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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. A few comments... ... its never fast to have the pole off to leeward... the only exceptions I can think of would be for a douse, or if you're winging the kite out. Otherwise, the boat is just pointed the wrong way. ... if you're in soak mode, play the pole back ....if you're reaching, pole centered The ability to smoothly play the sprit can be helpful, but if you don't know what you're doing it can be a major distraction.
  2. I'm looking forward to seeing these things on the water.
  3. It's amazing how many boats have bottom paint on that have never spent more then a few days in the water... and all those kelp cutters that have disappeared. Add a kelp stick to the shopping list.
  4. A couple things to add: Skip the life lines covers and use just the tubing. Run spin sheets inside, its a better angle. Only need covers behind the driver... (this is coming from a crew) Second engine mount - put it forward of the mast so when you store your engine you can mount it with the engine centerline and forward (shaft toward bow) Shock cord spirt retrieval system (DIY), there will be douses when you don't time your douse and sprit at the same time, and it ends up sticking out a bit. Harken soft cup holders Rig adjuster set wrap around velcro pins for shrouds I'll second on skipping the spin bag, I'm a fan of the hydroturf, but not necessary
  5. Bingo. This was my immediate thought as well. Those Swan42's could use a replacement... ... less crew ... more capable (in shore, off shore, short handed) ... faster ... better built
  6. Sail her hard! Great boat.
  7. Deviation, Wings, Blondie and Touch 2 Play tried this at different times at Key West with mixed results. There is a time and place for this I suppose. Saw this for the first time while racing in the J70 Quantum Mid-winters. We tried it a few times with some success, but more failure. It definitely has a time and place. It's very tactical, but from our experience, it only pays off in very specific circumstances... this was in 8-12kts of breeze, puffy/shifty conditions It's great for: Staying in a very narrow puff coming down the course for an extended period Prolonged gybes in those narrow bands Temporary rules/tactical advantages Getting some immediate low separation from boats above when you see a puff coming low It's not good when: You have to over steer to keep the kite full You can't keep the kite full when you gybe the main Can't focus solely on driving - it takes some driver concentration When you do it, make sure crew is really focused on weight placement and helping the driver out. Have good visibility on the puff, because once you're out of it, its slow. Have an exit plan.
  8. I crewed occasionally on a J88(OD Jib) in Boston/Marblehead and here is what I thought worked best... - weight forward and low - Jib trimmer 100% focus on the ticks, calling out lifts and headers and adjusting constantly then adjusting again as the driver came up / headed off - sheet / car / windward sheet all moving smoothly and continously Only time I felt like we really couldn't hang was when sailing against lighter boats with higher sail/displacement ratios in super light wind. Farr30/Hendersons
  9. And why can't you just stick the tip of a screw driver in there and do quarter/half turns?
  10. Once you have overlap, you can maneuver to make a seaman-like rounding. For the boats you're afraid of pissing off, if they let you inside and see that you're going to have to turn way down at the mark, hopefully they are smart enough to know when its good to slow down and come in tight.
  11. 1. You do not need to change the kite in the bag, just clip the sheet/tack/halyard together and pull around to the other side then reattach to the kite. If its properly packed, the tack will be free to go forward, the halyard straight up, and the clew back. We hoisted from the hatch without the bag. 2. I noticed a lot of twist in the haylard on the j88 I sailed in Boston last week... hoist the kite at the dock, if you notice the head twisting on its on, in little breeze, it could be excessive twist in the halyard... use a mousing line and remove it, drag it behind the boat or manually untwist it. If that's not the case, make sure you are pre feeding the tack out and make sure the hoist is quick. There is a lot less chance to get a twist if the spinnaker gets made right as the helm drives down to fill the kite.
  12. Hey Jon - is there any where we can follow along? I saw the bought in Marblehead a few weeks ago, then went and bought the book about the previous Vendee. I'd really like to do whatever I can to follow the campaign. Hell, if there are any volunteering opportunities I'd be interested.
  13. Wish I had seen this post a few weeks ago. I sailed by on a viper a few weeks back and did some research. Bought his book shortly after and now I'm 2/3s through it. I'd highly recommend it. The program he operates seems like a very noble cause, good for sailing and good for kids. http://www.sitesalive.com/ Will be rooting for this guy.
  14. You guys need to relax...a lot plays into price and what people are willing to pay. It seems the buyers purchasing Jim's boats are VERY happy with these boats. As long as Jim is producing boats, it's benefiting all of us. This is great thread, I enjoy following the build of these boats. Keep it up Jim.
  15. rum well deserved. Congratulations!