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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. I'd agree that it is vibration induced by vortex shedding somewhere in the rig. Annoying but not dangerous.
  2. Keep in mind that ORC count code0's with less then 75%half width as a "headsail set flying".My stab at an inventory would be A2,almost full size A3, smaller A5 and a code with abt 55% half width. Depending on the boat and if you expect a lot of Light upwind work one ciuld consider adding a J0
  3. If the battery is completely discharged on a new instrument I would return it immediately because it will most probably never come back to its full capacity and its life span will be severly reduced.
  4. Read rule 49.2 again 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position any part of their torsos outside them, except briefly to perform a necessary task. Yes but 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position any part of their torsos outside them, except briefly to perform a necessary task I'm talking of a situation where the lifelines are not required which is a common situation in inshore races, at least where I sail
  5. Don't know what rules they're sailing under, but they are for small keelboats under offshore special regs, for cat 3 and 4. (Nothing to stop a class rule being written, either.) And as has been pointed out, ducking under a single lifeline while facing inboard is illegal: As I read RRS49.2 you may actually hike under the lifelines if lifelines are not required by either class rules or SI so we actually do not know if a rule was broken.
  6. That's pretty slick. Custom hardware or off the shelf kit? I think it is this: http://www.harken.com/productcategory.aspx?taxid=386
  7. I'd say the track system is only for headsails on furlers.
  8. An EV100 should be mounted on deck as the linear drive unit does not have a clutch and must be removed from the tiller when steering manually. Raymarines EV200 with the linear drive is designed for permanent connection and works fairly well for a rather moderate price.
  9. Using a vulcan with a NKE sysytem would require an NMEA0182/NMEA2000 converter and a small NMEA2000 backbone which would probably eat up any savings compared to the Zeus which could be connected using an NKE NMEA0183 interface box. (Either # 90-60-508 or probably better the newer # 90-60-538 which has an USB port for connection to a computer) Both boxes can also send the data on the NKE bus on wifi but my experince of this has been so/so i.e. it works but not really reliable so have had to use wired connections to a ship modul multiplexer and then on to my Garmin 721 plotter/MFD and computer with Expedition. I'm quite happy with the Garmin which could be an option to B&G plotters.
  10. Yep Omohundro was the originamast builder then the first small batch of Southern Spars masts was painted white and then came the clearcoated masts. I had white sourthen mast and it was very similar to the black ones.
  11. The price dfference between 3DL and 3Di in the offer I got was 10-25% depending on fiber selection and finish.
  12. I would (or have actually) bite the bullet and go to a 3Di product. In my experience the durability is in another league especially for medium/heavy Jib.
  13. I just ordered a Bartels ( www.bartels.eu ) structural furler for my Pogo 850 keeping the hanks on my headsails. It was much cheaper than other structural furles i looked at (Karver, facnor, colligo). I had a Facnor flatdeck furler earlier which I took of for two reasons; weight and that is was near impossible the change headsails due to friction in the foil despite correct size luff tape. No direct experice on the bartels furler yet but I talked to a First 31.7 owner who had one and he was happy with it.
  14. I found Cyberaltura ok when doing a similar excerise.