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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. Last years FI race was my favorite direction, clockwise into the tide beating. If you get it wrong you pay BIG TIME if you get it right you're gone. The Ram island Race last year was also super tough with very light conditions and tide with the race restarting 1/2 way through and then being shortened. Close to 1/2 of the fleet did not finish. Neither of these are good races to study regarding PHRF ratings as the ratings themselves had very little to do with the results.... This is us just before the finish of the FI race.
  2. Totally true, 4-5 knots of current & rock dodging.... makes for some interesting races!
  3. Thanks for the shout out but not one of mine.
  4. To get the best out of the 29 be prepared to sail it with 15-1600 lbs of crew weight. Having driven one quite a bit that sails with this weight range I can say first hand it makes a BIG difference. Near zero impact downwind and dramatically faster upwind.
  5. Cool little boats, you don't see many of them around.
  6. Totally, they are very underrated boats. VS everything on the OP's list I'd pick the E 26.
  7. Great boats, for sure add this one to the list.
  8. Do the them a favor and take photos of the main shot from the angle shown below (50% of the foot length) wth the camera turned if needed to fit the sail as much as possible in the frame. Make note of the amount of backstay, outhaul, checkstay & cunningham. Also try to make note of the pre bend you started with. Take 3 photos: minimal backstay on, medium backstay on & full backstay on. Giving them 3 ranges of how the sail looks, light air, medium & heavy. **To be clear I have nothing to do with these sails just trying to help the OP** So the notes for this photo would be: -Soverel 33 mainsail -15knots TWS -70% backstay -med/firm cunningham -firm outhaul
  9. Well, there's your problem. Try a different sail loft...one that only needs to measure once, and an in-house designer that knows local conditions and likely your very boat. In house is nice but not really where the industry is these days. No reason that you cannot have excellent results with outsourced design, just requires the right communication. There's still in house sailmakers. Just don't find them with 'brand' names or large advertizing budgets. Still can be very capable, and usually much better customer service, which apparently OP lacks. For sure, I agree 100% there are plenty of shops still doing great work that are smaller. My only point was that the design is often outsourced and that it's not a bad thing as long as communication is good. I actually design for a wide range of lofts remotely, some large, some not and good communication is key.
  10. Well, there's your problem. Try a different sail loft...one that only needs to measure once, and an in-house designer that knows local conditions and likely your very boat. In house is nice but not really where the industry is these days. No reason that you cannot have excellent results with outsourced design, just requires the right communication.
  11. Going to take a guess based on the toe rail and forward hatch, is the boat a Santana 30/30? Your issue has more to do with clew height than foot round.
  12. This site is great with some very cool photos & articles: http://rbsailing.blogspot.com/
  13. Fun little A sail test with one of the 2M AC boats.
  14. Peter does great work Espo, would be a very smart move to bring the boat up and have any issues taken care of before selling the boat. Would add value for sure.
  15. Pretty sure there was a 32 listed for sale on here about 6 months ago that had the rudder you're looking at on it. One question I'd have its what did they do for a lower bearing. There isn't one now on the 32's and this is the root of many of the rudder post issues they have. I think it would be tricky to put a proper rudder bearing in considering the hull has a pretty pronounced V to it aft. Interesting that when you click on the pics of the phils foil rudder one shows a carbon shaft and the other a metal one. Without adding a bearing you'll be forced to go with a metal shaft.