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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. F - Boat, wood / epoxy centerboard with a 30 degree taper towards a planed flat trailing edge. . Hum changes pitch relative to speed. Hum starts around 7 knots and will rattle your fillings at 18 knots.
  2. What are the causes of centerboard vibration/hum and what are the fixes? Can the shape/taper of the trailing edge be the cause?
  3. Sometimes in the rush to embrace the latest greatest, the tried and true gets overlooked. I'm working on refitting a tri that is almost 20 years old and when she is ready I think she will hold her own against more contemporary designs.
  4. This boat is a good candidate for discussion. The webpage above does a good job of explaining the design parameters and it would be great to talk with folks who has sailed her for some first hand experience. For a boat launched in 93, she was visionary but as time moves on, how have those design choices held up? The webpage shows the races she has done well in and that speaks for itself, but when using the formulas to calc COE and the like, she is outside those boxes. I get that it's about lifting the bow but is there trade offs in this design?
  5. Will a trimaran with daggerboards in the amas that are positioned about 1.5 ft ahead of the mast and no centerboard in the mainhull, have a very heavy helm and easily "get in irons"?
  6. The G32 is self-righting with one person. Two videos on youtube - Round The County 2016 g32 and Gougeon 32 A Fast Trailerable Catamaran
  7. Aside from your length choice, you just described the G32. Jan Gougeon did some amazing things with his and you are correct, there was only 14 made. I have too many boats and would consider selling my G32.
  8. the instructions said wing mast.
  9. I was surfing at Salt Creek in So Cal back in the 60's on a morning where the ocean surface was so still it was like glass and as I was sitting in the line up waiting for a wave a dolphin popped up right next to me and scared the livin daylights out of me and then he blew on me and I have never smelled anything so rank plus it got on me as well.
  10. Lord love a duck, get a motel room.
  11. just thinking out loud, what about using a small load cell on the mainsheet block connected to a piston pressure switch on the cam cleat to release it? Don't know if it could act fast enough though.
  12. Indeed, a truly uncommon designer/builder/skipper/adventurer!
  13. Very sorry for your Dragonfly loss. I too looked at what was available in the larger "trailerable Tris and researched both the Contour and the Hammerhead 34. What was involved to "trailer" both boats made the decision for me. I ended up with is a tri for racing and a cat for cruising and I still spent less money for boats that are truly trailerable!