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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. ^^ Needs the peril sensitive sunglasses too https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiU_b7TyoDUAhVKkpQKHfRFC4wQFggTMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhitchhikers.wikia.com%2Fwiki%2FJoo_Janta_200_Super-Chromatic_Peril_Sensitive_Sunglasses&usg=AFQjCNFKWKKjmnsIAIlcMO2BrjJpOuzNqw&sig2=uMprAE9mpxtmPQZdhDvbdQ
  2. You do realise that article is dated 23 Feb 2009? Having said that Mick is an honerable man from what I understand he closed the doors owing nobody. A huge loss to the NZ marine industry in my opinion, I spent many a happy hour working there in the past.
  3. Possibly because the info I've got is wrong, although that source is normally very reliable or because they just didn't mention it, would you if they'd failed so quickly? Not that they should be blamed if this was the case, they would be building to ETNZ in house design and engineering and to my knowledge S.S. have little experience of foil design, so couldn't be expected to point a shortcoming in the engineering design if one was apparent. These foils are cutting edge stuff, there's no set of tables that can used as a reference to cross check engineering design. It must be real headache trying to work out just how much carbon is needed to get the strength required without making the whole thing to heavy. Glad it's not my problem.
  4. My guess is that the first set were a little under engineered hence the damage. So the fix probably involved not only loosing the broken or over stressed carbon but some core as well so the replacement carbon + a bit extra to beef the whole thing up a couple of notches but finish up with the same profile originally designed and within the 30% weight change allowed. Not an easy job, hence the time taken. If the light set were proven to be a bit on the under engineered side, as would have been the case if I'm right, then you'd certainly go back to your calcs before getting your high wind set measured and do any adjustments before measuring, thereby not loosing the 30 % allowance to make repairs should one of those damn turtles come up for a breath of air at the wrong time. Yeah sure it means the foils are later on the boat than is ideal, but better that than be back on training foils half way through the semis...... can't imagine the race foils will be a huge advance forward from the training foils rather a logical progression onwards, so with talent in that team adapting to them should not proove too much of a balls ache. Posted the above yesterday, but on the wrong thread. Spoke to a contact today that leaves me thinking I'm right. Although the contact is not famed for reliability, so could be a red herring!
  5. Nah Southern Spars.
  6. My guess is that the first set were a little under engineered hence the damage. So the fix probably involved not only loosing the broken or over stressed carbon but some core as well so the replacement carbon + a bit extra to beef the whole thing up a couple of notches but finish up with the same profile originally designed and within the 30% weight change allowed. Not an easy job, hence the time taken. If the light set were proven to be a bit on the under engineered side, as would have been the case if I'm right, then you'd certainly go back to your calcs before getting your high wind set measured and do any adjustments before measuring, thereby not loosing the 30 % allowance to make repairs should one of those damn turtles come up for a breath of air at the wrong time. Yeah sure it means the foils are later on the boat than is ideal, but better that than be back on training foils half way through the semis...... can't imagine the race foils will be a huge advance forward from the training foils rather a logical progression onwards, so with talent in that team adapting to them should not proove too much of a balls ache.
  7. Harsh, but fair
  8. @TeamNZ No, you're very obviously not part of the team and I question whether you even know anyone that has anything to do ETNZ whatsoever.... none of them would in any way accept that the fluent bullshit you spew out is representative of their views. Any ETNZ member would be ashamed to be associated with you. You obviously know next to nothing about the team you fail to represent so dismally, you can't even get their locatation right.... they moved out of the viaduct to their current base in the Wynham Quarter months ago. Please stop polluting the good name of NZ.
  9. ^^ Wave or hull?
  10. ^ Glad you did. I think it went over jayspers head.
  11. Well it's certainly the most bouyant we've seen so far.
  12. random, ncs has forgotten more about the technical side of these things than you will ever know. Pay attention you never know you might learn something...
  13. Am I right in my understanding that the app won't be able to show the racing live in NZ?
  14. ^ In a Charles Manson sort of way?
  15. No date is mentioned, but regardless I can't accept that someone outside the team wouldn't have seen the alleged damage...Pictures or it didn't happen