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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. Can I install a Raymarine Ev-100 Tiller autopilot w/p70s control head below decks. I found this @ Defender under below deck pilots
  2. Called today they didn't offer any exchange program, and I asked
  3. My original Tactic wind transmitter is broke. If I replace with the raymarine version can I get it to work with my displays?
  4. Anyone have any experience with the new Pettit Black Widow? Thinking about giving it a shot
  5. Is VC offshore the same
  6. Sweet video I enjoyed it. Would have been nice to see some footage of Dolcezza sailing but the pictures where good.
  7. Think wet sanding will just start removing it. I have heard you can burnish it.
  8. Whats the difference between VC offshore and Baltoplate?
  9. Anyone have any experience using dogbones on halyards or tack lines. Thinking about trying this on 32ft boat J-100
  10. I raced on the J46 to BDA and back so I know it well. The J42 is local (or was) and it was really badly crazed. I raced on a J105 for a while and it too had crazing around the winches and the aft corner of the deck house. I've been on a lot of J's, not hundreds but many, and crazing almost seems the norm. My older J35 has none, so there you go. It however, in my limited sampling, pretty common. I'm not grinding an axe, it just was my friend who had the J46 and he got hosed on resale because of the crazing, huge loss. The boat has come back to our Marina for a paint job bcz the topsides are crazed vertically from the shear to under the bottom paint and I assume under the water line. YMMV Drew, Didn't think you were grinding an axe at all...knew you had a J-35...Its all good info. I once looked at an S-2 7.9 fixed keel version. All the gelcoat on deck was horribly crazed. Never had seen anything like it. Have never seen it on any other 7.9 or 9.1 either...so who knows? I agree that if its your boat, its gonna hurt your resale value tremendously...S2 was certainly known for their quality glass work. If not a bad batch of Gelcoat, which would affect a whole string of boats, I wonder if there is some combination of conditions that cause the gelcoat on a certain boat to craze like that, while not effecting other boats built at nearly the same time from the same production line? Crash Gelcoat was put on to thick
  11. wouldn't you just mount 2 of them next to each other? They have the same hole spacing
  12. New bottom was going to go with VC but came across ePaints. EP-2000 is a copper-free, water based antifouling paint. Paint cures to a hard mar-resistant surface which can be wet sanded to a mirror like finish if desired. EP-2000 provides the fastest, cleanest, and whitest bottom you’ll find anywhere. Practical Sailor magazine has consistently given EP-2000 an Excellent rating in Florida waters, claiming that EP-2000 is the only copper-free paint to ever last 24 months in Florida waters Im not in Florida
  13. Great info thanks. I figured mine where set back.
  14. I have both tracks but it seems Im probably set up for 150% my track is set farther back. The track starts 17 ft back from the stem fitting
  15. What is the length of the full length track