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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'll be quite interested in seeing how the mildew on the North radial Spectra mainsail does in the Caribbean next year, I'm hoping the sun and oxidation of the salt will greatly reduce it? Kind of hate to throw away a $30,000 main for some mildew, but if it doesn't clear it up we'll be ringing up the sailmaker. It won't be Spectra with a taffeta I can guarantee that.
  2. Everyone likes nice looking sails that hold their shape up and down the wind range but cruisers aren't trying to get to the weather mark first. It seems to me most of them avoid weather work altogether. So what are the benefits of high tech sails with minimal stretch when half the time you're sailing down wind with the main on the boom and just a poled out genny? Cruisers want durable sails at competitive prices. It'll be interesting to see how or if the Dacron 3di catches on. Hope it doesn't mildew like our North spectra triradial.
  3. And this is why, at the end of the day, cross cut dacron is very a very good bargain and is very tough to beat for the average sailor. I understand why North is trying to sell 3di dacron, they have open capacity they want to fill. And from a market standpoint, for each racing boat on the water there are 1,000 cruisers, North doesn't have to pick up a very big percentage of those sailors to add substantial utilization to sunk capital.
  4. We've been happy with the Sailbone battens but I think they are gone, we haven't broken one yet and they seem to stay in the pocket. I agree with what others have said, if you loose a big main at sea you are not going to fix it at sea, they are simply to big, heavy and awkward to move around. We assemble ours on the dock an then lift it onto the boom , I can't imagine the two of us trying to do repairs on deck with the boat moving around.
  5. I would guess Delos still has a note on the boat, they had a lot of lean years before hitting it big with the Youtube/Patreone monies.
  6. Pretty tough to beat cross cut dacron with full battens for a cruiser. It lasts a long time and will generally be 1/2 to 1/3 the price of the top end sails.
  7. Free advice is worth what you pay for it. Trusting any crowd sharing navigational advice is, to me, not trustworthy. YMMV.
  8. You have to know what is required on the front end before making the decision. List the work to be completed, get quotes for said work, add a contingency amount and then add it all up. Does the number make sense for the project you are considering? If you take on a project boat without this information you are putting all your money at risk if the project is not completed. Will you loose money on your investment? Probably but if the boat complete is within your budget and you like it then go ahead. As others have said it may better to buy something newer.
  9. DS: Does that explain the scimitar-shaped rudder. How did that evolve? GC: Red Jacket was tank-tested at Stevens Institute. The model was showing a very strong weather helm, which I couldn’t understand. So Peter Desaix said, “Why don’t you tuft the model and have a good look at the water flow?” So we tufted it with strings and so on, and it was obvious there was a strong cross flow under the counter as the boat heeled. It was from the windward side to the leeward side, because the rudder was impeding the cross flow, and the cross flow was driving the stern to leeward and the bow to windward and giving the appearance of weather helm. We took the rudder off the model, ran it again, and the cross flow was just the same, but the boat balanced fine. That told me to absolutely minimize the connection between the rudder and the hull. That’s why for years we had a scimitar-shaped rudder to minimize the breadth of rudder at the hull to allow the cross flow to pass under the counter unimpeded. http://www.proboat.com/2013/03/george-cuthbertson/
  10. Fix it as you go and funds permit, fresh water boats, no corrosion in our part of the world......... http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1981/New-York-36--3025932/Superior/WI/United-States#.WQkHV9orJPY http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1982/C%26C-Fiberglass-Sailboat-3008716/Holland/MI/United-States#.WQkIQdorJPY http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1972/Tartan-30-2937784/North-Chicago/IL/United-States#.WQkIk9orJPY http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1977/Cs-27-2753721/Etobicoke/Canada#.WQkJI9orJPY
  11. For those of us who are prone to "touch" stuff on occasion, Awlcraft is a wonderful paint.
  12. http://www.flowsystemsusa.com/water-miser-vent-cap.html
  13. I wish him all the best, "second time's a charm" right.
  14. It's very easy to make a larger displacement boat "system rich". Much as we try to keep Joli simple it's not easy because the systems requiring power create other systems and soon it becomes complicated.
  15. If that's the case it's probably best the boat is still in the barn. Big boats with complex systems can go down hill quickly if not used and maintained. Looking forward to hearing about plan B.