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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. I have some that's 5/8" OD and 5/16+" ID PM a snailmail address and i'll send a piece. JIm I buy it from McMaster
  2. MIne is a Gast dry vane pump of about 3/4 HP. It'll pull about 25" and 7 CFM. It's not quiet, but seems OK with running for hours. I tried a small gast diapragm pump and didn't find it worked well on anything but a small perfect bag.
  3. I've had OK luck with traditional marine spar varnish over epoxy. 8 coats minimum. I like Epifanes. It's higher in solids, so it builds more quickly. If exposed to sun, plan on a refresher coat every three months.
  4. I don't know what radius you need to get to, but there are 1" sanding drums which i've used with a corded drill and 6-12" extension shafts to clean up corners and fillets. If I got a decent scuffing on solid gelcoat, I'd be happy bonding glass over that. I would not need to remove it all.
  5. Said 15 year old should not know any lawyers.
  6. Mine has a couple of zerk fittings (McMaster) and I grease it every couple of years.
  7. Typical of first-generation Pearson boats. They were tall vs. their length and tended to work against the coamings. The Concordia design, with longer footing, held up better. Another option is the bronze winch tables. Available from Spartan Marine. McMaster sells long stainless flat head machine screws.
  8. Try polishing the tip of the gate link so the spring slides more smoothly.
  9. Titanium bolt?
  10. How about aluminum?
  11. Thanks, guys.
  12. That's very nice. Any guess as to that counter's weight and cost?
  13. +1 Formica (generic term is 'laminate') can be bonded to ply with contact cement or epoxy. I'd epoxy seal all sides of an epoxy counter flat.
  14. If you have some finishing skills and your standards are low enough, a DIY Awlgrip job isn't that expensive or difficult and will weather well. For a boat that doesn't get many scuffs and dings, it's an OK compromise.
  15. No pictures?