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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. Looks like a plan ,,,I'm in
  2. Thought there was one stick missing...
  3. Looks like something out of Water World....
  4. I have in my possession an old timber T sail # ka102 , any info on this old girl?.
  5. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolaba/sail-boats/i550-sportboat/1122421441
  6. Use a 5hp 2 stroke Merc on a tremolino , would not want anything smaller where I live . Tried a 3.5 and it was hopeless in any sort of seaway.
  7. Found some photos of my old boat , these photos were taken in 86 and would have been the last time I sailed this boat , I was already heavily racing a laser and dragged the mirror out for one last sail before selling it.
  8. Haven't sailed one for over 30 years, but used to race at state and national levels , till I out grew it. The gaff has to pulled as hard as possible against the mast , as if it is one piece , we used to have a thimble in the end gaff halyard and loop it round the cleat 3 or 4 times and crank it as tight as we physically could any slack in this the will slap around and the boom will be low . The gooseneck should be fixed , so the distance off the deck is irrelevant. Never sailed in front mast step position , be careful using this position as you have to also move the side stays forward as well , or else you will have too much mast rake which also could be your low boom issue? some of our boats that were built for racing ,never even had that front mast step of forward shroud points. For single handed ,leave the jib on ,they sail like a dog without the headsail.I used to sail one up with main and jib and put up the spinnaker as well, great fun . Tiller extension issue may be as simple as technique , there is not a lot of room in those boats to swing the tiller extension , so if you do it wrong it will catch.
  9. Yes surely a safety issue. Crew weighs 120kg thus unsafe as they can't right it from capsize. Add 15kg of lead to the boat to make it safer, please explain that. The crew weight rule is nothing to do with safety. It is all about the heavy crews being disadvantaged in light conditions compared to light crews, so add some lead to the light crew's boat to reduce the advantage in light conditions. Then what happens when it blows? The heavy crews are hugely advantaged with their crew weight and the light crews are doubly disadvantaged by their light weight and lead in the boat. 100% agree , weight correctors are ridicules , I believe 140 kg should be the cut off , if you don't weight 140 kg sail a smaller boat.
  10. Do you even sail a 5.8. ? These things are a very powerful boat , at anything under 140 kg , if you hit the piss you may not get the boat upright , without outside assistance , It's a safety issue , Seen plenty on 5.8 national champion crews that weigh in over 170-180 kg + . 160 kg imo is the ideal all round crew weight for a 5.8.
  11. I think some f you guys are missing the point. Yes it's probably not going to be as quick as an x,y or z boat , but it is safe , easy to handle /trailer rig .,,,. One design boat. You can't tell me that a laser is a quick 14 ft dinghy or a hobie 16 is a fast 16 ft cat , why they are popular and successful is that they are simple and one design and some people enjoy racing against the same type of boat. In a one design fleet it doesn't matter how fast they are against other boats as they are all the same.And let's face it it your sailing in a mixed fleet you are sailing to a rating so if you sail well , you should do ok. If they can keep it strict one design and a fair price I can see an opening in the market, a decent size fleet of these things on the one track would be great.
  12. Looks good , I got a lump in my pants , get a dozen of these things on a race coarse ....happy days....
  13. 2m bow spirit on my boat , better looking at it the for it.
  14. Sad to hear this, was it human error or some sort of gear failure?
  15. Watched a few of the races , top guys were doing 24 kts upwind and 35-36 downwind.