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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. Going great out here in SF Bay, 20+ boats on the line at any given regatta. Couple new owners in the fleet, and a couple more show up out of hiding for less competitive regattas like midwinters.
  2. Which type has the larger racing fleet?
  3. Say what you will about the J/105 versus other types, 20+ boats on the line is nothing to complain about.
  4. I14s are north of 300sf on either a two- or three-patch retriever system. Usually three patches for above-deck systems and two patches below. Opening sizes vary but the toilet seat comparison above is about right. The spinnaker pole on the Morrison 12s (and maybe others) had a nasty habit of blocking the centerline opening making the effective area substantially smaller, but it still worked, if you didn't like your crew. 49ers are 400sf on a similar sized opening and a three-patch system.
  5. Where do I sign up?
  6. That's a really clever idea actually. Then measure and record the uppers/lowers tension and you've got your new calibrated numbers and can swap the forestay for the carbon one.
  7. Beat me to it. Longer moment arm for the t-foil so you can lower the size of the foils for the same pitching moment... can't wait to see it in action.
  8. Expensive carbon rod, obviously. I hear $1/ft if you go through non-marine sources... Kirk T can get you the source
  9. The same Sanity that dropped in to the RBBS in SF a few weeks back and gave the locals a scare? Or 2 boat program? Or just same name only?
  10. Chris, perhaps head down to the dinghy dock at the RCYC. Lots of reverse vangs to look at there. You'll see a number of different solutions on how to deal with unconventional force resolutions - from the addition of aftward directed lower shrouds to counter the high compression forces in the pusher vang, to mast- (rather than boom-) mounted outhauls to keep some pressure on the gooseneck, of which there otherwise would be none with a pusher vang.
  11. El Presidente in his just-finished Hollum 2 is showing real promise with a 25th in their first ever completed race. Now if he could just do something about all those letters...
  12. Dyneema gloves on dyneema lines. Going to be channeling Paul Simon in here...
  13. Looks like 1 from Japan, perhaps chartering a GBR boat. We had 3 Japanese teams in Toronto if memory serves.
  14. Good on you for posting this. Hope you had fun! Sure looks like it. You certainly aren't making it easy on yourself by learning to trapeze as a skipper - much easier as a crew as you generally only have one sheet in your hand. The deck shape doesn't look so conducive to trapezing either - no centerboard trunk or "kickers" back there to get a launch off of. You had it going pretty well by the end there, though. Good advice from others on here, just keep at it and it'll come together.
  15. At 21 boats I bet it'll be the biggest I14 regatta in North America this year. Nice work!