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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. Pics or GTFO She drew the line at posting her tits. Nice pic taken from the Chive. (right there when you "inspect" the picture) Most unfortunate is the tits boast, she's the one in the middle.
  2. Double-check the pin sizes of your Navtec clevis's versus the Sailtec if you are going in that direction. They are not always a straight match. Found this a lot on J-Boats but this could have been a J-Boat driven issue with their chainplate pin sizing. Depending on the age of your backstay it may be a good option to get the longer new cylinder and have your backstay re-headed. Sounds like Svendsen's did what they could with a 30 year old part but the old girl has given you all she's got. Thanks. Mark
  3. Nils, They were used on the G4 for reef locks. Did the trip from NC to Newport last year tucking one and two reefs in and out and they worked great. Hope that helps. Mark
  4. These are what is up there. I am thinking I won't need to change them. Sometimes you see some old shit as a professional rigger and say "what the hell have we been doing?". That sheave looks mint! I may start recommending Tufnol for sheaves in the future. Ha. From that pic, geometry aside, no need to replace to go to rope. On a Ranger 26 I would not worry about the geometry. Thanks. Mark
  5. Not if they are set up correctly. You want about 7lbs of tension on the shock cord and make sure the sock of the Constrictor is not twisted. Cheers, Jim Hey Jim, You know who rmb is, right? That said, I have disagreed with him before. Sorry Ryan. Mark
  6. If you have a sail which is cut so the tack ring or webbing is a continuous, straight line from the rest of the luff tje sheet load will pull from the feeder as the tack is further aft than the luff of the sail at the foil. Very few sails are cut this way but that is an extreme example to help the mental image. It's unfortunate that a sailmaker replaced the luff tape twice without fixing the actual problem.
  7. Seems you guys have this one sorted. Should i say it too?
  8. The cotter pins holding the rod nose to the stud are always a good place to look. They have to be very compact, bent as close to the stud housing as possible. Otherwise, what Bam said. Thanks. Mark
  9. Laser pointer maybe? Shit, you are right. That IS the laser they have for the finish line. Taking it all back.
  10. Almost sounds a little outside-assistance-y. Not saying they did, just dangerous speculation based on the color. All I know is the mark we look for four times is barely visible. And, last year, they did have some kind of laser beam yours sails went through at the finish.
  11. There is not a lot that the Phaedo team misses. That standard finish light is a bitch to find at night, after 600 miles. (Speaking from IRC 50 speeds, not approaching at 20 knots.) Looks like the team dropped their own right next to it, Hope they were sporting and kept it in for the other MOD.
  12. Hey Rod, I was just checking the forums out and saw this. Got myself a different job. I am still happy to help out with any rigging questions but am not on here as much as before. Good luck. Mark
  13. The matte black finish on Southern Spars is actually black Durepox primer. (someone please correct me if they moved away from this recently) It is not a finish paint, is porous and is prone to becoming chalky. The good news is whatever you decide you can essentially scuff up what is there and paint over it with more Durepox or a compatible finish paint. Durepox does state that it can be used as a finish paint but, well, it's a primer and your mast is chalky. Sherwin-Williams makes a nice matte black finish paint which is being use by Hall. I have no idea what division or product line you might find it in. Guessing automotive. Seems to hold up quite nicely. Thanks. Mark
  14. A fair amount of Shields do what you have but the shock chord goes from one side, cow-hitched around the head stay above the turnbuckle so you don't have that issue with getting it under the shock cord.
  15. Just wanted to put it out ther that I am no longer with Hall Spars. I honestly do not know if anyone else at Hall had been following this thread. If anyone has any questions regarding this, or similar, issues I will be happy to answer or at least let the good folks at Hall know their attention is required. I was happy to be on the first J88 the first time it sailed. It is a very cool boat for the right person. I hope those who have bought one are happy with it. Thanks. Mark