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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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About overbeek

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  1. Great video but would be better without music, I like to hear what is going on and what is being said by the crew/skipper. Screecher loads are very high and that is when things break or go wrong.
  2. We like the rotating mast for racing but the issue is the leeward shroud slack (forestay and 2 shrouds hold up the mast). We now have a lot of shock cord to take the slack but have to use a slack sucker line to a winch when motoring to prevent the rig moving too much. The problem with the original shroud failure was that the lower pin was secured with a screw rather than a split pin. The rig movement must have loosened the screw to fall out and the pin worked it self out.
  3. Boards go down maximum 5ft below the bottom, upwind all the way down, reaching 3 ft down, downwind 2ft down
  4. This is how the shrouds used to attach to the boat at the lower lashing, however it came loose and we almost lost the rig. Now it is lashed through the base.
  5. Auto headboard is great, we originally had to send someone up in a chair to connect the head to the top cars. We have a quick release pin on the second batten car so it all goes up and down easily.
  6. Sail change was from screecher to our new top down furler spinnaker or whomper. Like a code Zero but loose luff. Pity the upper lashing failed after only 2 hours and sail fell down into the water. No damage but we had to hoist our regular asymmetrical spinnaker for the rest of the race. We are looking into why the chafe failure of the lashing.
  7. Newport to Ensenada race aboard Bill Gibbs Schionning G Force 1400. Much more comfortable than Afterburner and hitting similar boat speed numbers
  8. Everybody went out to get the breeze, we sailed below rumline waiting for the wind shift, we sailed less miles, that is why we won.
  9. Here is Bills boat, 1st in class and overall Newport Ensenada winner, cruising cat, or racing cat doing it in style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_USMGP2lo
  10. Here is my video from onboard Bill Gibbs Schionning g force 1400 catamaran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_USMGP2lo 1st in class and overall winner
  11. Thanks for correcting my error
  12. I am sure Bill would appreciate any help, his new boat has not turned out to be a bit more complicated than Afterburner