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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. In my experience, the FT handles slip better than many boats - the narrow entry and overall narrow hull get thru chop and handle nastier sea state far better than fat boats. So when you're slugging upwind in 25 on open water, the crew is fairly comfy and there's little spin out drama (as long as your main trimmer doesn't die on you). We race weekly against J111/109/Santa Cruise37/J120 and have a great time. In 0-10 knots we win. 10-15 it's a tough fight. 15+ we're back in it. PM me if you want more ideas-
  2. Take a look at the Flying Tiger - it sounds like it meets your news perfectly. Talk to a few owners or crew who've sailed them -
  3. my one engagement with PHRF of LIS was a farce where a committee member brought an ridiculously uninformed and personally biased observation to the committee (his fat "race boat" with couches didn't go DDW as fast as the FT in 25 knots of wind), and they bought it - flying in the face of very basic and simple data. This was 5 years ago, I'm sure it's better now. Sadly, I stopped paying dues for an annual cert two years ago.
  4. We've done it twice with the FT10. For 7 guys, rental house, moorings, registration, food, booze, all fees, I was in for $7k. Most of my crew is able to shoulder a portion of the cost - and I asked them to chip in $100/day each - not a bad deal for a glamorous week vacation. Everyone covered their own personal delivery from homes around the country to BI, I delivered the boat on its own bottom.
  5. Awesome to see a tiny bit of the same information that's been here for about 4 months finally make it to a print magazine headquartered minutes away from the Clark's garage. Truly impressive stuff. Almost as impressive as posting on the front page 6 months after the kids went to Bermuda?
  6. I put water proof grease in the door track, and only move the door at very slow speeds, like under 2 knots. I also put lock-tite on the hardware as I had a few of the bits get loose in our 1st season. No trouble after that.
  7. Nice - great to hear you are on the right track. PM me if you Want to bounce ideas at all. We've had 8 great seasons with #71 - buoys and distance racing. It's been a great boat.
  8. Ok I'll say it - get rid of those old sails. Moving to a current generation set will make the boat faster and easier to sail. Call it a move from Gen 1 (the jib that blew and the dacron main) to gen 3 or 4 from any sailmaker who knows your local conditions.
  9. My 65 pound daughter started in the Opti at 8 years old, had no problem righting/self rescuing, and took her development at her own pace. That meant at 14 she was taking advantage of all of the great class events with the Opti. The Bic looks cool, but the kids at our club discounted it as an Opti replacement - it just doesn't fit the intro level trainer need, and then falls short on the high end racing. In between those mile posts it's a great boat, cheap, durable, fast.
  10. I use the Japanese teflon tape on the FT10 tube - simple and almost zero maintenance required. And where would one find this wondrous material? Landfall, KO Sailing - the dingies use it in the board trunks. Link should work: http://www.landfallnavigation.com/ex11171jap.html?cmp=froogle&kw=ex11171jap&utm_source=ex11171jap&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=froogle&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_eu8BRDC-YLHusmTmMEBEiQArW6c-OtPbVsyNMcazwLSv0uAFvpHtwLrVhA_6s-SAiN95t0aAi-18P8HAQ
  11. I use the Japanese teflon tape on the FT10 tube - simple and almost zero maintenance required.
  12. Winner
  13. ...says the main trimmer...
  14. My parents bought a P34 new in 1985. We raced the crap out of that boat, and they still own it. On LIS it's a 144 PHRF, and we found that to be a fair number back in the day. The boat smoked downwind and reaching, uphill was comparatively slower. Great boat that should be a great value today. Built like a brick shithouse. PM me if I can help-
  15. Do it, won't regret it!