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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 don't understand how you think that water molecules flowing over a foil care anything about the details of the boat or rig to which it is attached... the primary reason foils sing is an overly wide squared off trailing edge that causes vortices to shed off the trailing edge. When the shedding frequency corresponds to a resonant frequency of the foil, the foil vibrates and sings. The phenomenon can be eliminated by sharpening the trailing edge .
  2. https://www.fisheriessupply.com/fulton-performance-brake-winch-manual-k1550-0101 This is the winch that comes on F242 trailer. You must have that automatic braking feature for safe lowering of the mast.
  3. A number of years ago someone ( Ben Hall I think) built an A cat wing sail that Randy spent some time sailing, that's probably what you are remembering. I don't remember the wing being any great speed break thru.
  4. 760 is not a Dash, and comparing the weight of a 24 ft boat to be sometimes less than the weight of a similar 27 foot boat is not making the point you were intending... Excess weight is a killer in performance multihulls ALWAYS. A gelcoated molded fiberglass interior liner? Pish...
  5. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Too bad they can't imitate some of his good taste in overall boat design...dang that 760 is ugly!
  6. The white boat that flipped was Randy Smyth's Superlube, he still owned it at the time of the filming.
  7. Farrier intended his boats to run at speed with the bows up, and the up-swept relatively flat bottom of the main hull is intended to encourage that. The reason for the sharp V shaped float sterns on Farrier trimarans is so that flotation at the stern of the leeward float does not counteract the tendency for the up-swept main hull to lift the bows. I have not seen a profile of the main hull of the 760, or the pulse, and have no idea of the thinking of the designer with regard to how the shape of the main hull and floats is intended to work together at speed. Could be a case of the designer following modern trends to fat flat bottomed float sterns, and forgetting (or not appreciating) the reason for the vee shaped float sterns on the Farrier designs.
  8. Hull 55 is listed for sale at corsair dealer in Colorado....
  9. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Butler_(founder) This wiki on frank butler of Catalina yachts indicates that Catalina yachts at some point built both Nacra and prindles cats.
  10. Good work. Random comments: the 18 square is a single hander,the 36 footer was always referred to as a Roland 36, and I seem to recall Catalina Yachts owning Prindle catamarans at some point, or did they end up owning both Prindle and Nacra?
  11. Yuk, Mr. Newick would not approve of the ugliness of that new corsair thingy...
  12. Yeah, me too...gotta miss fleets of ORMA 60s ripping it up in bay of Biscay
  13. Pretty sure Jzerro still in New Orleans.
  14. Congrats to Randy and crew. It was a milk run compared to the total thrashing the fleet took last year!
  15. So far for me the line stretch is actually the biggest single issue I am having. With them as tight as I can get them on board the line still stretches enough to allow the rudders to rake back and the winglets drag the stern down. I am in the middle of replacing the small dyneema cored line with some larger solid dyneema to try and control this, but if I can't the next step is going to be hold down rods on the rudders unless someone else has a good idea. You are thinking about it backwards. The problem is not that the line is stretching and allowing the rudder to kick back, the problem is that you are using a super low strech dyneema line that cannot be pretensioned to a load higher than it will experience under sail because it WON'T stretch. Think of it like bolted joint design theory... The joint is held clamped closed by the stretch in the bolts caused by the preload created when the bolts are torqued. Typical practice is to torque the bolts to 60% of tensile ultimate stress. As long as the joint doesn't open, the stress in the bolt doesn't change. If you replace that no stretch dyneema hold down line with something with some stretch, like a polyester double braid like staset, your problem likely will go away. But I guarantee that a larger dyneema is just going to make things worse.