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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 Jack, I am trying to work out if the problem is my radio/light/position thing or the light itself. I have an AIS antenna which is closer to the light than the VHF. I have not noticed any issue with the AIS. yet....
  2. Can I put the ferrite over the light wires at the rear of my switch panel?
  3. I have fitted an Aquasignal series 34 Tricolour and anchor light to my masthead and it makes an insane amount of noise in the VHF. Has anybody else had this experience? Peter Phantom 40
  4. Good weekend, a lot less people than when I was there 2 years ago. Races seemed to be well organised. Had no trouble moving drinks through checkpoint charlie. Great to catch up with old acquaintances and chew the fat.
  5. Recently stuck my windows on with Fixtech 200 made by these guys http://www.fixtech.com.au. Looks good and no leaks yet although only 6 months since I did it. I believe they have US agents. I was not satisfied with any other products mentioned. Windows has previously leaked with Sikaflex and DOW 795. G
  6. I was sick of leaky windows on my pilothouse boat, searched for ages for the right stuff. Final I got onto this stuff http://www.fixtech.com.au/process/catalogue/itemView.html?itemId=3124&categoryId=571 Don't know if they have a US agent but you could email them, they are very helpful and their products are great. It is a dream having windows that don't leak. G
  7. All this searching for the missing MH370 in the Indian ocean might find Robert Redford still floating around out there....
  8. Like has been said, the more you look into it, the more confusing it gets!! I am currently doing an engine swap task so I will be busy with that for months to come. As for the windows, using 10mm acrylic it will be very difficult to get them to bend even the small amount that I need with some form of screw or pre-bend I think. So what I might do is put a small number of screws and then black them out when finished. So many projects, not enough time!!
  9. Thanks Guys, the bend is not much only about 20mm over a metre, I had little trouble screwing the frames in with the screw pitch about every 75mm. Yes there are studs to hold screens on the outside, good idea to use the screws for the studs. I know I will have to re-trim the inside but I have a few ideas for that. The thing that worries me most about the screwing is maintaining the gap for the silicon. As far as pre-bend, I have some very good ovens at work that can be set to the degree and have very even temperature throughout, putting a window this size in on a jig would not be an issue, I understand that I would need an oven at 140 C to soften the acrylic to plastic bend.
  10. I want to replace the side windows on my pilot house boat, nice big windows are great for a view but prving difficult to stop leaking. The original windows are 10mm Acrylic in frames. A couple of years ago I replaced the one that was leaking the worst and now it leaks even more . I had it professionally fitted to the frame and then I screwed it onto the deck, it appears the sealing between the Acrylic and the frame has failed. So after repairing 1 of 4 I still have 4 to go. I have been trying to think of a way to get the Acrylic to be strong and leak tight but have not found the definitive answer. What I am thinking could be a good way is to fit them flush to the outside of the deck as many OEM manufacturers do. I would also like to not have screw holes as I believe they are just more places for leaks. So my thought was to attach them with a combination of pressure sensitive tape and sikaflex or silicone. The tape would hold the window in place while the silicone/sika sets and also provide a constant thickness for the silicone/sika. Now the big problem is the the windows are curved, without the screws to pull the curve I don't believe the tape will be enough to hold them. So I am thinking of heating the Acrylic on a mould to give me a curve to fit. Anybody tried anything like this? Am I mad? Got any better ideas? G
  11. Won (again) ho hum. Sailworld G
  12. No Red Sky v Coramandel. I have now had it conformed that Coramandel lost. Ghost
  13. Not really a big boat topic, but I know lots of the Port Philip sailors lurk here. I wonder if anybody knows the result of the very late night protest at RYCV last night or if they publish them anywhere? No affiliation, just a curious standbyer. Ghost
  14. I collect old flares for our club and took a large bag to the Williamstown police station some months back, they looked at me a little strange but took them never the less, no charge. ORCV uses them when they do Sea safety survival but I would imagine they would have sufficient supply from members. G
  15. Bluewater (first 45 from HBYC) is now called IKON. Excellent result for race 1.