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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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    London, now in Dubai
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    High performance sport boats...<br /><br />And going even more radical!
  1. Richard, is that Magic Bus in the front on the bottom picture - maybe my ALL TIME faviourite IOR boat - tried to buy it a few years ago in SF...owner didn't want to part for it no matter what I offered, heard she has now gone to NZ...what a boat!
  2. Agree - most amazing boats... Acquired Smirnoff AG last year, slow route to restoration....
  3. Thanks appreciate feedback Advant = Performance here...goes like a scalded cat with a terrier on it's ass!!! What is a ridgeline? Best I could see was aHonda SUV, which I am pretty sure isn't German...maybe missing something.
  4. Need a new car, have been looking at this as an all purpose day to day car (replacing 911 turbo S). Like the space, like the drive... What ever you buy in this bracket depreciates at the same speed as a racing yacht... Any thoughts/experiences would be greatly appreciated. Want to stay German, but don't need an SUV as already have one. Tks MKF
  5. Peters & Mays, always been great for me. At least 10 moves...
  6. How come the 'drug' the guy - thought where you sailed such tings were frowned upon!
  7. Any know what happened to the Phoenix program, just saw her for sale in seahorse? Thought this was meant to be a very serious US program? Any truth that the New Interlodge has been sold to the Gladiator program? Thanks for the info, great boats that only seem to get better and better!
  8. A few weeks ago I chucked all the paper work. I am reasonably comfortable the batteries were to spec as the designers had done a few before and were as confused as I was. Will see if I can chance anything up.
  9. Francis, batteries were not the issue - we tried best available, which let me tell you were not car batteries, think each set of four batteries were running close to USD2,500. They were slow deep discharge, high amp gel batteries - no one to date has been able to clarify why 12 didn't work and 6 has... guess it is just one of those strange things...we went through 6 sets in the first 18 months, and today the initial 6 volts one are still being used 5 years later with seemingly no issues. No hand cranking, you would never be strong enough, but a manual reset if required.
  10. On a normal day racing we could easily do 25 to tacks and gibes, as well as 30 keel movements off the wind (contingent on wind speed, the mor wind less movements). No idea why 6 volt batteries worked and 12 didn't. The recommendation came from a guy who managed cleaning machines at the airport, where they successfully ran 6 volt batteries in series. We had I believe 220 amp hour capacity, we found the best charger was 50 amp hours or more, lower capacity(below 10) just cooked the battteries.
  11. I had the farr 11s commissioned in 2006, the concept was very simple, decent inshore/small offshore boat that could be raced by 6 to 7 persons. The last 2 boats I had were the farr 36 & 40, which both took an army to race. Russ Bowler and I felt we could create a decent enough performance for such a boat to do ok in IRC. The trial certificate came in at 1.28, which in certain conditions she would have done ok, at launch with small small tweeks made at the RORC office we jumped to a very punitive 1.345,, which basically killed the design before it was really raced. What I did find out during the ownership of this boat was that at Farrs recommendation we used the same canting unit as the cookson 50, which was over-kill, but we never had an issue with the mechanics. We were moving the keel using a 24 (12 volt batteries in sequence - 2*2) volt electrical system, we eat batteries until one day a guy from a local battery supplier in dubai told us we were doing it all wrong and should use 4 6 volt batteries, we never had another issue and I believe the current owner is still using them with no issue. The canting time, due to the overspec was very quick, 6 to 8 seconds, for the full 990 degree cycle (keel moved faster than we could tack her... The core thing we learnt that the polars did not tell us, was you need to let these boat foot, and when the canards generate lift you end up with negative leeway - core thing was not to oversheet the jib. The most fun we had with her towards the end was short handed racing, it was so easy to race her with two people...the biggest issue was getting the A2 down until we got a top down furler... The melges 40 seems to be much more modern and better executed concept of this boat, I would prefer the twin canards over the dagger board, but to get a reasonable rating you can not have them (reasonable of course is a matter of numbers....) So to answer your question, yes there definitely is a place for such a boat in a reasonable size, the additional cost is not that much and can easily be covered by less crew costs and such...with the eveolution of sail handling systems these sorts of boats would make a great short handed racer...any time you can save weight performance is better and a canting keel is the best option for a monohull my 3 cents worth...
  12. Apocalypse Now
  13. Is this boat owned by: Sir Michael Hintze in 1999, CQS is a global multi strategy asset management firm. Our investment process is based on fundamental bottom-up research and we have experienced portfolio management teams located in key financial centres. Our robust operational platform provides a strong liquidity management and risk monitoring capability. Same logo???
  14. I am in the process of acquiring a boat in Brisbane that I need to ship to Dubai. Can any of you folks recommend someone for shipping in Australia. Boat is an old one Tonner, 12 m by 3.8 m with a height less keel of 1.9 m Greatly appreciate you help. Regards MKF
  15. Would be interesting to know the 90 degree keel movement time - on TAZO, which is also an 11s, the full side to side move was 7 seconds when we sorted out the batteries. Amperage with the 24v system was far more important - soft start and end probably added a second...keel moved faster than we could tack or gybe the boat...