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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. Probably made by Airmar- check out their webpages for identifying which transducers they supplied. Every brand of depth meter I've owned had transducers made by Airmar.
  2. My 1980 chute was a tri-radial. Dark Blue, light blue, white. In 1981, I did sew a tri- radial competitor's chute- it was red, orange, and yellow.
  3. I really did enjoy the magazine cover on the front page.
  4. i drill open un -popped blisters instead of sanding large areas. I use pretty big diameter, shallow countersink bit. I did about 200 gelcoat blisters this way.(they were small)
  5. next time some East Coast sailor is driving out to So. Cal, just bring me that old Vanguard F.D. I'll re-deck it to be original, then take it up to Elkhorn Composites for some paint.- Buzz can stroll over and see his deck re-buzzed
  6. Deke at Ullman Sails, Ventura makes sails, and sails J24's often. In fact, he's apparently gearing up as he painted his boat.
  7. aluminum rivets- they didn't handle the loads on Laser mainsheet blocks. Monel or S.S. I do like using machine screws.
  8. Slipknot. Palomar knot.
  9. instead of bidding on the zap, you can buy it directly for 999 on L.A. Craigslist . It'll take about 10K for repairs (doing mostly yourself). If I had a ranch, I'd save her. But the boat yard is plenty/ month, and it'll take a year. I've saved 2 of them, making me the most zapped idiot boat worker of all. I'm pretty sure this is hull 1, and is from about 1978. The first one I re-did got recycled at the dump after abandonment at a storage yard.
  10. needs new core around the keel as I recall- the old airex core seemed to be destroyed, and the glass was bubbled. your zap is made with vinyl ester and unidirectional s cloth- this one will be polyester and woven roving.
  11. I'm sure somebody mentioned it, but you need badly to have a moisture trap before that air reaches the paint you're spraying. All the boats are basically sprayed outdoors locally.( well, boats over 19 feet.) The best f'ed up thing I had happen was about 25 ladybugs landed on my wet product, and crawled around. They left marks that looked like little tanks had driven around, and, at the end of the trail was a miniature rock- the insect coated in paint.
  12. Bass boat- mine goes about 74mph, and one like it goes used for about 18K...
  13. isn't an international canoe tough to sail? I'd think so as it's about 5 inches wide. Easiest dingy to sail I ever had was my El Toro.
  14. the baby stay is probably creeping-perm elongation from tension. And, you can make some spreader tips that have a groove, or maybe put a groove into the spreaders if the ends are solid aluminum, then drill little holes in your spreader tips for seizing wire. Wire shouldn't be very expensive for a baby stay, but most of us with boats that used a baby stay get rid of them- maybe have the luff curve re-cut on your main and make it flatter- if it's some mylar/scrim sail it probably shrank and got fuller, and if it's Dacron it probably grew in shape.
  15. Looks like the new Melges 17 catamaran being tested at home in typical winter conditions.