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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. And then I put foils on it - and look where we are now!
  2. Aero prototypes ( but it wasn't RS early on ) used laser-bug style main + bent topmast+ shrouds, then normal mast + shrouds, then unstayed mast moved well forwards,which was the 'best' solution! Maybe not the best for ultimate performance, and tuning to suit weight etc, but best for simplicity, and sales. With 3 rig sizes, tuning is a bit irrelevant.
  3. Pics of Tin Teardrop mk 1 and 2. More curve = ability to sail flat or heeled to windward. Jim C now has this seat and carriage. Wedge shape, supported at the sides of the carriage.
  4. Sailrocket aligns the hull with apparent wind direction, appears to go sideways.
  5. When we started to do windward heel on narrow moths 1990 ( ie before veal got pubes) more angle was fast - until the angles got so big that the boom didn't go out over the wings!
  6. It looks hard work, and a bit like a tap-dancing elephant
  7. I try to make my boats self-adjusting, so you can just concentrate on sailing instead of settings. Worked OK for a while in moths and cherubs 2000 + more, but moths now need a bit more adjustment.
  8. Aeros at Gurnard Isle of wight. The 5 was quicker upwind, pointing higher, the 9 faster downwind, but round the course they were within a few seconds of each other.
  9. But even XOD looks fun in that wind just a few minutes earlier
  10. At Gurnard on the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago. No swinging of the kite - just pulling. Mmm 17 m²
  11. As far as I remember, the idea of the static tape is to get a fair hull, and the idea of the slidy tapes is to prevent hollows ( and therefore bumps ) similar to those seen on i14s at one time. The hulls are narrow enough not to need 'rule cheat' bumps to artificailly narrow the hull even more. The planing wing things weren't considered during rule writing, but even with the stricter measurement system they could be made legal ( whether they work is another matter entirely! )
  12. I'm sure the way I describe is how Steve Clark SHC explained it to me... However if the hull is fair it will measure both ways! ( moving the tape or not ) Tin Teardrop measured the slidy tape way, with the hollows outside the meas area.
  13. "Or does the athwartship 1m tape always stay centered on the 2 m centerline, sliding up and down it, as the 2m longitudinal moves .5m to either side looking for weird and forbidden shit, independent of the 1m athwartship tape?" Yes but i think of it like this : Ok start with the 2 tapes as below. image.jpg then keeping one tape still - taped to the hull ;-) slide the other one, centred on the stationary tape, from the centre position to the end of the stationary tape, and then to the other end. now do the same with the other tape. no hollows etc so it's not a rectangular box as such, because the tapes go round the hull skin, making it a wonky box. at the BMS which is where the tapes cross initially, depth 275mm min, and beam 750mm min. anywhere else can be anything else, but must comply with the sheerline projection hollows etc rule. the planing fins would be OK, as long as the athwartships tape wraps around the fin without hollows when going up the sides for the required 0.5m from the centreline ( and within the 1m from BMS requirement.) It might be advantageous to push the BMS forward, so the fins are outside the measurement zone.
  14. Mmm I changed a lot. Downwind was much faster - but that might be the kite ;-) Upwind was much slower - but that might be the reduced righting moment :-( The original stern was very narrow and pointy, but definitely at low speed, the longer hull was less burbly and smoother wake. Planing speed was not much difference I would say.