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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. Funny to see this thread pop up. I ended up going with the LCJ Capteurs CV-7 CanBus option, and then the boat was seriously damaged by the yard last spring about a week after I bought it (along with a whole bunch of other electronics that were part of a big electronics upgrade for the boat). I thought about returning it but in the meantime the distributor had stopped carrying the product due to the lawsuit between Airmar and LCJ, so I hung onto it. After a battle with the insurance company, the boat was put back together and went in the water 2 days ago. Plugged everything in and it all seems to be working out of the box. Will report back if it seems like rain is an issue.
  2. A bit surprised, but I like the look of the sand blasted cowl vent.
  3. I'm working through the same decision process on this. Unit will be a stand alone unit on an NMEA 2000 network on a 4ksb. The Vulcan 9 does have radar, so the above is only a limitation if you go with the Vulcan 7. Right now I'm leaning towards the Vulcan 7 just because I don't have radar today and I probably won't in the next 2 years. After that, who knows what will be out there. If I go with the 7, I can spend the extra cash on another Triton 2 display. The 7 inch Zeus 3 is twice the cost of the Vulcan 7, so if the radar doesn't matter, it is tough to justify that just for some knobs. A bit worried about touch screen only, but the limited feedback I've seen on the Vulcan is that the touchscreen works well in the rain. Would be curious to hear more on this, as the information out there is pretty limited.
  4. What a bummer. I grew up nearby and visiting there as a kid was always a treat (it got more expensive to visit as an adult).
  5. Do they carry an extra keel ram as a spare? I suspect those things are rather heavy, and not expected to fail, but what do I know. Anyone?
  6. Thanks for the link. I've always loved the Pride, and at the time this hit a little close to home as my father and I and 4 others set sail for Bermuda that May in 1986. The day we left Cape May the story was on the front page of the New York Times (unbeknownst to us). We had a very rough passage and found out 6 days later when we made Bermuda.
  7. Plus 1 on the Selma fids.
  8. Very cool. As a fellow S&S34 owner I had heard this was in the works, and had even visited Andy's website, but had not connected that with the original post. That's going to be a long slog -- I wish him well.
  9. Funny that you linked to the S&S blog. You can peruse that all day long and you will only find one design called an S&S 34 -- Design 1959. I never said that S&S only designed two boats of that length. Of course they designed many more in that range, but a Tartan 10 and a T34C are not the same as an S&S34. For what it is worth, while there have been a few one-offs built, the two firms that built S&S 34s were Aquafibre (formerly Winfield) and Swarbrick & Swarbrick. Aquafibre had the original molds and built the first boats, including Ted Heath's Morning Cloud that won the 1969 Sydney to Hobart. Palmer Johnson never built any, but rather imported hulls that were built by Aquafibre. See: http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.com/2012/05/design-1959-c3-palmer-johnson-34.html. Swarbrick used an Aquafibre hull to create a mold and then built many S&S34s in Australia with a different deck, the mold for which they created themselves. If you ask, I believe they will build you a new one today. Oh yeah, and I knew they were a design house but thanks for the info. Big hull weight differences between the Aquafiber and Swarbrick versions. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=4458 The displacement data reported for the Aquafibre built hulls is wrong. The original design specs called for displacement in the 10,000 range, which is what that website has based its data on, but to my knowledge the only builds that came close to that were the three new ones built recently, using more modern layup techniques. I have an Aquafibre built hull and it weighs in at close to 13,000.
  10. I don't disagree with this. I've had the polars chart I posted for a long time but have never used it.
  11. Funny that you linked to the S&S blog. You can peruse that all day long and you will only find one design called an S&S 34 -- Design 1959. I never said that S&S only designed two boats of that length. Of course they designed many more in that range, but a Tartan 10 and a T34C are not the same as an S&S34. For what it is worth, while there have been a few one-offs built, the two firms that built S&S 34s were Aquafibre (formerly Winfield) and Swarbrick & Swarbrick. Aquafibre had the original molds and built the first boats, including Ted Heath's Morning Cloud that won the 1969 Sydney to Hobart. Palmer Johnson never built any, but rather imported hulls that were built by Aquafibre. See: http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.com/2012/05/design-1959-c3-palmer-johnson-34.html. Swarbrick used an Aquafibre hull to create a mold and then built many S&S34s in Australia with a different deck, the mold for which they created themselves. If you ask, I believe they will build you a new one today. Oh yeah, and I knew they were a design house but thanks for the info.
  12. Nothing wrong with trying to make what you got go as fast as it can.
  13. Only 2 that I'm aware of. Mark II has a spade rudder and a modified keel. The three new ones that have been built recently are much lighter, however -- probably the only ones that come close to the original design weight.
  14. You might try the S&S34 organization website to see if anyone has anything better -- www.ss34.org -- but here is what I have. I don't recall where I got this, but it might have been from someone on referenced website.
  15. Could be a mount for a SeaSwing Stove also