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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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    Sailing my boat, playing bass and classical guitar, flying sailplanes, skiing, cycling and hiking.

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  1. I removed my port settee using the method described. In the photo you can see the edge of the tabbing in the near bulkhead - the sawdust is piled up against the edge. Put a sharp chisel against that edge, and a few hits should get a bit of it loose enough to start stripping it off. You might have to probe a few spots to find a weakly bonded area - the chisel may just bounce on the gelcoat in some places, or it may only peel up a few layers instead of the whole tab. Keep trying until you locate a spot where the whole tab can be separated. Once you get a bit of it separated the rest will be easy. Polyester to polyester bonds have very little strength in tension. It is almost scary. Failing that I would use a dremel tool with a large cutting disk for the solid glass on the top edge and then grind out the remainder, and probably a cutting disk on a grinder and cut lots of slots then chisel out in between the slots for the rest. You could try a combination - cut and chisel out a bit near the middle of the boat, then when you chisel out the wood the inner edge of the tabbing should be exposed. That will make it easy to get your chisel under it. Good luck!
  2. Assuming this is the Dash, the easiest way to get a bulkhead out is to attack the tabbing. Get a chisel head underneath the tabbing and you'll discover it strips right off the underlying laminate. After you discover how easy it is to strip the tabbing, you'll consider using epoxy the next time you tab in a bulkhead. Take off one side of the tabbing, pull the bulkhead remnants off, then go at the rest of the tabbing from that side. You should be able to get the forward bulkhead out of the Dash in 3-4 hours, if I recall correctly how long it took me (once the forward floor and side locker had been removed). As a bonus, with this method your boat won't be full of fibreglass dust.
  3. Just set it up the way you think it should be done. Then when they call for the gybe set (or vice-versa) just tell fantasy land in the back of the boat which way they are going to do it. 99.9% of cases you'll be right and they'll thank you afterward. It isn't like they are going to run up there and change it. Just make sure you are right. Or you may get the flick.
  4. Not well versed in current F1. They haven't done their homework. My understanding is that they don't travel with the F1 circuit, and just comment on the feed. They are only on the ground for races in Canada , Monaco and the US GP. There is no way they have the access to people and information that the Sky coverage does.
  5. Watched NBC coverage of the Canadian GP because the regular Sky coverage was on one of the "extra" TSN channels that we don't get - truly awful, announcers are not well-versed in F1, frequent and endless commercials. Next time I won't bother recording it and will just find a download. Ocon was shafted by his team not telling Perez to let him by. It would have been interesting to see if Ocon could have got by Ricciardo.
  6. Anybody tried anything from this supplier? https://www.julbo.com/en/16/home.html
  7. My diver put in a bung that he got at the chandlery. It was like a large conical key fob. Worked perfectly, not a drop came in the boat, and he attached a string to it so I could yank it out when I was finished. The sea-cock is now replaced with a series 93 which is a superior unit. Thanks Forespar! I will bring the old one home and look at it to see if it is worth the trouble to take it apart to see what the problem was.
  8. Gouv, for all the useful, accurate boat repair advice. Closely followed by Hobot for the random pictures thread. Though I have to say that last year when we were out in the Pacific potentially in the path of a storm, DryArmour was pretty high on the list.
  9. This site has a forum called Fix It Anarchy. Click Here There are a lot of knowledgeable people there who can and will provide advice on how to fix things. However, be sure to search through the forum for an answer to your question first before posting. Many boat problems have been dealt with by people who post their solutions on this forum so it makes sense to save everyone time and search first. Other than that, good luck with the new boat! I am completely sympathetic to people who own a boat they can barely afford. As long as you are willing to do all the work yourself you can probably have a good time on that little boat for not too much money. dash
  10. Wait, a crack in the toilet - wouldn't there be seacocks on every through-hull? Or was it a crack in the toilet seacock itself? If so, we want to know the brand....
  11. Great idea, but for $56 USD + shipping, taxes and exchange I can hire a diver to stick his finger in there, or put his toilet plunger over top while I change the seacock. When they come down in price I'll definitely get a couple.
  12. I've been looking at the Wiley-X stuff for a while - seems pretty well built. Haven't bought yet. It doesn't matter so much that it is indestructible, what matters is that when you purchase them you don't just buy one frame, buy the two or three of the same so you have spare parts when they break. When they break, just pop the lenses into the spare frame and go sailing (with her). dash
  13. Will do. First I have to replace it with the new one - a bit tricky with the boat in the water. I plan to stuff a plastic bag up the through hull from the outside with a string attached to pull it out later, then remove the seacock. It is in a sealed locker that has a lid well above the water line, so even if things go very pear-shaped I won't sink the boat.
  14. I think the better long term solution is twinning the tunnel adding in transit (Skytrain) capability. Tunnels have a much lower lifecycle cost than bridges, and I don't buy the argument that we need to accomodate deeper draught vessels in the river. In addition, there are some shortcomings with the proposed design in terms of the amount of ice that drops off the bridge onto cars in winter. You may recall that both the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges which use this design have had to be closed at times for this reason. As for Site C, it is yet to be proven that we need it, because the Utilities Commission hasn't had a chance to review it. If the much-touted LNG industry is not as successful as forecast, and there is every reason to believe it won't be (let me know if you want references on this), we won't need the power. The way that the world generates and uses electricity is changing rapidly. While we are likely to shift away from fossil fuel use in vehicles towards electricity, we are also likely to greatly reduce our residential consumption especially if the forecast rate hikes happen. I would argue the current government's environmental policy is 20 years behind the curve. Just ask the residents of Shawnigan Lake, or the Mt. Polley area. It is definitely time for a change. I don't see why we can't have a government that both promotes economic growth and has a modern environmental policy. Seems crazy that we always seem to choose between the two.
  15. Received the replacement seacock today. All I can say is that Forespar went above and beyond on this one. Amazing service. dash