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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. Dave, I got one of these.... https://www.braven.com/brv-x-rugged-waterproof-bluetooth-speaker.html 12 hour play time is enough for us and I don't want the weight of permanently mounted speakers on the boat.....
  2. Mezaire - I think you are using the wrong part. We use EquipLite's High-Load Snatch Block for our 2:1 halyard on our Corsair 31-1D. Here's a picture: Looks lik you are using a non-swiveling connector. The snatchblock does not come off of the halyard.
  3. Thanks Max
  4. Could you send a picture or line drawing of your covers?
  5. Thanks! I'm going to try the constrictor. If we have problems at 1:1, I'll change to 2:1. If we like it, the spin halyard will be next. I'll be calling Rod or Alvaro Favela at Vela Sailing Supply in a few. We really like Vela Sailing Supply and order from them even though we have to pay sales tax...
  6. Looks like they are rebranded Optimum Time watches... But the Ronstan / Optimum Time prices are pretty much the same in the US.
  7. I used to use ICOMs but the tiny charging contacts on the hand held radios corroded and broke off. The Standard Horizon HX280S hand held (non DSC) that we have been using for the past few years works great and the battery seems to last forever. I'll bring it home from the boat to charge it maybe once a month. We also got a Standard Horizon HX870 hand held (DSC capable) for a recent offshore race. The radio works fine but the but the battery life is terrible. I'd say < 24hours turned on. So for everyday use we rely on the HX280S and we use the HX870 on offshore races where DSC is required.
  8. We're having the same problem with our Spinlock XTS clutch for our tack line on our Corsair 31-1D. We are using the 6-10mm cam with 8mm Endura Braid and all of a sudden the tack line is slipping like the clutch wasn't even there. It looks as if the teeth have been polished smooth by use. So, there is a ceramic cam/ base upgrade for the Spinlock XTS which costs $136. However the Ronstan CT308P001 constrictor clutch costs $147 (put it in a cart to see the actual price). I checked the line drawings for the Spinlock XTS Clutch and the Ronstan Constrictor Clutch and the mounting hole spacing is the same The increase in length of the clutch from 6" to 25" will not be a problem. Starboard Deck Layout So, I'm thinking that I'm going to try the constrictor clutch but I have a couple of questions: How well do the constrictor socks hold up in sunlight? Are replacement socks available? How much harder is it to thread the line through the sock when rigging than treading through the Spinlock XTS? The tack line lives in the cabin when we aren't sailing. Thanks!
  9. I found a nice looking 12V 40Ah unit from Valence Technology here in Austin... Data Sheet: https://www.valence.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/U1-12RT-Data-Sheet-Aug-2015.pdf Cost is $795 and lead time is published as 6-8 weeks but I'm guessing they'd be faster than that... Valence Store: http://www.valencetechstore.com/u112rt.html
  10. I found these. A bit smaller than you may be looking for but this is what we are looking for for our Corsair 31... Manufacturer Model AH MSRP BatteryTender BTL14A240C 14 149.95 BatteryTender BTL24A360C 24 229.95 BatteryTender BTL35A480C 35 299.95 Shorai LFX14A4-BS12 14 159.95 Shorai LFX21A6-BS12 21 229.95 Shorai LFX24A3-BS12 24 249.95 Shorai LFX27A3-BS12 27 275.95 Shorai LFX36A3-BS12 36 329.95