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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. Way to go FreeBurd! Adding another brother and another hull seems to have worked out well for you! We are enjoying the same weather as Ketchikan in the Puget Sound area without the 750 miles of effort!
  2. Cruise ship just departed dock headed toward racers!
  3. FreeBurd should be in view of cam 6 very soon!
  4. Big Broderna has 2 cycle stations putting input into one prop via chain drive. FreeBurd has one cycle driving prop. Will they change out frequently when muscles tire?
  5. Will these peddle drive systems determine the R2AK winner?
  6. i need a long range recon drone to fly out of Ketchikan! The tracker updates are like watching a slow animation with a few frames missing
  7. I would fly a kite - any size would help!
  8. Here is a shot of Tom Speer sailing on my hydrofoil stabilized tacking outrigger (Slatts 22). It was his first time sailing with a hydrofoil and he could feel the acceleration as the drag dropped when the 14 foot ama lifted clear of the water even in such light wind conditions.
  9. So momentum doesn't compensate for the added drag of immersion as much as I thought. Useful to know. Thanks. Would you expect the drag of the ama in a seaway, and thus yaw, to be reduced if the ama could pitch independently, as on some designs? Thinking a bit more, do you expect this attention to the correct balance of weight would be needed if a design went radically the other way, with an ama with barely enough volume to support its weight at rest? It should gain very little drag when going through a wave instead of over. Or, of course, a hinged vector foil could let you safely fly the ama, so long as the foil doesn't lose its grip. Or Rob Zabukovec's windward lifting Bruce foil could let you fly the ama through a wider range of heeling moments, without slamming it into a wave, and if the foil lost lift, the boat would only settle and possibly luff from the windward drag, but it should not capsize. I bought a Slatts22 in 1988 and it does what you describe quite well! http://www.signaldesign.net/slattsreview.html
  10. From Delta V "about a dozen or so mono holes, built a house and tire Lee by myself" I just love voice wreck ignition!
  11. It is approaching reality: https://techxplore.com/news/2017-03-d-high-performance-carbon-fiber.html
  12. I'd love to hear more about this design! A stiffer, lighter weight Windrider 17 with good blades would be of interest to me!
  13. The 17 ideas make more sense. The weta was designed for hiking. Those amas are small Who says the WS Equipment evaluations use Sense? Everything was pretty much done in secret in Italy. But the weta has got to be a better choice than the Sonar (slownar), overpriced SCUD and 2.4mR. I just hope the Classification system gets fixed and they stop requiring a mixed team. There are not enough disabled women in the US that know how to sail or want to sail. Any updates on the Weta? I would like to try one but as a low quad, prefer a non hiking boat since I can't move outboard very quickly. The WR17 looks like a pretty good solution but I would prefer something more optimized for racing. I raced Hobie 16 Trapseat class for many years but Like the idea of a solo boat. I have never seen a SCUD in real life but would like to try one as well. I'm in the Seattle area
  14. Another reason for me to digitize my Multihulls Magazine collection. Charles Chiodi had a Drag Device Database back in the 80's. I would sure like to have access to the digitized version of Multihulls Magazine then I can get rid of the boxes of issues that my wife wants me to part with! What is the best service to get this done? Which format - PDF?
  15. Hi AdventureTri! I'd like to see your carbon crossbeams. Do you have water stays too? A guy near me wants to build a tri from 3 Supercat 20 hulls and I might grab the 4th hull and use Supercat 17 hulls (no boards) for amas. We need to build strong cross beams but don't need to telescope since we will keep them on the waterfront and disassemble for infrequent transport.