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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. This question is limited to coastal cruising and day hopping. Longer trips the dinghy us broken down and stowed and the engine is in a locker. The question is really limited to days in will tow, not whether I should tow.
  2. Is there any merit to the idea of sticking the inflatable's engine on the deck of the inflatable, rather than leaving it on the transom, when towing? We have a relatively small, relatively light dinghy rig, but it still sucks to tow it. The inflatable is a 10' aluminum deck, air keel. The engine is 4hp Tohatsu. The engine weighs about 60 pounds. Putting the engine on the rail is not a great option because the pushpit on our boat is cantilevered way outboard of the elements that take loads down to the deck. When we put the engine on the rail, it exerts an unhappy load, and moves around a lot. We're going to resolve that issue, but haven't decided on an option yet. In the meantime, I wonder whether trimming the dinghy under tow by moving the engine forward on the deck of the inflatable. It seems like a lot of the issue is actually the transom of the inflatable dragging rather than merely the weight of the dinghy. (Yeah, easy experiment, but its raining and I'm at home...)
  3. A week and a day - man, I wish I were going this year!
  4. Thanks for the sailmaking history guys.
  5. When we get this sorted I will edit the first post for anyone else who find the thread. The big brain theory is going in there.
  6. I don't know about that. Your explanation is pretty cogent. Thank you.
  7. What's the story with the part aramid part dacron sails? See this a lot with IOR boats. Was it cosmetic? Something to do with stretch characteristics?
  8. A friend invited us to Boston to watch the tall ships parade in June. We are thinking we might sail down and try to watch it (with him) from our boat. I'm interested to hear from anyone local about whether that's a good idea, or a bad idea - and maybe details on mooring in Boston. We've never been inside the harbor on our boat. I have a commitment in Maine that Friday, so I'd sail south a few days early and leave the boat on a transient mooring or dock somewhere, then return Friday night. Is being on the water for the parade worth doing? Or is it too much of a cluster to be fun? SSB
  9. I'm surprised this hasn't occurred to me before: what's the division of labor between the X5 and the 6002? In other words, where is the set heading data living?
  10. Got it! Thank you.
  11. Processing those posts. C80 manual says it won't pass wind through, which explains why there is no wind to the x5 over ST. Looking at New control head option.
  12. Jack - the C80 is connected over ST, using R52131 hub and the appropriate cable (http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=1597) WHK - I confirm what you describe. The device receives data over NG but not wind, despite the fact that I know there's wind on the bus. Regarding the i60 output - is there a splitter that will allow me to take the ST data off the output, and still allow me to link the ng data to the bus? I'm on the verge of dropping a pelagic controller in there and being done with it!
  13. I will totally accept when you guys have reached the end of your interest in my problem, but I have this update: On the boat today I did the following. I disconnected and reconnected the STng connection to the X5 computer. The connections are sound. I screwed up and shorted the power lines, and discovered that the instrument package protects itself automatically but shutting down. Removing and reapplying power reset them happily. A good outcome to a scary moment. I confirmed that there is only one input to the 6002. That connection is running over four wires, supplying both power and signal. The data signal reaching the X5 (prior to installing the STng connection) arrives over a single pair consisting of the ST yellow signal cable, and the sheath's ground. I removed the ST connection to the network, leaving the ST connection to the 6002 in place, and the STng connection. Still no wind data to the 6002. I did not think to remove the power pair in the NG connection to see what happens with just the data pair connected. This is driving me mad!
  14. Fun fact: when Bowe Bergdahl defected he was carrying an article about the then planned 1000 day cruise.
  15. They'll get most of that for that boat.