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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. Just red that thread. I used the Gul more then 50 sailing days in my nacra f20c. I have size 15us and they are great in uk13. Durability is so so to be honest. The vulcanisation is poor. But theyfit my big and wide fest. Greetings from germany. I bought two sets for next seasons!
  2. looking for a new set of sails for my nacra F20C. Main and Jib will be made of a landenberger LP membran designed to crew weight and sailing style. Question: What impact does the thickness of the mylar plies of the membran create? From 0.75mil - 1.0mil -1.5mil is available. My current thoughts for a gennaker are to choose for the outer panels Superkote130 and for the rest Dynakote75. That's based on my experience on flying double-trap downwind courses at lake garda. Heard from the Tornado crews that they prefer dark blue clored fabric because it should be more durable than other colors (allthough same fabric). Appreciate your comments and recommendations. greetings from southern germany
  3. When i visited lake garda in oct. 2015 i saw the italians assembling their fourth boat sind they started their olympic compaign. There is a reason for sure. Why are they not able to sell their old Modells? Same in germany from my view. I greatly enjoy sailing my F20c and a huge thank you NACRA for inventing it. But build Qualität is miles away from marstroem e.g.. Qualität drives the second Hand price right? Cheers frorm bavaria
  4. AS long AS you dont know the type of aluminun you dont know if any headtreatment has ever taken place. The material preferably used for extrusion is not head treated. High tensile Aluminium tends to corrode in an marine enviroment much quicker than low tensile (si0.5) Material. Its important to close the holes. Cheers from germany
  5. I don't know where exactly your mast snapped. I had experieneced a mast failure due to an elongated bale and block line. The swivel block which runs the gennacker halyard can not rotate when the length oft both lines are not correct. The block does create huge point-loads to the mast which caused a prestressed laminate which was the root for snapping. When your shrouds are slack, the mast will overrotate and the steel-wire and it's pressfitting-fixture can damage the mast aswell. But already said maybe there the engineers habe underestimated the loads while sailing er maybe the manufacturing process has Bern poor. Jerry x-mas
  6. sorry for you Randy, had the same experience on my former Tornado some years ago. i learned that you NEVER EVER ease the mainsheet under gennacker. If you have to depower, luff the gennacker first. Your main acts as a backstay and supports your mast. Dependend from the shape of your mast, the angle of rotation is changing fore and aft stiffness of the mast. Shroud tension is important as well. I really liked your approach to kickstart your sailing carriere on a 32ft beast. I'm with you and never give up!
  7. i have been out on lake Garda during the race. There was only very calm winds during the morning with absolutely windless areas during noon time on the lake. The M32 and the GC32 are complete different boats (compare hullshape, weight, rig, etc), so the light conditions during the race has favoured the M32. When you see both beauties close together it's obvious. cheers from germany
  8. a used F20c is a good buy. An F18 is not that overpowered like an F20c. The length and width will give you a totally different Feeling in sailing. And the speed is much different. That's important as you have to learn to bear away and push her in the waves hard. Two different pair of shoes for sure.
  9. Just do it if you can afford it. But spend a second about going in two steps. Buy a F20 carbon for a year or two first and enhance your sailing skills. The F20C is not that much slower than the M32. There are some videos from sweden at YouTube which demonstrate that. The normal wear and tear of a M32 are thousands of $/y.Just think of the price for a new main as UV-Radiation destroys the sailcloth. I own a F20c and think about stepping up as well. greetings from germany
  10. just show the picture from her first sail. I'm deeply impressed on the boat design and would love to step up from my F20C and by a new piece of dope. Based on my experience sailing with C-foils, there is a risk to snap the windward daggerboard when the hull suddenly drops down (caused by the C-shape and resulting levers and forces). As you all know this might happen from time to time... The design/shape of the daggers must cause tremendous forces in case the windward hull drops down suddenly. Not only on the daggerboards but on the trunk and it's moveable inserts as well. How does the design compensates that? Any thoughts guys? have fun sailing her!