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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. So I am told. It certainly doesn't weigh much, the usual technique for replacing the points is removing the engine, which is accomplished by two middle aged yardbones. Next time it comes out I'm going to make the bilge look as shiny as yours. Is the Big Boat a Mark III or a II? I can't tell from the photo in the other thread. I have several thousand miles in a Mark I, so the B-40 occupies a soft spot in my head. I still take care of one which is the same vintage, so at least I get my fix that way. She is a 1969 "Custom" as the builder called them. These days people refer to them as Mk 1's just because that tag makes more sense with the later Mk II and Mk III names. She is one of the last to have solid glass decks and was late enough to have the fiberglass winch pedestals and later port design. In the early 70's there was a time when one could order either a Custom, Mk II or a Mk III.
  2. Ajax, one of the reasons that the catboat went away was to help justify getting the "big" boat. I keep and old yawl near Annapolis. She is on the hard at Burt Jabbin for the season. Colorado is still home. Cool. Will you be here this summer? Yes, that is the plan.
  3. Ajax, one of the reasons that the catboat went away was to help justify getting the "big" boat. I keep and old yawl near Annapolis. She is on the hard at Burt Jabbin for the season. Colorado is still home.
  4. That's gorgeous colorado. I lust for the Yanmar but am told the Vire is a classic. Yeah, so's an Edsel. Nettles, I sailed our boat without an engine for nine years. The small marina that I kept her in enacted a rule that prevented us (and other sail boats) from sailing in and out of our slips. I really loved the boat at that point. I took her back to Legnos Boats and had Peter and his crew install the 1GM10. The boat was never the same after that. She lost the sharpness that had made her so handy. The truth be told the Yanmar was too heavy. After the install, with three adults in the cockpit, water would back-flow through the cockpit drains. As you can see in the engine photo those drains are just inches below the lip of the engine access hatch. It was not a good situation. I would have to close the through hull when sailing with friends aboard. The hatch was very difficult to seal. I suspect the Vire is much lighter. You may be better off.
  5. Hello Nettles, We had a Mystic 20 for ~ 20 years. I miss her from time to time.
  6. Beautiful Whit. Is this another Alden Challenger?
  7. Thanks Bob. She has taken good care of me over the years. I still can't take my eyes off of her when rowing away.
  8. Here is my old girl.
  9. I rather like the hint of tumblehome.
  10. Sheeting the sail to the rudder head seems to work okay on our Melonseed. I thought it was goofy at first but when sailing it it not at all noticable.
  11. Kim, I thought that you might have a control from this company: http://www.kobelt.com/products/controls/mechanical/list?categoryId=bfb33b47-9798-6a94-a253-ff0000f575ed Scroll down toward the bottom and there are controls similar to yours though not identidal. I had a model 2048 on my old boat.
  12. I believe that the new engine control is made by Korbelt. I had one on my old catboat. Removing the handle really cleaned up the cockpit. It worked flawlessly but must have weighed twenty pounds.
  13. Apparently there was a Bermuda 40 at the show with a Bermuda 50 sign at the foot of the mainsail. That might have caused some confusion... The B-40 was, I believe hull #203, the last Bermuda 40 built.
  14. I put one in my old Mystic 20.