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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. Check out this product from the Tindie.com website, it certainly has all the features for building a great instrument dataway system on your yacht at a good price. The unit is provided in a reasonably splash proof enclosure. Has anyone installed one of these as I would be interested in some feedback before I buy one? The following is from the website: KBox is packed with interfaces and sensors to bridge together existing networks and equipments on your boat: One NMEA2000 interface, Two NMEA0183 inputs (one of them can be used as a Seatalk input), Two NMEA0183 outputs, One WiFi interface that can connect to an existing network or create a new network on your boat, Three analog inputs to measure voltages between 0 and 23V (batteries, solar panels, generators, etc), One shunt input to measure current consumption of your main house battery, One barometer, One inertial measurement unit providing a magnetic compass, an accelerometer to measure roll, pitch and yaw as well as a gyroscope, An SDCard to record data.
  2. Does anyone have a reply video link to the Etnz vs OTUSA race? I am located in Ozzie and do not have Foztel!
  3. Why are some teams having foil failures given they undergo load and stress tests before they are sailed with? it appears the testing carried out is not able to 100% simulate all sailing conditions.
  4. Simply Expensive
  5. The down wind Polars in the photo do not look correct for a 40 foot assy boat, they more look like a symmetrical type kite set up. Whe sailing assy kites as a general rule of thumb is your windex should be pretty much on the beam or slightly forward as you need to sail apparent wind angles, particularly when your MHU offset is not set up correctly. You need to ensure your instruments are all set up correctly ie MHU offset and log to ensure TWS and TWA are reading correctly.
  6. No foils No DSS Remove CBTF Single dagger board Racing to Southport
  7. I agree Stingray, ETNZ might be hiding these foils as they just wanted to test them and then cover them up from the competition!
  8. Given the Pac's are build for offshore racing, they will have plenty of life in the future for handing down the line to the boat owners who are not able to buy new boats, ie Sydney owners who like to race TP52s in the offshore series including the Sydney Hobart race with a good chance of winning overall handicap. Most of the TP52s (certainly the 2nd generation and above) end up being significantly modified ($$$) to cope with off shore racing. They will certainly be a blast to race offshore down wind with the big rigs and extra draft keels I assume these Pac's will also be good IRC rated boats like the TP52s!
  9. The race organisers should consider safety audits after completion of the race on the boats which score podium positions. This will sort out the boat owners who remove the heavy safety items after the pre-race audit!
  10. Go Conrad, what an amazing effort! He should be able to charge is batteries at the speeds shown
  11. What type of hydraulic systems are installed on these AC50 boats? I assume the grinders/pedals drive some type of hydraulic pump for the directional solenoid valves to allow the various hydraulic rams to move the main sail, foils etc? Also is there some type of hydraulic storage allowed using some large spring in a piston arrangement? If the manual hydraulic pumps stop, ie during a tack/jibe no changes are able to be made to the mailsail/foils?
  12. A recent IRC notice (2016/01) has been recently issued regarding 'Spinnaker Luff'. It appears they wish to change your rig rating (and therefore increase your rating) for any code zeros which are rated as a kite and sail up wind as a jib. They require a photo of the sail which I assume to check the sail is an upwind code zero! I would say there are a lot of boat owners who have spent many $$$ on new code zeros to comply with IRC regs as a kite and will now get totally shafted with their rating.
  13. The same issues mentioned above is happening here in Melbourne. The Festival of Sails in Geelong, only 19 boats entered in the W/L rating series (mainly TP52s, B45 and other known IRC rating boats). The most popular by a huge amount is the passage (or Cruising series) which has 47 competitors (AMS - local most popular measurement handicap ) and 85 competitors (performance handicap). The types of boats entered in the passage series is all types from production to racing type boats. This indicates that most yacht owners prefer to sail to fixed marks at all sail angles instead of the up and down type racing, also easier to handle if you are not fully crewed!
  14. Dick is in between King Island and Tasmanian shown on the AIS Marine traffic. Interesting to see if he sailings through Banks Strait (Between Flinders Island and Tasmania mainland). The weather looks ok with some nice westerlies in 24 hours for him to sail South as he exits Bass Strait. Not sure why he decided to sail through Bass Strait for flatter water as Bass Strait in over 25 kts with the shallower water will have some horrible swells from the Westerlies!
  15. I am after a J133 used race main sail with preference for off shore racing use. Please pm me for details or if you know any sail loft which may have one for sale