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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. ORCi weight is not based on the measured weight of the boat but the water it displaces. This is calculated from the hull plans and the freeboard measurements whilst the inclination tests are made. So if no new inclination test done then the weight could be the same. I note that the stability numbers have changed and thus a inclination was done. With the change in bulb they may have acheived a change in the "attitude" of the hull. Pretty clever.
  2. I have had delays with this years renewal but just kept contact and it was done in about a week. I had made a change and the result of the change seemed more in line with what you would expect and get from IRC.
  3. Sydney and then Hobart.
  4. Is she getting ready to check the rig tension?
  5. Cheers SB, I'll have a look at the PC, the Panasonics are a bit too pricey around here. Sounds like you should up your security a bit, judging by the last post. On the engine front it looks like it's 2 - 0 to Lombardini on our build Lombardini Pros: Light weight Cheap Electronic stop Economical Reliable Cons: NVH is bad due to alloy head, not as smooth as a Yanmar or Volvo Corrosion Parts hard to find Some quality is a bit ordinary such as motor mounts
  6. Can anyone explain the pros of the companionway hatch? Can anyone explain the pros of the companionway hatch?
  7. Which is what he did. AIUI: ORC is the original ORC results IRC is the series rescored using IRC ORC light is all races scored using light wind ratings ORC med is all races scored using medium wind ratings ORC heavy is all races scored using strong wind ratings. rating.png I should not get to enthused about using this list as proof that single number works or that ORC and IRC toss out similar results. All the certificates are club certificates and thus not properly measured.
  8. My feeling is, as has been previously proposed, that separating divisions by DLR would be a helpful start to more meaningful results. That should be tempered by recognising that as boats get longer DLR does get less even if the boat is a lead mine, thus there should be some DLR/LWL factor. Weather, I fee, can't be accounted for over the long haul, some conditions are just helpful to some boats but splitting the fleets by DLR would certainly get rid of the outliers.
  9. IRC has certainly produced it's own arms race over the last 5 years, more I dare say than ORCi.
  10. Which is what he did. AIUI: ORC is the original ORC results IRC is the series rescored using IRC ORC light is all races scored using light wind ratings ORC med is all races scored using medium wind ratings ORC heavy is all races scored using strong wind ratings. rating.png Where they all light, medium or heavy? This was a regatta, there is less likely hood of advantage for a modern design in those circumstances.
  11. The op is discussing long haul races and new developments in yachts. Regattas have shown that the various rating rules do throw up similar results but when you include these newer designs in longer races against older designs the problems will come up. Most offshores in Audtralia are scored under single number so of course you are getting similar results. Try re running the results, IRC on single number and ORCi on multiple and see what happens before anouncing all is well. The article only deals with the use of single number.
  12. More than one.
  13. I was surprised by James Dadd's near fanatical support of single number ratings in the same issue. It always occurred to me that the lack of use of multiple numbers was race official laziness. I would have thought the more we spend on the sport the more onus should be on the race organisers to try to get the right results.
  14. If you want a combined antenna and Windex use something more robust. The Hawke is shit. The Shakespeare/Windex arrangement available through Davis Instruments is good or you could make it yourself with a Shakespeare or similar antenna and a Offshore Windex.
  15. He's a popular character in the sailing world but perhaps a bit less so in the world of commerce. TM is a machine indeed. Yup, not that flash.