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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. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ut5g1 The original and still the best.
  2. Nice solution Mez.
  3. Same understanding here, though reasonable compensation for the assistance may be sought.
  4. I had a figure of 500 in my head as well as a counter offer. Perhaps it would be worth calling some other similar businesses in the area and getting estimates from them for doing the same thing. Might help with your negotiations.
  5. I tuned out to this when the PC brigade dragged it into a gender issue.
  6. LOL, nice one LB.
  7. Old wives tale alert! Actually, this is only a medium wives tale. Filter engineers are very clever about such things. Having worked directly with Racor on a bunch of industrial applications, I am confident that when they sell a filter block rated for X gpm, that unit will pass X gpm at the same (or very close to the same) differential pressure with a coarse or ultra-fine filter element in it. Now, what -IS- definitely true, and requires additional attention, is the fact that fine filters clog up faster. Have a couple extras. No need to go from tank A to tank B. You can do that, of course, but it makes just as much sense to recirc fuel thru the filter/seperator back to the tank. Especially if you run the recirc pump for a long period of time. My recommendation: Don't use a spin-on filter. They're more expensive, and they make more of a mess. Get a filter-seperator block, valve it as desired (in-line to engine can be good, that way you can use the pump for priming too), locate it so you can change th filter element with relatively little trouble, and keep at least 3 spare filter elements on hand at all time. 2 microns is considered "very fine" in the diesel world, IIRC I have seen .5 micron filter elements but I am not sure how much benefit they would add over the 2m (which is 1/40th the diameter of a human hair) Rather than try to explain, here is the fuel system I built into our trawler. It was extremely functional for cruising; although the components of an added pump, piping, and valves, took up a good bit of volume. WinnieW_fuel05_w_polisher.GIF FB- Doug Yep, all comes down to the open area of the filter medium.
  8. I'll mail it to you. You're a good man, I don't listen to what the others say.
  9. I like your hat Ish.
  10. Don't change what aint broke, run with it.
  11. Isn't that a marlinboard? On a balanced lug rig, the vang effect comes from the luff tension on the fotreward end of the boom working with the fulcrum provided by the downhaul. On a standing lud with a sprit boom, the vang effect comes from the tension on the foot of the sail. No gnav needed. Thanks Semi. Not going to comment on this rig as I have no experience with it, and given the company I keep here I look forward to learning.
  12. Isn't that a marlinboard?
  13. That could have been written with just the information in this thread. I don't see what JC gains from putting out that statement if the shit was going to hit the fan. If it eventually does, he has no credibility at all.
  14. LOL! I could use a WLYDO project! Work is being very boring.