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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. Is your question how to connect N2K cable such as in the picture below to a connector? Normally you cut the 3 shield wrappings flush with the jacket and only worry about the uncovered drain wire. You want to put small diameter transparent heat shrink over the portion that sticks out of the outer cable jacket and connect it to the grey terminal on the N2K connector. In your N2K network the shield should be grounded to an RF ground only once, normally at the power tap.
  2. Yes, I have used the Actisense DST-2 depth/speed to NMEA0183 module combined with the Actisense NGW-1 NMEA0183 to 2000 converter.Depending on your network topology, you may prefer to connect the DST-2 directly into the H5000 CPU. Some points to note: 1) the sea water temp signal from the Nexus depth transducer is not compatible with the DST-2 2) when the DST-2 does not receive a speed pulse (when paddlewheel is out of the water), the DST-2 does not broadcast any speed data (it cannot be set to broadcast a speed of 0) which means that boat speed is missing in the H5000 network. You then have to manually set the H5000 to use SOG instead of boat speed, etc. Someone on the forum was suggesting to use the Garmin converter which broadcasts BSP at 10Hz instead of 1Hz with the above set-up. However, I chose to go with the Actisense set-up because I also needed to connect the Nexus depth transducer. Actisense may be working on a new DST module, you want want to contact them and check. Hope this helps
  3. I have been thinking about the same setup for a while, as I only have space for Vulcan 7'' at each wheel. I have some questions about H5000 / Zeus 2 / Vulcan integration though: 1) can the Vulcan control the H5000 A/P, and 2) Is it somehow possible to network the Zeus 2 and Vulcan over wifi in order to share route information? An alternative setup I am looking at is the Argonaut M7 touchscreen (https://www.argonautcomputer.com/products/m7-smart-touch-monitor), but have not found any reviews / user experience on this screen anywhere on the web.
  4. yes living in Singapore means your shipment gets to you. you should live in the Philippines and try that. as they say. it is fun in the philippines!!I used to live in Manila (1998-2000), I sympathize! WRT customs, Singapore is a dream come true.
  5. Same positive experience with Kaelig at KM Nautisme to purchase Karver gear and ship it over to Singapore where I live. Competitive prices and good service.
  6. For the depth, from Airmar documentation I know blue is positive and black negative but that's not sufficient for me to figure out the whole story. From Nexus documentation I suspect both are 12v powered without further useful info
  7. Does anyone know how to connect Nexus TH43 depth and log transducers to a H5000 CPU? The depth transducer (Airmar CS-P502) has 3 wires: blue, black and screen. The log has 4: green, yellow, white and screen. I would like to connect them to the H5000 CPU's analogue and speed inputs (see picture) but dont know where each wire goes. Any help appreciated.
  8. I am thinking of retrofitting one of my Antal XT 52.2 Race primary winches into the new 52.3 three speed version for continuous furling line duties, but would like to hear comments and reviews before committing. http://www.antal.it/eng/XT52-3RD_en
  9. Line driver, made by Antal: http://www.antal.it/ENG/240-010_en
  10. Going back to top down furlers for flying sails, has anyone here got any experience with luff tension adjustment via a swivel on the anti-torsion cable? Bamar seem to be promoting theirs in a big way these days. I know Karver have a swivel on the catalogue as well, but the dont seem to be pushing it at all. Would this (combined with a slightly shorter luff on the sail that can be allowed to raise when the sail is unfurled, and tightened before furling) allow for more trouble-free furls?
  11. Lono, it looks like you can program one simplex working channel, in addition to Ch. 16.
  12. For many of us living or sailing in developing countries, public rescue services are either non-existent or strictly fair weather affairs. In many distress scenarios, the only likely help will come from privately-owned ships, whether merchant vessels, private yachts or fishing boats. Therefore AIS and DSC VHF are better distress signalling and communication systems than any public / MRCC system. As an example, in Phuket area in Thailand, I was once sailing back from Phi Phi island to Phuket on a Sunday afternoon by postcard perfect weather. There was in the vicinity a Singapore frigate trying to raise the Thai naval command on CH16 because they had an injured sailor on board and they wanted to send him to the local hospital. Took them 1 hour to get a response on CH16, another hour to get the Thais to send a small boat pick up the injured less than 10 nm from Ao Chalong port. Just imagine what it would take them to move their asses for one of us out at night in a storm...
  13. Intersting point. If your AIS transceiver shares your VHF's masthead antenna, then you can get decent range -- 12 nm in my case with an antenna 25m above sea level. If you have a separate AIS antenna on the pushprit, not much..
  14. Alcatraz, Dacapo, thanks for the suggestions. I will explore these 2 options. Nicolas
  15. Hi all, I am looking for a replacement Nexus NXR cable w/ mini connector such as the one in the below picture. The corresponding Nexus part numbers are: 22816-1050 (5m long) and 22816-1100 (10m long). Would anyone know where to get one? Apparently Garmin / Nexus does not sell these products anymore. Alternatively, if anyone knows where to get compatible connectors from third parties, that would be great. Thanks in advance Nic