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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. Take a look at this thread and linked image. Might be the answer. image_zpstucfwwxm.jpeg
  2. Morgan 30. Bigger but in your price range. Morgan 30
  3. Could we get an update on when the first boats will ship. Eagerly awaiting my new toy.
  4. I think a M24 rating that is not ODR might have a code 0 or a sail set on the sprit that does not even measure in as a spinnaker. Would be super handy in lighter air cracked off a bit something you might see in around the cans racing. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=99611
  5. I have Czone on my boat and works well no issues. As Gissie said don't go to complicated. Just because each light bulb can be its own circuit does not mean to do it. Integrates really well with B&G so is a plus if you happen to have B&G Zeus.
  6. Dave can you give us an update on how production is going?
  7. Dylan, I liked the interview. Personally I think it is more interesting listening to people and learning about their lives than seeing all the nice shot of the country side. I think that it is about pace I do catch locals on the microphone you mentioned John Arthur Robinson, a 14 year old Shetlander who rowed me around his four lobster pots in his home made skiff. He spoke with confidence and rowed like a demon Although it is kind of fun watching a beautiful girl bouncing her boobs in excitement at catching yet another barracuda off the back of a scoop sterned lozenge or drinking in a beach bar in another hot place it is a fairly empty experience. I thought long and hard about devoting ten minutes of a sixty minute film to a kid with a neat accent and view of the world. Youtube tells me that some people did skip through the interview - but most stuck with it. I think that the blokes who appreciate the films watch them as the last thing of the night on the big telly with a glass of cheap scotch in their hand. In case anyone is interested in the John Arthur interview is is 42 minutes into this film no tits, no bikinis - just a remarkable kid speaking about his life in an accent you will seldom get to hear on the web You tube tells me that around 7,000 people have now watched the film most of the way to the end. around one twentieth of the hits on the tits and emotions of some other sail voyaging films. Dylan
  8. Yes. For a repeat experienced customer. One nice feature is you never get caught if the breeze comes up out in the ocean. You can just let the sails all the way out and put in a reef at leisure. I think they took a 30' or so cat and did a prototype.
  9. I have one of these boats and agree with you. We have sailed to Bermuda in cruise mode and all is good. Pick our weather window in the fall go. Slow the boat when it gets bumpy and in general take it easy. What bothers me about racing is the whole point is to push the boat and these things are cruising boats not stripped out racing cats. They are heavy and maybe they can take the pounding but as an owner who sails with an all amateur crew including wife and kids that would not be my idea of fun.
  10. Info on the Columbia. Kind of a pain to raise and lower due to their setup with a line. (On my cat we use hydraulics and that part worked fine.) They had to replace the universal once on the columbia and this is my point regarding maintenance nightmare. We are constantly working on our universal and is the main reason for us ripping it out. A lot of power is pushed through that joint and it gets a workout. So I really think these system are for the top Grand Prix boats. As the post above said not even the MC38 comes with their own system. That is a race boat but a sail drive is worth the reliability.
  11. I have Amartech drives in my catamaran and are ripping them out and putting in saildrives this winter. In theory they are great but a maintenance nightmare. Great if you are a volvo boat or grand pri race boat getting hauled out every month but for a cruising boat not so good. I will ask an owner of a columbia I know what he things of his unit and report back.
  12. Zhik Seaboot. Don't cost as much as Musto or Dubarry. Only negative is they are warmer than other boots I have had. Good thing when it is cold out bad thing when it is marginal sea boot weather. Pluses outweigh negative for me and I would buy them again. Rob
  13. I am sure we could. Just need about five boats.
  14. I made that point about recharging under solar. Maybe a small 1kwh bank, but to recharge a large battery pack, lets say 20kwh solar won't do it unless you let the boat set for a month. (Just a guess.) Regen is finicky and in our situation we don't bother due to issue after issue but that is the dream and are hoping with my new electric motors that dream will be a reality. Going 12+knots under sail means a lot of power is available to generate electricity. Another benefit of a diesel electric is the diesels don't need to be that big. On my 60' cat I have two 21.3kw gensets. (29hp) When I need lots of power the batteries take the peak. A comparable boat with straight diesels would have double or more than double that size diesel engine.