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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. I got my FE31 GRP edition this summer (=non carbon..+200 kgs). Focusing on short handed races (solo and double). Love it! Downwind and on a reach - fast and easy to handle. Easy to sail up to its rating there. Upwind little more of a trick. Not there yet but improving every time on the water. I have a tendancy to sail it like my old boat - high and slow...when Maarten Voogd (the designer) is constantly reminding me to aim low and go fast. 7 knots is the target upwind (7,4 fully crew) tacking through 85 degrees true angles (measured on the plotter track). I started at 6,2. Now I am easily doing 6,5 with peaks at 6,7-6,8. Not there yet...very sensitive on the traveller and the jib trim...Fun as hell
  2. Thx all for your replies! Cant find "offset functionality" in the raymarine manual though...
  3. I am about to install my raymarine depth transducer on my boat with a T-shaped keel with lead bulb. How far ahead of the led bulb tip do I need to go to avoid getting "keel depth" instead of actual depth in my display?
  4. Thx! Found some cool Melges 24/32 clips on Youtube doing this type of gybe so I have no excuses!
  5. Its a Fareast 31R. Bowsprit approx 2,4 m in front of forestay.
  6. No not trying to keep the pole short. It is what it is. I just bought myself a new sport boat (been sailing a heavy classic boat from late 80:s so Im new to the game). Read the book "Asymetric Sailing" and got inspired by the book to try the "blow through jibe" instead of the one I have seen on the race course by other sport boats i.e. the "pull through jibe". The book says the pole needs to be long enough but it doesnt say how long compared to the foot leech length...hence my question.
  7. Hi sport boat experts! Is there a rule of thumb on pole length needed vs gennaker foot leech length to be able to pull off successful blow through jibes?
  8. Thx! Yes it still has the wings, carbon spri pole, carbon rudder and carbon keel strut. Hull in GRP, aluminium mast, stainless pull and push pit, stainless. guaranteed not to be more than 300 kgs heavier than the carbon version. Hmm..sounds bad with the 28 R. Will for sure inspect it when it arrives (late March according to place). Thx for heads up!
  9. Indeed as Speng guessed...I finally decided to go for the FarEast 31 R GRP edition. Time will tell if this was a good or bad choice
  10. Thx all for excellent input! Boat is now ordered Delivery end of march! Next topic; if u would have a brand new boat ... what instruments would you put in? I am thinking: Autopilot: Autopilot RAYMARINE Evolution EV-100 tiller Wind and speed instruments: Raymarine Wireless Instruments for Racing GPS: Garmin 720? VHF: ? AIS: ?
  11. Thx all! FarEast is doing a glass fiber version of the 31 R. Very heavy keel (1,2 tons). draft 2,1 m. Not so wide in the transom as many other 30 footers). Big enough for offshore races outside Stockholm. Havent received the final price yet...but at the moment the strongest candidate among all tips received. Thx again!
  12. The FE 31 R got a 1,2 ton lead bulb. Heaviest in the fleet above. Is that enough to get it to perform without the "rail meat"?
  13. Hi sailing gurus! I want a 30 foot (-ish) sport boat for single- and double handed racing purposes. What would you recommend and why? MUMM 30 MELGES 32 FARR 280 C&C 30 MC31 FE28 FE31R Other​? Would be great to be able to do some cat 3 racing as well. Righting moment probably critical to get it to work shorthanded? /Superfly ​
  14. I absolutely loved the M32 coverage this weekend in Stockholm!! Couldnt be on site though which was a shame since I live in Stockholm but followed it via internet. Great fun! Great, relaxed and fun commentary! With a 1M$ price money...Im pretty sure most of the teams gonna practice on their tacking...it will make a huge difference in the match racing stuff. Cant wait!