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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. The boat looks amazing! Congratz to Dave, Steve and team! Looks like some strong S wind Monday, will have to convince Dave to stick around for a few more hours
  2. For ex: http://www.sailmagazine.com/multihulls/racing-multihulls/harken-slingshot-sailing-speed-record/
  3. It sure was in the forecast the day before. gfs was saying mid 40's in the gusts after/during the swing to NW. You guys didn t do your homework! Shit happens, I'll give you that, but don t blame the forecast.
  4. Yes. The foils are collapseable which also means that horizontals are removable and swappable. However, what you'd want more than that is to set the ride height (easy) to foil-assist only mode. This limits programming of the foils to what I call hyperplaning mode, where they'll provide lift until the boat is barely making contact with the water but no further. That's a hell of a lot of fun. After getting used to that, you'd dial in another 3 or so inches of ride height and start to learn foiling while keeping the training wheels pretty close to the road. Crank ride height up to taste as you progress. DRC I had a ~200 pounder out on my boat the other day. Nice 10-12 kts, the dude was flying around happily, first time out on a moth. Got back to shore and started browsing mothmart Sam got a shit session, 0 to 8 kts ... maybe foilable in the puffs, but not as a moth noob. Anyways, A-cat seems like a good choice since at least there's a local fleet where we sail. Sorry for the slight thread high-jack!
  5. But Sam, it was your first time on a moth! Sad that you based your decision on that single day. A bit more practice and you would have been flying quite a bit more.
  6. Interesting boat! What is it? scroll down a few threads: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=176284&page=3#entry5458538
  7. Forget Bucket List, but imagine this: You cut 8ft off the bow of an M32 windward hull, and stick it on the stern of the leeward hull, reshape the windward one a little also using the weight of the redundant leeward rack, so that you can crawl inside and sleep, hang the rudders off the crossbeams, use Randy's R2AK rig, and you have a boat with the same displacement, same rig and Bruce Number, but being 8ft longer, the Base Speed has gone up 2 knots to 18 knots..... And you don't have to swap bunks when tacking. oops, sorry, did not see you post.
  8. no (pulling numbers out of my ass) for the same amount of material used to build the m32, you could build a 50' proa. no clue what that would mean in terms of performance compared to a smaller cat with the same rig ...
  9. Such a cool boat! Out of curiosity, was Cheers ever sailed as a Pacific proa?
  10. I think that tri of yours deserves its own thread! Com on Andy, don't be shy.
  11. Facking lead mine sailors ... F31=Barn door windsurfing ... 3 sails one board. I would think that at 45kg, you would probably need some sort of righting line on the moth (how's that for a constructive advice?), and perhaps a topping lift for the tiller?
  12. 65kg of pure skin bone and fat! I don t think I m the smallest in the US moth fleet, but I m certainly the slowest ... I was pretty slow in Formula31, slow when I sailed 14's, slow in slalom, not sure about raceboard, slow in IC10 ... I could teach you how to sail overpowered crafts slowly if you want.
  13. It's largely a computing power issue. The European Centre has access to far more powerful computing which allows them to input more initialization data and run models at a much higher resolution, which results in greater overall accuracy. Computing power is extremely important since this is a time constrained task; you want an accurate forecast, for a certain period out, and you need it in a certain window. More initialization data (data from weather stations around the world) means more horsepower required. The GFS is run with less initialization data in order to produce a forecast within the required time frame. I suspect that the algorithms and models for the two centers are largely comparable. We don't use the European Centre's modeling because it's a global model and does not offer local resolution that we would need here in the U.S. That seems counter intuitive, since their forecast is generally more accurate, but that model covers large scale weather events and does not provide the local resolution that would be necessary for regional/local forecasts in the U.S. NO "we" certainly do not use the same initialization method or model, and while insitu measurements are an important source of info, a big chunk of observations are spaceborne and provided by the USA ... Both EC and NCEP's model are global. You don't use EC's output 'cause you have to pay for it! GFS is free though Both centers have ungodly amount of computing resources, so we can't blame that. It's just that it's complicated ...
  14. Apparently it wasn't designed for narrow minded old farts Looks pretty good to me.