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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. outbound 46
  2. Edensaw is the best, but there is also Crosscut Hardwoods in Seattle.
  3. Nice Wabbit.
  4. See http://www.biekerboats.com/Bieker_Boats/Riptide_55_Particulars.html Construction Details Built by Shaw Boats in Aberdeen, WA. The goal of the construction was to maximize performance for a given cost and maximize the use of laminated flat stock. Hull below the chine was built of strip planked Duracore with eglass/epoxy skins. The sides were built from carbon/eglass/epoxy skins on balsa core layed up on a flat table and cut to computer patterns. These sides were sprung into the female building jig. The deck and cockpit surfaces were similarly built from carbon skin /honeycomb core flat panels sprung into place like a “stitch and glue” dinghy. All interior parts were built from lightweight composite panels cut out to accurate computer patterns for minimum weight and minimum waste.
  5. Thanks Spoonie. Yeah, I figure there is a potential for needing more than 3 or 4:1.
  6. I'm setting up floating leads for the genoa on my moderate displacement 30 footer. Lots of good photos of the lead setup in this thread, but how is everyone cleating the control line? Harken's load calculator says the sheet load should be about 700 pounds, but what's the deflection load? I am thinking about a 3:1 or 4:1 led aft to the cockpit where I have an existing unused cam cleat that seems like it would be a good fit.
  7. Thanks all for the good input...
  8. Considering the purchase of a 2hp outboard. It seems like Honda is the standard, but considering the options. Some parts on the Honda seem cheap, but maybe that's the way it goes. Suzuki looks interesting and at a $200 lower price point. Yamaha is quite a bit heavier. Have not had good luck with Mercury. Some other options out there?
  9. The deck is a bigger issue than the spars...
  10. Would you like to add Honolulu to your itinerary? I have done this trip both north and south. As above, the key is waiting for a weather window going north. Unfortunately, the good times going north generally mean a motorboat ride.
  11. Anyone know the story on this zombie J/35 on p dock, shilshole? Fitted with twin furlers! Looks like it has been sitting for a long time...
  12. Why did you need advice then?
  13. I know this is digging way back into this thread, but I think one of the Commencement Bay 22s is still down at Tacoma Yacht Club, named The Grin. Cool little boat.
  14. I know this is digging way back into this thread, but I think one of the Commencement Bay 22s is still down at Tacoma Yacht Club, named The Grin. Cool little boat.
  15. Looks like G-10 for the backing plates... http://www.mcmaster.com/#grade-g-10-phenolic/=qrieu9 Lots of batteries? What's the capacity?