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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. That is one sad picture
  2. Not worried about the early square so much - Monkeys at the back are actually pretty good about that kind of stuff Long trip line - yup Not sure how well weather douses will work with the whichard hanks - I am always worried about dragging the sail over the hanks as they have a tendancy to catch at exactly the wrong time Still trying to figure out this "Stretch and blow stuff". Figure it is like "mexicans", had no idea of what they were talking about till I saw one and then I just wondered where they came up with the stupid name Boat - old meter tub. Pretty furniture but...
  3. Might be doing bow on a new boat. Dip pole, no asyms, 45ft lead mine, no life lines, no rail, no mast man, not sure if the pole can be kept attached to the mast when not in use. 1) Hoist seems straight forward enough, just go like a bandit and thank god for hanks 2) Gybes - somewhat interesting - assume that I would trip, bring the pole into the boat and then go forward to put in the lazy guy, go on the topper, back to the mast to get the butt down. 3) Douses - this is where it gets interesting, especially in a blow. Figure always douse to leward - no point in getting fancy and easy enough to rerun rigging. My normal proceedure is to get a handon the middle of the foot if posible and go straight up while they blow the guy. Thinking this maybe difficult when there is only me up there. Someone mentioned "stretch and blow" but was not sure of the exact mechanics (sounded bad when they explained it) Suggestions? Thoughts? and no getting a mast man is not an option:(
  4. Or do you just like to show off how well you can flick your wrist? Which begs the question - how did you get so good at the flick? Same motion as "bowling ball" the Misses Yes years of practice Serious question though. On a boat with no vberth what positioning methods do you prefer for the full "head out of the hatch" effect.....bent over sailbags or harness clipped to the hatch...hmmm maybe with some bungee
  5. More importantly he's talking about Jib sheets not spinnaker sheets. The cowboy things works great for the kite strings, but won't work for your jib. The best solution posted here was to twist the pole upon trip taking the now open jaws out of alignment with the jibsheets. Not sure why...jib is furled, so that the jib sheets are now effectively "pinned" on the forestay with the weather sheet lead aft over the spin pole/topping lift. Should be relatively simple to flick the jib sheet off the end of the pole (effectivetly create a wave that travels down the sheet lifting it off the end of the pole). Once the sheet is off the end of the pole both jib sheets are on the deck free and clear. Twisting the pole - from the pic it looked like a dip pole - not sure how you rotate the pole during the trip unless it is low enough that you can get your hands on it, not likely on the boats that I race on. If it is an end for end then totally agree, twist the pole during the trip and don't worry about it. Pretty heavy jibsheet or scary pole end trigger that the weight of a jib sheet will trip it, of course comment does not apply if there is no trigger. Also not sure what difference wind strength makes to the issue - maybe that the pole is squared back further as you run deeper. Time to go drink on someone else's dime:)
  6. Pics and Diagrams are great, but if you're gonna have success on the pointy end you have got to be able to visualize ALL manouvers in your head. Close your eyes and see what it's all supposed to look like. Then run the manouver through in your head. Why furling is slower than dropping your jib I don't know, but that just sounds wrong. Especially the fact that furling keeps you off the bow. If you've read anything here you'll know that staying off the front of the boat is a priority. Have your owner look at his furling system and do a little maintanence. In truth with the jib furled I fail to see how the sheets get in the way. Have them deal with them in the cockpit so they don't sag down to the deck, and then just make sure you get the pole under them when plugging in the kite/gybing. So I guess my answer to you is either A or C I will look into the whole furling problems next regatta. The furling systems has an endless line which starts to glide over the drum when applying large force on it. Perhaps to much tension on the backstay on a fairly tight rig increases problems. Perhaps the first top view perspective was not that clear. This more detailed side vieuw pic makes it more clear pic 3. Helpfull to comment? Real simple - why don't you just flick (see comments on cowboying somewhere in here) the jibsheet off the end of the pole, pull both of them forward and leave them on the deck up forward. If they get in the way of the pole through the jibe try tape or velcro to hold them out of the way. Last jibe into the mark or last couple put the weather sheet over the pole through the jibe.