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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. Looks like less than 5kn for a long ways. Breakfast isn't likely. Need lots of beer and bug spray.
  2. If I recall correctly, Petit had a product called SR-21? that was similar to VC-17. It's seems to be replaced for 2017 by their black widow performance bottom paint. I would imagine you don't have any experience with any of these products since these are freshwater paints. The Black Widow paint looks interesting. The old Baltoplate formula included Molybdenum, B W has that plus some other slicking stuff and they pimp it as "hard", so I'm thinking vinyl? Anyway, love to hear some feedback if anyone out there is using it.
  3. What I need is a St60 (not plus) kit. Try Ebay for covers.
  4. Thanks, guys!
  5. FWIW, I left a response on the gear site.
  6. Talk to some class guys for how much headstay tension you need. There should be a tuning guide available either from the class or from Jboats. I doubt you'll get enough tension with a cascade. Checks will indeed pull shape back into main, they will also limit bend - depending on how flexible the rig is - to transfer the force to the headstay. As to being able to adjust from the helm, if you're driving (I'm assuming you're racing?), you have no business doing anything but driving. Your main trimmer should be doing that in conjunction with your headsail trimmer to balance the helm and change gears. If it's awkward for the main trimmer to reach, maybe tactician or your honey can sit back there and do it while she rubs your neck and holds your beer! Enjoy your new toy. Leroi
  7. Are there different kits for the 60 vs.60+ instruments? Thanks. Leroi
  8. Why not scuff up the bad spots, prime w/chromate, and touch up with some rattle can appliance epoxy. It may not match perfectly, but it will protect your mast for $10-$15.
  9. There are a number of good replacement cylinders if you can't ID yours. Just need to know dimensions/throw etc. If your unit is original it's pretty old and rebuilds may not hold up very long. If any moisture has gotten into the cylinder it will have pitting and the new seals will not hold. Cylinders are not terribly expensive by boat cost comparisons, hopefully your pump is in good order. Are you sure it's the cylinder that's not behaving or could it be the pump? Any hydraulic shop will bench test the cylinder before starting any rebuild. Oyster Bay as mentioned is a really good shop but there should be shops nearer you. Any riggers will have contacts if they don't do hydraulic work themselves. When our '89 vintage Navtec gave it up, we replaced it with a Holmatro. Huge upgrade, two speed pump, easy to make small adjustments. Good luck. Leroi
  10. We've used Baltoplate for years. Boat is out of the water from Dec. to April. We re burnish in the spring and touch up scuffs and keel bottom and get 2 years. We do scrub at least biweekly in the Chesapeake but we would do this with any paint.
  11. Phil did us one for our Hobie33 some years back. We never spun out again. He did it on the old post to save some $. It probably will cost you 3 sec/mi. though. And you DO need to tell your handicapper.
  12. Pictures?
  13. Sailtec is good. You might check on Holmatro as well. After a while the cylinder walls get scored and seals won't fix it.
  14. get a new ultra composite end. problem fixed.
  15. If you're rolling and get bubbles, keep a heat gun handy and just put a light blow over the bubbles, they'll go away.