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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Got any pics? I'm having trouble squaring 9 - 10' off the ground with your comment in another thread that you have a 7.9. Maybe I'm confusing S2 models here but I thought 7.9's were lifting keel boats and trailered pretty low like a low rider.....
  2. While we are on the topic of S2s, anyone have experience with the 5.5? Wondering how the sail in spite of having the "companion way" to port.
  3. I stand corrected.... by the Master Guess my terminology predates Red Herring and I haven't been keeping up. Master, How do you differentiate a daggerboard style lifting keel from a swinging one?
  4. think we found the connections
  5. Disagree As Tempest noted, a swing keel usually is also the ballast. A centerboard typically only has enough weight for the board itself to not be buoyant. Ballast is either inside the hull or a shoal draft keel.
  6. I assume(d) it was to accommodate the long runners on the intake manifold. No but it gave enough room. At about the same time Chrysler has a long ram intake on the 413 V8. Twin 4bbl carbs were over/outside the valve covers. The long runners were tuned to a harmonic resonance that was supposed to increase air intake in a certain RPM range without turbo to supercharger.
  7. Was 12 or 13. Mom sent me to a day camp at Cowan Lake state park in Ohio. Five days's activity was around water safety. Canoes, row boats, riding in row boats with 9.9 hp outboard, sailing, fishing and swimming. The sailboats were Nordex Bats. The day we got to sail, it seemed magical to be able to get around the lake quietly and without lots of physical effort. (wasn't racing) Had such a good time sailing I talked Mom into letting me go back for a second week when I endured the canoes, row boats, riding in the row boats with a 9.9 hp outboard, fishing and swimming just to get to sail again.
  8. lol...Are you thinking Dakota it looks like below.. Odo reads 18,000 and change that kms too. Interior looks almost as new as.... Well ok the floor mats are cruddy but next to no wear evident on pedals. Everything works. Lower door hinge a little loose. Blew a little blue at first then cleared up. Bed looks like there was never anything in it. Clear is peeling on the side that sat in the sun. Valve gaskets weeping, brakes almost put me through the windscreen, and, yeah, V6. Which means probably the light duty tranny. Wonder what tow cap is. What's a J 80 + trailer all up? 3800? True. That bench sucked and me w/sciatica. Yes I've owned two Valiants w/them. Mech once told me best Mopar engine ever, designed by Mercedes. I think your mechanic is on something. Cannot believe the ole slant six was designed by Mercedes. The basic engine dates back to the early 1960s, maybe late '50s. Started at 170 cu in and grew to 225 cu in. At some point in the sixties they had a "hyper pack" for it that included an extra long runner intake manifold. Remember seeing a 'Cuda with a shaker hood off-set for the 4bbl hyper-pack.
  9. I was going to say the know that takes us from displacement to planing but I'll take this one too.
  10. Interesting, I now live in Indiana. I'll have to pay more attention but I don't think all the local contractors who are towing around trailers with their company logos etc have commercial trailer plates and CDLs. (no way to check that) May be an issue of no plate at all for out of state. Did work for a company that got a call from the Tax Man in another state who tried to assert that the name of our company on the sides of a semi trailer (contract carrier) constituted nexus and we should be collecting and paying sales tax etc. Handed that call to the Tax Director pretty quickly. Don't have any wide load stories to share but I have towed for crew teams. An 8 man shell is a very long load even if the bow is over the top of the two vehicle.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwGk5xmlq0 Dear sir I write this note to you to tell you of my plight. For at the time of writing it I'm not a pretty sight. My body is all black & blue, my face a deathly grey. And I write this note to say why I am not at work today. While working on the 14th floor some bricks I had to clear. But tossing them down from such a height was not a good idea. The foreman wasn't very pleased, he is an awkward sod. And he said I had to cart them down the ladders in me hod. Well clearing all these bricks by hand, it was so very slow. So I hoisted up a barrel and secured a rope below. But in my haste to do the job, I was too blind to see. That a barrel full of building bricks was heavier than me. And so when I untied the rope the barrel fell like lead. And clinging tightly to the rope I started up instead . I shot up like a rocket and to my dismay I found. That half way up I met the bloody barrel coming down. The barrel broke my sholder as to the ground it sped. And when I reached the top I banged the pulley with my head. I clung on tightly numb with shock from this almighty blow. While the barrel spilled out half its bricks some 14 floors below. Now when these bricks had fallen from the barrel to the floor. I then out-weighed the barrel and so started down once more. But I clung on tightly to the rope, my body racked with pain. And half way down I met the barrel once again. The force of this collision half way down the office block. Caused multiple abbraisions and a nasty case of shock. But I clung on tightly to the rope as I fell towards the ground. And landed on the broken bricks the barrel had scattered round. Well as I lay there on the floor I thought I'd passed the worst. But the barrel hit the pulley wheel and then the bottom burst. A shower of bricks rained down on me I didn't have a hope. As I lay there bleeding on the ground I let go of the bloody rope. The barrel now being heavier, it started down once more. It landed right across me as I lay there on the floor. It broke three ribs and my left arm and I can only say. I hope you understand why I am not at work today. Read more: The Corries - The Bricklayer's Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics
  12. OK, was that downhill with the second trailer pushing? Looked like there were lights on the dolly but not the back trailer. Maybe the forward trailer was full loaded and the second trailer empty. Whatever, good job by the driver and all involved.
  13. Anyone here currently sailing on Lake Monroe near Bloomington Indiana or have information from prior experience? There is a sailing club but doesn't appear to have a vibrant racing scene. That's OK, thinking more about leisure sailing with enough of a cabin below for my wife and daughter to get out of the wind and sun if they want. For local lakes (about an hour away) it seems to be a reasonable size (10,750 acres) however I haven't found any depth information so I don't know it a large percentage is actually too shallow for the boat I have in mind. Brookville Lake isn't too far away but smaller and there is at least 1 bridge across that limits area &/or mast height.
  14. Where were the nationals? I sailed on Surfer Girl several owners ago on Puget Sound. Glad to hear she still has some get-up-n-go in her
  15. The "bite" in my behind when I used local movers is that they charge the hourly rate from the time they leave their facility until they are back? WTF? Can you do this job in your office without showing up? Seems to me they should charge from when they get there to when they leave. The local guys that were recommended to me had us sign a disclaimer that they are not responsible to damage to any "particle board" furniture. Again, WTF? I know I can move it without damage and you're the "professional?" Depending on your time and ability, you may want to move as much as you can and just call the local guys for the heavy furniture to save costs.