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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. PM sent to you, HTFU
  2. OK so kids are 7 and 9, and they enjoy fishing as long as it doesn't last more than 30-45 minutes and they catch lots of fish, a bit like me actually. swamp buggy ? just the name sounds cool, have to check it out key west, yes, it's on the list
  3. yeah I know all that but that's how it is, long holidays in France = august, and these nice people from Florida wanted to exchange houses with us. last summer we visited Hong-Kong and Singapore, so I know all about sticky balls and sweaty ass cracks, and we survived !
  4. hi there I am going on holiday with wife and kids in southern Florida this august and of course a visit of the everglades is on the list. Our itinerary goes like this: land in Fort Lauderdale, drive straight to Bonita Springs where we spend 4-5 days drive from Bonita to Big Pine Key where we spend 4-5 days then drive from Big Pine to Miami where we will spend 5-6 days I have already looked at guides and learned that you don't just visit one place in the everglades but rather visit several spots which can be quite far apart. what is your advice ? what are the best spots ? can we do a day trip from Miami or Bonita ? or should we stop on the way and spend the night ? Oh, and we also want a ride on one of these boats with the big propeller on the back, any tips to try and avoid the major touristy airboat agencies ?
  5. this is one cool thread keep it coming !
  6. OK so in the ultimate quest for a simple and cheap singlehanded foiler, what about a scow moth with Z boards offset all the way to the sheerline and single centerline moth rudder ? how would that work ?
  7. OK I'll bite who knows more about this boat ?
  8. I would go skiff style, with an extra pair of aft swept spreaders at the hounds, same angle aft as the existing spreaders the new top shrouds could terminate at the existing spreader tip but you would have to build a custom spreader tip, or you can terminate them all the way down to the deck meaning a little extra weight and windage but the ability to tune them easily
  9. please...
  10. thanks for the answers so far I guess my original questions could have been summarized by: - is 22mm flap movement something normal, apparently it is - is 38 deg total wand movement sufficient, apparently it's not enough I do have the twist grip rudder, and I usually go for max lift upwind and give it a few turns before bearing away, but only because I read somewhere this is what I should do.
  11. oops, there it is control system.pdf
  12. hi guys I have an old Axiom 3 foiling moth and I would like some help working out the control system. I have been sailing it for about 3-4 months and the pushrod broke. I wasn't entirely satisfied with the control system so I am trying to see if I can design something better. the wand is adjustable, works fine there was a RHA but not satisfactory there is no gearing, just different holes on the bellcrank total flap movement is about 22mm at the trailing edge from flap up to flap down I have measured everything on the boat and drawn it to scale on the attached pdf in 3 condtions: flap down, neutral and flap up ASSUMPTIONS (maybe some are wrong ?): neutral corresponds to cruising speed wand length set to have the foil depth at neutral to 200mm (chord length is 130mm) bellcrank and wand angle set so that the pushrod connections are vertically aligned with pivot points RESULTS corresponding wand angle at neutral setting is 50° theoretical minimum wand angle at flap down is 33° theoretical maximum wand angle at flap up is 71°, with the foil only 31mm below surface how does that sound ? is 22mm flap movement enough ? it seems to me that the wand angles range is not big enough, so I should increase gearing ? let's try and keep this thread a DL vs. rest of the internets shitfight free zone
  13. up on a monday come on, you know you wan to
  14. I am going to use the 21m2 F18 kite with a chute system through the foredeck
  15. hi Chris yes I have read your blog several times, but the 49er jib has full length battens, right ? I need the jib to be on a furler so it doesn't work for me.