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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. Hi Dex Normally we put about 12 in a 40 foot container, when we came from the UK to Richmond it was about £900 for the round trip each, that was all inclusive and we kept the container on site to use for storage which costs a bit more. I think in the past the East coast and the West coast USA have done there own containers?
  2. So, the worlds in Phllheli, not long now. We have some 20 or so people signed up on the worlds web site http://icworlds2017.com/, who else is on the way? Notice of race is on there as well and entry forms. There will be some new M3 designs that are looking fast, any other new developments on the way? Here in the UK we have or nationals at Weymouth at the end of the month, a chance for the UK boats to tune up, for me it will be the first time the boat gets wet this year.....
  3. One of the problems with scaling up the radio controlled swing rigs is that as you sheet out in a gust the jib backs.... not great. Also a huge load goes through the pivoting rig. Almost everything has been tired in canoes..... the standard set up is generally hard to beat.
  4. Sezed, I have been mulling over this for some time. I have tried using the "uk" style jib boom, and the dangly stick, the dangly stick worked best but required too much adjustment. I have alternated in championships between the jib boom and none at all. I am not convinced of the effectiveness. For certain there is some benefit, and perhaps more if you had a larger jib, I am on about 2.15m2, for ease of use however its nicer without. I also do not wish to add structure to the front of my boat. Have not had much time to experiment recently but I think there might be another solution, perhaps it's just as Dave says, jib batterns.... simple is usually best
  5. Hi Chris I am sure I am on 3.5mm 7 x 1 dyform, but this is a bit over kill, I think Phil Robin uses 2.5 dyform, not sure about rod.... yet to experiment but like the idea of 3mm carbon rod and 3mm ti rod but don't really need any improvement on what I have.
  6. anyone ever tried titanium wire as rigging?
  7. Hi Rigs, I think you have some good questions there. I tried a single sail (with a stayed mast) on Monkey (all be it not very well done) before I brought it to the Oz worlds where I had a main and jib. The problem seems to be up wind with the single sail, its not as quick and you don't make it up down wind, although it is quicker. Had real bad problems in a strong wind, just too much in one sail, real beast. It would be interesting to try and get rid of the stays but still have a jib, I think you would pay with a heavier mast which might be worse that having the wires.... have not seen any one try that but have seen it on a yacht somewhere...
  8. This is always my biggest problem, fortunately there is often some one about to hold the boat when rigging in a strong wind(or else it capsizes on the trolley) and when recovering the club has put a rope down the middle of the slip which I tie the end of the seat to and the boat then is surprisingly stable. As far as narrow bows go then as narrow as possible I think, transom is a little more diffcult, fat for planing or narrow for low drag with a T-foil perhaps? As to rig position you can go too far back, I think 1.9 to 2.2m from the bow in my mind seems to be the limits. Hope to see you both in Wales?
  9. Almost always terrified before sailing, gets worse as it get windier. Get that twisting butterflies in the stomach for about a week or longer before an event or even just a single race. Still go though.... makes you feel alive! Got a long distance race next Saturday, nervous already...
  10. Thats my worst nightmare, but at least you are both OK, boats can be repaired, bodies can be more more of a problem...
  11. Andy Paterson tried the rudder foil on tin teardrop, I think the original idea was to have a fixed carriage with the foil to trim but it proved to just add drag in most conditions. The foil I saw him try was wider than Chris's was in Richmond but similar cord. He later added a movable carriage
  12. British Team sponsored by C12 Performance Boats and Williams Shipping after some frantic last minute repairs, adjustments and spairs making will be packing our boats on Saturday for Richond Y C!
  13. Good to see the arms race hotting up. Feeling a little inadequate, nothing new to show, Dragonfly looking a little worn around the edges, I think 3 of the 11 boats we are bringing from the UK will be newly launched this year as well. In the process (seems to take ages) of finalising the shipping arangements for the UK fleet. Looking forward to seeing all these boats in the flesh!
  14. The reason for the tapes is to try and have a min beam that is adhered to, rather than the measurement bumps that some other classes have ended up with in the past. Its just a set of rules so we end up with boats similar enough to race against and that look a bit like canoes.
  15. Another fantastic looking boat, is this to the same design or have you tweeked the shape?