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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. +1 Manly good, has a bit of an edge but still friendly and close to both the harbour, beaches and Pittwater (gods country). Also the so-called lower North Shore: Waverton, Crows Nest Cammeray, Willoughby, etc - very close to the city and harbour but just a bit suburban. Inner west (Glebe, Balmain, Annadale, etc) is interesting but not so kid friendly. COL is similar to SF, NY, but more exy than small US cities. Cars, whitegoods, etc are more. House prices, at least at medium to top end close to the city, are driven by international demand. Don't live on S side of harbour (eastern suburbs - full of wankers, beaches are shit compared with the north.)
  2. +1, been that way since '98
  3. We generally prime pumps to make stuff go up, not down......
  4. The restaurant at Quays Marina (500m E of Ch Pt) has a very good restaurant, open weekend evenings. Not cheap but. Operates as a cafe normal times. Always space to tie up a dinghy.
  5. Sydney short to medium-term forecasts have been pretty much spot on this season. The season seems to be a few weeks earlier though. (Of course the H pressure systems have sorted themselves out by the time they get to the E coast...)
  6. The French tend to change their Prime Ministers every few weeks; Presidents less often.
  7. Cheapest pub in town is at Church Pt on Friday evenings. Buy your beer at the general store there and drink in the courtyard with the locals. (Generally the more feral locals ......) Otherwise bus to Mona Vale, pub there is OK (Modus, a brew pub immediately behind it is good, but exy.)
  8. Welcome to god's country! Best place to anchor for any Pittwater extended stay is in the channel between Scotland Island and Church Point, on the southern side at the end of the moorings. This is protected from the prevailing NEer and from southerly changes (one due tonight). Just stay out of the main channel. Easy dinghy ride to Ch Pt, tie up your dinghy at the commuter wharf to the west of the main jetty. (Tie up at the end, away from the ramp, there's an informal (but well-enforced if you want to keep your dinghy!) system - longest residents tie up closest.) Or just tie it to a tree at the beach. Easy bus ride to Mona Vale where you can find just about all you'll need: general, boating and engineering supplies. Also an express bus into Sydney CBD (about 1hr in the morning) from Ch Pt. The Basin, at the top of Pittwater is excellent and quiet during the week - just pick up any mooring. Can be a madhouse on a summer weekend tho'! Ideal spot to see tame wallabies and (not so tame) goannas wandering about the park. Further up Broken Bay, America's, Jerusalem, Yeoman's Bays and Smith Creek are all interesting and deep water. All national park. I'll try to stop by over the next few days....
  9. Prior to Raymarine selling to Flir in 2010 they only had a limited selection of 2K compatible devises using their NG and also a 2K network arrangement for digital radar and linking MFD's. The only 2K devices was the small ST70 display and their last MFD, the E Series. These two can be set up to display both 183 and 2K data in graph/history form. Flir then completely changed the product line and as IStream indicates that customised graph/history feature appears to not have been carried forward. Thanks, Jack, I'll look into the Raymarine stuff, may need to get a used one? (I don't know the Raymarine products well.) Back onto my thread drift, I just had a demo of the B&G Triton 2 stuff today. Has real-time plotting of data built-in, even on the menu. (Presumably if baro data was available it could plot it too.)
  10. Yes, the MSDSs have densities. Small, accurate digital scales are cheap now.
  11. By scatter I mean the variability of the data, my preference (for composites) is to understand the actual strength data for each test, but more commonly you will get a measure of standard deviation. The standard deviation can be misleading unless you know what the distribution of results is (e.g. does it fit a normal distribute, weibull distribution or some other model.) Ultimately the objective is to estimate the probability of failure under the worst case loading condition. I'd think the Standard Deviation of a significant number of test samples would probably do for most workshop fabrications, given the significant number of potential variables in such operations. By far the easiest number (plus average) to calculate and try and control to. (From my maths stats days doesn't the Central Limit Theorem say that in such multi-variable situations the data will tend towards a normal distribution? Stats was never my strong suit tho'.....)
  12. I thought I knew how to paint till I started using 2-pack (Perfection), even though its formulated for the amateur. Its a lot more demanding than single part paints, Brightside, etc which go on very easily by comparison. 2-packs must be thinned just right, rolled carefully, maintaining a clean wet-edge, etc. This technique: http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/Rolling_Perfection_by_Russell_Brown.html works well. I'd get the Interlux video from their website and the PT Watercraft one, then practice first on a smaller job first, to get the hang of it. That's what I did. I'm now experienced and confident enough to do a larger boat.
  13. Prior to Raymarine selling to Flir in 2010 they only had a limited selection of 2K compatible devises using their NG and also a 2K network arrangement for digital radar and linking MFD's. The only 2K devices was the small ST70 display and their last MFD, the E Series. These two can be set up to display both 183 and 2K data in graph/history form. Flir then completely changed the product line and as IStream indicates that customised graph/history feature appears to not have been carried forward. Thanks, Jack, I'll look into the Raymarine stuff, may need to get a used one? (I don't know the Raymarine products well.)
  14. Don't you fellas have a saying about freedom and eternal vigilance? (I think it was a pom who actually said it first.) Nothing about whining in it tho'.....
  15. Slight thread drift..... As noted, pressure trend is much more useful than instantaneous readout. Its implied above that Raymarine (and others) can display this; is this so? I'm also interested in displaying other trends: boat speed, AWA, wind speed, etc. Anyone know of a NMEA compatible graph plotting-type display that can do this?