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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. Yep, exact opposite. Found another picture. This is in a double braid and not a single, but I imagine they stripped off the cover and added the chafe sleeve to just the core, so it's basically the same thing.
  2. Don't have a lot of extra space above the headboard for more connections. I suppose I could just tie the diamond knot onto the cringle. Would mean the halyard would run through the mast if someone ever let it go. Found a product samson makes for tug lines that kind of does what I'm thinking. It's way too big. The smallest one is for 1" rope. But maybe I could do something like it with appropriately sized chafe sleeve.
  3. I assume by swage you mean a swaged stud. That's be a threaded stud terminal, swaged to the wire. The fork and eye terminals are swaged to the wire too. And I'd guess the turnbuckles also include the toggle jaw? For 3/16" wire there are two sizes of terminals you can use, 3/8" or 5/16". Sometimes called marine and aircraft, respectively. 5/16" is cheaper, but you'd want to buy the size that fits the holes in your chainplates, stem fitting, etc. The 5/16" parts alone, in USD, would be about: stud $11, eye $12, fork $21, and turnbuckle $29. And $0.60-$0.75 for wire depending on 304 vs 316. So pretty reasonable in CAD, other than those turnbuckles are expensive.
  4. Is there some way to stick a cover on eye splice made in single braid line? The end of my halyard where it's spliced around the shackle seems to get a bit worn from the shackle and probably edges of the mast crane. It's just amsteel with a brummel eye on the end. A couple inches of chafe cover around the splice seems like it would make it more robust. Seems like I could add some cover to the end, and then splice an eye like it was double braid. But that would mean just a plain bury eye in amsteel. Or is there some way to get a cover around an eye with a brummel?
  5. If the inner surface isn't true to the outer, I've used the bolts as a guide to get the backing plate square. Run some nuts all the way up on the bolts used to affix the piece. Adjust the nuts so the tip of the bolts is just barely proud of the inner surface when the bots are placed into the mounting holes. Make the length under the nut the same for each bolt. Put some tape or weight on the heads so they don't push out easily. Now if the backing plate is pressed up against the the tips of the bolts, it will be square to the outer mounting surface.
  6. If casc27's comment wasn't clear, the water is most likely not coming in via the screw hole in the rail. It's coming in from around the edge of the rail where it meets the deck. Then through the screw hole in the cabin top under the rail. Sealing the hole in the rail where the screw is inserted will do you no good. You've got to seal the rail to deck interface and the screw to deck hole interface. This means pull the rail, not just one the one screw.
  7. It may be 40% off, but the prices are so high to begin with... Every year I look at the WM sale, but I can get comparable Samson lines at Fisheries for about 40% off of the 40% off price.
  8. Interlux will give you the by weight ratios for Perfection. It's different for different colors.
  9. When you sell a boat, you get back somewhere between maybe 20% to 0% of the money you've spent on the boat. Boats aren't an "investment". But think about what this means when buying. You get a discount of 80% to 100% on what the previous owner spent on the boat! Say there's two boats of similar size, age, type and one is $5000 and the other $7000, and they're both fairly priced. The difference between them is that the $7000 had about $10,000 spent on it that the $5000 didn't. To put it another way, if you buy the $5000 boat you'll need to spend $10,000 to get what you would have had with the $7000 boat. You get way WAY more out of every dollar you spend when you buy the boat than you do after you're the owner. End result, for whatever size/age you're looking at, you get the best deal buying the most expensive boat you can afford. The corollary being there's nothing more expensive than a free boat! Don't worry, if you maintain and improve your boat with all those tools you'll get an extra pittance for that when you sell it. But now you're the buyer, and it's your opportunity to get the big end of the stick.
  10. Here's a very fast 22 foot boat with trailer that's ramp launchable with a dagger board. Probably a bit more boat than you'd want for single handling. https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/6082545728.html
  11. Vancouver Island generally uses PHRF-NW. There, the few boats with ratings: Catalina 22 FK 291 (FK = fixed keel) San Juan 21 267 Santana 525 201 Shark 24 273 Precision 23 231 Bene 210 210 Ericson 23 252 Apparently sharks don't go over 10 knots here. While there's no NW rating for the Venture 21, the fractional version seems to rate about 258 elsewhere, and about the same as a SJ21 does in the same region. The 221 seems rather fast.
  12. You can thin with an interlux thinner, I think 2333N is the stuff. Sounds like that might help you get it on smoother. Try 5-10% by weight with the thinner.
  13. My experience, in Seattle weather, is that you must wait at least 24 hours to sand IP2k. Less and it just gums the paper up without sanding at all. It sands better than neat epoxy or epoxy plus cabosil. Not as easily as a fairing compound. I'd much rather sand ip2k to 150 grit after rolling than to apply bottom paint and try to smooth that out.
  14. When not sailing, Sunbrella.
  15. The trade term for that is "thruster castration" and it's a common failing with some models. Look for ones with silicone blades, they're less prone to it.