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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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    Salt Spring Island, BC
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    sailing, biking
  1. Be aware that avgas has lead in it... In British Columbia at least, marked/offroad fuel does not contain any ethanol according to my gas station.
  2. I did this on a 41' boat. It worked fine as long as it was calm. With the wheel, and the throw of the tiller pilot, if it went off course for any reason it would try and correct and go all the way to the stop in the pilot - and then overshoot as it did not have enough throw. In the end, I gave up and set it up to drive the hydrovane, and it worked perfectly that way.
  3. I'm a fancy IT consultant as well and about 10 yrs ago my wife and I took about a year to journey overland from the PNW to Argentina. We were in our 30's at the time, and afterwards managed to re-integrate into the working world quite easily. With the perspective of our time away, I think we both actually came out ahead and in an even better position than when we left. So, with no hesitation, I would say go for it! Now that we're into our 40's we're planning another trip. This time on the water, with a kid, and for longer. Being older, I am more apprehensive with the coming back, but can't imagine a single reason to not go again.
  4. I've spent a fair bit of time in FC. These are my favourite anchorages. The shore drops pretty quickly and the holding is decent. The David Lam dock is probably the nicest, with a nice walk to the skytrain station with coffee shops along the way. From the Spyglass dinghy dock it's an easy walk to various grocery stores. A dinghy ride to the head of the Creek and there's resturants and pubs and a really nice wine shop on the south side..
  5. We've used porta-potties for years and honestly, I find them much easier to deal with than holding tanks. In our RV, we had issues, mostly driving around the Andes with pressure changes and leaks. Not really a problem at sea level, but I still leave the slider just cracked open for ventilation. When cruising we dump it over the side when far from land, or into a toilet when in harbour. Pee will fill it up in a hurry, so the boys in the family go over the side. WRT to landfills, when I worked at a waste water plant we would pour the liquor into burlap sacks that allowed the water to drain out. Then sent it to the dump. So I don't really see any issues with using landfills for the bucket/cat litter approach. We used a bucket lid shaped like a toilet seat and the litter. I MUCH prefer the porta potty. We use hippy TP without problems. And I always rinse the thing out and store it open to dry out. Don't get the ones with a level gauge. Thetford (great to work with) sent us a second one when the first guage broke after a few months. The second one's guage only lasted a few months... It's easy to check levels. KISS.
  6. Yes, that is dyneema lashing, and it replaced the toggle. The boat came with wicked weather helm, and I needed flexibility with the forestay length, hence the long ugly loop The sprit is (now) held down by the ring. Strength of the whole setup is obviously a concern. I've got limited experience with CF, so this is all new to me and has been a great learning experience. If it all collapses I'll learn even more
  7. Thanks everyone! I'll post follow up when I fix this.
  8. >> Does the hull / keel joint have any signs of cracking/movement? None at all. I'll check for moisture. I really like the idea of building up a couple of transverse stringers. The construction looks like a raised floor inside the box created by the bunks and forward and aft frame. I also like the idea of having a segmented floor to contain water in smaller spaces. Does this look like a viable solution? I would lay up all the glass in place and bond it to current floor. @Sloop, of course i went looking, but couldn't find anything on his construction techniques. any obvious things to look for?
  9. Mr Mann, I *think* it's hull 22. LPR220040483 is the reg. number, and I doubt 220 were built.
  10. LeoV, in between the bolts it seems flat/fair. Really just around the washers. I'll have a go at determining if there's water in the wood, and assuming it's just 'normal' wood compression, will move forward with getting a SS plate cut to better distribute the load.
  11. We've had the boat about a year now and I'm not sure what to make of this. Is it normal? Is it an emergency? The boat is a 1983 Pocket Rocket 22. Fin keel bolted on and I'm worried about the depression around each bolt. Here's a thousand words about it: That's a batten running for/aft. and here's the overall setup with the above bolt being the one at the bottom of this pic:
  12. Finally got the sprit mounted. I decided to try and use CF for the mounting blocks to the boat as well. Not sure how they'll hold up, but so far so good. The frayed stuff is chafe protection that fell apart and i could no longer feel my fingers from the cold, so left it for a warmer day when I'll shorten the bobstay as well.
  13. Try these guys. http://www.masterpull.com/ I've bought from them and they were great to deal with.
  14. OK, the sprit is almost done. Now, how to attach the bobstay. Pocket Rocket 22 and any attachment to the bow would need decent reinforcing, and I like the clean looks of the the thru-hole arrangement (like golfinaspen's above). What's the easiest way to do this as a retro-fit? Another option would be a soft padeye, which I think would be easier, but harder to replace...
  15. what about bronze hanks except for where they don't fit over the splice? I assume that's the top 1 or 2 hanks and the bottom one that would need to be soft/different.