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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. Interesting quote from PBO article regarding influence of newly designed Mini Transat inspired boats https://www.afep-marine.com/pdf/Mini_Transat_3.pdf "Fuller and “scow bows” put volume forward and move the bow waterplane further outboard, making the boat more stable and level fore and aft. They are also good upwind because the waterplane moves out and the bow doesn’t bury. Off the wind they generate extra lift and earlier planing. They also add greatly to interior volume.’ David Raison’s ‘scow-bowed’ Magnum set the cat amongst the pigeons on the 2011 Mini Transat. His logic was that width added to the stern gives more power; so why not at the bow as well? When heeled, the hull retains the same immersed profile, the bow doesn’t dig in and wetted area is reduced. His computer models showed that the concept worked better than traditional lines on all points of sailing. The proof of the pudding? Raison’s TeamWork Evolution won by a country mile in 2011."
  2. Elegue , what an awesome idea , a boat practical and pretty for the dreamers of today ???
  3. Thank you AJ , some humane post vs those other fucktards
  4. I admit being clueless and did not realize impedance being of importance in wireless connection . I thought of using one of those http://tinyurl.com/hp4ugeb No way ha ? It would be such a clever way to get speakers out of sun and salt .
  5. Anyone tried it? Simple bluetooth transmitter wired to remote speaker wire from the back of VHF to a blootooth speaker ? Is that possible ? After wiring speakers to a cockpit and never using them I concluded that the zen of sailing is the music to my ears . I would like to get rid of that setup and use portable speaker to monitor channel 16 . Share your experience please .
  6. Vetting A40 on SA forum is a great way to be Inquisition burned but you stuck to your principle Erik. That elevates this project in my eyes . Sailboat offering a cruiser disposing of compromise to please brochure designers is a great breath of fresh air. One tool to perform hundreds of tasks does none well . Set of ideas posted on A40 as a principle design is idealistic and perhaps that is why it rubs Mr Perry the wrong way . That's why so many attempts to hijack this tread . I think down deep we all love a go anywhere Volkswagen of a boat accessible to mass of romantics out there . Waiting to retire before we cruise and hope cancer , family disaster or market crush will not squish our dreams is an anxious way to live. Utilitarian lines of A40 only emphasize the goal of this project and grow on me as I look at it once again .
  7. Any chance to see this boat in Oakland boat show in April? This boat, it seems, begs for SF breeze . We will remake that video from Turkey by the city water front . Please let us try it on left coast
  8. RC ,would you please elaborate on your process of elimination ?Or was it just a love from the first sight? I'm interested in your perception as most of the info is in french and encrypted in french sailing forums.
  9. OK RC , sounds like a dream in the making . How about that VAT ? Is the boat exempt from it as you reside outside of EU?
  10. I would be interested in real world experience as well. Ovni aluboats are cruising all over Pacific and come with centerboards.
  11. I love projects like this. Keep it coming as you go. Oh and good luck , you need it .