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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. Love the lindenberg 26 suggestion (saw that boat and considered it myself before I bought the Wavelength 24), finally someone else pulled that one out of mothballs... Boat sails well to its rating, if you put the time in it. PS: Softdown... describing Sailnut as Bloodthirsty on SA? Has this place gone total pansy in your eyes? I've been with sailnut for probably 10 years... here for 6, so Alumni maybe, but I've been here a while. Going back to 4th mode for sure.
  2. I have a pole barn with a 12 foot door... I've now had an S2 7.9 (26 foot, 5' draft retractable daggerboard) in it, a Capri 25 (25 foot 4' draft fixed fin keel) and now a Wavelength 24 (24 foot, 5 foot fixed draft fin keel)... NOT sure how you come up with 14-15' of clearance for even the Catalina 27... I'd think the Cat 27 with that deep draft fixed fin keel would air draft about 13 feet. Nope won't fit through a 12' door. Hell even a J80 would be darned close (inch maybe) into my door. My Wavelength clears the door by about 1 foot. Couple things... were mentioned about bearings... Simply, yep, check them and pack both inners and outers. Bearing buddies are great for maintaining repacked bearings, and are useless for patching poorly maintained bearings, especially since they only deal with the outer bearings. No substitute for getting your hands dirty. jack the trailer up, pull on the wheel, repack, and replace bearings if necessary... a whole set for 2 axles will only run you a couple hundred, and an hour or so of time. Also check TIRES!!! dry rotted tires don't always have teltale cracks... look at the manufacture date, if they are 8 years old or older, they need to go! Tractor Supply has wheels/tires fully assembled cheap... I'm sure other places do too. Do you require standing headroom in a trailerable? Or are you just stating your heights because you need sleeping space? Cause most trailerable boats (nearly all) won't have 6' standing headroom (hell most 30+ footers only have 6' standing headroom in the galley). If trailerable AND 6' standing headroom are required, and $6000 CDN... About the ONLY boat I can think of is a Lancer 28! That being said there are tons of boats with ample seating space below for overnighting, with decent sleeping space... the S2 7.9 and the S2 6.9 are great trailerables that sail well and have decent sleeping space (think tents) and a functional head. Lots of other boats as well.
  3. Look.. They got BLUE, and designed for water! Oh and light. They win... I'm just a hack.
  4. Holder 20, do I get anything for getting close enough to the target weight at least? Turbo it and it'll get here fast... Hardly bluewater capable.
  5. I'm 6'1" tall, slept like a baby in the V berth... both quarter berths were Ok as well tighter but doable.... The mind-numbing part of the boat is the 5'8" max height below Just high enough that you feel it could have spared 4 inches. Just low enough to remind you that its still a small boat (despite its weight). I owned my S2 7.9 for 2 years... I'm sailing a Schock Wavelength 24 now, prior boats were S2 7.9, Capri 22, and Capri 25.
  6. Can I mention that the S2 7.9 isn't a shallow draft? its 5' deep! Its only shallow draft board up! it is supposed to be sailed board down though, at least upwind anyway. Yeah sure it draws 18" board down, and rudder kicked up and all, but you can't steer, and you can't sail upwind in that configuration. Its merely a setting for trailering... and for that it works well.
  7. Wavelength 24 (although 5' draft)... just because its my new ride... And I've had a Capri 25, and an S2 7.9, and I'm hoping the WL 24 is as fun as the Capri 25, but with more speed than the S2. Other than that I got nothing.
  8. Skip the motor... Sell the running 40HP and borrow/rent a trailer... move it the 5 miles that way.
  9. Holy crap... I just realized how Fake news actually works... I really need to invent a left handed smoke-shifter.... apparently there is a market. Snipe hunting gear? Perhaps some Dehydrated H2O in a can. Geesh.
  10. its not been quite a year since his passing, but its been probably 20 years since I sailed with him... He stopped sailing due to health reasons. So for those of you who said your Dad... right there with you. I'd up the ante by saying, I'd love to be sailing and sharing that beer with him... Just to be crew again. I've found that goals in life become much clearer, and simpler as I get older.
