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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. Normally installed right at the top of the track cut out.
  2. I would taper the core down to the aperture because is there is any sideways lor fore or aft load on the chain plate you run the risk of the solid insert compressing the core as Balsa is very compressible side grain, and allowing water ingress again.
  3. Definitely used plexus on the 29 er rigs, it was MA420 if I remember correctly.
  4. First rule when sailing any dinghy, when you capsize let go the tiller and hang onto the main sheet. Beefing up one component often simply sends the loads to the next weakest link down the line.
  5. Expensive is relative, when I was in the US last year and I bought a case of beer I thought that was expensive:)
  6. Guessing you have amine bleed through from the epoxy filler inhibiting the gelcoat curing.
  7. If you are not going to refil the foils with expanding foam, it might be worthwhile shaping some polystyrene foam to slide in, or anything low density simply to displace any water that might get in. The automotive sealant that is used to bond windscreens into cars sticks to almost anything, it is incredibly messy to work with, so wear surgical gloves and tape up where you don't want the stuff to go.
  8. Another stupid suggestion, can you tape a plank onto each side of the foil running the full length, then use a couple of large g clamps to try and compress the foam?
  9. Can you not simply replace the padding in the case and stock with a thinner fabric? It might also be possible to sand the gelcoat off the upper and lower lips of the case still leaving plent of laminate.
  10. First time I ever read a post from Woody that actually made any sense! My 2 times were both sailing related, the second one was being thrown into the boom during a gybe at over 20 knots on my moth. Took about 7 weeks to get back to normal......
  11. The other reality is, that apart from one blistering lap during qualifying at Monaco, Kimi has failed to be consistently on the pace for the entire duration of a race, Seb seems to be able to get more out of the car most of the time.
  12. If Alonso didn't have bad luck with Honda he would have no luck at all
  13. Honda still not working for Alonso.....
  14. Alonso leading Indy 500 after 50 laps!
  15. I went to a Inter-Religion Integration Seminar. The Bishop came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of Jesus Christ, you will walk today!” I smiled and told him I was not paralysed. The Rabbi came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of God Almighty, you will walk today! I was less amused when I told him there was nothing wrong with me. The Mullah came, took my hands and said, “Insha Allah, you will walk today!” I snapped at him, “There’s nothing wrong with me” The Hindu sadhu came and said "Beta, you will walk on your legs today." I said "Babaji - nothing wrong with my legs" The Buddhist Monk came, held my hands and said, “By the will of The Great Buddha, you will walk today!” I rudely told him there was nothing wrong with me. After the Seminar, I stepped outside and found my car had been stolen. I believe in all religions now......