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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. Boom sheeting is nice on a hiking boat, gives you something you can hang off of. Without the main tackle cutting the cockpit in half, the crew and skipper can sit and move anywhere and access everything; makes crossing easier too. Works best on a boat with a clean layout but, I've even started doing it on a Lido 14 that I'm racing because I don't want my young daughter grabbing the mainsheet and getting her fingers sucked into the block when I pull on the sheet (seen that happen to someone else's kid). Problem is, it takes 20 minutes to get used to and that is just too tall an order for most people.
  2. This is what happens when you use the windlass to break the anchor free.
  3. Compared to most centerboard trunks that one seems to be a non-issue, still has a thwart though. The gnav is a good step forward but it would be even better with boom sheeting. On the cockpit clutter scale, definitely better than most.
  4. For the big air, try a chicken chute and a reef. That will keep the moment down.
  5. If you can keep an IOR boat under her sails in 20 you can keep the Andrews under hers in 30.
  6. The only thing harder to tack than a sunfish.
  7. Gybe, try sailing one before you comment. Have you ever sailed on a 59er? Ever raced on a 59er? Obviously not or you wouldn't be so wrong. Sure the hull is as stable as a Tasar but 59er carries a whole lot more rig. Falls right over. Tasar stays upright at the dock if only barely. Imagine putting a 59er rig on it.
  8. In the light you can't just sit on it. You have to keep on top of it or it rolls over all on it's own. It's not I14 fast, it shouldn't require I14 attention. Plenty of quick boats out there let you take it easy when the wind is nil.
  9. Beg to disagree, the 59er is probably the most comfy hiking platform I have ever had the pleasure of hanging my bum off of. Nice rounded tanks. One thing you can't do on a 59er is take it easy in light air, constant attention required or it falls right over.
  10. What's up with the one design talk, stop it. You loose me when you use the term "one design" in the context of i550. The term is vague but suggests many things that the i550 is not. Not a full blown development class but definitely more I14 than 505. Like the I14, i550 sailors obviously have some interest in boat development unlike Laser sailors who torture themselves over 10 pounds of crew weight since that is the only variable at their disposal.
  11. How much wind needed to get that 8 knots?
  12. Just imagine where we'd be if the SB3s and Vipers were built somewhere else.
  13. I don't know... try their phone number http://vxonedesignracing.com/vxodr/about-us
  14. The acoustic properties of a well built ferro hull cannot be overstated. Some of the finest concert halls are built using this technique.
  15. It's a shadow of it's former greatness. No sane person would take that mess for free.