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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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    Western Shores of Lake Agassiz
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  1. I think I'd go with one on the car and one on the trailer, unless you expect to drop the trailer occasionally. Something else to think about... I don't recall where I read this, but apparently the biggest concern at the border is the trailer, not so much the boats. The registration and road compliance (e.g. width, weight, lights) of the trailer.
  2. My 1976 Rondar has the number drilled on the forward (inside) face of the transom.
  3. Of what make is the 5O5?
  4. You may want to look around the other Anarchy forums here - maybe Cruising Anarchy? This sub-forum focuses on sailing dinghies -- sailboats with adjustable foils (daggerboards or centerboards) -- not inflatable dinghies.
  5. I don't quite follow. You want to mount a 40 hp Merc to a sailing dinghy? Your "transom" will deafeningly need some "reinforcement." A suitable inflatable material might be a Zodiac, but then you might not need the dinghy.
  6. Gsouth, if you're still there, here's an idea of some of the learning curves involved (older 5o5)... these guys came close to a skull splitting chinese gybe...and something tells me they'd already been out a few times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZDezKPxwc#t=311.049667
  7. mikeholt, any ideas how mast bend was controlled on that early '70's example? Doesn't look like there's any place for chocks.
  8. Also appears the CB's halfway down -- I assume they're on a gybe, but with that much hiking moment wouldn't you want it all the way down?
  9. Here's another solution (headknocker sheeting system?)
  10. Excellent. This may help give me some impetus to finishing my 5O5 project as well. BTW I've always wanted to visit Greece, and do a sailing tour. Wonder if I ever will.
  11. Mildew, maybe? Though it doesn't like broad daylight and saltwater, apparently.
  12. Try cooling the closure piece so that it shrinks relative to the fixed part, or, alternatively heat the fixed part, or both. This effectively increases the gap between the parts. You could use ice, or better, completely empty a can of compressed air onto the closure (gets COLD really fast). Just a thought.
  13. Wow, great answers already. And yes, mcmurdo, you're close, though Lake Agassiz had receded somewhat already by the time its shores reached my abode (a bit reluctant now to reveal the location, as that could give away my age).
  14. Hi all. Contemplating purchasing a cat cruiser in the USA and transporting it to Canada where I live. Does anyone have experiences to share, do's and don'ts, advice etc. Likely towing it behind my own SUV. Thoughts, or links to existing discussions/forums on this topic? Thx
  15. 1. Shouldn't the nav lights be on the widest parts of the ship, i.e. the extreme surfaces of the warp nacelles? 2. Should there not be two more colours to indicate "top" and "bottom" in the same way as "port" and "starboard" (because there is no "up" in deep space)?