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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. That is the steering component for a twin rudder setup and the centerline shaft is for the rudder.
  2. I concur. I do not think what they used in the mixture had the proper formula and it is shrinking and cracking.
  3. Well it has now been several weeks and I have gotten no response from Interlux on this. I have a feeling I knew more than the rep who came to see the boat, and I doubt I will hear back. I sent an email thanking them for sending a rep and their time. I also asked them to tell me their thoughts as well as tell me the procedure to overcoat the bottom as the teflon properties in the paint will keep other paints from sticking. From my understanding, there has been a large shake up of personnel in the company and apparently their representation has gone down hill. I am going to the St. Pete boat show this weekend and hope to see a representative there to discuss with them this issue. I told them I have this posted on SA as well as the classic mako forum as I had intended on putting this on the bottom of my Mako as well.
  4. Thank you for that information. I used to wet sand the 2000 and although it was completely shiny like the VC it was still fast. If I strip off the VC can I apply gel coat over the 2000? I would assume no as gel coat is a polyester and going over an epoxy it would not create a good bond. I would assume I would have to go back to the original gel on the boat and then coat it.
  5. Does Vivid do plain paint? I intend to trailer the Mako so no reason for bottom paint. I am suspicious of the starbrite on the bottom for the PE however many others use it with fantastic results. My other concern that I asked the rep was the procedure to recoat as the teflon in the PE would prohibit a good bonding surface to anything new. Would I have to completely remove the paint that is on there back to the 2000 barrier coat? I may just go to the 2000 and leave that. I dry sailed the boat for 5 years with that on the bottom with no issues with crazing and cracking. What about Vivid? Thats where I might go with that SeaCraft I got.
  6. I agree with this and that is why I called them as I wanted to get an idea of their thoughts. The rep came this morning and met me. He spent almost an hour looking at my boat as well as the other boats at the yacht club. In the end, although he has spent 99% of his career working with powerboats, he thinks that 4 years is a good run for the product and I should consider repainting it. There are other boats done by the same person with the same preparation that are 8 years old and just starting to show the faint signs of what mine has already done so I disagree with him. I asked him to go back and speak with others as well as his boss as none of the industry professionals think that it should only last 4 years. I meticulously maintain the bottom, do not leave the boat in for more than 3 days in a row, and thoroughly clean it when it comes out. When it is left in for 3 days for a regatta it is wiped down so nothing can grow, and being an epoxy, it should not saturate the layer. We will see what he comes back with, but I am assuming they will say that 4 years and the bottom will fall off so buy more product and do it again. I am getting my powerboat bottom blasted and want to put a good bottom on it since it lives on the trailer, but I am not leaning towards not using this product as 4 years to me is too short for the investment of spraying this on by a professional and I do not have space our resources to do it myself.
  7. The "professional" has done the other J24s at my club as well as other boats without this issue. According to him, he is not at fault. IMHO I believe he did not prep properly or did not mix things correctly. I have not heard back from the rep. They said they would come this week after the Ft. Lauderdale boat show, but have not gotten an email back.
  8. I agree with that except the other 6 J24's at my YC have the same stuff done by the same company and it has lasted 7-10 years like Varan described. I go over it once or twice a year with a brilo pad and some cleaner, then rewax it with Teflon wax to help with the UV issues. The VC on the bottom is mostly out of the sun, even on the trailer due to adjacent boats. I finally got a response from an Interlux rep and they are supposedly coming to look at it this week.
  9. MY J24 bottom was put on in 2012 by a professional. Now four years later it looks like a 50 year old boat with gel coat crazing on the bottom. The bottom was chemically stripped, washed, sanded, faired, Interlux 2000 put on and then the VC127/128 performance epoxy. It even has started to chip off in some areas and I had to sand out and will have to fill those spots. Has anyone else had this trouble? The one photo shows where I sanded it down and will be filling. The other photo is the bottom after being stripped before sanding and fairing.