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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. You owe me a new computer.(That's beer out the nose funny)
  2. PM me directly. II have made a few changes to make the boat more friendly for single-handed and short-handed sailing.
  3. Standard Horizon HX851 DSC hand-held. Same as WHL. He didn't mention that it also floats and has a strobe light feature. I don't know if floating is actually a feature. Much like floating winch handles, are you actually going back for it while racing? Once it is out of sight, it might as well have sank... There is always the Uniden Atlantis hand-held. Great bang for the buck. Mine is still operating after 10+ years with many trips in the bottom of the dinghy. (knocks on wood) If looking for something at the helm. Why not the RAM Mic (SH) or Command Mic (Icom) units linked to the main VHF. Your mileage may vary.
  4. Why? Just why???
  5. Each PHRF area seems to deal with add-on sprits differently. Best course of action would be to ask your local handicapper. PHRF BC gives you the first foot free on a non-gybing center-line sprit. After that is is -3 points per foot. This is in addition to any sail area adjustments for the asy spin.
  6. The keel is wrong but the hull shape, transom, and rudder look very Humboldt Bay 30. Yes, it is a Mull (Donovan) design
  7. Nice write-up Schnick.
  8. How about the shot of Curtis Blewit(sp) standing on top of the spinnaker? I think it was on an AC boat. I can't seem to find it. Sailing World shot I think. Someone will have it in their files.
  9. I predominantly do double and single-handed racing on the Express 37. I have completely changed to Asy spins, on a 3 foot non-gybing prod. What I lost in the ability to dig has more than made up for in ease of setting, dousing, and gybing. Our relatively light wind venue lends itself to apparent wind sailing. I can't say as I miss the sheets, guys, and supporting strings required with a sym kite. To say nothing of the running around involved in gybing a pole single-handed on the "Big Red Bus"...
  10. The problem with most handicap systems be they measured or performance based is input errors. Either accidental or intended... Brinehog's cert shows a spin hoist 2 feet shorter than jib hoist. All X Yachts 119's that I have seen out of the water have had sail-drives, not the shaft and strut listed. The system also will run into problems if there is no hull data file. Only in Vancouver would an X-119 and an Olson 30 be in the same fleet. The X-119, even the short rig, should be miles faster...
  11. That is a pretty heavy statement RG. Lots of veiled accusations. Were you not the same one that was complaining in a previous thread about PHRF BC adjusting the rating of your boat? Funny it now appears closer to what you get in PHRF NW. Go figure...