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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. Paint the foils in a hi-vis colour, preferably orange.
  2. Indeed, why would you go to all that effort when for £10 you can get one of these?! http://www.bosunbobs.com/en/Talamex-Clinometer/m-1635.aspx?gclid=COKgg4nlg9QCFc-6GwodD4QBGA&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=UnitedKingdom
  3. Have a look here for a benchmark on how to restore an IOR era Ron Holland race boat. The result achieved by anarchist FOP is incredible. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/117372-restoration-ron-holland-ior-racer-flirt-of-paget-2/ Good luck with your project. Thijs
  4. They could always make their own drinks after leaving the dockside and finishing their drinks.
  5. How is it different from requesting permission from the Race Committee to use a replacement spinnaker for the remainder of a regatta if you've shredded your measured in spinnaker beyond reasonable repair in the time available? At the RC's discretion surely.
  6. I think you've gone the wrong way with your conversion. They will be working in metric so conversion is nearer 1,434 imperial watts or 358 imperial watts per grinder.
  7. Yeah, noticed the average 87.5kg weight thing and wondered how much that would save on the boat over more typical grinders. Is the say 50kg weight saving significant in terms of these boats? There is a maximum crew weight and everybody wants to be as close to that as possible. If your grinders are lighter, others need to be heavier. It is also worth considering that boats are built to the minimum weight and are then brought up to maximum weight because max weight is faster. Out of interest, I get why max crew weight is desirable but why is a heavier boat faster? Doesn't more weight require more lift and therefor there would be more drag? And if heavy is fast wouldn't you build the boat close to max weight and make the platform as stiff as possible with the extra cloth/resin at your disposal?
  8. Perhaps, behind the curtains, this billionairs family is an active funder for team BAR.800px-The_British_royal_family_on_the_balcony_of_Buckingham_Palace.JPG Not sure about that, they are looking at a £370m bill for refurbishment works to that building alone!
  9. Thanks TR for all your updates on positions. I sailed 27,381.6 miles
  10. We'll, rolling the dice and going right of that last low hasn't been quite as disasterous as it could have been. Now we just need to come up with a cunning plan to get through the high sat in the bay of Biscay
  11. Thanks for all your answers about the routing software. Just seen Hutspot77 pop up ahead of me and I thought I'd had a good run up to and through the doldrums until I saw that. Nice work. Maybe I'll need to think about routing software but I quite like working it out myself and not sure if I have any more time available than this is starting to take up, as I get more nervous now that I have more to lose!
  12. Well it been a long journey back from the depths of 75,000 in the Indian ocean after I had an excursion into the ice zone and then did a Vestas, but this evening I made it to a 4-figure ranking. Let's see how the doldrums play out. Out of interest how many people are using routing software and how many are just using the info as they see it in the game? Looking forward to the final stint back to Vendee.
  13. Have had exactly the same experience, have gone from 124 to 90,000 and back up to 45 this morning as I was looking for the least painful place to gybe out and get some west. First time I've played, got the options pack and enjoying playing with my son, great way to get him to think about the 'big picture'. I wonder how many thousand places an hour I'll lose?! Thijs.
  14. Now that we know they are all safe, could the incident have been a version of this?
  15. Seen from your Instagram site that you are also doing work on your house as well as trying to complete the most meticulous rebuild of a yacht with a deadline weeks away. You are a glutton for punishment. If anyone needs proof of the phrase, "if you want something done, ask a busy man", they just need to reference to you! Good luck with it all. Thijs.