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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. Personally I don't like an outboard in a well. It gets a lot of spray from the well and the motor is always in the water. My brother has a boat with the outboard on a mount on the transom and I like that much better. A friend just put a Morgan 30 on the market in Maine for $8000. More then you want to spend but in better condition then what you would get for $5000. https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/6074922001.html
  2. A few points, A good safety item for an stove is a fireproof blanket. If you get a fire somewhere you can throw it on the fire. Less mess then a dry chemical. You should have a CO2 detector if you are going to run a stove or heater for long. Not a good idea to be warm and dead. Alcohol puts out a lot of water vapor. Not so good for a heater unless it is vented. I have never understood why the diffuser idea is useful. I don't like the flower pot idea since if there is any heavy metals in the pot then you are vaporizing them into the air you are breathing.
  3. I think refurbished Toughbooks are great as a boat computer. They are low energy due to no fan. Hard drives and battery packs are easy to replace. I have had a 29 and two 30's. Even without ssd they take a lot of shock and banging because the hard drives are padded. These sites are a good resource. http://forum.notebookreview.com/forums/panasonic.1012/ http://toughbooktalk.com/ The people on them know more about the computers then then customer help phones.
  4. I also have a Force 4 aluminum bottom dinghy. It is light weight and fast with 2 people on it. It can also carry 5 people slow. I don't think they make them any more. If/ when the tubes are no longer good I am thinking of getting new tubes made. Another manufacturer is these guys. They look good. http://www.northatlanticinflatables.com/Aluminum-RIBs_c_30.html You can also see the weight differences by looking at their aluminum and fiberglass in the same models.
  5. FWIW I have done a 45 foot boat with one gallon and a quart of thinner. Never had a problem with it drying in the pan. By having it that thin it went on smooth. Trick I got from yard foreman who owned his own boat. I don't remember which covers we used but they would fall apart after a while. They may have been west epoxy foam covers.
  6. I have used this type a few times and it worked well. http://www.jmsonline.net/whale-electric-field-sensor-switch-wha-be9003.htm?gclid=CJ3l3syc38wCFYU2aQodQwQCTg Only problem was if it got coated with some scum over time. But a quick wipe with a paper towel took care of that.
  7. line or webbing on a jack line is a very bad idea. When climbing you always have something metal in between. When it is under tension it can take very little distance to cut through the line that is not moving. It might be fine as you are moving around the boat but what about when you really need it because you have fallen overboard. You would be able to say you didn't hear any clanking as you float away.
  8. You can get vector charts of US waters. If that's what you want.
  9. vinyl patches or aquaseal
  10. Sailrite has a video on how to make chaps. You might be able to get some ideas from it. http://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Make-Dinghy-Chaps-Video
  11. Few comments, OP hasn't said what the usual distance they need to go and what the max distance is? Since it's on a lake that would's be forever. If this is for use to get out to a race course and back can you ever get a tow? People do that around here when then need to go a longer distance then normal.
  12. I would try some slime tubeless sealant. You take the valve out and inject it into the tire and then fill and spin. Just need to move all around to get along the rim. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/slime-super-duty-tire-sealant?a=60369&pm2d=CSE-SPG-15-PLA&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=CI&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=WX2*0070047000449&gclid=Cj0KEQjwz-i3BRDtn53Z5Z7t4PUBEiQA23q2AH5C57ATH1ojE7B66RdaxtRxUggkRVglWz_-E44pR1gaAkG88P8HAQ
  13. I would check with who ever you have install the mooring. They know the conditions for where the mooring is. It is useful to have two lines. One a bit longer then the other one so if one chafes off then the other one will still hold the boat.
  14. The pill type can go off even if you are sitting on the rail if it is foggy. Wakes everyone up when it happens late at night on a overnight race.
  15. I read the article you referenced and I would agree with Practical Sailor. You are doing a touch up not a complete job. Trying to use epoxy will result in a edge that is not coated when the epoxy comes off the paint that was there. You then end up with another rust patch that you have to deal with. The paint will work better. Once problem areas get large enough sand blast and recoat with epoxy paint system. This advice is based partly on my time as a Boatswain mate in the USCG on a 378. You think you have rust problems. Nothing like a steel white ship.