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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. Actually, that is a Webasto diesel fired hydronic boiler. The black thingy on the right underside is the system pump. I'm sure they have this installed correctly, but on a sailboat it must be mounted fore and aft. I learned this the hard way. Sure Marine Services rocks.
  2. Thanks Bob for solving the mystery. I guess i'm too interested in the pics and not reading enough... That certainly explains what appears to be a smaller radius.
  3. Hey Bob, it appears the radius at the leading edge of the cockpit seating is larger on deck #1 than on deck #2. If so, why or is it an illusion. Also, what are the holes cut in the coamings for? Ventilation I assume.
  4. Looks good Kim. Having just completed installing a webasto boiler in my boat I can say that locating the boiler and exhaust line was the most challenging part. One thing to be aware of with the new location is fenders, lines and other boats getting too close to the exhaust outlet. Not sure about the Wallace , but apparently the webasto can melt things....I'm sure you're well aware.
  5. I just installed a C-Head on my 26' Excalibur. Spent the last week cruising down the Hood Canal with my skeptical wife. She's sold and so am I! I couldn't bare the porta potti any longer. I have planed to use a composter on the Cape George 40 I'm finishing. That gives me an extra 40 gallon water tank. We went with the less expensive C-Head on the 26 to give the concept a go and see if it works for us. So far so good. +1 what Kim says about Sandy and his service. PB- yes, the urine is separated and ends up in a plastic milk jug. Separation is key. We used a combo of Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir saw dust and planer shavings- Delightful.
  6. With the open coaming I have visions of my wife pulling the crab pot back there and watching as the bait container drains onto the deck and slowly migrates towards my butt. I suppose one could add a slight curb across the back for such instances.
  7. I'm curios as to the pros and cons of having a wrap around cockpit coaming vs. an open concept like the Bulletproof 43. I've mocked up both iterations for my Cape George cutter and have yet to decide which way to go. Wrap around would seem potentially dryer and better for lounging, Leaving them open makes for a larger work area and perhaps more practical for a tiller? I also like the way the forward part of the coaming is pinched in a bit to provide a larger landing space outside the coaming. Spell ck. doesn't like the the way I spell coaming. Am I missing something?
  8. Ha! Reminds me of my early 20s and the shower curtain. Orange and alive. Didn't seem that big of a deal at the time.
  9. Try Pete Langlie at port Townsend foundry. I talked with him at the boat show and hi mentioned 6000 different molds.
  10. kdh, Thanks. We have a ski building weekend party scheduled in December with friends. Boat pics...well, I'm still working on the boat and currently have the cockpit/ hard dodger area mocked up. I need to make some decisions so I will post some pics and hopefully get some advice. Might be a week...
  11. My son and I started building skis last year. These are his, and our forth build. Nothing like skiing powder with your son on skis you built together. Just adding to the drift.