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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. My comments were relative to a Pogo style boat vs heavier and rounder boats. In light air on a wide boat, you get the feeling of being "stuck", then suddenly the boat becomes alive, IME rounder hulls don't show this behaviour, they just accelerate smoothly and thus initially are at an advantage. If you aren't convinced take part in an IRC race where there is a mix. I hadn't realised that the carbon cutters didn't have that much sail area for their weight, so yes may be it will hard to exploit their "slipperiness" in light air. Upwind in confused seas, I've seen heavier boats of moderate beam, barely slowed as they charge upwind going "through" waves, on a lighter and wider boat it can soon become a "stop and go" scenario which obviously isn't very efficient, hence my comment. In others conditions at a similar length, the rounder and heavier older designs can't compete. There is a reason why their TCC is lower LOA for LOA. It is mainly observations while sitting on the rail during semi offshore races like Cowes-Dinard where you can witness stuff like a Swan, a J boat, a X a Pogo and a JPK racing each others. I don't think that I've said or inferred somewhere that the cutters were designed to plane, VPP may not have a column for "confused sea" but when you are out on the water it matters a lot whether waves are coming from several directions or not. Bob, you are doing a poor job at pretending to ignore me. What on earth does a POGO have to do with these 50'+ cutters?? It's like comparing the handling on my new Maxima with those of the 90' Kenworth I just passed on the highway. I gotta find the ignore button.
  2. Sounds like you hit a bit of a BVI lotto. Enjoy! No shit...then I'm back for 15 days and off to Jamaica and a 4+ star resort (Couples CSS) for 2 weeks. God I love being retired!!
  3. Through a very very odd series of events I am flying out Dec 3rd to Beef Island Tortola to sail on a charter Ben 52 for 2 weeks with a couple of good friends...I didn't even know this opportunity existed 24 hours ago. All it's costing me is air and my share of food, booze and fuel.
  4. Sloop For a transmission tech even that winch is beginners stuff...really basic and not tight tolerances. I doubt it gets spun at a couple thousand RPM very often But likely very pricey to get parts for.
  5. I owned a transmission shop for 25 years and worked on extreme HD transmissions that were designed from the ground up to be tortured...yet many thrust washers, spacers and bearings were made of plastic. These were NOT transmissions built for the masses and saving money by using plastic rather than metal would not have entered into the equation...sometimes, despite our prejudices, plastic can be a better choice than metal. When broken down to the basics a winch is nothing but a compact two speed transmission.
  6. We are just stalling them until we get our wall built.
  7. Amazingly there is a guy in the first number of episodes that I used to sail with! I lost track of him after he moved back out east. His name is Terry Kelly and I had heard he was back home in Halifax, I guess that was right. He is shown helping launch and do some engine work in several videos. Small friggin world.
  8. I have those same winches and they are at least 30 years old...I have never known Lewmar to cut corners so if they are not made of metal there is likely a good reason. If they are kept clean and lubed I doubt this material will cause any problems. You bought very old winches...ya kinda got what you paid for.
  9. I'm slowly but surely losing my hearing to Minear's disease which is causing a constant ringing in my ears that in time will rob me of my ability to hear...what I miss most is the sound of silence. But I do understand the love of music. I will miss that too.
  10. How about save the cost of speakers and buy a really good set of headphones...
  11. I love silence...carry on.
  12. If you like the original a Seattle dealer has one, 2 + years old and never sold. 500K us and it is yours. I said like, not love...I could pick numerous boats I would prefer, but it doesn't make me grab my eyes and scream like too many modern boats do. At $500,000 I think they may have her awhile longer.
  13. I know I shouldn't like it...but I like it. (much prefer the original design)
  14. You made beer come out my nose!!
  15. Our Yammer 3GM consumes 1.5 litres per hour at 2800rpm...which on GK translates to 6 knots boat speed over flat water.