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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. Took his own lifestraight after a concert..... "In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn / All I want for you to do is take my body home. Jesus, going to make up my dying bed / Meet me, Jesus, meet me / Meet me in the middle of the air."
  2. I am far from an expert when it comes to A's however my pre purchase research indicated an A14 Exploder would be a good platform as the front beam is a little further forward than an A15. The A15 would still make a very good platform though. I purchased an older DNA (about 2012?) with a Z10 conversion already completed for quite cheap.
  3. Got out today in 10 to 15 knots and managed to get up on foils a few times. Longest burst was about 15 seconds which I am stoked with. It is pretty scary how quick the boat accelerates and the apparent comes around when up on the foils. Also managed to stick the nose into a reasonable size wave whilst on foils which resulted in me swinging forward to just in front of the front beam...... managed not to swim and find my footing again. Later in the day whilst on foils I heard the crack of Carbon so limped it back home. Ended up splitting the head of a rudder which was previously repaired.
  4. It may not be the main question however it is a question I have asked a couple of times. It is also a very relevant question that I have only seen you answer now so thank you. FYI, the video in post 422 does not show beaching of the boat. Any chance you can upload video of a full solo launch and return showing how you manage the wands and also handle the beach wheels. Would be a great video to showcase how easy the boat is to handle solo on and off the beach.
  5. Furthermore, I don't really care if the S9 is or is not quicker than an A..... They are both very cool boats and I wish the S9 great success. For me, I want the class racing along with the ability to go out and sail without anybody else's assistance. The S9 is also not readily available for me in AUS.
  6. How do you remove or retrieve your dolly solo to put under your boat? Many times there is someone there to help however when there isn't, I will rest the boat up onto the sand. I do not slide it up but lift it up and place it 2/3rds on the sand. I have also seen a lot of solo sailors do this as well without hesitation....... and I am not talking about punters either. These are one man boats and it is important to have the ability to be able to rig, launch and sail solo. Beach launching is the norm in most clubs around Australia without facilities such as boat ramps, jetties or docks.
  7. Why don't you show us your 'real facts' then. - Show us a competent well set up A competing against the S9. - What speeds are you seeing up and down wind in a variety of wind ranges. - How much would an S9 foil conversion kit cost? - Show us a video of you launching an S9 off a beach with beach rollers, then coming back in. - How many man hours and different foil designs and systems have you tried on the S9 compared to every A Class manufacturer. I really don't care if the T eventually proves to be a superior set up on a cat. I will watch all development with interest and wish it success. I am not pushing any agender here so feel free to pull your head in at any time.
  8. ITA, are you Ok??? 😳 Care to elaborate further on your statement above?
  9. Also for the record, the video I posted was my first outing in breeze strong enough to foil. I do not know the angles of my boards yet with reference to the trim numbers on the tramp. I do not know how many degrees I should run. I was also running with the traveller out too far and not enough twist in the main for the conditions I was sailing in. I will be engaging the services of one of the top A Class guns to double check my boat is set up right and advise what setting I should use....... He knows my boat well as he did the conversion originally for the previous owner. I will also be looking at some coaching as I would like to fast track my learning. The Worlds in Australia are not far away. I would love to attend and be able to foil around the course without becoming a hazard. I will continue to upload video of my journey for the entertainment of all 😂
  10. ITA, for the record I never said Z foils are or will be better than T foils..... I do not know that yet (and may never will) as I have only just commenced sailing on Z's and may or may not even try a T foil cat. My comments were in response to you questioning Phil's post. I believe the A Class has developed and refined the Z foils a lot more than any other class of cat has developed and refined theirs. I am sure if the S9 was a development class based around a box rule where multi manufactures can compete with designing and refining foils and systems, the S9 will in time see the same level of refinement.
  11. BTW, I am not talking about just getting up and foiling but a boat that is very fast and efficient around a race course. Several A Class designers have invested a lot of time and money in developing and fine tuning the fastest catamaran foilers (within the A Class dimensions ie length, width, sail area and crew). This level of development is not easy outside of a multi manufacturer development class.
  12. Yes, deck sweepers are an old design not originally intended for foiling as with sealed tramps and T foil rudders on cats..... it is how they have brought all these things into a package and fine tuned the package as a foiling catamaran for around the cans racing.
  13. I won't pretend to be even a partial expert in foiling as I am only very new to it and haven't as yet really foiled. I am really enjoying the commentry though from people such as A Class Sailor, WNW, Phil and Wayne. The Moth as we know has given more to OTB foiling design than any other class. As for the A Class, it has lead the way in development for foils in Cats. Foils shapes from J's to Z's, asymmetric and symmetric foil profiles in OTB catamaran implementation. L and T foil rudders. Development in areas such as foil adjustment, sealed tramps, low profile deck sweeping rigs.
  14. From what I read of Phil's post is other classes have not been involved in anywhere near the same level of development as the A Class and Moth. Many new foiling designs have tapped into what the A Class and Moth classes have learnt.
  15. Should get a few Southerly Busters 😜😂