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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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    Seattle, WA
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    Cruising and racing a Nordic 44 without going broke...Spending more time on the water
  1. From last year's Round the County here in the PNW. An '86 brought up from CA in 2009. I'm the second owner. Interior was in great condition. Slowly replacing or repairing all the rest that wasn't as good as it looked. A lot of new sails from Ballard Sails help get it moving.
  2. Here is a non-varnish option. Remove all the varnish (which you will probably be doing anyway) and use Semco. You will have to wipe some on twice a year to keep the teak looking good but it takes very little time. Your toe rails will have a matte finish but still be water proof. No varnish skills required. Not to everyone's taste but low maintenance and low effort.
  3. https://oregonfuelinjection.com/shop/heavy-duty/yanmar-diesel/rebuilt-injector-yanmar/
  4. It's back from Greenwood Radiator good as new. $120 with new end cap gaskets. It was embarrassingly clogged. New zinc and a coat of paint and it is ready to go. Ron does a good job and is easy to work with. He doesn't like doing work on leaky, worn out, heat exchangers but if you have one that needs a good clean I recommend the place.
  5. Found a Radiator place in Greenwood that can do it. Does them for some local marine shops. Small place but owner seems knowledgeable on the phone.
  6. Anyone know where to get a heat exchanger reconditioned (3"x17" copper/nickle) in the Seattle area? Thinking any good radiator service shop can do this but if someone has one they like let me know. Thanks.
  7. I just rotate the boat's sundial a bit.
  8. If anyone buys MLX don't buy black unless you don't mind the mess it makes as it bleeds all over the place the first few months. The other couple colors I have didn't do that. Maybe just a bad batch of dye.
  9. Fook me! You got run down sir. All they lacked were cannons. All those people on that schooner and they look like deer in headlights to me. Time to start looking for some new crew on that beast. That's not the photos you really want for your collection but they are pretty amazing. That mast hung on for a while too, before it snapped like it had to. Sickening.
  10. I also meant to say sorry to hear about the boat. Total bummer. Hope it gets fixed right.
  11. Don't shoot me but how does Rule 14 apply here, if at all? Was it reasonable to expect the L-36 to see and avoid collision? I understand the schooner came from behind but I'm asking those who know way more than I do if the skipper is responsible in any way for looking behind to make sure someone doesn't stick one up the backside.
  12. A bit late but I have gotten some Teak from Limback Lumber on Market St in Ballard. They milled it for me to the exact thickness I needed. I find I get good service there but some people don't. I think it depends on how you ask for what you want.
  13. I bought a pair of Fusion speakers from http://www.crutchfield.com/g_228350/Marine-Speakers.html?tp=61755 which were "scratch and dents" and saved a lot on retail. I could not find anything wrong with them. The look well made but the plastic grills are still just plastic. Mine are surface mounted in the same enclosure the old ones were. Had to drill new mounting holes though. They were IP6 (?) rated or whatever.
  14. I've had mine repaired twice in 6 years. First fix was a failure due to poor workmanship and was just a drill, drain and seal approach. Last year it was opened up by removing one side, replacing the wet foam, dried out, and put back together. I have not had it back out of the water so don't know if it is still dry. Like Bob implied you probably won't be able to switch to a composite shaft without going up in diameter. My second repair cost about $1,500 US. I had lots of people here tell me, as the yard did, this is common. It is typically not a serious problem either. I didn't like the way it affected the feel of the helm and the skins had lifted away from the frame so it was a must do for me.
  15. And then you invited me to crew, did you give up all hope? ;o) Funny. I never give up hope of having fun! I have changed my expectations of where we finish though. It seems we all have more fun that way. I saw this post and it really struck home. I'l bet he said exactly the same thing to exactly the same person at that yard. He races more than I do so maybe it is worth it but all the advice I got, pointed out that unless you are racing at or near the top of your class, asking a yard for a racing finish can really empty your wallet fast. You can't blame the yard. They don't know your tacks suck half the time or you overstand the mark too often. You want a racing finish, sure, no problem. It just won't make you go that much faster in the grand scheme of things. There are so many other places to improve like Sloop and everyone else told me that until you have done that it is a fantasy to think a $10K racing bottom will provide anything but buyer's remorse for most of us. Right now, even if he wanted to longboard his boat, he couldn't do it where he is. He has to move to a yard that allows owner's to do their own work.