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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 Dogwatch, ½ a day is too short of charter. Drive to Lymington and take the ferry to Yarmouth. If you can drive or take the bus to the Needles. You can get bus passes where you can jump on and off the bus. Needles is a must! There are companies in Lymington that offer day trips by boats. There are a few hotels, B&B and pubs that offer a bed for the night both in Lymington and in Yarmouth. The sailing conditions in the Solent is not for new beginners. Be safe, good luck.
  2. I am sailing most weekends in the Solent on my own yacht. More than happy to give some advice . There are plenty of charter companies in the Solent. Looking at your traveling plans, I got the impression that you want everything, but is short of time? I would drop Southampton and charter a yacht out of Hamble. There is no need for a car, take train to Southampton Airport and take a taxi to the charter company in the Hamble. Sailing with a family I can strongly recommend Fairview and Hamble School of Yachting. I have used both of them several times, great companies with good boats and great location. http://www.fairviewsailing.co.uk/Bareboat-Charter http://www.hamble.co.uk/solent-yacht-charter There are lots of regattas and other stuff going on in the Solent. I assume you are a good sailor that can handle strong tides and at times lots of traffic? Before you book you should check what’s going on locally. Both the above charter companies will help you. Or these two websites might be a good start. https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/ http://www.rorc.org/ Where would I sail for a few days: From Hamble to Cowes on Isle of Wight is quickly a ½ day sail. Cowes is the heart of sailing. Personally, I prefer Yarmouth on west side of Isle of Wight, just before the Needles. Yarmouth is a very nice village with history back to 1700. Cowes are nice too, more modern, lots of shops and stuff. From Yarmouth, I would sail to Studland Bay, and spend a night on anchor at Old Harry. On the way out you will pass the Needles. You need to time the tides, in other words you need know how to handle a yacht. On the way back you sail from Studland Bay to Hamble between four-six hours. Good luck. PM me if you need more…..
  3. Jack, I got the AC version taking power from my Struder Xtender XTM 2000. It is a good setup, but it draw just under 35 amp when running. I got plans to replace and upgrade the alternator. Not got around to that jet. It brings me into the next project. Replace the engine! Sodastream got offices and distributes world-wide. They sell the replacement cylinders at places I have never been. I find that one cylinder last for six months or more. Can easily stock up with few cylinders.
  4. My Rolls AMG batteries are now 6 years. The boat is used every second weekend, plus a month now and then. The batteries just like new. According to the log book, they take and hold charge as new.
  5. Our watermaker Dessalator D60 has never missed a tick! After 5 years, we have never had an issue. 90% of our water consumed the last 5 years has been ”home made”. - Produces 40-60 litre per hour. - Consume about 35 amp. - Filter replacement every 6 months at cost of £5. - Used minimum once per month. - When on-board, used most days for an hour or two. Use your watermaker as often as you can. Keep your tanks topped up at all times. Get a Sodastream maker. Homemade water and a soda maker is a perfect combination. Sodastreams cylinders are sold or exchanged world-wide. We got 5 SodaStream bottles on board for drinking water, excellent in the cockpit, and easy to keep in the fridge. Get watermaker professional installed. Don’t go for the cheap alternatives. Dessalator are one of the most expensive on the marked. 35 amp is high! Higher than what I expected. Keeping the batteries 70-95% changed is at times a problem. Working to get that resolved.
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  7. Keeping instruments below the winches, like the compass on the picture above will just give you trouble. - Different lines are always in the way. - The instrument get destroyed, by winch handles and more. - Your crew often get the gear stock to the instrument. Like straps to the life-jackets.
  8. Reading some cruising mags from last year, they are still advertising, but web site, email and phone number is down. Shame, I wanted a few nice looking fans in oak.
  9. If you are looking for a handheld to be used on one yacht, why not go for B&G VHF V50 or V90 with a wireless handset? Then you got better reception since you are using the main atrial and the benefit of a handheld. The intercom is very good for on/off watch crew. The helm or on watch crew easily talk to the off watch crew when needed.
  10. Above the companionway or on the mast below the boom is often the best place for your instruments. The instruments are then out of the way and partly protected from different impacts. Most important they are visible from the helm, cockpit or partly for those on the rail.
  11. Musto every time.
  12. Does anyone know what happened with marinecabinfans.com? They made some really nice cabin fans in wood, brass and stainless steel. Looking fare better then the plastic once the regular chandler is selling. Did they just go out of business or have someone taken them over? Thanks,
  13. Got the same engine Volvo Penta 2003T anno 1989. Mine is still working like a Swiss clockwork. Got a good old class mechanic that keeps her alive. I think that is the key. I am religious with oil change and engine checks, not running her too hard, but allow the turbo to pick in now and then. It will sad to change her. My UK passed mechanic advised to to replace her before we go for long cruising trip. His advice is based on; parts are getting really expensive, and it might be question of time before a expensive component need replacing, second lack of qualified mechanics out in remote places. The engine has served me well! I think your answer is how good is the local Volvo mechanics? Where do you draw the line for replacement? 20% of new? A replacement Volvo D-40 got the same foot print.
  14. I agree WD40 is crap. It was removed from my yacht long time ago. Innotec got some fantastic products. Expensive but you get top problem solving products. Innotec Multi Spray is the ultimate WD40 replacements. Had a el panel wet and under water once on a different yacht. Gave it a good spray of Multi Spray, and turned the power back on. It worked! http://www.innotecworld.com/products/greases-lubricants.php?productid=86