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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 have a Mumm/Farr 30 we sail it under ORC. The first few years, really frustrating, now not so much These boats are harder to sail than a 5 knot shit box. The require structure and patience. So if the goal is to sail once a month, its the wrong boat for sure. For a weekend worrier its a great boat. It rates fine once you crack "how to make it go". The boat requires great starts and you cannot do much errors because the penalties are much higher due to higher rating. I believe compared to the broader more modern boats they rate great in light airs due to less wetted surface. This thread to me is wining for being poor, sailing is unfair. in this sport, spending more resources, makes you go faster....
  2. I would guess by the company name - Northern Playground, the problem they are solving is not for tropical areas?
  3. its backed by former olympian sailers https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zipshorts/zipshortstm-padded-never-again-cold-and-wet-butts?ref=hero_thanks
  4. Hi, This spring i refitted my boat (farr 30 ) with a garmin system. I did consider a B&G H5000, being used to the H3000 quite a bit, but 3X $ in comparison - i just figured that Garmin was a way better deal - and i could spend more on sails. I have a GND10 connected to my gwind race transducer, some issues with the GND10, turns out it does not convert every N2K sentence, and for some reason i cannot use the advanced calibration since the nexus race software is not able to connect for some reason. I guess it expects the nexus server, however after buying expedition and Actisence i have all the info and much more on deck on the gnx 7" displays. And its actually great some stuff still with calibration but we are getting there. The TWD, TWA and TWS is a whole lot better and jumps around a whole lot less. Drawback is complexity and the fact that i need a computer in a rather wet boat As for compass, i bought a Maretron SSC220 on ebay - its fantastic compared to most other compasses I have ever used (b&g and raymarine). I have been used to the heading jumping up and down a lot, especially in waves, now without any damping its just totally stable and helming +- 1 or 2 degrees is quite easy while keeping the update rate at high The bummer is that Garmin dont support the attitude sentence in N2K so i use expedition to send alternating heel and target heel. I would actually say - garmin system paired with expedition is quite powerful given that you use expedition to process data.
  5. If I'm sailing faster than my targets, I should be low not slow anyways it's not so much about if we are at the targets, it's more like what angle should we run down wind since we are small fast and nimble we chase the pressure a lot more than the boats around us since they are way bigger. And given our handicap its downwind we should really gain compared to the other boats. Would a good instrument system help us to achieve this - I think yes. Trade of is obviously, would the $ be spent wiser on sails...
  6. I think the main point is not only getting around the course faster - but sailing the shortest possible distance at the maximum speed Right now i think we are sailing fast (although we should be faster) but too long distance B
  7. Melges 20?
  8. Anyone know if it's possible to buy a refurbished h3000 b&g system somewhere? B
  9. The log (ultrasonic) depth and compass don't work. the system is probably 10 years old. I think the Nke pilots are great, but their race computer is like 5000 euro and it's silly - nothing more than a raspberry pie could do. I have actually built one for targets and adjusting wind calibration - but it's feeding an iPad and that's not really a good solution. The Nke protocol is proprietary so it's useless in terms of integration with other systems. B
  10. Hey, Unfortunately there usually are no one else, and we usually race using ORCI handicap system - so angles and speed is quite important.... B
  11. We have an old NKE system in our boat, basically we would need to replace everything except the wind sensor to get a functioning instrument system. In Norway - NKE is not present at all so its not a viable option - I am not willing to spend the money for a full featured B&G Hercules system, although thats initially what i would like to have - i just think that investing in sails is probably going to make us faster than instruments albeit i see the need for reliable boat speed and wind true wind angle So: Anyone using the new Garming Gnx system for racing What are the wind calibration options for wind and boat speed Used it with custom channels for Targets etc Would it work with the airmar 4500 ultrasonic sensor Can i use any N2K sensor such as heel/pitch etc The manuals and support pages are very limited and gives almost no information for a keen sailor please share insights kind regards Birger
  12. Hi, Being heavily biased here - but I was kind of in a similar position last year. Basically wanted a fast, fun around the cans racing boat with some day sailing and overnight racing + nice days with family in the Oslo fjords Farr/Mumm 30 was what i ended up with - and I have to say its an awesome boat! You need 6 guys to sail properly around a racecourse (max 525Kg) It rates good under ORCi and ORC Club, you learn a lot because the feedback from what you're doing is so immediate. Its a fun, rugged and well proven, and there is loads of knowledge about how to make it go fast. Having a trailer is quite nice (you can avoid those 30 hour deliveries) Daysailing with my kids is easy and fun, and the wife loves sunbathing with it because the cockpit is very spacious. Basically, if you want a great time with your buddies, smiling all the way to the pub after sailing every time... get a farr30 kind regards B