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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. Failure to think Clearly catches up to us all at times. Over worried the too muc sail area at the expense of that's a lee shore problem. Reef points are a good thing.
  2. Could prime with regular epoxy
  3. Polyurethane glue works well, all the above reasons, actually prefer a weaker one like Bordens as it sands cleaner and the internal foam strength is low. I always sand the foam first as the molded surface can be hard to get resin to bond to. Glue no problem. Prefer the pink, grain seems different, shaped easier. I use a glass schedule like it is uncored.
  4. I remember going down to the docks in La Rochelle in the early 90s. There was a whole bunch of Minis rafted up together with lots of youngish sailors getting ready for a passage race. Isabelle Autissier was one of them. A French business associate started describing the canting keels that had been fitted to a number of them and how successful the development had been. The canards with their strings and shock cords, the canting keel and it's winch and lines all looked like rubbing your stomach and patting your head, every time you tacked. I got a ride on one and being a J24 sailor at the time we sailed the boat first with the keel straight and then wound the keel over. It was like 5 blokes suddenly appeared on the rail to sit her up. It wasn't experimental, it worked and you had to have one to be competitive in the Protos. A lot of developments, once proven, found their way onto the open 60s. Pete Goss may lay claim to a 1st but all those Mini sailors, sailing many miles offshore, did the development for him. I think this French development mentality comes not so much from government money but from the national psyche. They celebrate design and innovation in everyday life. Even in Nelson's day the British acknowledged the innovation in French ship building. A recent interview on French tv compared AT to ALC, plenty of unfair but revealing clich├ęs were spoken, but one that you will instantly recognize is that of the "Engineer", no prizes for guessing to who they were referring. Of course, this is why paradoxically, Alex Thomson and the Hugo Boss team are so deeply admired and appreciated in France too! Innovative lot. Currently, that French design ascendancy is pretty much lead by one design office - VPLP/Verdier. From record holding 100 and 60 foot monos through to a bunch of big, super fast Multis. Thought the CBTF was a US patent
  5. Nice eggcrating structure, ever any issues with drainage or ventilation?
  6. thanks for the tips
  7. check your beam loadings
  8. http://duratec1.com/duratec/?p=710#more-710
  9. imron
  10. Opened my Fluke 322 but no fuse was apparent. Batteries looked fired but that shouldn't affect 12v? Mooshimeter looks cool.
  11. Agree, sounds like either moisture or air got in, i frequently have that problem with thin coats in high humidity when the temps drop just a bit. I think the key is to do as much atmosphere control as possible. Sometimes it bakes out if left in sun, other times the surface never gets quite right,
  12. yes to canting, basically supposed to have same RM at lower weight so can take off downwind, as long as it all works then what's not to like?
  13. I give them a ton of credit, and agree that with refinement the program could do really well. Love to sail on it.
  14. I've got an older Fluke clamp on, the DC voltage seems to not be reading. Is it dead or is there a replaceable fuse inside?