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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. The woman in the wetsuit is Ukrainian model/presenter Maria Zarring. Google her images and you'll see that in virtually every photo she displays her ample cleavage. So with that extra information, the SJW's can relax and the rest of you can resume the captioning with renewed vigor. You're welcome!
  2. Rearrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Look up statuesque in the dictionary and you'll see her picture.
  3. The Moorings Beneteaus are either from their Oceanis or Cyclades series (at least in the BVI where we have chartered). The boat designs in those series are completely different from the First series in that they (Oceanis and Cyclades series) typically have very shoal draft IRON keels, fuller hull shapes, higher topsides, more berths & heads/unit of length, fixed props on shafts, smaller sail plans and less (and lower quality) sail handling gear.
  4. The photos in the linked album are of a First 36.7, which is similar in construction to a 40.7, albeit using more robust plates under the keel bolt nuts and 1000 kg less keel weight.
  5. Ditto what Jeff, Dog and IB wrote re Sleep Number beds. I too have chronic back pain and have had two back surgeries since 2011. We bought our SN in 1998. Back then the name was Select Comfort. Ours has a wireless remote control, which I think was an option back then. We've had no issues with it whatsoever. My wife and I love it. There is no "ridge" or gap between the two chambers. If you want to have equal firmness on both sides for "recreational activities", it's almost as easy as changing the channel on the tv. I would definitely buy again.
  6. These videos by "Flugsnug" illustrate just how powerful and persistent WT is: There are many more great videos on his/her Youtube channel taken at Birmingham UK airport. Check it out!
  7. Now that I think about it, I also have a pair of Large Advents in the deepest recesses of the crawl space under the family room (in walnut veneer, not vinyl). I bought those in the mid-70's IIRC. The veneer was pretty bad last time I saw them and I think the woofer suspension foams had decomposed. The woofers can be repaired for reasonable dollars, so I may tackle that someday too.
  8. Once SWMBO gets her act together and cleans out the basement, I plan to set up a vinyl listening space down there with stereo components I bought back in the 70's and 80's. Records will spin on a Technics SL-1800 direct drive turntable equipped with an Audio Technica AT 316EP cartridge playing through a NAD 7240 PE receiver powering Klipsch KG4s. The labels on the back of the Klipschs are dated 1989. Black Sabbath's Paranoid was on the turntable when I pulled it out of storage (lol...). At some point I hope to replace the NAD with a tube amp, but I need to do some research before making any decisions in that regard. Probably will upgrade the cartridge also. One major change from when I last listened to records 20 years is the technology to clean them, and I plan to look into that also.
  9. Pogo 50 - shorthanded capability, robust construction, "sink resistant", swing keel/shoal draft, light, bright low maintenance interior.
  10. As Ursus h. said above, your best bet is to go masthead. You can leave one spi halyard in a spectacle (for use with existing frac inventory) and the other straight out of the masthead sheave for use with the top-down furler.
  11. I posted the following in stuartXe's JPK 38 build thread in SA: "I have used a system on our frac rig 36er that employs a properly sized halyard with spliced eyes at both ends which exits the mast and sits about 4' above the partners with the jib at full hoist. The bottom eye is sized to allow fitting an Antal ring. A line (strop) dead ends at deck level, runs vertically up to and turns over the ring, back down to a mast base turning block adjacent to the dead end and then back to a winch. Becuase the jib is on a furler and we rarely change jibs, the system works for us. Hoisting the jib is done as mentioned above by another poster with a hoisting halyard with an eye splice on one end and the two are lashed together with some light dyneema. It works for us! " One of the main reasons for rigging the halyard this way is to eliminate all that expensive halyard tail that rarely gets used. BTW the strop runs through a clutch on its' way to the winch.
  12. In a clutch.
  13. I have used a system on our frac rig 36er that employs a properly sized halyard with spliced eyes at both ends which exits the mast and sits about 4' above the partners with the jib at full hoist. The bottom eye is sized to allow fitting an Antal ring. A line (strop) dead ends at deck level, runs vertically up to and turns over the ring, back down to a mast base turning block adjacent to the dead end and then back to a winch. Becuase the jib is on a furler and we rarely change jibs, the system works for us. Hoisting the jib is done as mentioned above by another poster with a hoisting halyard with an eye splice on one end and the two are lashed together with some light dyneema. It works for us!
  14. My slip neighbor had a Beta 2 cylinder installed over last winter, which replaced a Bukh. He had an issue with vapor lock when the weather warmed up, which required the fuel line be relocated and insulated. No issues after that and he's very happy with his new motor.