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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.

Hike, Bitches!

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    I cruise my 4KSB C-30
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  1. Decided to haul the boat...some crazy fall growth made the boat almost unusable this spring,.this is what was hiding under the slings once she was on jackstands. Turned it around in 3 days. She was happy all cleaned up.
  2. I've been to Key West, via both plane and vehicle quite a few times (never arrived by boat except attached to the tow vehicle, but I've sailed there a lot). Things get exponentially more difficult the farther you get away from the mainland..I would have done the same thing if I was drifting away from Key West in the Gulf Stream.
  3. So, I learned today that the tall rig guy works at the marina and lives on the boat in the summer, and winters somewhere south of here. With all that extra stuff aboard, I'd let him race straight up. Sounds like it is more of a floating condo though, I don't think he's taken it out of the slip in years. Ha..(bump)
  4. +1 on Foss Foam..
  5. Evans, you mentioned the adhesives...that seems to be the issue that would concern me the most ( I was working in a sail loft back when we still sewed broadseams together on a machine around 1992), but if they can get the adhesives to hold, it might be a good product..I also assume there are adhesives impregnated in the fibres themselves like 3Dl and 3Di?? Is there any kind of encapsulating film to hold everything together? My stepfather has a 15 year old tri-radial Pentax AP#1 on a Tartan 3000 built by Quantum, and I will admit the shape is as round as the moon, but the glued broadseams and the sail itself are still intact. That sail probably saw 6 or 7 seasons of hard racing, and probably 5 races in the last 7 years.
  6. Looking good Tom. Not quite the song I'd pick (I do love smooth jazz though) but looks like a great sail! I played golf yesterday, but on a course that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay..good day if you were a snowbird headed north, because it was blowing 19-25 out of the SSE according to the local NOAA buoy. Sailable, but a lot easier if it is behind you.
  7. Ha...so one of the boats has a tall rig with a bow sprit...he'd owe (depending on prop/furl credits and shit) as much as 27 seconds per mile!
  8. Notice the mud trail I left to the right of the pic during slip exit..might have been sea grass on the keel. lol And some random A-4 porn...for those of you into old school motors..
  9. So, my buddy with C-30 hull #355 next to me does not have his own thread, and probably no SA account, but I am happy to report that all the sailboats at our little dock have running engines now. His had been mothballed for about 19 months while he was out of country for work. Tomorrow we are going to make sure that they haven't grown into the bottom of the Chesapeake and will exit their slips under their own power!
  10. Well..and there you go RR BTW, Ish. I've seen The Band Perry play..pretty good group! The only boat I know named Fat Bottomed Girl was a J/29. I guess it fits by today's standards of planers, but pretty high tech compared to my C-30 (but I can stand up in my C-30 and I cannot stand up in most boats I have been on that can plane!)
  11. Red, Been thru all those details. The M-25's that are powerful enough for the Fat Bottomed Girl 10500# C-30 is too tall to fit under the galley comfortably that was designed around the A-4. The boats that have done this conversion have a hump in the dinette seat to accommodate the engine. The WORST attempt was the woefully underpowered Universal 2-cyl 5411 at only 11 HP.
  12. Pom, I've found that poling out the smaller headsail works better...You usually have more freedom in your angles too, as smaller sail to windward frees up your angles a bit..you can sail a little higher with a smaller jib to windward, but the larger jib to leeward still helps stabilize the boat....but I fully agree that a two headsail arrangement with a mainsail works just fine. That's interesting. There's no way I can pole out my small jib, it's too small! 80% of J and 85% of FL. I'd need a broomstick. The trade wind rig I use was suggested to me by Eddie Shougal, who is in charge of after-sales at Oyster Yachts. On my first trade wind passage the boat was 7/8 fractional and we used two headsails into the headfoil. Worked OK provided it was windy enough. Still rolled like a bastard. The Elvstrom system ain't going to work without poles/ Pom, 100% agree the windward jib is small...over here in the States I am talking about a 95% J jib, which is about a #3. Could use a telescoping whisker pole but they aren't always strong enough in a blow where a small headsail poled to windward works better in these conditions we are discussing.
  13. Make sure you check out the PHRF valid list. It is a PDF, so you can search it, and hopefully find a boat the same as yours. www.phrfchesbay.org
  14. Pom, I've found that poling out the smaller headsail works better...You usually have more freedom in your angles too, as smaller sail to windward frees up your angles a bit..you can sail a little higher with a smaller jib to windward, but the larger jib to leeward still helps stabilize the boat....but I fully agree that a two headsail arrangement with a mainsail works just fine.
  15. If we got into that much work, I'd probably just source a new block from Moyer Marine, since they started casting them a few years ago. About 5 years ago, all of us Atomic 4 people were busy lighting up the interwebs close to our friends with other A-4's alerting them to a nearby engine for sale, as blocks were seemingly in short supply. While not really cheap, the Moyer option helps take the worry out of trying to replace a worn-out block with another 35+ year old block that is hopefully in better shape. Thanks for the tips guys. All that being said, I am still hoping to find a used motor that I can salvage out of a trashed boat, and maybe bring it home and rebuild properly, and then drop it in if this one ever fails completely. So far, and a few thousand of hours on the motor later, it is still running.