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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I guess you haven't seen any of the posts from Banque Pop, Hugo Boss, Virbac etc, all are using the same B&G H5000 pilot as Pieter Herrera! Same B&G technical dealer working with No Way Back as working with many of the top boats in the the fleet. its very easy to publicly blame a manufacturer for a problem, especially when tired. but you should first take a look around, realise no one else has these issues, and then help your support team by going through the tests you have been asked to do, it get things solved much faster than complaining on facebook
  2. Have you put in any numbers into the reaching section of the table. From memory, H3000 and H5000 define upwind as 40TWA, reaching as 90TWA and downwind as 165TWA. these are the angles at which the correction will be applied, so if you are sailing at 145 TWA downwind you will need to enter a greater correction value in the table, to allow for the linear interpolation between 90 and 165. Also sounds like your compass may be heading you when heeled. swing compass, check with a hand bearing when under motor on several points of sail, then go sailing and check with a hand bearing when heeled. I suspect it will be falling off by as much as 4 degrees with heel. Not much you can do about it in H5000, other than correct for it in the TWA correction table.
  3. IMOCA Class rule is a minimum 2kw pulse or broadband radar, fitted at least 5m above the water line. As Rail Meat says, weight consideration is paramount, as is power consumption. The radar is not switched on very often. Not everyone is using the Furuno. HB has a Raymarine radar, as do a couple of the other boats, I think there is even a Navico Broadband radar in there somewhere. RM, pilot is actually working really well on the foilers, in my very limited experience this edition, it seems easier on the pilot as the bow is not pitching in, so the pilot is not having to fight so much. When you are foiling the boat is on rails and directionaly very stable.
  4. WTP3 only feature at the moment.
  5. just swap the green and the blue wires around in your processor ie green to terminal 21 and blue to terminal 24.
  6. You set up the data to go back to the WTP in the Dfw2Exp application. There you have the 10 remote channels that appear on the FFD's under the External Menu. Map the Exp Channel to the Remote Channel and Expedition send the data through Deckman to the WTP. In your case map Mark Bearing to Remote 1 and Mark Time to Remote 2.
  7. Talk to your local sail maker. I use one on Phaedo3, I had it made to my specs by SO31 Bags in the UK. I'm going to be getting some mods down to it, as some original ideas are not prefect. If you get a local sail maker to make it you can easily get the mods done, it won't be as cheap as the link above, but it will be better suited to you.