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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. Check the Facebook page "West Coast Moths" and you can hook into the mailing list...typical sites are Redwood City, Alameda, Richmond YC, Mission Bay...upcoming event at Huntington Lake also.
  2. Clive Everest reported ( in Dinghy A) on an electronic control system on a Moth-like boat, including a microprocessor control model of his own design. The actuator was a RC boat servo acting on the rudder horizontal, as I recall.
  3. While short on details for obvious reasons, that's an extremely fascinating paper from MHI. Would love to find that documentary somewhere! I'll ask my Wing Nut C Class friends to look for it... Saw it. It's a giant robotic Rob Patterson laying pre-preg into an equally gigantic mold. On the C-class scale you'd use the organic Rob Patterson, as it has arms long enough to reach into all the necessary spaces. DRC Tape laying machine
  4. Gil ( in California ) has two Contenders for sale...one a club boat, so reasonable for a beginner. He drives every year to Florida so I guess he can deliver it on his way there....I do not remember what price he mentioned. The other one is a beautiful Bonezzi (varnished) with CF for about $8k.
  5. Try the Light Skiff http://www.lightskiff.de The designer (Schappi) is on the lighter end of the Contender fleet, so this one is designed for 40 kg and up.
  6. Contender is a good first trapeze boat...e.g. you can teabag without the boat falling on top of you. There are probably a couple in the Texas CB lake sailing group...ping FishingMickey. Price will be a fraction of the RS or Musto.
  7. Any happy owners out there? The web site mentioned a ship date of 15June....so the big boxes should be getting close....
  8. Clive (in the foiling Cherub) commented that getting enough windward heel leads to an insecure feeling on the wire..since the trap wire is closer to vertical. Perhaps the simple solution is just to trap higher before heeling....at the cost of pulling the rig over during a tea-bag. Also, the kite foilers manage without a wand. Maybe the trap gives enough mobility to do the same....with some painful practice.
  9. I agree with your thinking but WTF is going on with the mainsheet? Classic 70's rigging, before they figured out that you need lowers to the gooseneck and an 16:1 vang. Then you can use mid-boom sheeting and get rid of the traveller.....
  10. For Contenders, no fleet racing but there are 3 boats in Santa Cruz, 3 in Palo Alto, 1 in San Jose....Gil and I sail out of Palo Alto on a high tide. Gil probably has a boat for sale....since he owns the 3 in PA.
  11. In "Performance Advances in Small Boat Racing" (Walker, 1960), Walker talks about the Suicide Class. It was measured on true sail area only, and evolved to the simple wishbone rig. They could change the leech tension by moving the wishbone up the mast with a halyard. This was long before the advent of the modern windsurf rig.....
  12. Where is the electronic control?
  13. When you download Delftship it comes with some examples. One is a chined tug. To see the developed panels, go to the view task. As for designing a chined shape, I have not done it....but I would start with the tug example and work backwards.
  14. The free version of Delftship will develop plates....
  15. Phil, does the mainsheet as universal joint have enough torsional stiffness to work for a Moth-style screw adjustment for the rudder horizontal AOA?