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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. If you want to fix the potential starting problems (due to corrosion of the yanmar wiring harness), and do not want to add more complexity of a starting relay, then do this: Run a positive wire with a high amp marine rated momentary push button switch (Check Blue Sea Company for such a switch) and run it directly to the starter solenoid)- real simple. I should point out the Yanmar wiring harness takes the starter circuit all the way to where ever the engine panel is mounted. Normally the start battery is next to the engine, so for the circuit I describe, run the wire and momentary switch in the shortest route possible, meaning push to start switch will not be on the engine panel, it will be near the engine or the start battery.
  2. All fun and games till someone loses an eye...
  3. Wet Spreader-Forward looking Sonar: http://innovations.oceanhub.com/safer-sailing-with-forward-looking-sonar/ Probably a little hi-tech for a beach cat, but maybe some day it could be used for large foiling cats. As far as injury, do a search of Franck Cammas, French Sailor who nearly lost a foot when he fell overboard and the GC32 foiling rudder hit his foot. Also at the start of the Volvo Race in Lorient, a woman on a marshall inflatable RIB boat had to have a leg amputated when the foil from Spindrift cut the RIB in half.
  4. My other thoughts on these foiling boats is that one they are going very fast, and by going fast, could be hard to see a swimmer or diver in the water, or a man over-board. Maybe not so much of an issue when off shore, however inshore or near a beach could be a real danger. I would imagine the foil could decapitate someone in the water. As a side note, many times while windsurfing in Hawaii I have come close to hitting green sea turtles- they normally dive just as I would sail over them, but in one case I hit the shell and in broke my fiberglass fin- if I had hit its neck or head, I would have killed it. I used to sail prindle cats, and many times we would end up in the water due to pitch pole or capsize, once even lost my drunk crew over the side and had to go back to pick him up as he clung to a channel marker- just happy I did not need to deal with blade sharp foils.
  5. Seeing all the foil boats now being used on the water, is their a concern on its impact on marine life? Seeing boats from foiling beach cats to the Vendee Globe and AC seems like we are creating a hazard to whales and sea turtles as well as other marine life. The speed these boats are moving I would think marine life would have not much of a chance, and would also lead to major damage to the boat.
  6. Thanks for the information, interesting...
  7. So do I understand that the formed (bent) stainless parts like toggles are made by just bending the stainless steel and there is no heat treating? Is the stainless bent at elevated temperature or at room temp. If at room temp it seems as if the part was bent to yield and therefore "defective". Same type question for things like tangs and chain plates. If there is a small bend in these made during fabrication, is the bend done at room temp and that's it. Has not the material been "yielded".
  8. SloopJonB, I have read many things (Skenes, Rod Stephens and others) who say stay away from cast parts- too many unknowns in the strength. Forged is much better, or machined from solid stock. I just bought so Hyan toggles (1/2 pin and 5/8) that are machined from solid stock.
  9. Could someone explain how stainless steel fittings like to toggles are made (the bent metal toggle or the toggle that comes with Hyan turnbuckels). To bend these it is clear they are yielding the metal, so do they heat treat after bending to anneal? If so, at what temp is the bent fitting annealed so that the carbon does not precipitate out and lead to staining of the part? Thanks
  10. Rasputin22- What is the hull you are fabricating and what are hat sections? Thanks, Casey
  11. Not that I need another boat, but what is the boat you speak of?
  12. www.jonsanders.com.au www.facebook.com/jonsanders10th/ Hope I can do what he does when I get his age.
  13. Any updates on where the boat is now, or if they are trying to tow the boat to port? Thanks
  14. I replaced 316 ss tangs, bolts, and chain plates with the Grade 5 Ti. So looks like no worries. Thanks for reply. Some of my old chain plates broke in three pieces on removal and many of the stainless bolts broke when taking them apart due to corrosion in the threaded areas. Should add I made the Ti parts in the same dimension as the original stainless part, so strength of part will increase.
  15. I just replace my chain plates and some mast tangs and bolts with G5 titanium. Corrosion here in the tropics is really bad. Curious if anyone has first had experience with titanium. How long should it last, how to inspect and what to look for, and typical failure modes. I had never worked with or used titanium and little un trusting of something so light when compared to stainless steel.