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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. Distance from B.J. Porter.
  2. Shannon just posted his position south of Hawaii. Alaska, indeed....
  3. It was me. I wanted to ask the same question. If he really wanted to "save" Rimas, allowing Mimsy to be chained to the dock would have been the prudent choice.
  4. Here's a shot showing the mizzen staysail.
  5. Sure. They are generally easier to sail than a sloop. Tacking and jibing are accomplished by putting the helm over and moving to the new high side. No need to touch the sheets. The helm doesn't load up (unless the mizzen is over trimmed). They reach and run like demons, much better than sloops. Sailing deep is much better since you don't blanket the jib with the main like you do on a sloop. The fastest way to go downwind is to put the main by the lee and let the boom out forward of the mast. In light airs reaching and running, you gain a lot by flying the mizzen staysail. Upwind they don't point as high as most sloops. In smooth water I typically tack through angles of 105-108 degrees, and a bit worse in a chop. I recently reshaped my centerboard and saw some improvement upwind, BTW. She will punch into a chop about as well as you can expect from a light 17 boat. You will get wet, so wear foulies or a dry suit if it's cold. Last week I sailed her into a pretty good chop crossing Pensacola Bay in a building ESE wind. I think winds got up to the 16-18 knot range so I had to heave to several times to add reefs and or bail. Here is my GPS track.The parts before the Beach bridge were in some pretty rough water where I had to foot off a bit to keep going. Later in the day I got some flat water in Santa Rosa Sound and you see better angles. Heaving to in order to take a break underway is really easy with these boats. Uncleat the main, sheet the mizzen to center, and let the tiller go, and the boat will lie head to wind and drift backwards at about 1-1.5 knots. To get going again, ease the mizzen, backwind the main a little bit an the boat will fall off on whatever tack you want. The front cockpit on my boat is decked over and it makes for a very comfortable spot for the crew to lounge and a decent sleeping flat for beach camping in fair weather. Best VMG upwind in 9 knots or better is around 4.5-4.7 knots. Reaching and running in anything over 10 and you're going 6 knots. I've seen prolonged bursts in the 8-9's and the fastest ever (without current assist) was 11.5 knots for a few seconds. It's fast enough for a beach cruiser. I've attached the track of my return trip from Navarre to Pensacola. We started out in ESE winds at 8 knots that built to SE 12-14 by the end. I flew the mizzen staysail to within about three miles of the bridge when the wind got up over 12 and the boat started to get bit of a handful. The CS20 is a much more powerful and faster boat than the 17.
  6. I've seen used band-aids that look better than those sails.
  7. I'm betting on a lee shore near Hilo.
  8. Core Sound 17, coming into the anchorage at Ft. McRee near the mouth of Pensacola Bay. She's just coming off a full repaint and looks better than she did brand new.
  9. You saw it here first. Rimas says he's leaving this week. 24. May, 2017. Hilo port of Hawaii ! Sailing around the world alone ! Soon I am leaving this week.
  10. Got a really great photo last week of Bandaloop.
  11. We've done both and like Looe Key much better.
  12. Snorkeling Looe Key out of Bahia Honda is really good. The reef there is much better than the normal Pennekamp head boat.
  13. All back together and looking pretty good. Not perfect, but what is? The whole album documenting Bandaloop's 2017 makeover is here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155174949343809.1073741837.620613808&type=1&l=0176a4fa2f
  14. I may have to come to the shack to see for myself. Perhaps I can get Fast to teach me the dark imprecations needed to open the secret vault.