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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. they need to put the slaves on cycle+arm rigs as tim the toolman said MORE POWER any fool who thinks arms are better try to sit row with arms against a sliding seat in the same type boat
  2. keel stub bottom was way tooo thin and breaks out a net search will show others that failed [looks to be some years post corpRAT merger] not a real hard repair but a bit of work worse part is getting a small grinder in there for a good totally clean surface to glass on to use a vacuum while working to limit dust then build up about an inch of new glass with heavy roving content I would over do it and build up the sides by laying the glass in a U shape up the sides of the stub and on to the hull more is better thicker and wider is better [should have been way thicker when built !!!!!!!] if bolts are good redrill the holes and make a large blacking plate NOT WASHERS for all bolts to go thru replace any suspect bolts if needed
  3. please stick to current race
  4. doen't the j-24 use a very bendy stick ? put some bend on your mast I tryed to use a j-24 main on a very stiff unbendable mast on a 4ksb a sailmaker drinking buddy said ''take some draft out by sewing a top to bottom dart in the sail behind the luff'' they also said ''DONOT TELL anyone I TOLD YOU THAT as we would recut it and charge big money for near the same effect''
  5. is there any rule limiting changes to the defender at this time ie adding cyclors as there is a time period while the challenger selection is going on to do it
  6. they had concrete for ballast in the keel the adventurer's sailing club bought up a bunch of them in the 70's one of which punched a hole in my boats hull in the dinner key anchorage that bronze cap on the bow made a good ram andrew in 92 got several of them while my boats survived at anchor in the same area thanks to multi big lines and anchors
  7. with wrecked cars there are branded titles where the car is written off as unrepairable and uninsurable now sure some get fixed under some state rules others require a cop or repair shop to sign off on repairs but car fax will report the problem if reported on a car/truck I am unsure how that works with boats esp in other country's as state rules are all different here in the USA
  8. close but not it battery as the keel dual use weight and power source needs to be a design from the keel up not an add on
  9. if you got tons of lead in the keel there should be a way to use that lead as a battery or most of it anyway but that would be only for a new boat designed to allow that use and a new rethink of how to seal up the battery+connections plus lots of other minor or major problems to solve but should not be impossible I just have not seen a good solution yet
  10. the CD25 is too small inside I owned one the CD-26 and 27 are much bigger but tend to cost more the old alberg P-26 is a much bigger boat as is the triton I owned one the newer p-26 fin is a good boat I remember fin keel problems with the morgan 27 racers but the early keel/CB morgans are good boats in the 24ft up size columbia 24 26 29 old style keels were good boats I owned 2 c-24's
  11. a good tool for most of us without airtools esp on a outboard powered sailboat! is the old fashion wack it with a hammer style impact tool https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-29200-Hand-Impact-Tool/dp/B0002NYDRG as you can control the impact [start with taps not full swings] or a 18v li battery powered impact gun or better but the hammer style do not go dead as allways a bit of prevention can save you from two day epic battles adding a zerk fitting and a squirt of grease now and then will help don't forget to lube the mounting screws also
  12. if you must do it a plywood box will work two layer of 1/2'' with 2x4 corners slant to match transom you will not need all 40hp the boat should be near hull speed barely off idle build it to match the motor's weight
  13. I call them rollerUNFURLERS as they will and at the very worst time AS i HAVE SEEN MANY A BOAT ON THE SHORE WITH A PART OR FULL UNFURLED SAIL usually a ripped to death sail also I donot see the point on a small boat esp for ''storage'' if you must have one get a foil so the sail can come off for ''storage''
  14. The old Offenhauser racing motors were mono block IIRC. May have had replaceable cylinder sleeves. Reliable as a rock, even decades later with big turbo boost. Interesting...I didn't know about those engines. I imagine you can handle a lot of boost with monobloc - of course that's on race gas or methanol? No knock. They say life begins at 2 bar... Under various names (Miller, Meyer-Drake, Offenhauser) the engine absolutely dominated open wheel racing in the US for 50 years...Midgets, Sprint cars, and Indy cars. Monobloc, dual overhead cams, inline 4 cylinders in several sizes. 70s and early 80s burned methanol and turbocharged, but earlier models naturally aspirated and burned gas. Up to 15:1 compression.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offenhauser you simply can't run a gas motor at 15/1they all from the 30's on ran on methanol plus a bit of nitro-methane the original miller 4 was a race boat motor but they ran methanol also there was a small 1.5 L 90ci midget motor and the big motor 4.5 or less by short stroking them Incorrect. Any fuel was allowed through 1964. Most used gasoline, as it gave much better mileage than methanol, = half the pit stops. There was a diesel fueled car that ran the entire race without a pit stop, but it was slow. Due to the Eddie Sachs and Dave McDonald crash on the second lap in 1964 and ensuing huge fireball, methanol was mandated until a few years ago, when they switched to ethanol.15:1 C/R is entirely possible in a naturally aspirated motor, with large enough camshaft duration and high octane race gas. "The largest of the Offys displaced 4.4 liters (270 cubic inches), at more than a liter per cylinder. Compression ratios ran as high as 15:1 and power output approached 1,000 horsepower from the big four-cylinder plants." http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/engine/the-immortal-offenhauser-racing-engine/ Yeah, that's the trade-off. Meth has lower thermal energy, but is knock resistant. 15:1 is high, but not that high. Some forced induction begin at 10:1 and add 2+ bar boost on top of that on 93 octane. yes any fuel was allowed at indy but other then the junk formula in the 30's very few ran on gas until ford came in 63 with their v8 none of the miller/offie/drake 4's ran gas fuel and the first fords later ran on methanol also and no if it has a 15/1 ratio it is a methanol motor not gas today they all run on ethanol btw I am a race boat & car fan who has owned a 150 mph ski-drag boat [ raysoncraft with 426 hemi supercharged ]
  15. The old Offenhauser racing motors were mono block IIRC. May have had replaceable cylinder sleeves. Reliable as a rock, even decades later with big turbo boost. Interesting...I didn't know about those engines. I imagine you can handle a lot of boost with monobloc - of course that's on race gas or methanol? No knock. They say life begins at 2 bar... Under various names (Miller, Meyer-Drake, Offenhauser) the engine absolutely dominated open wheel racing in the US for 50 years...Midgets, Sprint cars, and Indy cars. Monobloc, dual overhead cams, inline 4 cylinders in several sizes. 70s and early 80s burned methanol and turbocharged, but earlier models naturally aspirated and burned gas. Up to 15:1 compression.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offenhauser you simply can't run a gas motor at 15/1 they all from the 30's on ran on methanol plus a bit of nitro-methane the original miller 4 was a race boat motor but they ran methanol also there was a small 1.5 L 90ci midget motor and the big motor 4.5 or less by short stroking them