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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. I agree with sailorman44. Much better to do 3-4 thin coats with roll and tip for many reasons. First it allows you to practice. You will get runs at first as the paint is different than standard paints. But because it is so thin it goes a lot further than you would expect. Not a big deal too sand out the runs on initial coats. Second the more coats you apply (but not more than 3-4) the deeper and better the color looks. I am a fan of Awlgrip over Perfection but there is a price difference. So that will depend on your long term plans for the boat and now long before you will need to do it again.
  2. I have never had issues with the black magic air blocks, more than enough safe working load (2500 lb). But if you are thinking of the carbo air blocks (750 lb) that could be a concern in heavier wind.
  3. I have raced on both boats and both are a blast to sail. I own the 27 but would not hesitate to own an 80 either. I primarily race light air beer can races with a crew of 2 or 3. Depending on who I can get to show up. I also fly an asymmetrical spinnaker during those races and it works fine with 2 or 3 on board (I do have roller furling to assist). The sprit on the 80 is far more efficient though. Both boats will beat up much larger boats in PHRF especially in light air. So maybe it comes down to sprit and a racing cockpit or a daysailing friendly cockpit with something of an interior. There is no wrong answer, both boats sail great.
  4. Does any of the advice change if the trip was completed in late November in a similarly sized boat?
  5. I bought a 1985 and used it for 30 years. In 2010 I replaced the carb and that was the only repair. I changed the plug and oil yearly. Finally in 2015 I bought another 2 hp. And still have the old one as a backup. Very reliable. The only thing I consistently do is shut off the fuel and let it run dry. I think that kept varnish build up on that little carb to a minimum and made it last so long.
  6. Craig, sounds like you want to use the J 27 just like I use mine. 90% of the time I singlehand for day sails. I do like summer beer can races but nothing too serious. I have a furler for the headsails which makes it easy to singlehand. I also have assymetrical spinnakers I will fly singlehanded. I've had a lot of boats and downsized to the 27 specifically to singlehand. Very pleased with the choice. You will find the owners very helpful and willing to answer questions.
  7. Great fun boat. Location says Minnesota, how far are you willing to travel? Andrew is the best source of available boats and has helped a lot of us locate boats. I'm sure he will see this post soon.
  8. I replaced my J27 stanchions a few years ago and got them from railmasters in Costa Mesa, CA. They were either $20 or $25 per stanchion. Good quality and holding up well.
  9. A1 on J27
  10. Moving my boat from Southern CA to San Francisco. Always used Trinidad or Ultra with good results. Any reason not to use either of these paints or better recommendation for SF? Always used hard epoxy paint as the one time I used a soft paint the results were not great. Though that was a long time ago. The boat leaves the slip at least once per week which seems like a soft paint prospect.
  11. i am sure the deck mounted sprits are functional. But they just do not look good on the bow of the boats. Whereas the custom carbon fibre sprits look great. Like most things you get what you pay for. For give me if I missed it. Anyone willing to share the budget for a custom sprit for any of these 25 - 30 foot boats?
  12. I had an alcohol stove on a boat back in the 90s and always thought I might catch the boat on fire. Maybe they have gotten better. Probably operator error from not using it enough but always scary. Never used the butane stove but would go that route after using an alcohol stove.
  13. Here are some semi recent prices for 3 different mainsail materials for a 250 sq ft main which is probably about the size of your main. North radian $2654, North aramid laminate $3791, North 3DL $4049. I also asked my sailmaker about 3DI last week and he said about $4500 but that was just an estimate. Also remember to buy sails in early fall or at the time of your local boat show. Usually pretty good discounts during those times.
  14. +2 for 3di or the best material you can afford based on how competitive your phrf fleet is. If not too competitive, could be over kill for a small sport boat. But as you said everyone has an opinion.
  15. Mavrickk. I would not pull a boat over all the way with a halyard to fix a windvane. There are some exceptions. Centerboard boats and maybe some lifting keel sport boats but on most of those boats it is just as easy to lower the mast. Too many variables without knowing more.