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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. They'd have to be shims, Bugga all clearance. Gonna pull the boat out end of April, then I'll know what to do. Too much good weather at moment. Rudder shaft is one piece, don't know whats with the threaded rod/bolt clamping the ears of the yoke. One piece or tapped into head? Murphies law, if i touch in the water something will break.
  2. of course, its no good at that either. better than hunting back and forth like a kid in a toy shop. Doesn't go any better upside down!
  3. On a lighter note, dad & daughter...towin "ga-barge" the rubbish truck. It rows like shit, tows like sh_T...and smells like..... Much derision has been, probably unfairly, directed at gar-barge.
  4. You're right but its a PIA. That top nut is what pulls the rudder shaft taper into female keyed housing (that the yoke fits over) to set up preload. Below that is the delrin bearing housing that is part of cockpit floor. I think its delrin, don't really know. Below that I've chopped out a small section of rudder tube and installed a AP lever that is located onto the 50mm shaft with 3x10mm 316 socket screws into detente's in the shaft. below that I installed a gland, carbon fibred to struts athwartship and fore & aft. It ain't gonna fall out. But thanks for your concern. What you've just reminded me off, tho, is I haven't put the marks on the nut and shaft to make sure it aint unwinding. What a fucking earful, You'll probably put me on ignore! With all the effort I'm pissed there is slop. I'm convinced it is in an area i haven't been. (Haven't mentioned complete re-foil.) If its blade to shaft, I'll breaking out the anti-depressant.
  5. Yep, good stuff. Or, along same lines, depending on the extent of elongation, extract bolt & drill larger diameter to extremity of elongation/larger diam bolt? When I get bolt out I'm expecting wear to both bolt and yoke.
  6. I'll pb it, then heat it gently first. There better be or its blade to shaft disconnect! And it improves dramatically if you crank the crap those those nuts, but then the tiller is too stiff vertically.
  7. Ta, good idea. If I can get the bolt out and the yoke hole is elongated I'll just make a new one out of stainless. A doubler would work but I can't weld bronze & doubt brazing would be strong enough.
  8. Could you post a picture like that but from the side?--below. Hey thanks for the collaboration. I hate the loose feel but also loathe to do something ass backward. loathe to do something ass backward. Been doing that plenty with this boat. Don't want to heat owing to the delrin top bearing. Shaft is 50mm stainless (solid). Bolt is going to have to come out
  9. Thanks for the suggestion. I took the dome nuts off but the bolt is in solid. So cannot tale the yoke off. Bit hard to tell where the slop is. Leaning towards elongated holes in the yoke arms.
  10. I have isolated it to either elongated holes in the yoke that houses the wooden tiller that has a bronze bolt through. Or the bolt is worn. Drill oversize and sleeve or braze and redrill? The slop is quite annoying. It feels as though you hitting small objects in the water. Bad pic-Had to enlarge and crop. Searched the net & couldn't find brazing and re-drilling specifically.
  11. Hmmm, don't get it on hoist but on furl about half way through. PIA. (Slight thread drift-semi related) Gonna put a pennant on to increase angle of halyard to restrainer this w/e. Furler components all running free. Tried more halyard tension etc. I guess i could rivet a small standup block to the mast head and furler swivel, with a line down the mast cleated off. Single handed, I need that furler.
  12. Sorry, didn't get notified of your post. No Iala capability as far as I know. (First time I've heard of it.) Just a vanilla GPS . Waas is not operational down here. We have only one DGPS land station & I think you need a dedicated receiver for it.
  13. Endless delays but in the water now and first light wind sail. Definitely a ++ but need more wind. I will have to use the old sails to be objective Also yet to get electronics up.
  14. I Have a GH2183 & a G2183. I am just about to install in my boat on a N2K backbone. As a dummy run I have set up the two GPS’s/Hdg on the bench (one at a time) to compare output. The G2183 (manufacture date 2010) exibits fairly stable position & COG data, whereas the GH2183 (2015) has wildly swinging COG and a longitude 0.006 of a minute variation. Roughly 25’ at 36°S. (Latitude is only .002’) Both were tested in the same environment with the same weathercaster settings. (1Hz). The G2183 versions I have supposedly only update at 1Hz, and set higher, will just be repeating the same data. I understand at rest, the COG is going to swing with inaccuracies of position (which will stabilise with motion) but is this normal for the GH2183? How can it be stabilised. Ta for any help with this.