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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. Kingston Sail Loft (613) 531-9373. Run by Andrew Soper and John Clark. Soper is a true craftsman who does traditional sails for the Great Lakes barques and brigs as well as moderns. Clark is a former Shark World Champion. They are a class act. I have used them on and off for repairs and will be commissioning a new main and headsail from them. To me having a local, knowledgeable sailmaker to deal with vs an offshore supplier is a no brainer. +1 for Kingston Sail Loft, they have done my sail maintenance for years and have always been great to deal with.
  2. All IPads with cell have a full GPS chip on-board. Apple in their infinite wisdom have crippled the GPS setup so that ephemeris (the data about the GPS satellites) is only received over the cell network through the A-GPS service. I am not sure if they have enable ephemeris reception from the GPS signal in any products, The ephemeris is good for several hours and can lead you to think the GPS is going to work long term. Apple devices are outstanding at things Apple want you to use them for. If you want to go beyond that, they suck the big one. The best solutions are a bluetooth GPS or an Android tablet. Just about all Android devices, cell or Wi-Fi only have a fully operational GPS system. I run Navionics and MX Mariner on my Nexus 10 tablet and they work really well. MX Mariner is a great free solution for US and NZ raster charts. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mx.mariner
  3. I talked to Bruckmann about getting a part made from the moulds, they don't have them. I think Terry Gillespie may still have some interests in the moulds but I am not at all sure if there is a clear owner or a prospect of any new builds. There is a Saga 43 at Bruckmann's that is in need of a rebuild, I am sure they could rebuild it like new or better for a lot less than $600K.
  4. I find The Chandlery in Ottawa very good on price, beating everyone on 90% of my purchases and they are very pleasant to deal with. http://www.thechandleryonline.com/
  5. I am working with Ontario Plastics, They built this holding tank for me. The holding tank worked out perfectly.
  6. Thanks Bob. ATL is an interesting company.
  7. I have a leaking water tank that needs to be replaced. The tank is about 60 gallons/220l and made of aluminium, or mostly aluminium with some aluminium oxide. My initial thought was to go with a welded High-density polyethylene (HDPE) as I have a supplier I trust. The hive mind for my class seems to favour stainless or aluminium. My research and limited experience makes me very nervous about aluminium due to corrosion and stainless is damaged by chlorine though not as much as alu. What are the shortcomings of HDPE tanks? Why would this not be first choice?
  8. I have not seen her, just reading the ad. Keith Reynolds might have some history, he likely sold the boat. You can find his email on the mailing list on yahoo, He is always happy to chat, though he is on his boat for the next couple of weeks. He is posting to the list so he has email access.
  9. Sounds like Cecil, nice boat and she has at least 2 of the big jobs done, the keel shoe and maststep.
  10. Thanks Bob, yet another piece in the puzzle. I wish I could get you and Keith in a room and let you both riff on the history of Saga, I am sure there is a book or at least a good article waiting to be written.
  11. My boat is 19 off the line and the fit and finish is good, much better than a Beneteau 400 of about the same vintage I sailed a few weeks ago. My boat has a lot of sea miles and the interior seems to have stood up very well. I have heard rumours that the last 2-3 boats that were finished at Pacific Seacraft are not as good as the boats finished in St Catharines as they we rushed out the door as they went under in 2007.
  12. Happy Saga 43 owner here. Although there are only about 50 in existence, there is a strong owners group at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Saga_Yachts/info The boats are not without issues but the fixes are there and the community is great about sharing information. Bob advised on our purchase and his advice was very helpful Keith Reynolds, a former Saga dealer is also generous with his time in helping prospective buyers. We are leaving for the Caribbean in the fall and we are documenting our experiences here at 2 Bikes and Boat Quite a few 43 owners have blogs, there is a list on my site. If you have any questions feel free to PM me or post here.
  13. This is Canada so anything from putting your feet on the seat on up