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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. Does anyone know of a company out there that sells the necessary converters/coats/primers/paints for touching up painted aluminum in small quantities? I have a few spots on my mast where fasteners where that need touching up, but don't want to have to buy full quarts of everything. Original paint is "Awlgrip Off White G8010" Thanks, Steve
  2. Yes, I nearly choked when I saw the price of an OEM sensor. If I need to replace it, I think I can cut the old gauge out and figure out how to install an industry standard one in its spot... Seems that new VDO sensor + gauge would be a fraction the cost of a new Volvo sensor...
  3. Thanks jamhass! Looks like I have a date with a multimeter and a 6 pack this weekend to try to get the alarm wiring worked out... Steve
  4. Yes, panel has both gauges and alarms. Only 1 wire to the sensor, and the gauge seems to work, so my concern would be that the alarm wire is disconnected somewhere if there's not a separate alarm sensor. Wiring diagram I mentioned is on page 12 of this PDF: http://www.bluemoment.com/manuals/volvo_penta_2002_owner.pdf Most of the other documentation seems to focus on the standard (just alarms, no gauges) version of the panel, and so doesn't call out a separate sensor anywhere. Hence my confusion...
  5. I have a Volvo Penta 2003 diesel with the "deluxe" instrument panel (gauges for temperature/oil pressure, not just alarms). According to the wiring diagram in my owners manual, it has two separate sensors for the temperature- one for the gauge, one for the alarm. On the engine itself, I can only find one (right next to the thermostat). Am I missing something here, or is Volvo's diagram wrong and it should only be the one sensor? Same question for the oil pressure sensors...
  6. Add a vote for a J/37 (or J/37c, both very cruiser friendly setups for the 37) with the addition of a selden sprit/Asym, and a 110% Jib. I've been living aboard and sailing one with that setup for the past year, and it's a great setup, all things considered. Seems to tick all your boxes, and you should have a decent chunk of change left from that $100K, to get the boat set up exactly how you want. Shoal draft J/37 still rates faster than a deep draft 105, so it's not a slow boat. The 37s, along with all the other boats of a similar era, do have the usual issues to watch out for (wet core, etc). Steve
  7. Is there an easy way to tell the original Bruce anchors apart from the replicas? I have a Bruce style that came with the boat, with no brand name or anything cast into it, and I'd like to know if it's a real one or not...
  8. Thanks all! I didn't realize fluxgates created their own field, as opposed to just measuring the existing one, but I guess that makes sense. RLMike, I would bet the two brands will behave exactly as yours did in the experiment - at the end of the day, a magnetic field is a magnetic field; we're not dealing with different frequencies or "languages" here. Looks like I need to add getting the two systems to talk to each other to my list of projects, unfortunately. At least it looks like the KVH can spit out NMEA heading info, so maybe the project won't be as bad as I think. Steve
  9. Autopilot sensor is Raymarine, other one is a KVH 103 sail computer
  10. Just what the title says - I have two fluxgate sensors onboard (autopilot & tactical compass)- if they're mounted near each other, will they interfere with each other, like two traditional compasses would? Or am I good to shove them both in the same locker? As you can imagine, finding *two* metal free locations on a 37' boat is difficult. And before you suggest it, I'm not interested in ripping one system out and trying to get everything to talk to everything else. Maybe another year... Thanks, Steve
  11. I just installed a Webasto forced hot air unit in my J/37 - I can't comment on the reliability yet, but installation was easy as long as you plan the ducting runs in advance and are somewhat mechanically inclined. the 17K BTU version has been plenty powerful in New England so far, even with nights down into the 20's. 2 nice benefits to the hot air over the hydronic systems: 1) you get heat sooner after startup (don't have to warm the water up first), and 2) when ducted for fresh air mode, it also does a nice job of knocking down the humidity level in the cabin. I think Sure Marine in Seattle is one of the big Webasto dealers; they would be worth talking to. Steve