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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.

Daniel B

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  1. Hijack alert: If anyone has a CS36T and has figured out a good windlass installation without a drain to the bilge and would be willing to post a couple photos, I'd be grateful. I have a design and I'm going to implement it in the spring, unless I hear from another owner who has it figured out already. Oh, that reminds me. The Yahoo owners group is very active and helpful for CS boats.
  2. That photo makes me miss my boat in ways words cannot explain... Melt snow. Melt! ~~~~~ We have a CS36T with blisters. I couldn't care less. I burst a couple out of curiosity and would swear they are in the skin out mat only. The hull (and everything else) is thick and solid. Other than that... Perfect cruiser. I singlehand ours all the time. We have two kids (and a dog) and find that there is plenty of room for three week excursions. She has taken great care of me in nasty weather and is just a joy to sail to weather. The boat will not surf, but is stiff fast and easily controlled off the wind. Don't know what else to say. Ticks all my boxes. Oh, I will add that the v-drive means you need to have proper shaft alignment. But, once that's done, no issues. I actually do not mind the arrangement. I have a traditional stuffing box with plain flax packing and don't mind adjusting it when necessary. I cut the handles off a pair of adjustable sink nut wrenches and don't have any problems. The trade-off is two-fold. First, you get more room in the cabin, and second, you can access the whole engine by removing panels on either side of the engine. I cannot explain how happy I am to not have teak on the exterior. Very easy to swallow once you see all the beautiful Canadian hardwood in the interior.
  3. Gate, you might want to give skipper's plan a call. Everyone I know who is happy with their insurance (including me) is using Skipper's Plan. My survey was older than yours when I switched to them and they still have not asked for another. I pay about the same as you do for a 1985 CS36t.
  4. I bought a mainsail from them. It was a great sail, but it was not what I ordered. It was amazing that I reached them so easily when they were taking my money, but I cound NEVER reach them to tell them they screwed up, despite dozens of attempts. Fixing the issue at the local loft raised the cost to the point I should have gottten from the local loft in the first place. Which I did for all of my sails since. YMMV.
  5. Wess, you basically covered everything I was going to write. I'm going to repeat the siglehanding part though. Make sure Mom and Dad can handle the boat on their own, including docking. We have two lifejackets per kid. One stays on the boat and the other goes between car and boat (lives in the car when we are not on the boat). That way we are never without a lifejacket on the docks. And then it also doesn't matter when one lifejacket gets wet. 20140807-355A4844 by Daniel M.W. Buehler, on Flickr
  6. It's a shame that all that ME education can't be put to use while you are out gallivanting around the world... "So it's back down to the deck and start scrounging through the spare materials bin to see what I can use to replace the cracked tang. Surprisingly there is a lack of titanium flat bar but I do have some aluminum angle of the right thickness and width. So I cut off one leg of the angle, drill the required holes (1/2" holes with a hand drill are fun) and bend it with some clamps and a hammer. It looks pretty good for a jury fix. Titanium and aluminum aren't too far apart in stiffness so they won't share the load exactly equally but for getting us 300 miles across the South China Sea and coastal hopping to Langkawi it will do o.k. If I hadn't the aluminum I would have laid up a carbon fiber strap using the old tang as a mold or even plain fiberglass (would have been thick but it would have been strong enough)." - http://maiaaboard.blogspot.ca/
  7. Why are there two bulkheads so close together under the center cockpit? Support for a deck stepped mizzen?
  8. From his logs: "Old man stands in companionway of small sloop that comes to about his waist. He balances with one very weathered hand holding lightly onto a halyard stopper. The other a jib winch. A big grin is on the old man’s face as he watches a small sloop rush though the water, little more than an arm’s length away. And because he is precisely where he is. Use yourself up, old man. Use yourself up."
  9. Sorry, but I have to ask... Where are you going that 7' draft is that big of a problem? (I've got 6-1/2' draft and plan to skip The Keys and Chesapeake Bay if I ever get south of here...)
  10. Situational awareness?
  11. Any news on the condition of the boat?
  12. On the shit drift... It really comes down to Mother Nature and the environment. We should all be doing what we can to have as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Change starts and continues with just one person. Even small, environmentally responsible changes in our daily activities are largely important in the greater picture. We should never, ever choose to do something we know is not right because someone else is already doing it. That is a fallacy. Our path as a society is unsustainable. It is my opinion that even with education, understanding and motivation, nothing will change until we all start taking small steps ourselves. The change has to come from you and I before it will ever be successfully adopted and implemented by a government, or society. Unfortunate and heavy-handed environmental regulations are mostly a result of individuals missing the big picture in their daily routines. As a result, the world is so badly broken, and we are so blind to, and accepting of it, that we sit around justifying our own actions based on our observation of the whole. If you don't like being told what is right or wrong - what you can and can't do - try doing what's right and doing it just for you. (Sorry about the soap-box rant: it's just my opinion) “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einst“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einstein
  13. Having just watched '180* South', I knew what you were saying. Great film by the way... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C52vyEKnDeM
  14. Good Morning (bump).
  15. ^^^ See what happens when the progress pictures come at short intervals...