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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. Latest practice vids show AR with an all black wing......don't remember them with anything but full signage on their wing? Trying to hide something new?
  2. So why OR have 5 guys creating hydro, who's trimming?? Must be alot of auto systems on that boat!
  3. ^^ It might of only been 16 knots, but due to drag and control that might actually be the wind speed where these boats go the fastest??
  4. knots pull through dyneema single braid amazingly easy.
  5. + 3. Helps following onesails Aus on FB!!
  6. Just looking at the vid again plus the vid of the boat, looks like a big headsail for that breeze, could it be possible that they tore the clew ring out? For any reasonable crew they would of sorted something out otherwise to sheet the headsail, even the tail of the mainsheet, so I'm guessing there was nothing to attach the sheet to on the sail?
  7. Don't get me wrong, I love the Aero. But my main complaint (which really isn't a complaint b/c there's an easy workaround) is that the halyard pops off the cleat on hard, smashing capsizes (even if you don't pole-vault the mast on the ground beneath the water). Again, not really a "complaint" because I just shackle the head of the sail to the top of the mast and all is well. But there are some reasons to prefer a sleeved sail over a halyard. On my Sabre (Aussie class) with a halyard most boats either have a v-cleat or a horn cleat and never pop out that I know of.
  8. You prob could but Harken rate this winch for a SWL of 1300kg but they won't tell me what their safety factor is. I assumed 2:1 so was pretty happy with with where we got to, also didn't really want anything breaking!!
  9. I do this all the time, but there is not exact sizing as some brands of dyneema vary in the same listed size. Usually it's one size smaller dyneema than the double braid, eg, 6mm into 8mm but I'm currently doing some 4mm into 8mm, harder to put the double braid cover inside the dyneema, but possible with a wire puller rather than a tube fid pusher
  10. One of these, sailid in SA http://www.dolphin.org.za/history-of-the-dolphin/
  11. Hey all, Thought I'd just let you know I just tested a Harken 46st on the test bed. Put 1450kg on the load cell, connected from the test bed with 4 turns on the winch using 10mm spectra. I did this while pushing the handle as the position wasn't ideal and think i could of easily got another 2-300kg if I repositioned the handle and pulled on it.
  12. very rough day on Bass Strait, one of the crew was an older farmer and hadn't done much offshore work, turned to me and said "the bastard that plowed this paddock should be shot!"
  13. I was playing with ideas for an Etchells backstay that had a 2:! courser and a 12:1 fine tune. Though about a conical centre pulley with grooves that held the rope that you pull in place. As it turns the diameter gets larger and therefore increases purchase. The hard part was to stop overrides on quick release. Would love to see pics Alcatraz
  14. As far as I can tell you would have to pull the leeward traveller control line, can't really see it working though. Also the purchase would need to be independant to the traveller, not on it?
  15. As far as UV goes, polyester is polyester. As uncivilized said, swap out when you lay up the boat for winter/going away etc. Another option to get cheaper halyards sometimes is to splice double braid to dyneema core, having the splice close to the clutch at full hoist