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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. I've developed my inventory with North San Diego over 12 years, they know the boat inside out and the kites #1's and mains are really fast and fit the boat straiight from the factory. Having said that work with someone who will get to know your boat. I'm in SAN so that's easy. Used to love Q kites, bur now the North 1.5S .5oz is just as fast, maybe faster..
  2. I wondered why? Seriously they are a start up and Ainslie has always been an aggressive racer, but still.....
  3. Very few in 4 do those, look at the SD race calendars, 4 major clubs,, busy busy and 8-16 in 4 Welcome to Class 4, Scott, good group.
  4. I may be wrong but I believe all those "adjustments" were well over 12 years ago....Anyway the SC33 is a Consent rating boat.
  5. If you read through the PHRF SoCal class rules it does separate the cruisers with adjustments (so called ":Corinthian" class) into their own fleet, thus they do not play in the general PHRF pool
  6. Had my 27 20 years, very fast in all conditions, squarehead main is great addition. regularly 8-10 in medium air, maxed out 17 in big waves, nice thing is huge barn door off back gives great control Mains are almost same size on both, but foretriangles pretly different. 27 built to last, and very raceable with 4.
  7. Trim MUCH harder than you did before. Top batten has to be really stiff it holds the squaretop out and it will be really flat there. Second one down stiff, but allow some shape to the sail. traveler higher than before, but not over centerline with boom. You will find it very difficult to overtrim the top telltale as the top sags off so much, hence much harder trim.
  8. closest race is 11/20 Hot Rum 2, or CRA winter series 12/3, I think.
  9. Have you tried? I mean have you had a light air 105 made, learned to sail with it, and compared perfamnce against rating? No I have not, its about a 3/4 frac so the jib not very tall I is 30, P is 33, I'll think about it, though my local area tends to rate boats assuming maximum sail dimensions for the rig, which makes it moot for racing
  10. 3/mile for the squaretop. We still use a 155 genoa, cant live without it under about 12 knots
  11. Nope, although a good 105% is decent, under 10 knots you will still suffer far more than the increase in main area, which is quite small in reality.
  12. I went to a squaretop from pinhead on a J/27, which of course is a lot smaller. Yes the running backstays area pain, on the other hand with swept back spreaders we don't need them to keep the rig up. Cool factor way more, and a little more performance. You will have to relearn to trim the main, it likes to be trimmed much harder than the pinhead. If I can ever figure out how to post a photo Ill put one up
  13. I have a two outboards, a 3.3 hp 2 stroke longshaft which is light(25 lbs) and brilliant and used for almost everything, and a nissan 8hp 2 stroke that weights the same as a 4hp 4 stroke (58lbs) for everything else.
  14. 7/30 and beyond, but 7/30 will do fine PM if interested
  15. Saw her out Sunday with old sails and a mast that looked close to her original one.