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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. Overkill much?
  2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sailorsinsd/ Join there, that will get you to over 900 people PDQ.
  3. EBay vendors sell the stuff
  4. A 9mm and a .380 both have the same size bullet and barrel bore size. The 9mm is very popular in pistols of all sizes and the .380 has a slightly shorter brass casing. Consequently very small pistols use a 380 which fits better in the design of the smaller grip, shorter barrel, shorter slide dimensions of a small pistol.
  5. My bow girl got bonked on the head (spin pole) a month back by a newbie in pit that did not know WTF they were doing. Concussion, hell of a headache and a hospital visit for an MRI. Thankfully she was ok. Told her if she wanted a helmet I would pay for it. The helmets out there are cheap ($30-40) lightweight, pretty effective and comfortable. What's the problem? Macho guys don't wear helmets? Had that stupidity in the NFL, NHL and a few other places as well. A friend of mine got hit by a car while cycling, once they finished gluing him back together he put the helmet he was wearing on his desk and the damage to the helmet told the story. If people want to wear helmets, so be it.
  6. The asymmetric aspect is a big clue - I would look at the vertical alignment between gear faces and see if they align properly. Just a guess, but I wonder if some form of spacer is missing underneath something so that the two gears are not aligning properly? Is the gear that this drives the winch drum? Does that have a similar wear pattern?
  7. Couple suggestions - depends on how handy you are with electronics - If the readout has nothing more than voltage readings, you can substitute an outboard electrical meter. If the readout also has some intelligence to it (digital control info) and you need a plug in compatible replacement, consider opening up the old unit, see if you can find manufacturer and part number on the display, and go looking for a LCD replacement. If you are not soldering iron friendly, get the parts and find a local electronics tech to R&R for you. Also, check to see if it is the backlight to the display that has died.
  8. https://www.w8ji.com/dielectric_grease_vs_conductive_grease.htm Give the above a read.
  9. Auckland has better wind and better craft brew beer. Newport has better lobster, fried clams, and the stereotypical "yachtie culture"
  10. What town-marina/YC is this in?
  11. Five days in from the election and he had already changed position on 9 key items of his campaign promises. Words of wisdom: "Be careful what you ask for because you may actually get it." And, an ancient Chinese curse, one of my favorites "may you live in interesting times" Or, Like they say in Dixie "I'll pray for you..." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-nine-times-betrayed-voters-us-election-2016-mexico-clinton-muslims-a7413341.html Nine times Donald Trump has already betrayed the US voters who put their faith in himWithin days the President-elect has rowed back or ditched a string of his bizarre promises
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Codes Give it a read it is actually not that difficult.
  13. teflon (PTFE) dry lube from Home Depot is essentially the same and a fraction the cost.
  14. http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/boxes-enclosures-racks/boxes/2163622 Start there. Or as others are saying, build something from scratch. Wood or lay up fiberglass.
  15. WD40? Um.... No. Plastic to plastic binding? Clean it all up and use some PTFE dry lubricant instead.