  11. Just so we are clear, I owned/launched an S2 7.9 for 2 years myself. It IS possible to raise the mast solo, and launching the S2 7.9 is a breeze, but NO I would NOT recommend it as a "trailer day sailor." I got good at launching the boat, and the best I could muster was about 1.5 hours from launch to sailing. I'm sure I could maybe have gotten that to 1 hour, but it'd have been truly scrambling, not my idea of a relaxing day sailing. Plus the boat prefers the keel fully down, which draws 5 feet... launching is shallow at 18 inches, but to sail the boat requires consistent depth over 5 feet (if you can't get it). There are plenty of good S2 7.9s around, but you gotta travel for them. List is short now, best time to buy is late winter. If you are still interested in them (and for your purposes I would say the 6.9 would be a better choice, but I digress)... you can find them here: http://www.s279.org/boatsforsal.html Lots of different boats thrown at you... I'd say that a cat boat is at one end, and the S2 7.9 is nearly at the other. Interesting boats in between? Oday 222, Oday 192, Oday 22, Oday 23, Precision 23, 21, 18, Catalina Capri 18, 22, Compac 19, 23, Cal 22, Rhodes 22, Hunter 22 (swing keel), Hunter 23 (wing keel), Hunter 25 (wing keel), Oday 26 (centerboard), S2 6.7, 6.9... Lets say for trailer day sails, that J boats and most fixed fin keels are out. Lots of options, but you have to find the deal that works best for your Northern dollar.
  12. Yep remove all the passwords, and logins... Then bitch about how MS is insecure... My suggestion short of removing all passwords and logins, is to consider either facial recognition login (built into windows 10) or swipe (touchscreen required) login. Edge is a lite browser, with plugins mostly disabled. For most surfing with embedded flash and such you might need Chrome or Firefox. If you want stable light surfing without the bloat, try Opera.
  13. Woah, again?
  14. I've had the cheapos... the St1000+ (2 of them), the ST2000+, the SMRAD TP22 (2 of them) and now the Simrad TP10... The TP22 was better than the RM ... but only by a little... I frankly liked the way the controls worked on the RM better. I was thoroughly unhappy with the build quality of the ST1000+ when the plastic fluxgate (internal) compass gimbal busted (I was very careful with the unit, so it should not have busted). It required a full replacement of the fluxgate compass, which is a $99 ebay part - cause it non-user servicable (that includes the $0.99 plastic gimbal)... and the cost to ship the RM tiller pilot back and have them diagnose the problem (that was out of warranty) was more than me buying the part and plugging it in myself, and fixing the problem (which worked by the way). For the TP22, I used one for a couple weeks, and had a low voltage problem on board (turns out it was a wiring fault on the boat).. it must have scrambled the electronics on the TP22... I sent it to SIMRAD who diagnosed it quickly and rather than fix it, sent me a completely new unit and covered it under warranty (total turn around time 10 days). Now I know my faulty wiring likely caused that problem and I was pretty forthcoming with that info when I sent it to them. To me their customer service should count for something, and it was fantastic, so I bought from them again when I sold the old unit with my boat. Oh and when you use the TP22 as a hammer, it works for a while afterward (that one I replaced on my own dime - so in retrospect, I had 3 of them ) I'm not doing anything that requires the fancy days on end use in 6-8 foot rollers many of the guys above are talking about though. I'm just slapping the darned thing on the tiller while I change headsails, or head to wind to douse/hoist. I'm inland and don't frequently see winds above 25 knots... I do get my share of stupid red-neck wake boarders though. For your size boat I'd be looking at the TP22 minimum if its just for light duty near shore/in shore work, TP32 is probably a better place to start... and if you wanna do it right, you'd go with the palegic or the EV-1 I have no relations with that woman, SIMRAD, B&G, Raymarine or Palegic, just so nobody thinks I'm getting $0.05 for each time I type the company name.
  15. Here's a secret... democrats or republicans it doesn't matter, we're still headed towards socialized medicine... We have MORE people who need healthcare than are making money to pay for insurance... in the great "American" way, those of us actually working for a living, will have to pay for those unable to make enough to pay for insurance, or healthcare (I'd argue both). What you are seeing is the paperwork involved with the government trying to control/restrict/distribute it, making things worse (this can only be expected when the government gets involved). Want to fix the cost of medical care and drive the price down, and subsequently the paperwork? Make insurance companies illegal, AND get government out of healthcare. Millions will die, but prices will come down, and the doctor will remember your name, as they'll only have a few patients that can actually pay for their care. If you think my statement is political, you've obviously not been paying attention. I'd argue my statement is a-political. Cheer up, your premiums as a small business owner could have tripled like many of my self-employed friends, if you are among that lot... have you checked your blood pressure lately?