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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. In April I encountered a new navy ship that was undergoing sea trials off Newport RI and heading to the war college to pick up engineers. I can tell you they don't broadcast AIS, but do receive and don't show up on radar until 1.5nm. They called on VHF to tell me they were crossing my bow coming from my starboard quarter. I asked where are you? They weren't visible and within a few minutes the big blob showed on radar. Knowing this first hand I wouldn't be surprised to hear they were in stealth mode, stationary and tanker never saw them until it was too late.
  2. Perfect, thanks
  3. Any way to change the heading to read magnetic?
  4. Looking for information on which years or hull numbers to avoid? I know it's been discussed somewhere but I couldn't find and believe it has to do with laminate issue
  5. Looks like a beneteau ocean cc series. Fenders out, ladder down makes me think it broke free from anchor or mooring.
  6. Having watched the racing Fri and Sat on the way in I would be curious to see the results scored a different way. This was the class we would of been in with the sportboat so were very interested. Was the GP fastest, boat for boat downwind? Were all boats in planing mode?
  7. Let's see if they fix this one too https://secure.headwaytechnology.com/www.phrfne.org/page/certificates/?phmode=viewcertificate&certid=QCTBCC-2016&cformat=pdf No adjustment for carbon rudder? Kite is 2.15j or 35% over standard 1.8j so should incur a -12 adjustment but apparently it's close enough to 30% that -9 is enough. But they only follow the guidelines when it's not one of their good ole' boys.
  8. Gull, It was protested and changed after event but only changed the results of races 1 and 5 so they probably didn't bother changing the scoring system It was an honest mistake by the owners who were told by sailmaker material didn't matter. So they sailed with smaller jibs and still kicked ass. They have been successful with that boat under every rating system around NE the past 5 summers
  9. Thanks Mark Sounds like the Vulcan makes more sense for a single display boat with the wifi built in.
  10. Thanks but this will be a standalone unit so no networking to radar or another display The big reason I am leaning towards the Vulcan is built in wifi vs needing the go free for Zeus. Anyone with actual use input?
  11. Which is better with a triton system? Can you use any of the race features of the Zeus without a processor? Can you get polars to display with either?
  12. What boat
  13. In our fleet, the majority of the ratings committee not only race on PHRF boats, they sell PHRF boats, make sails for PHRF boats, and recommend upgrades for PHRF boats. Some are even world class sailors in their own right. Guess which PHRF boats tend to do really well in PHRF? You mean all those sprit converted asail boats? is phrf-ne the only remaining region in the us that gives credits for asails and penalizes if you fly both? Most now just care about your largest kite and where you tack it
  14. Stan said less than 4 weeks ago they are doing transpac then s2h Before then, all J boat racing Savior is your info more recent?
  15. Commanche doing transpac then Hobart again so not mothballed. J at bucket, AC, worlds. Pretty busy summer for someone fireselling!