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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. Anyone happen to know which Tuff Luff extrusion is the proper one on a J/33?? I found the front of mine had about a 6" crack on the front side of it.. I wonder if epoxy and a narrow pc of cloth would be a short term fix?? Thanks for any info.
  2. We will be racing a pair of J 35's + others mixed phrf raceers. Can the 33 point equally high as the 35 w/out pinching?? We are going to be slow boat in class at 84. Being slow boat and not matching point is generally bad.. We have a good main and a good #1, but so do they
  3. I only ran down 1 quote, but it was about $850 for everything new.
  4. We bought a J33 last fall. I was unwrapping the mast today and saw about a 20 degree bend in the back stay near where it attaches to the masthead. Also, there is a "toggle" between the terminus of the backstay and the mast head. I thought that was odd. I would think the backstay would go to the pin directly.. Has anyone seen a "toggle" there before and why?? Also, this is my first boat w/ rod rigging. Is this 20 degree bend critical to fix immediately? I hate to buy a new backstay without rigging the boat once and seeing how everything fits and tunes out... I attached a few pics. Thanks for any input.
  5. In full disclosure, we bought this boat in October, and I havn't even sailed it yet. I keep thinking about the backstay and that little hand pump for it wayyyyy back behind everything. I am used to sailing smaller boats and being able to drive and adjust backstay any and all the time. Obviously, you can't do that on the 33. Has anyone ever replaced a hydraulic backstay on a boat this size for a mechanical cascade system run to the driver? Maybe the spar is to stiff and you need the hydraulic... Maybe that is why the checks are so important.. Do keep more tension on the backstay than you would on a smaller boat and then use the checks to put more power back in to the main?? Thanks
  6. Thank You!
  7. Does anyone have a certificate I could see a copy of? What is the stability index # for the J/33?? I know they have been racing in the Chi Mac so it is a non issue, but I am still curious.. Thanks for any help. Br, ​Chris
  8. We ended up buying a J33. Hope she likes it... I really really hope she likes it. She is 5'11" and there is no way there is more than 5'9" down there no matter what anyone says...
  9. We just bought a J/33 and are wondering if there is a kit available for a compact table that can hinge on the bulkhead with a drop down leg. Just looking for something compact and easy. Thanks for any input.
  10. Big Genny will bring you the most happiness.
  11. Bingo!
  12. Hey Scotch - Good story. I like it a lot better than going turtle. At least its warm in HI... How fast was she going in 15tws on a tight spin reach before you woke up your co-skipper? Where you 2 pretty comfortable double handing? Stock set up or did you tweak things to make it easier for 2 to handle? I just cant freaking wait for spring. (-25 wind chill here today)
  13. Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate it. We bought Wind Lassie formerly Thing and Odin. She was always a Lk MI or Lk Erie boat. We have her on Lake Superior now. We plan to do 2 70 mile offshores next year. Should be like staying at the Ritz compared to last years Olson 30. Very excited!
  14. Its nice that going on 50 I can be so damn excited about a new old boat (even one that needs core work and repainting and who knows what else) that I would be here asking for stories. But, here I am. I need a fix. There is just so little to read about the boat. It is killing me waiting for spring to get it in the water. Really would love to hear something - anything anyone can share about racing and sailing the J33's. Heavy air, light air, reaching running, pointing or hopefully shaming the local J35's... anything?!? Thanks
  15. Good idea - Thanks