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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. Shop not taking more business, thanks though. When current group is done, party is over. Thanks.
  2. We were measured yesterday to "protect" us and make sure we were not accidentally cheating. Learned something. The keel in it's current position, 2" below sump, is the correct position. Dirty Harry's keel has been short by 2" for years. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Dirty Harry was the boat measured against Hustler, making Hustler's keel spot on but longer than DH hence the notion Hustler keel is deep.........
  3. Knock it off and learn to play nice.
  4. John, Ancient history. Looking forward to laughing about it over coffee and glass dust. I did get an earful on the way to and from Cleveland picking up that Melges 32. Figures, the old guy in the crowd (me) was the biggest jerk........sorry about all of that. Bring the boat, we'll try to find space inside. Just need to be able to get a couple of Melges 24's ready for Charleston which puts one of the bigger boats outside and it cannot be DH.The 24's have their own storage space in the back room and stay inside, heated. Seriously, I will feel better if we can help out in any way. I don't think the work is great, just as complete as possible. Thanks for the kind words.
  5. Deleted by accident trying to edit. John Esposito. Please save the boat and hide it in Bristol. Bring your broken Bike parts. We can work something out.
  6. This thread is just about the boat.
  7. Come take a look any time you like. (mine was a mounted cop in Central Park in the late40's/early50's, know the dismay thing well...somewhere along the line people figured out running to him was the best way to back me down)
  8. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNOQKOpJEk-azvNS5AzmYn0HtT63LLPRTIrPLraz8WRL2xFqWrutViAlGG3JTb5HQ?key=d0habnRxRDdxbkhESjFlSE1hU0wwLXFGOHlEU2Fn Some of the damage was caused by water alone. Some of the damage is the result of foam core and epoxy resin. Some of the damage is filler that did not bond to the epoxy. Some of the damage is the result of sloppy work from below deck. To be fair it had to be absolutely stink glassing upside down alone. This may be the reason for large areas with no glass at all on the core, just putty and paint. The compound on the keel was saturated 410. I think 410 may be above the waterline only........ We used vinylester resin and 3/4 oz mat to bond core over suspect areas that may have been epoxy resin. There are thermal rates of expansion to deal with and in the case of Dirty Harry, epoxy failed everywhere it was used.
  9. If there are pictures, like before and after, would love to see them. This is the type of project where I always learn something. It's threads like this that make SA worth visiting. I'll work on it but will be a google Album. Just viewed the first few and it is actually quite amazing how close Dirty Harry was to dumpster heaven. There are hundreds of photos so far. One thing will be quite obvious and interesting as you see the progression. The boat had been extensively repaired some time ago. Incorrect core, resin etc. I'll explain some of this if you are really interested. Dirty Harry is truly a classroom of sorts.
  10. Thanks John! Jack's brother Josh was there with Jack, never stopped for three days. He spent hours on the bottom of the sump and top of keel. Both were shocking bad. The aft keelboat has some decay that may have become an issue if we hadn't done this. Thinking late April for hardware. Those full length tracks go on after hull color, before nonskid, probably hardest part of the restoration. Day two they could no longer smell the styrene............ We are all excited now, the boat is tired of being in the dust factory. Talked about using same color as Jack's Farr, baltoplate bottom and some Dirty Harry inspired graphics.
  11. Came apart easily. Shop heated night and day for the boats. 40 at night, 50 during day. Almost too warm to work but heat is needed for proper curing. Thermostat at ground level, boats get direct heat blown on them around 65 degrees. They got all the core done on the deck and glassed the difficult starboard quarter. Jack finished working the sheer and found one last bad spot at the stem. We can now say the boat was toast from stem to stern. Before the crying game starts I'll address the reason for the separation. The sump was altered, poorly. The sump is heavily damaged. The sump can only be repaired with keel pulled away. The sump shows signs of original gel coat forward of first keel bolt. We will adjust the sump to the forward height/depth. There is no need to increase depth or add a lead shoe. Fairing the keel and sump is key. Those keel and rudder offsets are a nice reference but not needed. We are going to fair what is there. Try to resist the armchair commentator thing if you (those who opine without a clue) do not do this every day for a living, such as it is. Great fun having an owner (and his sibling(s))get so involved and see his progress on the boat. Makes my job (such as it is)so much easier and I did not have to pay him. I was their helper for the weekend.
  12. No matter how long, they would be well worth the wait. Coolest boat I ever owned. All of the boat's parts are amazing. Doug Lord's work should not be shrugged off so quickly.
  13. Search for a drop forged eye bolt with the proper thread. www.kenforging.com
  14. Thanks John!!! Jack, his brothers and friend were on the job last few days. Boat really turned the corner. Great fun seeing another boat's crew get as deeply involved, makes such a difference as you know. Bill, thanks for stopping by and checking the boat out. His brothers' efforts to remove the full length tracks paid off when Jack was done sanding years of repairs. Somewhere under that washboard mess was the original sheer and it now looks awesome! The 32 is not really for sale. Cannot let it leave with keel trunk and hull/water issues. Repairs will have to wait until late spring when customer boats are gone.
  15. [quote Peter - are you working at the shop this week? I can stop by and take a look at Dirty Harry if you are. Yes Bill.