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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. Wow! You weren't kidding about the bent mast...
  2. Trailer alone is worth more than that.
  3. My boat was hit several years ago and needed toe rail replacement as part of the repair. I took the opportunity to switch from teak to plastic and purchased the remaining parts and had the repair shop install them. Very pleased with the results. Looks to be a messy job but not overly complex. Pretty sure the plastic ones are held on with adhesive and screws from underneath (as opposed to teak ones which were held on with 5200 and thru-bolts). Would love to eliminate most of the remaining teak in my cockpit, but it was my understanding that this mod is not class legal:-(
  4. Most boats to not have a part like that. Usually the butt of the mast sits on the plate shown, which in turn sits on the beam glassed to the bottom of the boat. Bolts go through the plate and into holes in the top flange of the beam and can be removed to allow adjustment of mast butt position. The only reason I can think of for a "spacer" like the one shown in your pic would be to compensate for a mast that was too short (damaged end cut off perhaps?).
  5. J/80 is a good choice for your use. I used to take my kids out a lot when they were young and the 3 of us could fly the a-kite with ease. Cockpit is large and relatively comfy and the boat is well behaved and easy to sail with the roller furling class jib. Major improvement over the C-22 (not sure how you sail that with 8 people!).
  6. Never had a need for a flicker. Backstay line can be any nylon double braid if you do not want to pony up for high tech core...
  7. Cool
  8. Seems way too low...
  9. Thanks for all the advice. Reinforces my thoughts on the matter (fix position, quick release fitting). It is a babystay, not an inner forestay. Only a couple feet from the mast, so not useful for flying a staysail.
  10. RO-RO (Roll On Roll Off) ship is probably a better option since it is on its own trailer.
  11. I had an Airstream trailer shipped from the port of Galveston to Bremerhaven, Germany in February. It is shorter and narrower than a J-24. Cost was $2900 ($2600 for shipping and $300 for documentation). I can hook you up with the shipper if you are interested.
  12. This thing is a bit of pain, particularly when rigging up the spin pole, but I guess it needs to stay since the boat has no forward lower shrouds. Never sailed a boat with a babystay before. Right now it is connected to a car on a deck track that is adjusted by block and tackle. Is this something that needs adjusting or can I just set it and forget it once the rig is properly tuned?
  13. 1. Not likely to change performance to a measurable degree. 2. Kind of a dickish move IMO if nobody else has done it and there is no precedent in an established one design fleet. Suggest you poll some of your competitors...
  14. I did not own the boat when the incident happened (had already bought a french one) but still think it is a great design that does a lot of things well. Carbon stick would have helped but would have pushed the price too high I suppose...
  15. Early US built boats (so called "double digit" hulls) were pre-SCRIMP and lighter than minimum weight, requiring corrector weights be added for one design racing. As far as racing offshore I would have no qualms about it at all, provided the keel sump is reinforced if necesasry. My first J80 lost its keel during the Double Handed Farallons race several years back and was abandoned at sea....