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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. Tom, can you just slide the akas out of the sockets and then turn the main hull on its side or upside down and insert the board to look at twist angles and cant? Thats what I do with both my boats, and they're much bigger.
  2. Nice! That's a good idea too! I was close to an hour from trailer to water previously, I want to get down in the 15-30 range myself. Down here in TX you melt if it takes too long! I have carbon inside carbon tubes, but with a lot more gap. I think thick UHMW tape at 9, 12, 3, and 6 will do the trick for me.
  3. Jetboy, I was searching for my own build but thought I'd share some resources I found for UHMW tape for those sliders, t least once you get them milled or order smaller OD sections. Tape thickness ranges from .03" to .12", or 3 mils to 125 mils. http://catalog.cshyde.com/viewitems/ategories-tapes-with-adhesive-uhmw-tapes-1/uhmw-tape-acrylic-adhesive https://www.findtape.com/film-tape/uhmw-skived-teflon-tape/c124/ http://www.eplastics.com/slick_strips
  4. Hey French, I have built 2 tri's, a 23 footer using a Nacra 6.0 and a 20 footer using an A-cat. Both boats I had to get custom furling jibs made for precisely that reason. Attaching the jib tack to a dolphin striker on a cat is always higher than a center hull on a tri. Not very compatible with trimaran dimensions. I used Skip Eliot of EP sails in Costa Mesa, CA. He is easy to work with and charges reasonable rates for very good sails. I use technora-flex material in a crosscut style, which is perfectly sufficient for boats this size, tri-radial carbon or string 3D is overkill. About $600 for the custom jib.
  5. Hey Tom, glad to see it almost ready to use! You've done an amazing job. Would you be willing to postal few photos of the sliding mechanism/shims/uhmw pieces please? I am re-building a boat with a sliding mechanism, and I want to improve it. Before re-build it worked alright, but certainly not the smooth and quick I was looking for. Basically I have a tube within a tube, with the inner tube wrapped in u how tape. Can you describe how the Astus slider works and pots a few photos please? I've never had the opportunity to see one up close and examine. Thanks and Merry Christmas, Adventure Tri (Mark)
  6. In 10knots and flat water Osprey Is tacking through 90 and staring to come alive, probably doing 9-10 knots upwind. Below 8 one of us is sitting forward on the bow trying to get ass end out, which typically helps .5-1.0 knots. In 8-10 we're still forward on the tramp, but not on the nose. In 15-18 she'll do 14.5 true upwind in relatively protected water. I'm with the other guys, your sails are definitely an issue. Our Main is still good after 7 years but we need a new jib. In any case, Merry Christmas to you and everyone else on this thread!
  7. We use a Honda 2hp longshft on our 23 foot, 1100 pound Osprey. Goes about 6 knots in fairly calm seas. Not sure why anyone would need to motor in significant wind except to get out of harbor, you'll go far faster under sail! And we can always get out of the harbor, albeit slowly, even in 30 knots. Pretty certain 5hp is overkill for a 20 footer!
  8. Dayneger, Oprey is a home built 23' tri w/ no cabin. Main hulls is a heavily modified L-7 ama, Amas are extended Nacra 6.0 hulls. Won the PNW multihull championship this year. Probably get another rating hit . See my icon, and check out video. Video picks up speed halfway through.
  9. VP, see my comment on Astus thread....not likely for this waterline length if not foiling...
  10. VP, Doubt it. Osprey walks away from Sprints, 24's, M-23s, 28s, and many 31s in over 12 knots of breeze. Yet we don't sustain 20+ knots of boat speed. Maybe perfect angle and totally flat water like the speed course in Namibia along a sand bar.... But that's not real world sailing. Formula 40 cats like Dragonfly, yes they can. Astus is a real cool boat though, as is the Searail, Pulse 600, Weta, TC 601, and anything else in this class. I love seeing the variety of innovations, methods, hull shapes, trailering mechanisms, etc. that is showing up, all of them functional and effective in their own way! Hope they're all successful!
  11. Nice job on the boat Jetboy! Good idea Ed, and I'd like to get the down low on that myself for my most recent project.
  12. Fat point Jack, if you go on their page, it look like it's not just vapor-ware, they have molds, a mast etc. however, it doesn't look like it's been launched or tested yet. The fact that it is being built in France, multihull hotbed of the planet, gives me hope it will be completed and followed through on.
  13. That's got my name written all over it! Next toy after next windfall! As much as I like tinkering and building, there's so much design and technology in good foils and where you put them, that it would take me years of experimenting and tens of thousands of $$$ extra to perfect, it's easier to buy something that already works, IMHO!
  14. Wish I could be there Mike! Did you hear Osprey won the NW multihull championships his year? That's your L-7 ama widened and internally structurally modified as our center hull! Won two of the four races outright, not even on corrected. More wind this year helped!
  15. Really nice job Jetboy! Like the paint job too. Can't wait to hear how it sails and see some video.