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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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    My Dufour 40, Sea Scout Ship 5750, and the Racine Yacht Club
  1. Beautiful old school drawing... made my day! But who is that Lapworth guy and what does he know about sailboats?
  2. Crimp is the preferred method of fastening lugs (as opposed to solder)... all things being equal, you have to have the right crimper and the right connector. Channel locks are not crimpers.
  3. Sticky mylar really doesn't work. Cover the strings but the adjoining material with laminate lifts a few weeks later. Mine looks like a shedding lizard. It's over.
  4. Tried it. Used the hot coat recommendation over 2000 barrier coat. Came off in sheets. Sheets were however free from growth. Good part was that I could remove all 35 feet of it with a dull wall paper scraper in an hour. $400 mistake. Pros=easy removal
  5. Dust Deputy (Oneida).... with the Fein vacuum sander you can dust in a tuxedo
  6. bowline more bowlines clove hitch figure 8 stopper cleat hitch in the fashion of 'oh-8-oh' and 'oh-8-half hitch;. Nothing screams lubber as much as fifty-seven turns around a cleat. And make sure the half hitch is going the right way. Learn how to whip a line or, at least, fuse a line (butane back splice).
  7. Drill material: Cobalt High Speed Steel Geometry: Split point Length: Screw machine length (short) Oil: Almost anything. Nothing wrong with used motor oil. Method: Slow RPM, high pressure. Drill a small hole first ~ 1/8"
  8. I did mine from scratch. Bought the Elk hide and the fork thingy to poke the holes for the stitching. +1 on thin double stick tape, and I recommend the 1/8" foam. Put on Netflix and start sewing. No brainer. What else is there to do? Oh, varnish cabin sole. (Which, I might add, can be slowly migrated into the den and dining room. Most of the house is just storage and prep area for the yachting hobby. At least she knows where to find me, eh?)
  9. I have done a few of these... Fastest, easiest, cheapest is a Skil saw with some Harbor freight carbide blades. Sawzall sucks and blades are expensive. Market price on lead right now is about $0.45/pound. If they see steel in the casting, be prepared for a major discount. Tyvec suit, eyes and mouth go without saying. Tape up the sleeves of the Tyvec and get a painting balaclava or you will be itching for a couple days.
  10. Yes, it's the other ESD. Electo Shock Drowning has been a focus of well run marinas in the last few years. It's a problem in saltwater or brackish water but it is a major hazard in fresh water as the current does not rapidly decrease over distance. I used to swim in marinas. Now, never.
  11. I had a 345. The jackstays are rarely used. In conjunction with the babystay, they will keep the mast in column. Sometimes we would invert in light air to make the main a little fuller. We rigged them with bungee cord like Star backstays. That is, on the level of the first spreader set, we ran a bungee from the jackstay over one spreader and under the other spreader to the other jackstay. This would hold one or both stays forward when not in tension.
  12. I think I would run a coolant flush on that guy. 2 times with a final rinse. This after checking the obvious like the impeller. Is it hard to get the HE off?
  13. What is the voltage between Positive #1 and Positive #2? Who made the voltmeter?
  14. Just curious... how many batteries aboard and how old were they? A strong battery should supply sufficient power to the ignition system for opertion for a while... maybe an hour or so. It does make sense that an alternator just freewheeling (no juice) might throw a couple HP load when it pegs to 50A output.
  15. The good news is that it isn't made out of Platinum like a Volvo part.