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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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    Alexandria VA & Myrtle Beach SC
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    Boats that sail and bikes that are pedaled.
  1. I just came from Costco where aisles were choked with bottled water that they had no other room for. A lot of this is probably headed for Bike Week events in Myrtle Beach, but still... What did we do before the bottled water craze? Were we keeling over from dehydration? Maybe I never noticed. Anyway, if this is the right video, look at what winds up in Long Beach:
  2. Has anyone suggested a Cal 25? They seem to be everywhere. Because of class racing, there are well sorted examples at great prices. No inboard, or stupid outboard well, but a neat transom notch. I wonder if a Dolphin 24 might appeal to you too. Ish, is that Battleship Island in the background? I sure do miss it there.
  3. My Dolphin has that hollow too. As stubby as that keel is, someone put effort into its foil shape.
  4. After 9 glorious summers of it, I can highly recommend. I now understand "summer" as a verb.
  5. I've seen two Wizards for sale in the US in recent years, but never a Sango. Wizard is the smaller version. These appeal to me a lot too. RW has a bunch of other designs in the same size range, but they're rare in the US.
  6. Hobie 21 SC. No cabin, but a pod to store camping gear, and designed to take the weight for island hopping. I can vouch for sailing in 30kt (roller reefing works). I don't know about righting solo. I've seen pictures of masthead floats. Maybe they also have shroud extenders and/or righting poles.
  7. +10 Probably great. I'm partial to NO-OX-ID. You can get it on Amazon, but you can also find sample tubes on eBay for like 3 bucks, plenty for a few small connections.
  8. I like this setup for cruising. If the tiller and cockpit are long enough, dead weight passengers can lounge out of the way at the aft end.
  9. Book a trip with these kids on their Norseman 447, and see how you like the boat: http://morsealpha.com/ Their other website: http://sailingsimplicity.com/ I once helped a 447 owner take his quadrant to get welded. I liked the boat a lot. It would be on my short list for a liveaboard.
  10. Our engine room on Blurocket IV, a Maple Leaf 50, had a workbench with a vise on the far (port) side. Duck down while stepping over the bilge to get there, but then there's standing headroom. There's a big cockpit hatch overhead to pass things through, or if you need air. Perfect, really. Not too many boats over 50' are built with workshops either, but a lot of long-term cruisers wind up creating one.
  11. +1. It improves the metal-metal connection by preventing corrosion. Great on battery terminals, but even better for all the little connections on a boat. Really good stuff.
  12. Sand and paint bottom Flush and clean outboard of marine growth, tune and test Inspect rig, raise, and launch boat Set unofficially permanent mooring, arrange/acquire shore transport Fix bent trailer axle, move trailer somewhere cheaper New working sails, plus whatever running rigging Refinish teak trim Rebuild companionway hatch New cushions from scratch, inside and out Basically make her a functional sailboat again. Boat is scruffy but solid. Live with peeling paint on mast, tired paint on topsides and deck for awhile.
  13. Can stuff in storage units be covered by other insurance? I need to know how to handle this for myself in the future. Sorry to hear your story. Losing the stuff is bad enough, but no one needs that kind of aggravation.
  14. What other tablets can beat the iPad for low power use and battery life? I like OpenCPN too, but I also like the iPad (currently running iNavX).
  15. You guys have sold me on the Semco. But what should I clean with before? Scotchbrite and... ? I need to keep it as simple and chem-free as possible.