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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. Thanks for all the good tips, ideas and opinions. I'll post pics when it's done but it might take a while since spring is finally here and i'm going to focus on sailing instead of maintenance
  2. I think the OP has a braided wire outer sheat, not foil as in the picture above but yeah, the same instructions apply!
  3. Solar panel, new clutches, halyard bags, some new deck caulking... still need to install a few fairleads, wash the deck and bend the sails on and i'll be sailing!
  4. Thanks for the suggestions! The cheapest faceplate for a b-panel i've managed to find is 90 € and i'm not over the moon about the quality of the one i have. Further, i want to get rid of the key. I already have all the components including G10, ip67 certified pushbuttons and even a nice ip50 certified buzzer. I do enjoy tinkering with electronics and find pleasure in building something bombproof. I guess i'll just have to prototype the circuit before putting it in the boat.
  5. Good question Daddle! I couldn't find any spec sheet with electrical carachteristics for the buzzer but it is piezo so i assume it's probably not more than that of the leds. However, reason enough to mock it up before final installation to see that everything works correct.
  6. I'm planning to make a custom engine control panel since my yanmar b-type panel is not doing so well. The current plan is to salvage the wire harness & tach and replacing the ignition key with pushbuttons for engine on, start and stop. My question concerns the idiot light/buzzer assembly. In the current panel the lights and the buzzer are wired in parallell with diodes giving reverse current protection between each light and the buzzer. Schematic below: I would like to avoid making a pcb for this so i've been concidering what components i could leave out and how to wire everything neatly point to point and one solution could be wiring the buzzer in series with LEDs instead of the parallell incandescents. Indeed resistance would be greater but i reckon the circuit would work fine anyway. Schematic: What do you think?
  7. My only pair of topsiders have been like skates on ice since day one. They look good but i'll never buy another pair.
  8. The Vulcan is compatible with anything NMEA2000.
  9. Outside of Sveaborg fortress in Helsinki, Finland a few years ago.
  10. My YC has a new one that is pretty nice. This is the only pic i coul find for now. Unfortunately it is from when the crane was under construction so there are some parts missing. The crane is built by a company that is specialized in skilifts. There is a sled that slides along the horizontal boom. The sled is controlled by a self tailing winch on ground level. Attached to the sled there is a wire with a hook for lifting rigs. The wire is controlled by an electric winch on ground level. Additionally the ladder going up the crane can be moved horizontally along the boom in order to remove masthead instruments, positioning lifting strops and such. The crane was designed to be higher than any masts at our YC, in fact it is the highest mast crane in Finland. Kind of difficult to explain how it works in writing but i can try to if you have any questions.
  11. I think the Swan 36 looks fine!
  12. Yes, it is in Finnish but there are loads of construction photos, line drawings, brochure reprints etc. I'll try to remember to bring it to work someday and scan h-boat related stuff for you if you'd like.
  13. I think a Harken 150 cleat mounted on the mast and a small tackle will be enough. I've never had to use a winch for a h-boat jib halyard. By the way, do you know about this book:
  14. Got some new topcaps for similar Lewmar winches from winchspares.com. They are made from plastic but better designed than the originals and i suppose they will easily hold up for another 35 years. I haven't had any problems with the other plastic parts in the winches.