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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. Have a look at the pulpit on the SF3200 - works well for us in a similar setup. SF 3200 The Edge is somewhere over in the west
  2. When you hold down the button for 2 seconds make sure you hear a "beep" - sometimes it is hard to get the button to engage correctly depending on whether there is any angle when you push it - you don't have to do it hard, just make sure you hit it's sweet (G) spot!
  3. Yes, its one PIA! But with a bit of practice, gybe by grabbing a handfull of ropes and that usually overcomes the problem. Talon, if you send me a PM with your email address I think I still have the North Sails tuning guide which will give you a bit of info on setup and sails - the medium/#2 is most often specified with a reef point and soft hanks are the go. We have a few more ropes with the twin running backstays for the fathead main.
  4. Tell us what inventory came with your boat. Ours has 2 full sets of sails, Light, Medium, #4, Pin Head Main and a Fathead Main, asym, sym & code 0. It is quite under powered in standard configuration and we happily sail in 24+knts with med and full main. Did you buy the one that has been on SA for about a year? We have barber haulers fitted which improves pointing ability and this is easy to add. If you haven't already done so, go to the Jeaneau website http://www.sunfast.fr/sailboat-sunfast-3200.html#ad-image-24 and download all of the technical docs.
  5. Check the track to see if the black coating is not wearing off - could be that is traces of ground-down aluminium you are seeing there....
  6. How to transition to the modern age for an Amish farmer..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTxTAC-3zKM
  7. On our SF3200 we have both soft hanks and Wichard type metal hanks on different sails. The soft hanks are far better, especially when folding sails. Our inventory goes light, medium and #4, but often the medium's on SF3200's are reefable to give you a #3.
  8. Have a look at Sonos. You can tune the speakers to the room (it even has an auto tune feature) and the SUB subwoofer is a work of art. All wireless, and the latest digital radio apps. Being a component system you can add to it and it has multi-room capability - you can even play different stuff in each room. I have mine connected to a 5 Tb NAS (external hard drive with ~5,000 albums on it). What more can you ask for..... You can even keep your existing speakers and power them with a Connect AMP. They also come up on eBay quite often second hand if you want to save a $.
  9. And now you too can have one.... http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-sale/dealer/used/OAG-AD-14238613/2007-IMOCA-60?cr=1&ld=7&psq=%28ListedDate%3Drange%5B20170113..%5D%26%28%28BoatType%3DSail%26%28%28%28SiloType%3D%5BDemo%20and%20near%20new%20boats%5D%7CSiloType%3D%5BDealer%20new%20boats%5D%29%7CSiloType%3D%5BDealer%20used%20boats%5D%29%7CSiloType%3D%5BPrivate%20used%20boats%5D%29%29%26Service%3DBoatsales%29%29&pso=0&pss=~Price "At the moment the mast and a few sails are missing."
  10. Looks like a shaft drive? Old tech rebuild?
  11. Another factor with Porsche servicing is whether you use a Porsche dealer, or a specialist independent. On occasions the independents can be much cheaper, but the warranty may require you to use the dealer. The savings on independent servicing could be used as a sink fund to cover unforeseen expenses. Also, if they are doing a pre-warranty inspection and find things, are these covered by the existing warranty? (about to commit to a 2006MY+ Boxster S, so have been following Porsche problems for a while....)
  12. I have a set and you would also need the T113 Multifunctional Wireless Remote Display to set them up. I bought mine on eBay at a good price but these two don't come up that often.
  13. CQS at White Rock on Eastern shore vs. Alive hitting the Western Shore