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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. Omnishambles
  2. If it's too slow for hydro-generation, perhaps it's not too fast for the mackerel spinner, which might address one of the diets.
  3. US citizen fleeing to Canada?
  4. And how much better? the mental images were from the radio "The batman's Holding, the bowler's Willey"
  5. Even makes the mainstream press in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/26/sailor-thomas-coville-sets-new-solo-round-the-world-record
  6. I've heard that too- it's a good idea, and I can for sure imagine it working for a mini or something else smaller. Would the pilots be good enough to turn a fully powered-up 60 into the wind and hold it there? I'd imagine there'd need to be something there to dump the sheets as well- like upsideup that the big multis have to stop them from capsizing. Yep, that's a good point. Trying to turn down wind and with everything sheeted on and I can over power the helm easily. Turning up to windward with the gennaker up in a blow is borderline suicidal through the reach (don't ask me how I know) If you went over the side of an Open 60 with a boatspeed any more than 10 or 15 knots, then give it 50m to start a luff, then expect it's drift rate to be slower than you can swim... you'd better be Michael Phelps in no more than a pair of budgie smugglers. Cruising back from Plymouth after the 1983 Fastnet, kite up in about 12-15 knots, so trundling along at about 8kts, on of crew donned safety harness and jumped off the back 'as a test'. Rest of the crew were not amused to have to take all the sails down and use the main halyard to winch the bugger back on board. The jumper had significant bruising after being towed at that speed with no protective padding.
  7. Never read Garry Hoyt's "Go for the Gold". Shame on you. Great read and a chapter on the Sunfish. The Finn chapter is classic.
  8. My 1975 Hornet 'Whale Meat Again'
  9. unless the wind's from the north, when you play the north shore ...
  10. Yes its a rating thing, but that bow?? many others like that? Stephen Jones was fairly consistent with that bow, in some instances more extreme than others; Moon Dog & Boadicea both had a very pronounced kink in the stem profile whereas the Wings & the Supernova 31s (Smiffy etc) had more of a curved 'clipper' type. (The final Supernova 31 'Demolition' had the hollow filled in as she was built in '81 after the rule had changed) The exception at the time would be Xaviera in '77, perhaps because she was the prototype for the Hustler 32 production 1/2 tonner. Moody Frog may know of others Boadicea suffering particularly badly from the '80 and '81 rule changes; after two chain saw massacres on the aft overhang and latterly a large E reduction, the owner decided he had better things to do than pour cash down the ORC hole. A pity, one of Stephen's prettier boats, more in the NZ / French style than his usual.
  11. Makes sense, the Artemis RIB is over at Nelsons having lower end work done on it engines. As in more power, so it will be able to keep up with ETNZ?
  12. Xeryus hit the wreck at the Needles in 1985 RTI. There where 2 Beneteau 1 tonners in the UK AC trials that year, one became Phoenix after E Warden Owen and crew sank Graham Walkers Indulgence and the other was Fever ( on which I was foredeck) The Xeryus which sank was a Farr one-Ton (of that time's OT rating). don't remember if it was built by Beneteau or Jeanneau one-off dept. Might well have been Beneteau though. Xeryus was a two tonner (c.43ft), afaik Beneteau one off dept, and it was the 1989 RTI. I remember it well, we (Phantom) were quiet close behind them and saw them hit the wreck. The helmsman (David Barrow) asked "where the fuck do I go now". The answer was easy, "inside". Once the position of the wreck was known, getting out of the tide was so much easier.