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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. Reminds me a bit of the ljugtrom rig. We had a Folkboat(?) with one on Port Phillip in the seventies. Sort of like a Finn unstayed rig, but boomless with two 'sails' that could be separated for running, but otherwise lay against each-other on all other points of sailing. Maybe OK as a cruising rig, but not otherwise very efficient on any point of sail.
  2. We use the Tricky Pig to reef the A35 but kept on straightening out rod hooks even up to 6mm stainless. In the end we went with a Chinese knock-off of the Wichard clip, whith the wire guard removed. It's heavy but it will never bend. Stamped '316' so it may not rust either.
  3. If there is enough room between your gearbox and stuffing box you cab use two CV joints from any front wheel drive car. Cheap as chips from a wrecker. The two are welded together about 1 foot apart and connected to the shaft and gearbox. This should completely isolate the engine from the shaft and you can put the donkey on the softest mounts you can find.
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  5. Haven't seen a NOR but in the past there was a 50 foot LOA limit. Has it been changed?
  6. As an aside, can anyone who might know about this sort of thing give an estimate of the crew wages bill for Comanche's 2015 race? I bet Kenny doesn't come cheap, but what about the rail meat et al?
  7. Maserati and BG seem to have found their own little hole. 2.8 & 5.1 knots respectively with Black Jack screaming up astern at 17 plus. Who called it 'Storm Bay'!!
  8. But the pre-start TV coverage begins at midday in Aus. Are we only going to get the last 15 minutes?...5? I repeat WTF!!!
  9. Am I doing something wrong??? I'm in Venice, Italy, it's 2.20am and nothing is streaming. No Rolex Live Stream, No Channel 7 Live (n0 surprise there), No Sailorgirl. WTF!!!!
  10. Avalanche is no longer listed on the Rolex site. Anyone know what's happened to Hick and the boy?
  11. It's all about the PEOPLE. If you are in an interesting group, with no SHOUTING and a supportive, gender neutral environment, even the most self absorbed 17 to 25 year old will find something to keep coming back for. We are pack animals and will crave acceptance by a group. We will identify with any group that accepts, values and inspires us. If you get cold, wet, frightened and yelled at, why would anyone come back for more.
  12. Fugly as sin and completely irrelevant for 99% of real sailors. Oh, and out of reach financially for all but Trump's cadre, if they have any interest at all in boats!
  13. ^ Just what I was about to post. Job done: meet the insurer's criteria, don't draw unnecessary attention from the insurer (so they have less to argue with you about if you ever need to claim), and you get to spend a little more on the next boat if you smash/sink this one .. Unlikely youll be able to do that. They probably will want a Bill of Sale and they won't let you insure it for more than you paid. Begins to sound like fraud IMO. Insurance isn't a simple business and the industry relies on historical data to determine it's policy basis. If they won't insure certain classes of risk then it's for good reason. After all they are not in business to keep you happy. Some insurers will bend their rules if you have a good relationship with a broker and/or a good claims history which will give them confidence that you are not going to screw them over. Going to/through a broker that may know you is the only way to find out. As for the suggestion that you and some like minded mates could agree to race your 4ksbs without insurance, you must have been drinking the bong water again! Unless you are single handing miles from anywhere you are nuts to go out on the water on any boat without at least third party. We all make mistakes and accidents do happen. It doesn't take much to cause over $100k damage to someone else's pride and joy, and if someone gets hurt the dollars will quickly spiral out of control. Apart from any damage or damages that you are liable to pay, it is always nice to have the insurers paying for the lawyers too. I recently did a case where an uninsured driver in a $1000 bomb did a silly thing (U-turn) in front of a big rig in the bush. The driver of the rig was able to avoid leaving a greasy stain on the road, but put the truck, trailers and load into the scenery. Ended up costing the driver of the car over $250k, which he hasn't a hope in hell of finding unless he wins the lottery. It's not difficult to think of a nautical equivalent. Whinge about the increasingly litigious society we have built if you like, but contemplate having to fight the widow of the
  14. Sure looks like Cheshire Racing. See page 68 of the November Yachting World.