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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. http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/18197/how-to-follow-the-finish-this-thursday
  2. Is it just me or is Forss tracker back up and running?
  3. B&G manuals (at least H2000) tell you explicit to not mess with AWS.
  4. The best and most sensible explanation I've read in the entire thread. But I'm afraid the alien ship didn't sink, but keeps floating around just under the surface. So when the next foil incident comes up, we will all know the reason was hitting that said alien ship... I guess you were right micha.. First PRB and now even Josse who hit the UFO Damn those aliens! Right. And your theory has made it onto the mythical front page
  5. The best and most sensible explanation I've read in the entire thread. But I'm afraid the alien ship didn't sink, but keeps floating around just under the surface. So when the next foil incident comes up, we will all know the reason was hitting that said alien ship...
  6. Is that a follow-up to the Airmar DST 900, which apparently never got on the market?
  7. We have Lewmar OneTouch and Ronstan Quick Grip (the Ronstan handle is the former Holmatro handle). They are both great, but I like the Ronstan handle a bit better, it's a bit more slim and fits the hands better. I have tried the Dax, too (looks exactly like the Harken handle), but found it too "bulky".
  8. The converter in your link is RS232. Would it still work transferring NMEA to Bluetooth?
  9. Solitaire du Figaro: http://www.lasolitairebompard.com
  10. Does it really work with a simple, cheap serial-to-wifi (or Bluetooth) converter? So I could just use this thing to get my NMEA0183-data via bluetooth to the phone? http://www.usconverters.com/serial-bluetooth-adapter
  11. But we haven't been brave enough to put it on AWA when the boat is zooming around in big waves, especially running. However single handers on Open 60s and the like must routinely run downwind in big seas and wind and be able to trust their auto helms, and presumably there's some talent and info involved in setting up the AP properly for that. AFAIK, the pros have their autopilots steer on TWA, not AWA, when going fast downwind, because AWA will be changing too quick when surfing. As described here: "For best results switch between true or apparent wind angles as conditions change. Use a true wind angle when sailing downwind; it will allow the boat to surf down waves, accelerating as the apparent wind angle moves forward, but staying on track. Switch to apparent wind mode when sailing upwind to allow the pilot to ‘follow the telltales’ just as we would." http://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/get-best-autopilot-60038
  12. +1 But she does have runners. And I never trim the checks... no-one does in the class Almost everyone just tapes the checks to the lower shrouds, so they're out of the way
  13. I use an 8mm genoa-halyard on our 33footer, genoa is around 30sqm. Clutch is a Spinlock XTS, but with the 6-10mm cams. Line holds well in the clutch, but gets tear every two seasons from the cam. But no slippage.
  14. Hendrik is out, unfortunately. Broke his ankle. Boat is in Cape Town.
  15. Hmm??? For true wind data, you don't need GPS-data. You only need apparent wind angle & speed, heading and boatspeed. Heading is usually supplied by a magnetic heading sensor. GPS wouldn't give heading, anyway, only COG.