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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. New lid for portside locker http://swedesail.de/
  2. Most of the Swede 55 deckhardware was mounted with imperial screws by Fisksätra Varv in the 70ties, i.e. the deckorganizers. Here 5/16“ UNC screws with a countersunk/linsen head were used. There is a mix of imperial and metric screws throughout the boat. Some can be changed, others not. This makes repairjobs sometimes tricky. To avoid trouble with new holes drilled into the cabinroof while keeping the position of the sheaves, I decided to renovate the old 5 sheave deckorganizer on port side with new sheaves at a lathe workshop and new inserted sleeves. To be mounted with new metric M8 screws.
  3. Original stainless steel Swede 55 wheel - Made by Wargia, Sweden outer diametre 83 cm (approx 33 inch) six 12 mm spokes spokes rakes 7° backwards (destroyer type wheel design) wheel 25 mm, one inch 5,7 kg – 12,5 lbs Fitting to original Fisksätra axis/steering mechanism (conical form, details available) Shipping from Hamburg in rigid cardboard or wooden box. more via: http://swedesail.de/ Best from Hamburg, Zebra
  4. Sundreamer, famous 75 sqm skerrycruiser „Bacchant“ being a predecessor to the New Zealand built „Fidelis“ and later resulting in Swede 55: LOA: 63′ 11″ / 19.23 m LWL: 51′ 0″ / 15.54 m Beam: 9′ 10″ / 2.98 m Draft: 8′ 4″ / 2.56 m Displacement: (original 11 Tons) current 28,500 lbs./ 12,9 t Built by well reputed Plym Yard near Stockholm 1936 for keen racing sailor Eric Lundberg I won’t forget the afternoon aboard with Bill Emery and the owner in a fresh westerly breeze - kind of Nirwana on Lake Michigan. After decades being actively raced and nicely kept in Chicago, the boat is now back to Stockholm waters, where all these lovely toys come from.
  5. Panoramics, I can contribute with six numbers regarding Swede 55 1. Yardstick due to German Sailing Association (DSV) 89 2. Scandicap due to Sailing Association of Finland ‘87 without/ with Spinnaker 10,20/10,95 3. Lidingö Yardstick (LYS) Swedish Sailing Association April 97 1,27 4. TCF - Channel Handicap System C.H.S. (measured 1988) 1.129 5. KLR German Classics Association Time Correction factor) 149 6 PHRF (for american Swede 55 „Excalibur“) 81,0 Most factors are based on yard or design numbers which do not meet reality regarding weight and draft. Swede 55 is heavier and floats deeper than planned. These factors are prohibitive and Swede 55 needs a long course with ideal conditions, plus able sailors to overcome, make it and and win.
  6. Interesting. Looking forward to the season now - flying swedish colours with the 130 sqm Spinnaker.
  7. I have never seen such a builders plate on my boat. Was that label underneath the garage for the sliding hatch (main companionway)? Your boat seems to be No 18, probably built 1978, first name „Columella II“ berthed in Uppsala, then named „So Long“ berthed Resarö/Stockholm, now named „Skuggfaxe“ I guess.
  8. 16,30 m finest Honduras Mahagony, nice ... As can be seen from this shot taken in August 16 approaching Denmark from the german seaboard, this design from 1975, manufactured 1979, just needs to be kept, polished, maintained with occasional hardware replacements and sailed as ever. It even got some wood - located almost maintenance free below deck and in the centre cockpit. Happy new year to all Swede 55 maniacs.
  9. Perhaps another step in MBD (Mental Boating Disorder) - not related to the current caravanshow exhibits: wide bodied, exaggerated counter and stern, no hips, extreme freeboard, lost contact to essential elements like wind and water, sexless sailing. Tell me frankly: how sick is it to have such a steering wheel hub cover made? Spending a little time and money to have it done.
  10. Sprayhood free Swede 55 sailing with nice overall view
  11. Swede 55 without helmsman few weeks ago in Denmark
  12. Finally afloat, after the annual spring nigthmare: Bottom jobs, ongoing projects ... Swede 55 approaching Fehmarnsund Bridge, 18,10 m air draft. Clearance 22 m - looks different from distance.
  13. Most level-headed people – especially nonmale ones - think that nobody needs a boat – besides this one which is absolutely meaningful, level-headed and useful to polish and use – soon
  14. Toy still on the hard with two projects still going on. One being the ever leaking front hatch. Hope to see it dry soon and the boat afloat for another baltic sea season . For the time being a shot of this califonian Swede 55, presumably boat No 17.