before raising mast and it made the whole process easier. I too will be adding a short toggle as recommended by Matt Wake. He just finished Charleston and came up with a whole new set of rig tune settings which he has agreed to share as I understand. Feel free to PM me so we can have additional discussions.
  6. By the way, u can get more clearance for ur outboard by turning the wood mounting board over. Made a difference on ours. You probably gain an extra two inches of clearance which makes a difference on Port tack.
  7. Planning to use iPad as primary GPS on sport boat. Have iPad air2 without cell. Looking at Bad Elf with lightning connector and Garmin Glo which uses wifi. What kind of experience does anyone have including concerns over battery life. I do not have an onboard power option.
  8. Trim the damn jib
  9. Tried to PM you, but said you weren't able to receive messages. If ur in the states, perhaps we can link up to chat about it. Send me a pm with contact info off this grid
  10. Thanks guys Appreciate the thoughts
  11. Haven't cut a hole yet, but understand it's not particularly robust since the boat is fairly light weight
  12. Not worried about getting paint off, just trying to avoid breaking the surface of the gel with sandpaper, making it more susceptible to intrusion
  13. How smooth is the bottom using Pettit No Sand Primer? It's for the bottom of a sport boat which will end up with something like VC-17 for the final coat? I hate to wreck the gelcoat by sanding it.
  14. What is the best way to taper the hole on the outside of the hull? Plan to drill main hole of 2"from outside and then oversized hole on the inside to allow removal of core and refill with epoxy, but uncertain of best option for creating the external flare for seating the transducer which seems to have a 30 degree angle.
  15. Multiple cameras kept it interesting, allowing you to see most of the team and some relevant positioning of other boats. Will be interesting also to see Bora when he loosens up with more time on the stick and when Hutch has more confidence in him. I know Hutch is"god", but sometimes you gotta let a guy drive. Would be great to see what tactical competency looks and sounds like on smaller boats.