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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. Looks good. My only concern (slight) is that in the event of a capsize the crew could land on the spreader/boom and damage it. Maybe its not an issue.
  2. After having sailed a boat with C boards for the last 5 years (f20c) I can fully appreciate what lifting foils can do for a boat and IMHO for the F16 class this would be a breath of fresh air. It would alleviate all the chat about which boat has more volume in the hulls! your comments welcome....
  3. I simply don't understand the comments that the "weight of the boat doesn't matter" in the F16 class. If any of you bought a new F18 at 10kg over class minimum you would be screaming at the dealer for a full refund. (it happened to me) By the way, where is the F16 class on the topic of foiling? fully foiling with Z boards or partial with C boards?
  4. no size or length requirements, so why not just use the F16 hulls? Does it really make sense to have yet another set of parts to inventory???
  5. That sounds pretty reasonable. Any interest in North America or Asia?
  6. Fantastic stability. I would love to see some foil to foil gybing and tacking.. Is it possible to pull the windward foil up more?
  7. I doubt the size of the f16 fleet will be anything close to the f18 fleet. Have they solved this small problem of most of the boats being 60 lbs over minimum weight? If I got an F18 that was 60lbs over min I would freak out and yet in the f16 class its ok.. strange.
  8. Sure come up to Toronto and crew for me in our long distance event.. 250 km over 3 days.. Near Kingston if you have google handy I think there is a lot of reminiscing about what boat prices used to be 5 years ago.. those days are over.
  9. I have a 2010 F20Carbon lightly used and out of the box in 2011 for sale.. $31kUSD. Tilt trailer and cat trax also available. Upgrade kit available to get you fully foiling.
  10. Hatin' life......I know someone who is happy to sell you one at cost if you just sign the cheque!........ Really? And why would the sell it "at cost".. do tell who this is.
  11. there are free dwg viewers that can print or convert to pdf, dxf etc, etc
  12. What is the rush anyway? Take your time, make the best first impression you can.
  13. You could go with a Nacra 20 aluminum mast.. same section as the infusion but 2 feet longer. Not sure about the loads though..
  14. 208 sq feet of sail... seems under powered to me. Polars?
  15. How does it fold? or does it? That is critical to selling it.