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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'm about to paint my boat - it will be wetsailed from May to October. It's gelcoat now. No crane in Olympia so we trailer launch. Boat is kept at the marina with the mast up. I have a custom trailer with an 8 foot extension and it works fine with the crew. Not so good for sailing with the wife or girlfriend. Might be tricky to launch with the stock trailer but I suppose it depends on the ramp in question. PM with your email and I'll send you a crappy pick of the zero. Can't deal with pics on this shit website anymore. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Reese - Oly.
  2. I race an Antrim 27 in Olympia (Hobie Dog's old boat from the East coast). It does really well in 0 to 4. Most clubs don't race in this light of breeze but we do. I wouldn't worry about it's performance in light air. Just add a code zero and you're good. Awesome boats. I don't know the BC boat for sale, but I assume that's why you're asking. Looks like a clean boat for a good price to me. Buy it! Let's race!
  3. 6 gallons of barrier coat on a J80? Do you mean quarts?
  4. Yale Phd spliced to amsteel for the purchase part. That will be my next mainsheet. Light and good hand.
  5. You see that half model on the wall? Now, stick it up my ass. Push it in and out at a medium pace. Talk about your old boyfriend's dick and how big it was. Now shave off my pubs and punch me in the face.
  6. I've wondered about that. I have a bunch of spinnakers and the newer cuts certainly work better at all angles, however the Antrim pole arc is like 30 degrees so it does allow you to sail lower than other light sprit boats like a Melges 24. I think the idea is still valid with new kite designs but really pays dividends on longer races. Short windward leeward courses I don't see a ton of gains.
  7. 6 months in saltwater?
  8. Thanks for the comments. Jim has already been a big help in getting me up to speed on the boat. I was curious to hear from others how they actually sail with articulating bow sprits since it's a topic I've never seen discussed. Sounds like I'm on the right track. solosailor - you must be the owner of Outsider. I always love seeing pictures of your boat! Gybing the pole is all about consistent driver/crew rhythm. Swinging the pole around too fast through a gybe in big breeze is a guaranteed knockdown. We tend to just center the pole, then gybe then once up on a plane it's not hard to crank back a bit.
  9. I've raced an Antrim 27 on Puget Sound for a few years. Still learning the boat. I love the articulation bow sprit but learning what is fast has been trial and error. I’m looking for input from other articulating sprit sailors. We typically go pole forward in 0 to 5 to 7 and reach for speed. Then pole back in soak mode from 7 to 15. Then pole forward or slightly back while planing in 15+. I have polars but that doesn’t help with pole angle. Using the butt dyno here folks. We’ve done mostly point to point racing, but when sailing shortish windward/leeward courses it’s easier to come up with some bull shit plan of what is fast… Cheers.
  10. Which hull? Hull 10. in Olympia. 50921? A whole lotta effort went into keeping that hull clean. That's the one TBone. 50921, formerly Little Lattitudes, then went to BC and sat on a trailer for a few years. Now in Olympia. There are a couple of small repairs under the waterline - do you know anything about that? I live two blocks from the marina, so she's getting wet. Trailer launching is not an option anymore. I've been trailer launching for the last two years from a different marina. No cranes in Olympia.
  11. My boat had a few NX2 muti displays. One was completely full of water when I bought the boat. I dried it our and it worked fine. The GNX is bonded glass setup, so much different. Quality seems good. Speed to one decimal is fine with me... I'm not that good of a sailor. I'm not sticking up for Garmin here, just saying that I like the GNX so far and I had experience with the NX2 in the past - pre Garmin. Send me a PM if you want to buy the NX2s for cheap. One is NOT waterproof the other gets foggy ;-)
  12. Which hull? Hull 10. in Olympia.
  13. Give an update on what you do. I'm about to paint a naked Antrim 27. Thought about different paints but will likely be back to barrier coat and Baltoplate. Let us know what you choose for paint. Thanks.
  14. Following up on this thread. I did install two GNX 21s on my Antrim 27 and really like them. I was able to reuse my Nexus fluxgate compass with the garmin black box and tie everything into NEMA 2000. It's a pretty clean set up, simple, economical and easy to read in the sun or fog. Thinking of adding the gwind wireless 2 pack but agin, have not seen any reports on this site.
  15. Antrim 27. Less money, less crew, super fun. 4 in the PNW already.