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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. If this was in the southern hemisphere my wallet would fly open and it would be mine....... soooo cheap
  2. That's how I would cruise the world.... if only...
  3. When I grow up... I sooo want to be you
  4. We still use men on grinders.... Rugby pros are the go.... The penalty for power should be bigger imo
  5. OK Now awake ... Esmit will need a major makeover as its still in its original CBTF configuration. No small job, especially if they go down the "Shift the bow forward 2 metres" route Perhaps Dick but what we really don't know is which of the modifications accounted for what improvement? Richo always touted how much the boat went better every time but as I understand it they wanted to stop the bow burying? There maybe other ways to skin the cat with Esmit and the extra beam may come in handy for RM changes if needed? Early days let's see what eventuates? I'm tipping there will be no chopping the boat up.! Sure but we do know that CBTF isn't seen as a winning concept for offshore sailing - excellent upwind and on short courses but a major drag penalty from the non-retractable front rudder at speed. And on the RM front the stability numbers on the ORCi certs in the post above say that WOXI is more stable than Esimit. Narrower, yes, but much deeper draft and a couple of tonnes more displacement makes a big difference. No doubt that Esimit will need a new keel to get anywhere near WOXI stability numbers. I can't imagine Harburg won't mode it for S2H success so I'd be surprised if it didn't end up configured like WOXI though I personally reckon there's scope to reconsider DSS to get RM numbers closer to Comanche / Rambler 88 territory reaching and downwind. Upwind, I doubt there's much to do as even on these monsters boatspeeds aren't high enough to generate enough lift for a significant stability boost unless the foil is huge. Lift from a DSS foil is more or less proportional to the square of boatspeed so at 26 knots it's generating 4 x the lift it does at 13. Why wouldn't they go straight for the FoiL AssisT (lol) as in Vendee Globe style...? Too narrow..?
  6. OK Now awake ... Esmit will need a major makeover as its still in its original CBTF configuration. No small job, especially if they go down the "Shift the bow forward 2 metres" route Don't forget after some mods to WO, Nev came back from conquering the world with AR and handed it to WO in the Hobart.....Although i at the time put it down to Croaky's crew who were polished from many OS races...... I had my very first Hobart punt with $ on AR and was rewarded handsomely....
  7. Yep, believe so. I've sailed it, the deck is sorta showing its age these days but still a sweet boat. I recall seeing it at Hammo just after re-launch thinking it was a major glamour. That had several chops did it not...?
  8. And LB 15 Quote...... "Remember Andrew Short thought that the Flinders Islet race was just a over nighter up the coast. You do know what the coroner found as the cause of death don't you? Drowning due to not wearing a life jacket. What lesson can be learned from this do you think?Remember Andrew Short thought that the Flinders Islet race was just a over nighter up the coast. You do know what the coroner found as the cause of death don't you? Drowning due to not wearing a life jacket. What lesson can be learned from this do you think?" None of this belongs here.... The boat and crew were totally CAT 1 offshore prepared. Would life jackets have prevented the deaths...??? Not you, the coroner or me (and I was there) will ever really know. .... but I suspect not. Mistakes were made but nothing i've read in this thread, safety wise, would have prevented the Flinders incident so you are best not referring to it here....imho...
  9. Leeward (port) Primary. I assume all the winches are driven. Looks like the main traveler winches are not power...
  10. Great Great to hear mate..... We are all behind you.... good luck on the rest
  11. That was a steal...... I'm guessing you would need $30-40,000 for sails to bring Flat Chat up to that standard and even then it doesn't have the extra carbon bits Taeping has.....mmmm
  12. Love that boat Is Flat Chat still around in NZ...? It was $69,000 not long ago
  13. Soul..... but she has a good sole as well
  14. "I'm over it"...... I can soooo relate..... I say it every time i'm wet and cold offshore (Without ice)..... but of course a good drink with boys back at the bar post race seems to erase that memory...... until the next time...
  15. Good luck Lisa and good on you for having a crack. After spending a lot of time at Woolwich marina last year, I can say she certainly is a friendly sole who put in a huge effort in refurbing that boat... Constantly covered in glass fiber and the like so I hope her effort pays off. So good to see people getting out there and challenging themselves...