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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. Good morning, the Tempest is also responsible for the greatest Olympic moment ever since Paul Elvstrom..........That was at the 1976 Canadian Olympics when Dave Hunt and Mike Warren set Gift Horse alight after the final race. Gift Horse was a sponsored boat and the guys sailing it felt that the old horse couldn't carry on any more. Instead of putting her out to pasture, they decided she had to be put down. So they took acetone with on the last race and afterwards set the boat alight with matches obtained from a Belgium sailor. Apparently the officials also had a total melt-down. Imagine trying to do something like that in this day. Regards.
  2. Good evening, Many many years ago I was part of a group of university students who had the use of a three quarter tonner for club racing. Our navigator was a young woman who had a doctorate in marine biology. Without a doubt, she was the most intelligent one in the team. We were sailing an overnight race and Lynne the navigator was steering. Another member goes and sits down in the cockpit between Lynne and the compass, blocking her view. He then asks the stupid question, " Lynne, am I blocking your view of the compass?" Within a split second came Lynne's reply, " No, don't worry Gavin, just turn your head sideways and I'll look through your ears".
  3. That's good going! When I was busy building, I would look at pics of Redshift and just dream of getting my boat sailing. I put in about 3 800 hrs, maybe a touch more to build our F9 to a very minimalist finish. I took four and a half years from start to finish. Small kids and general family life necessitated two lengthy breaks in building. Apart from a plywood Opti dinghy and two plywood rowing boats, it was my first venture into glass and foam. Sadly we sold the boat after 4 years of sailing it. I still miss that boat. I'd love to build an F82 now and reckon I can knock it off quite quickly with the knowledge I now have of how to be more economical with my time and now knowing what to do to to avoid sanding so much. But it is nice to see that there are still folk out there building their own Farriers. Have fun!
  4. Yes, that's it. The plans come with a very good build book. The hulls are build in a female mold. For the floats it looks like this: Wow these photographs bring back memories of when we were building our F9AX! Every spare minute was spent in the backyard boatyard. No such thing as surfing the Net on Saturday afternoons like I am doing right now. There is only one problem with building a Farrier. No other designer's quality of plans and building guidelines measures up to Ian's and it makes it impossible to build any other boat. Have fun building. Your workshop is awesome. Enjoy that first sail! Regards.
  5. Good morning, As said before, post the picture on the F boat forum. Ian Farrier will soon respond with an answer. He is very good giving the correct solutions to these tipes of issues. They are such nice boats, it is worth perusing the matter. There is not much a brave guy with a steady hand on a disc sander, followed by some patient epoxy work, cannot repair on them. Have fun.
  6. Good evening, I have posted this illustration on a different thread a few days ago. This was our third attempt at building an emergency rudder on a Farr 38 many years ago. We were about 400 miles north of the Cape Verdes when we lost our rudder and sailed the boat back to port unassisted. It never crossed our minds to call for help.
  7. To their credit, way back in 1968/1969 Victress, a 40 ft Piver was sailed solo, non stop through the a Southern Ocean as a competitor in the a Golden Globe. The boat sailed by Nigel Tedley tied the loop, but unfortunately broke up and sunk just a thousand miles short of completing its circumnavigation. But the world of trimarans have moved on since those days. Nope, they are not good boats.
  8. Donald at press conference. " I am lodging these protests against my competitors in last night's Wednesday evening beer can race. That will make me the winner".
  9. Good evening,While I cannot comment regarding using a drogue, three of us sailed a rudderless Farr 38 over 500 miles using this jury rig.
  10. Good morning, Quite correct. The original Voortrekker was a 50 footer designed by van de Stadt for the 1968 OSTAR and sailed by Bruce Dalling into 2 nd place. Bertie Reed then sailed her in the first BOC round the world race in 1982, ending second. Voortrekker II is (was!) a 60 ft Angelo Lavranos design done for the SA Navy for Bertie Reed as a short hander. She was first monohull in the 1982 Two Man Round Brittain and Ireland Race. Sadly the first BOC race in 1982 had a 56 foot size limit and Bertie therefore had to take the old Voorterkker on the race. John Martin however sailed Voortrekker II in the 1986 BOC race. He won the first leg as well as the last leg. That boat really had few equals when it came to sailing upwind. Sadly the navy sold the boat in later years and it fell into disrepair. At least she went down while sailing. Regards.
  11. Good evening, Anyone for a genuine Weta? This one for sale on Gumtree, South Africa. (Kinda like Craigslist)
  12. Good evening, I am sad to say that this once solid, sound and repairable Vertue has now joined the Zombie fleet. It belonged to an old mate of mine, now sadly deceased and he kept it in a shed, to be relaunched upon his retirement. The boat got sold and was stored in the open. Now kaput.
  13. The Dabchick class scow has been the main junior class in South African sailing since it was first launched back in 1956. The flush decked boat was designed for marine ply backyard boatbuilding by the late Jack Koper. The boats are almost indestructible and can self help even in the most adverse weather conditions. A number of Whitbread/ Volvo sailors started out on Dabbies. These pictures by former Dabbie sailor Neville Sharwood at the December national champs which included a special day set aside for former class sailors to have some races as well as a race between the top 10 juniors against the top 10 oldies.
  14. I have always carried my two Lasers side by side on the roof. Never had a problem.
  15. Sailing offshore in South Africa is just different. Not my pic.