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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. Any more info about this beauty? Looks like a great merging of classic and modern lines.
  2. To add some real numbers instead of you just blabbering on... LOA Beam L/B ration class 40 Akilaria RC3 40 14.75 2.71 Farr 40 40 13.25 3.02 Carkeek 40 40 12.7 3.15 Ker 40 40 13.6 2.94 Cookson 50 50 14.1 3.55 TP52 Azzura 2015 52 14.5 3.59 Open 60 Macif, 2011 60 18.7 3.21 VO65 67 18.4 3.64 VO70 Abu Dahbi 70.5 18.7 3.77 RP 72 Shockwave 71.5 17.75 4.03 JV 72 Bella Mente 72 18.85 3.82 RP 100 Wild Oates 100 16.7 5.99 JK 100 Loyal 100 24.1 4.15 VPLP/V 100 Comanche 100 26.25 3.81
  3. Has Hodgen built any race boats this big? I would think Front Street would have been a good option, lots of talent in that company.
  4. Farr 40 masts leak like a sieve, I have spent the better part of 3 summers trying to reduce/manage it. Best you can do is direct the water to the bilge and pump it over board.
  5. Kim I know you are using an old Farr 40 rig but are you keeping the same J, I, P, E dimensions or did you make any changes?
  6. Use a constrictor clutch, same ease of remote operation but about 1/5 of the price
  7. Wasn't the owner on board for the whole time too? They do it right.
  8. Could the aft set of transverse tracks for upwind code 0 or Fr0?
  9. I believe that Puma's were vertical (Juan K design), Telefonica angled out (Juan K design) and Camper angled in (Botin design)
  10. what's the OD rule on jibs? I noticed some were getting furled, some were getting dropped and Blur left his up. Is one faster then the other beyond being able to use horizontal battens if you drop it to the deck.
  11. If you don't mind sharing, what work are you having done? I saw the picture of the sprit that you posted earlier, but I am interested to know what has already broke or wasn't there that you felt you needed. Boat is going down to Newport, don't know yet exactly when, depends on work still in progress and weather window.
  12. Gets the load aligned vertically, so you don't need to cant the track. Up the rig with the jib sheets? Are you referring to the ways most big boats adjust jib clew location or what?
  13. looking for a little help here... this fall for my college sailing team we have a few small keelboat regattas and would like to do at least one day of practice not in dinghys. Any you guys know where we could do this, J22/J24 colgate 26 etc. We just really need to get on the water in something and practice some boat handling and speed testing. Any help is much appreciated.
  14. So I'm moving to Bath area and was wondering if you guys could give me the deal about gulf of maine racing mostly for big boats. much appreciated.