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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 believe the sordid tale extends back to Sunfish/Laser, and beyond. Nothing new under the sun.
  2. I just made a Paypal contribution from KTL page, before reading on in thread about email address mixup. When I went back to Paypal, Dylan's account showed as dylan.winter@virgin.net Will Dylan receive my donation? I think I will cancel it and then direct it to his Gmail address. Thoughts? Thank you Dylan. I hope you find that Fisher with wheelhouse. Careful with the whiskey, though. One decent kneewalking episode, and that tread master decking will tear you up but good! Cheers from Texas! Followup: When I went to PP to "report a problem" recipient email showed Dylan's correct gmail address. I wonder if another edit on Dylan's part would replace that virgin email, and if that is deterring some folks more observant than I? Anyway, all good!
  3. Thank s for the responses. So far no luck reaching Marechal. I will template ID of mast and try to source a tang from another spar builder if I cannot get through to the French.
  4. We just acquired Catana 471 Hull 3. She has a single forestay tang, and a spinnaker halyard exit about 24" above forestay, and deflector block in between. As far as I know, she is the only one with a Marechal carbon mast. Others I have seen have Espace or Alucarbon rigs, or various aluminum. This is an older (1997) rig, that has a healthy layer of epoxy filler (everything faired in.) As an example, the luff reef line padeye bases are faired in flush. My questions: I want to add another forestay tang for reaching sails, and it seems like there are a couple of ways to do this. 1. fabricating a tang in place with cloth & epoxy, or 2. mechanically fastening a manufactured one in place. Can I build wall thickness externally if I first relieve all the fairing compound? Do big outfits like Southern, Hall, Offshore, etc... fabricate tangs and goosenecks and then glass them to the mast tube? When the second forestay occupies spin halyard territory, I will need to add one or two sheaves at the masthead. Present sheave box is open on aft end only with 2:1 main and 1:1 topping lift. In a perfect world, I imagine I will have to open the front, and add two sheaves and axle pins, with possible reinforcements. Sheave box needs a bit of TLC anyway. Thoughts? I look forward to informed opinions!
  5. I crewed on one a few weeks ago in 10-20 variable conditions. We were two up, and trimming the jib much tighter that the foursome in the videos, and also pinning the spin sheet and sailing hotter angles even when breeze was up. We stuffed hard once, but she is a forgiving little beast, and I will race her again. A bit sticky in under 12, though.
  6. NO Way back needs to lose some twist on his headsail fairlead. Sad to see a current boat poorly sailed.
  7. Sheet to the rail in a chop and you will open the slot and fly up wind. Pointing high is relative to the upwind VMG. IE: Go slow or go fast. "To go fast you have to know how to balance your boat" What Dawg said. Works well on Moores too.
  8. Sheet to the rail in a chop and you will open the slot and fly up wind. Pointing high is relative to the upwind VMG. IE: Go slow or go fast. "To go fast you have to know how to balance your boat" What Dawg said. Works well on Moores too.
  9. Will be there Fri/Sat. Working stiff from out of state. Bringing rain gear.
  10. If it is Kauri, then it must be at Oracle HQ. Maybe a place to sit and gaze at the big tri?
  11. Well done, and ignore the pestilent mofos.
  12. So Airbus, BMW, Yanmar... Parker is a US company, right?? Glad the boys were unscathed. Cool recovery technique.
  13. I wouldnt say he changed the game as muchs as he "was the Game" As far as maxi sailing in Aussie and probably the world he was better than the rest of the millionaire maxi boat owners at... Getting the best boat design PUtting together the best crew Funding the right things Kmowing when to change and when not to. Anybody can throw money at sailing but Boatley threw some smart thinking and great commitment at it. RIP Agreed. He was a consumate gentleman sailor. Ratty roped me into doing a harbor race years ago on the 43 with Bob, and at the time he struck me as a great sailing enthusiast, but not on par with Kurtsy. Beyond the man, the teak cockpit floor of his 43 contrasted with the unpainted interior carbonation and honeycombed "windows" of the then-new Madeline's Daughter. Of course, the Sardinia Cup was not the Admiral's Cup. Bob okay'ed the CBTF adaptation of the 60, gave the helm to Kurtsy's old BN, and won the last Admiral's Cup. The boldest stroke was building a clone of Croaky's new sled, and this one made the history books. We should all be so fortunate. Fair winds and following seas, sir!
  14. At 4:16 I believe you can see the Spaniard they towed into the rocks Postigo (?) getting side towed back to dock.
  15. Good onya, Ricko!