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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. thanks for all the postings! also really enjoyed the tech tours. the video's from the TP52 circuit are definitely the best around! especially enjoy the around the race videos on sails, tech etc. everything that makes this class go. The racing is also quite close, which keeps it exciting
  2. because Dacron cloth wise, you'll most likely end up with Contender sailcloth or Dimension Polyant. so that leaves that 1)you can test the sail shape of the different sailmakers for the same boat, or 2) test several weights of cloth for the same boat or 3) get a same set of sails made from both producers.
  3. Hi mark, I've sent you an email on the battle flags. I've also sent you the logos I use on my dragon. would be interested to know the options. Jelle
  4. Indeed. we missed Toronto as the owner didn't want to take falcon (close sister ship of defender, Saskia and Invader) over the pond, so we sailed in Copenhagen. This year we celebrate HRM King Harald's birthday with the 8mR world cup in Hank√ł Norway. so far it is going to be spectacular. great socials planned and loads of boats registered (if you have an 8, this is the race you don't want to miss as it is going to be a one-off Worldcup, due to the celebrations). by the way, here is a belfie of falcon as well.
  5. use an A frame like on a dragon.they come in 2 legged and 3 legged variants. The one from petticrows is pretty expensive, but you can build your own out of aluminium tubes (for the dragon the 2 legged are 3,5m, the 3 legged are shorter 2,5 from memory). If the mast is heavy, use a 6:1 purchase. make life easy on yourself. also on the trailer, have some ties or cables holding the sheerlegs down. attach the mast on or around the center of gravity. I keep it there by making a strop around the spinaker pole ring on the mast. Than the procedure ( I step my mast singlehanded on my dragon) is to have the end that goes through the deck between your legs. start hoisting till the mast floats. keep hoisting and hold the bottom down. until you float over the hole in the deck. raise the mast further until vertical and lower it in the hole. Because you keep it between your legs, the mast will not go anywhere. if possible, it is good to put the trailer head to wind. A second person is handy as when you can't put it head to wind to help control the mast. and quick attachments of the V's. 2 people is good for mast stepping. 3 is convenient, 4 is a crowd.
  6. personally, I don't think OR can keep up with the output generated by ETNZ grinders. However it may help oracle with keeping a higher base pressure in the hydraulics, which may take some load of the weakest link (arm grinders). However, nowhere near an expert cyclist or hydraulics specialist. but going over the logic in my mind, this was my conclusion.
  7. and more can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/169139963237485/
  8. i have more pictures, but the system won't let me upload them...v
  9. I've had to share this. New built by wooden boat works, it is Defender, a 1930 Fife design. Sistership of the same design to invader and Saskia. Beautifully built! video-1494300470.mp4
  10. Cool, dare I say, the lines look a bit like the contest motor yacht? (I like the contest for a motorboat)
  11. yes there will be improvements. but just as a multitool, if you start being serious, you need serious tools. A boat which is meant to be 1 design and close and foil in most situations is a totally different animal than a boat which is designed for a specific range of wind and waves (remember how BOR90 looked at first with centerboard and stuff?) if you have the chance for a performance gain on having different boards for different conditions, why would you not try this? also remember, the AC is in this area NOT one design. The damage argument has been mitigated a while ago, when the option was allowed for the test foils to be used. If you were to build a boat for conditions, you end up with very different animals. Hence the difference in the ocean racing classes, the inland classes, the coastal classes, etc. Same as with cars. a rally car is totally different from a Paris-Dakar car, which is totally different from a formula car, totally different from a touringcar championship, which is also totally different from your car you have at home. Even though they might all be capable of reaching 250km/h or more. horses for courses.
  12. quit the "one board fits all" mantra. They use different sets for different circumstances. It is nonsense to keep hammering the 1 board will be able to lift off at slow speed AND provide maximum speed. It is just nonsense. It is like saying that you don't need a toolbox because you have a multitool.
  13. like on a dragon the tube: http://www.petticrows.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=184 the hatch http://www.doomernik.nl/for-sale/5/firefly-doomernik-grand-prix-elegance-2011
  14. have you otherwise looked at the International canoe?
  15. Practical Boat owner did a test recently on grip decks, which holds best, is easiest to clean, and which keeps its color best.