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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. Sometimes it is best to get kids using safety equipment in low risk situations so the behavior becomes automatic as they advance to higher risk stuff. Soon there is no inhibition about its use and young minds do not have to do complex safety analysis every time. Some parents at my marina have there kids put on pfds as they exit the car, seems silly at first but does make sense.
  2. This is a classic NW boat, and if it is in as good a shape as advertised could be one of the best of it's kind out there, https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/6176724609.html
  3. Kim has probably already thought of this, but titanium might be a consideration for stantions and pulpits. Cost would be higher than stainless, but perhaps less than stainless plus powderocating and more durable. The flat subtle texture of raw titanium would be a good look on Francis. It is also very light which would be a plus for the removable sections that would need to be stored below. There was a Farr 44 named Tabu with Ti fittings, it is now in Seattle so you might be able to enquire how it has held up over time. There are lots of bike frame builders in the area so the expertise should be available if needed (Kim being Kim probably knows Davidson already).
  4. Ok I will try this out, not a great deal, but how often do CF dinghies pop up? https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/6111724169.html
  5. Perhaps it is not the coating but an electrical issue. On my old boat the epoxy would last on the lead for about 6 years and the anti foul 2-3. Then the epoxy and paint started to go bad in just 1-2. After lots of contemplation by folks smarter than me it was determined stray current in the marina and grounding problems were the culprit. I think I got it fixed but sold the boat before it was confirmed.
  6. A full time liveaboard offshore boat for 10K? I hope that is not the whole budget. To keep costs down it sound like you are going to have to go as small as you can stand. Albin Vega?
  7. If Blaine is an option you could also check at Semiahmoo. It is a condo marina, but I think they let the slip owners rent.
  8. I have anchored in both hunter and mud bay, both are pretty protected in a south wind with good holding. Hunter is more scenic, but if the wind is predicted to shift to the north with much force mud bay is bigger and you can anchor tucked up against the NW side for more protection and a longer distance to the south shore in case you drag. For some reason every time we end up in either one the weather goes bad. An option is catch a park buoy at spencer spit, it is very exposed to wind but the spit acts like a breakwater so if you chose the leeward side the water is flat, there are buoys on both sides and the beach is great. Passing between the spit and Frost island is a sphincter tightening experience, but it works. Another very protected option for your first night is blind bay, it is pretty protected from all directions but especially from the south. If you do go read the guide book carefully about the entrance near blind island, rocks are not your friends. just writing this makes me jealous, we will not be up there until late July. Have fun and report back often.
  9. Ranger tugs is a local NW company with a lower priced approach to the cruising tug concept than Nordic. They seem to be doing well. They certainly have a much larger presence at the local shows than all the sailboats venders combined.
  10. Most better quality anchor rollers in 316 stainless are a dull matte finish, and the thicker stock for costum work is also matte. When I re did my roller and bow plate the shiny polished stuff was special order and more expensive. Titanium would be cool looking and lighter but might be overkill for this appilcation.
  11. So do the midship doors need to be doors or could they be lift out panels like companionway boards? The outside could be finished flush with the hull, the interior how ever Kim likes. A simple bracket could hold them in the cockpit when removed. The only hadware would be stainless latches to hold them in place in either position, no fancy hinges or sliding door mechanisms needed. I have lifted several of the compsite foam core parts of Francis Lee and they are scary light for their strength, you can lift his companionway steps and salon table with one finger so Betts should be able to make them very managable. When locked in place they could add support negating the need to beef up the rest of the structure too much, as long as you do not forget to run the boat with them removed.
  12. Bummer. I have really enjoyed all of your designs, but Dave's was the closest to my dream boat. My life plan was to wait 10 yrs and look him up to see if he was ready to sell.
  13. This may be a contradiction to the concept of there being no stupid questions, but If your engine requirements are diminishing I wonder if a dry exhaust has been considered. The design would allow the run to be outside the interior space to keep the heat down, it meets Kim's keep it simple philosophy, and provides the big exhaust pipes everyone is enamored with. The added noise is an issue, but it is a power boat after all,
  14. The Dehler 39 came in shoal draft, very nice build with a big rig and high end interior. It is a bit of an upwind machine, but should do well off the wind. I suspect a spin that would make if go well down wind would be very large.
  15. This is a very helpfull insight into the design. I was thinking in a strict 2D world looking at the drawings and missing the the big picture. Converting a 3d mental idea into good drawings must be hard, and it also illistrates why those of us with little experience are so inthralled with good renderings like Rasper produces. For us the design comes to life, Bob must think "I knew it would like that the whole time". As an aside, anyone who thinks canvas enclosures on this boat will simply be left in place all time needs to spend 15 min with Kim. He does not sit still for long and if he wants to open up the sides he will do so.