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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. ZeeZee, check the end cap on your pole. Our 109 had a slight drip through the pole. I sealed the exterior pole end cap with life caulk (10 minutes) and no more leak. Buried the bow several times since and not a drop below. The retractable pole is a non issue.
  2. Too bad the dodger frame is not carbon. I bet you could save 10 lbs there. I'm always surprised just how heavy mine is.
  3. I did everything in the attached photo. A second hand Sailrite machine and a couple of Don Casey books are some of the best money spent on the boat. Have not tried cushions yet. Have a different boat now and just took delivery of a dozen yards of Sunbrella. Starting on a new main cover wheel cover and lifeline cushions. Should keep me busy for a while.
  4. 2016 will be our 4th season with a 109. Still love the boat. It does just about everything well. Great upwind and down. We only use class sails the main de-powers nicely letting you carry it without a reef up to 20 true with guys on the rail. Easy to sail DH and is comfortable to cruise. My wife and I have done 2 weeks and when we got back felt we could have done 2 more. The boat is not perfect but pretty close at least for me.
  5. I really like my Princeton Tec Quad Tactical MPLS. It has interchangeable filters so no clicking through different modes to get Red or White light. It comes with Blue Green and Red filters. The drawback is that you can only use one filter at a time. The nice thing about using filters rather than a different color bulb is that you know for sure what light you are going to get before you turn it on just by feeling if the filter is engaged or not. http://www.princetontec.com/node/3238
  6. Atlantic 30's in near Niantic Pearson Ensigns Northport / Centerport Etchells Port Washington
  7. J109 sweet caroline
  8. The XP38 is a VERY sweet boat. I'd also shop against a slightly used J122.
  9. I have a Leatherman Skeletool which is pretty good but not great. And a Myerchin titanium crew knife. Neither is perfect. I've had some problems with the locking device on the Myerchin which is an older design. I see the current knives on their site have a different locking system. Maybe it's better? The problems with the Leatherman is it will rust easily and it's bulky to carry but I do like the clip and having the pliers is handy.
  10. I had a similar problem on my boat. You want the Spinlock 0610 ceramic cam and base plate. For 6 to 10mm line with a ceramic coating to resist polishing from modern lines. I rebuilt most of my 0814 clutches with the 0610 cams and it works. YMMV. See https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en/categories/clutches-1/product_groups/cam-0610c (I have no affiliation with Spinlock.)
  11. Three years in with our 109 and really love the boat. For cruising and day sailing she is well balanced in 18 true with two people on board and using a 105 head sail. At 20 true she starts to get hard to handle with just two people if the rig is loose. With the rig tuned properly she is fine with two up at 20 unless it gusts higher then you will want to reef the main. Racing with weight on the rail she is fine up to around 22 - 25 without reefing if you are willing to beat up the main in the gusts. Down wind she is good up to 20 with the OD A2. I've sailed her at 25+ with the OD A2 kite at BIRW this year and it was sketchy at best. An A4 if we had one would have been better. The boat does not really plane but will surf down waves. The boat races well in mixed fleets with the one design sails. I found little use for my 155 so I sold it earlier this year. We really love the boat it ticks off all the right boxes for us. I do some OD racing in the Spring and Fall and our clubs Wednesday series. We stay aboard most weekends during the Summer and we do a 2 week cruise. It's a great cruising boat and a good race boat, but not a great race boat. Unless you have a OD fleet in your area. We have a great fleet here so that helps. Another boat to consider is the Beneteau First 36.7. We cross shopped those. The 36.7 is less money up front but the 109 uses less sails if you race OD. And is easier to sail with the A spins. We also liked the cabin and cockpit arrangement of the 109 more than the 36.7. Both are good boats I'm not bashing here. The X Yachts are nice too but they are few and far between around here. Best of luck.
  12. If you want to be competitive in W/L One Design on a 109 you will want 5 or 6 plus the driver. For Wednesday night club racing 4 up total is enough to run the boat pretty fast. She cruises great with 2 and a spin sock. I would think the numbers are about the same for a 105 as the boats are pretty much set up the same.
  13. Blur, thanks for posting. Not sure if Liros is available in the US. I'll look around. I know APS is having their annual line sale right now. Will see what they recommend too.
  14. Hi Guys, I need to replace one of my spin halyards this season. Was wondering what a good line to use is? I'm not looking for Grand Prix level stuff but at least one step better than what the 109 came with. Any suggestions?