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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. true - have not watched video of other teams. Hence my query here. would seem as with every other AC, wait and see...
  2. thanks, I wondered about the former - but given all boats are now in the same place, thought some legitimate evidence might be bubbling to the surface. for example, the only convincing series of full foiling maneuver I have seen, have been TNZ (and sure, I recall watching this last time around too!) Still, I haven't been attending to "intelligence from the field" like many here.
  3. sorry! Just noticed identical polls down page. Looks like TNZ is the big favorite - just over Oracle. Pretty cool.
  4. Been away from the AC for awhile now - but curious how the teams are stacking up. You guys are experts, how are the teams shaping up?
  5. Looks like record high water.
  6. The design theory leading up to AC34 was similar - but I think C foils were favored for partial lift. And I guess every team, but one, subscribed to this theory. However, one team thought different - but showed their hand early - and at least one other team was able to catch up. I think today is the third anniversary of that debacle. Floating around the course doesn't seem to be a very popular notion for AC35.
  7. If I understand correctly, a limiting factor of the Origami method is that the absolute dimensions of the hull are unknown - until you pull it together the outcome is uncertain. I bring this up, because installing frames - or any internal structure - within a "bent" hull would seem to be an entirely different operation from what can be done within a "designed" hull plan.
  8. Probably facts are of little consequence, so lets just say his anchor rode chafed through in the middle of the night (in Richardson Bay) and he got flushed out the Gate on an ebb. Drifting with wind and tide he finally hailed rescue off Monterey and was towed into port. After a bit, he decided to head back to comfy Sausalito - so he set out from Monterey for the short hop north (with great fanfare). However Rimas, ever the gentleman, decided against the short slog up to SF Bay. And despite his lack of provisions, chose the long drift to Hilo instead. And there he lies, after yet another triumphant rescue at sea by the authorities - and a tow into port.
  9. Stopped by a house in Del Mar filled with surfers - friends of friends. Asked for advice on the best spot to go out - expecting a run down on the various local breaks - but his answer: "Straight out man - just head straight out". ...has stuck with me ever since.
  10. ^ A new Beneteau 55 sunk last year. Not sure why. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=164775&page=1
  11. Alright Bob - I've got nothing left - you've got me. Where do you recommend I purchase said screenplay?
  12. "...fold a BS 36 in two". Now that's origami!
  13. In person these boats are fantastic. I've been to see one they pulled out of the muck in Roskilde. I guess much of their beauty is the sheer, the curve of the lapstrake, and their scale. I am a bit impressed you can see such beauty in an image - or the lines drawing? I guess "understanding" a hull by looking at a lines drawing is pretty exceptional stuff. But, there may be more than a few folks on this forum that can "intuit" a hull by looking at lines - seems like impossible stuff to me. Or a half model - can one of these come alive for anybody? (I see pretty shapes, but not a breathing boat). However, I do possess an 19th century model of an 19th century clipper ship - which freaks me out with its long hull and tiny rudder. Lay it down - put her on her ends - and you die. This model lives for me - along with full size boats of course - (but any sailor likes looking at boats). The notion that some people can grasp the essence of a boat - by means other than sitting on them - is intriguing.
  14. For a monohull - that has to be the best answer to the question so far. I would think that something like this - a twin keeler - could come in handy, both in FL and the Bahamas. Plus, it's a sailor's boat - with a tiller. What's not to like? Not enough tidal range to make drying out a concern, but enough light air to make wetted surface a concern. Seldom see a twin-keeler here. There's a lot of various types of shoal keels and centerboard configurations. ..and the 5-1/2' draft is not an insignificant compromise. I think you are just not used to parking your boat. But seriously, I wonder if this style keel, and especially rudder, is meant to take ground often - or not so often.
  15. For a monohull - that has to be the best answer to the question so far. I would think that something like this - a twin keeler - could come in handy, both in FL and the Bahamas. Plus, it's a sailor's boat - with a tiller. What's not to like?