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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 am not a registered skipper this year as I am not supporting the race due to being forced to pay for a rating system that I use once a year - I think ORR is a waste of money.
  2. ORR is why I am not racing Mac this year. I am forced to race long course - not bad, I like the longer race BUT then have to get a ORR certificate. Its the cost and mystery aspect of the ratings. I will not pay monies to get competitors certificates - they seem to have gotten their certificates tweaked so ..... Money does matter to me for one race a year usage. I consider it a complete waste. I would rather support my local area guys - DRYA Perhaps next year. Oh yeah each time I tell the BYC guys my thoughts - i get a lecture .....
  3. Hey to you want to sell it? - I used one of those when I was a kid
  4. That is not what a Santana 35 looks like
  5. I had my Santana 35 keel stringers rebuilt - 1st the keel bolts were replaced with larger ones. While that was being done - all the delamanated glass was ground out - we went from center line to the sides where the floor board meet the bunks. New glass epoxy was put down. Once that was done 5 inch wide solid glass epoxy ribs were put in where the keel bolts were with stainless backing plates. Remember the area behind the keel - that will be toast I went down to single ply of glass there it was that bad - built it up to orginal thickness + 1 layer of glass and epoxy - put in a ~4" by 2" rib to seperate floor by ladder from keel area. You need to put in 1/2 drains from step area to keel area. I have no pictures - boat was sold -
  6. Yep - what Glenn said. one question is why did the PRO not notice the wrong certificate and tell the competitor. Unless it was a last min deal. In all the races I have enrolled in this year - I get a e-mail welcoming me and telling me what I rate along with a scratch sheet. We even had a discussion with PRO as they had the wrong rating; which was fixed.
  7. Brent, The 1st requirement of my new boat was it had to have a Sail drive. for 20 years I have used the strut/folding prop on a shaft arrangement. The vibration transmitted thru the hull from the shaft whipping was minor but annoying. As you do are function over form you would ignore i guess. The new boat with a saildrive is great - hull vibration not so much now. its a lot quieter and much more efficient than the old MD7A. The maintenance is replace the anode and change the oil every 2 years ( I am cold climate and pull the boat each winter). Replacing the seal is done every 10 years - I did mine for 400 bucks. So each year (not including the seal) its roughly $75 dollars including fuel filters. These are Facts. I have no corrosion at all and Again I love my Sail Drive and would never go back to to prop on a shaft. My other boat however I had to replace shaft and shaft tube bushing after 10 years - PO did not do very good maintenance so....
  8. Ok I will bite what is your beef with a Beneteau 40.7? if its the one that ran aground multiple times with substandard repairs and then lost its keel - no response is needed.
  9. Bob you should have two levers to drive - Basic concept is to turn left move the left lever forward. To go faster both levers forward slow down levers to "neutral" reverse is the same way. This would be done by using a drive by wire system. engine and rudder are control by levers.
  10. Brent, I hope you understand that there are people here who have built boats. The idea that you can rough out the interior of a 31' sailboat in two days is laughable. You have managed to scratch back a small measure of credibility with your new scanner & posts. Don't fuck it up with ludicrous bullshit like that. Did I say anything about electrical system? I put my first one in 5 years after I started cruising in this boat, after many Pacific crossings with none. Did I say anything about upholstery ?I slept on a foamy for the first little while. Plumbing? One galley sink drain and pickup; one hand bilge pump hookup, doesn't take long ,or much money. Roughed in means exactly that . Your assumptions are the lie, not what I posted! are you kidding me? you describe a lifestyle of drug addict. We have people living like this in Detroit - we call them drug dealers and they live in "Crack Houses". Its were drugs are sold in housing that has been condemned - not torn down yet due to the city not having funding to tear them down. Yes you can live like that - But why??? really why would you want to live like that? Why would you want to make fun of people who do not? I enjoy my job, enjoy my family, enjoy my house and enjoy my plastic boat. It's mint condition and I work hard to keep it that way, I work on it and go sailing, it actually pretty fast, and it very offshore capable (First 40.7). I also enjoy coloring easter eggs with my family - and getting dressed up to go to church - its what normal people do. And yes I go sailing every chance I can. Really no electrical system - how the hell did you sail at night when you were crossing the ocean?
  11. Um Brent - how does the tiller work with the backstay in front of the rudder head as you drew it?
  12. Gene thanks for the explanation - I aways wondered why the connection between Us Sailing and the Noods. BTW if you are really into sailing you should support US sailing (ailing) - its only 65 bucks a year. I also support my local org even though I do not race as much as i want - the support allows for good things and sometimes things you do not agree with to happen. That's life. I prefer to see that the good outweighs the bad.
  13. Stop fudging around Fix it right the 1st time option 1
  14. I would get a Raymarine Wheel Pilot. You install it to your wheel - pretty simple and works fairly good.
  15. Hey do you have a picture of the bungy arrangement? I have several idea's on how to attach - seeing one that works might help me. Thanks Tom