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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. This one kept invading my space during the 2010 SInglehanded TransPac.
  2. Lookita Merit 25. More comfortable cockpit, equal performance. Easy to fly a kite shorthanded if you add a tillerpilot.
  3. I don't get it. I bought a used Toyota from Shift. They told me it was subject to the airbag recall. I phoned my local Toyota dealer and got the airbags replaced the next day.
  4. Correcting myself, too late to edit: My backup pilot is a Simrad TP30. I think it's identical to the TP32 except that it's not networkable.
  5. I have no problem with aluminum. It's just that you wrote "all stainless instead of plastic", and I assumed you were including the housing. Thanks for clarifying.
  6. 32 footer, 8400 lb. I've had a Raymarine X5 for about 8 years. It worked great on the SHTP in 2010, but a couple of years later it got stupid. I sent the computer back to Raymarine and they fixed something free of charge and updated the software. It took a lot of tinkering with settings to get it to work reasonably well, but it's still not quite as good with the spinnaker up as when I first got it. I will say that the ram has never failed - a common complaint with RM pilots. But I'm now running a Pelagic ram with the Raymarine controller. It's a little faster than the RM ram. It's actually not all stainless as someone stated: plenty of aluminum in the housing. And it didn't drop right in to replace the RM ram; Brian the designer fabricated a modified clevis for me. I'm still not totally happy with the mount: the ram is not perfectly horizontal, and there's a lot of play in the clevis. Also, with my mounting bracket the electrical cord has to come out the top; I'd prefer it to be on the bottom. I'm going to rethink the whole mount eventually. But Brian is a really good guy, very helpful. At some point I expect to go all-Pelagic. As a backup, I have a Simrad TP20. None of these are integrated with my instrumentation network.
  7. Huh? CORW finishes in San Diego, Pac Cup starts in San Francisco. If you are coming from out of state like the OP (ie on a trailer) it is a nice opportunity to get some time sailing out the Gate and some good breezy downwind miles. Worked great for us in 2016. Agreed. I guess we have different definitions of a feeder.
  8. Huh? CORW finishes in San Diego, Pac Cup starts in San Francisco.
  9. PM sent with email contacts. Save Alameda's Working Waterfront has a placeholder website http://sawwaction.org/ and a Facebook page, but not much there.
  10. Look closer at the wind direction and the mainsail in the drawing. One tack, no jibes. Although the drawing does look funny, the idea is not to go much beyond DDW on the downwind leg. Better drawing and descriptions of some alternative maneuvers here. I did look closely. That S-shaped orange arrow, relative to the wind direction, implies two jibes. Or you're at least by the lee for a while, and that seems potentially quite dangerous. I've been teaching the Figure 8 for 16 years, and we never go deeper than a deep broad reach. When my crew and I do our practice, I prefer a Quick Stop.
  11. Good lord, where did that maneuver come from? Two jibes?
  12. "... braking hard at the apex ..." Their copywriters could use a little real-world experience.
  13. I crossed the Atlantic in a Hallberg-Rassy Monsun 31 and it was a great trip, but that was in July and August. No idea what would be best in May/June.
  14. It's electric, so it's entirely contained in the rudder except for the wires. More discussion in CA.
  15. Huh? 12 meters is a bit more than 20 feet!