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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. Yes - deck fittings mount bolts are tapped into raised mounting plate. This way no fasteners penetrate thru deck, no leaking. This failure was deck plating, & insufficient welding of deck plate to frames.
  2. In the second picture (post #10) you can see clearly corrosion along the failure line. So this has been flexing for quite a while before it broke. Also seems to show cracking between alum mount plate & deck plating. And welding to the deck frame directly under block is spoty/missing at aft (loaded) end of block. There might have been some visual warning of this failure before it blew.
  3. If he goes up river under the bridge he'll be in local land. Very busy boat ramp there. He will not fit in. He might get untied.
  4. Why do you want to mount stuff where no one can see them well?
  5. Public libraries do not loan out cell phones.
  6. Those parts show severe wear & loading damage. And the wear is asymmetric. I'd examine the entire assembly for damage, something's really wrong to get that kind of wear. Some of those pawl indents are worn almost completely away while others look normal for that age. The inner gear tyeeth tell the same story - some are really worn, but all are bent.
  7. The 2nd battery option is built into the Link system - no external switch needed, only the proper wires connected.
  8. A few thoughts on your panel-you will need to check since the stuff is old. The Inverter panel only shows whats going in/out of the inverter, and is mostly just a control panel for the inverter/charger. The LINK system will measure everything going in/out of the house bank, and has a provision to also measure voltage from another bank of batts. You can toggle back & forth on the bank read, but one bank only gets all the good info. That batt symbol in the top right will say 'main' or 'aux'. For the rest of the system: it is common to have the bilge pump system wired directly to the batts, so that all the other loads can be turned off while the boat sits. Vhf's normally go to a breaker, but since you're out of room, direct is OK. Just have to remember to turn it off.
  9. Deleting the ammeter in your cockpit gauges is a very good thing. There have been quite a few wiring meltdowns/fires because of them, since they run the alt output all the way to the gauges & back to the batt, thru some splice blocks & insufficient wire gauge. Your batts will be a lot happier. A voltmeter is not always a indicator of alt health - you CAN have a voltage reading with no amps coming out of the alt.
  10. Straight rod? we had to commission a new Farr 50 out of Hong Kong. Brand new boat, got shipped in to Hawaii for Clipper Cup. Unfortunately was loaded inside a hold, and hatch cover mechanism dripped grease on it the entire way. Had to pressure wash the deck to be able to stand up on it. Thought that was bad until we put the rig together - the rod had not really been straightened & the vertical hung from the spreaders like a spring - 7' off the deck. Had to winch the ends down to the turnbuckles. Turned out the owner was screwy also, only got paid the day before the series started, after we ran a length of 1/2" 1x19 around the dock, between the hull & shaft, & thru the wheel, nico pressing the ends together.
  11. STEEL mast?? JFC, nothing like more weight aloft. Seriously, Swain aficionados' disdain extends even to aluminum? I'll bet you could sit in the middle of a Cat 3 hurricane and ride it out safely, but I question the sailing characteristics. Is "auto anchoring" the Swainites term for running aground????
  12. "Sistering" = adding a doubler plate over the area. Making a plate to match the mast shape & fixing it in place to re-inforce an area
  13. Your son may be responsible and controlled - but what about his friends?? You're responsible for them also. The last couple of (in law) family parties I attended the teenagers were in a race to get totally hammered. There was no stopping to enjoy a moderate drunk, no one stopped until they were falling down & puking.
  14. A difficult project - T balls mean long oval holes in the spar tube. Can't use those holes to thru bolt external tangs. There might be room above slots for a bolt, or you could sister up over the slots. Needs engineering!