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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. I don't know about the NKE instruments on Shaggy's boat on a fast-ish boat, it's important to know that BSP is correct across the full range of boatspeeds that the boat will hit. almost always.., if you calibrate BSP at motoring speeds - say around 7kts.., but then sail at 10-15 kts, the the BSP calculated is too fast - you usually need to apply negative corrections in the BSP calibration table for those higher boat speeds As far as I know NKE only has a single boat speed calibration parameter. (Which I'm stil fine tuning after 2 years, don't know if that's normal).
  2. The one I bought last year also has an USB output on the front.http://www.toplicht.de/jpeg/4426001.JPG the older model had serial out - right?does the new one still have serial out the back? i think you mostly want output on the back, for a cleaner installation... The old and current ones have NMEA out on the back, which you can connect to a serial or USB port using an appropriate cable. A nice feature is that it gives an alarm on substantial pressure changes which might lead to very strong winds.
  3. The one I bought last year also has an USB output on the front. http://www.toplicht.de/jpeg/4426001.JPG
  4. I cut my bus amidships to add an NKE NMEA output box, and just used a block terminal. Works fine. NKE's wiring instruction say you should use their junction boxes, but I don't see what's so special about these.
  5. Don't expect to much feedback on Silic One as it's a pretty new product. The technology has proven itself on commercial vessels, which of course is no guarantee for the use on sailing yachts. Most yachts spend the winter on land, making it necessary to apply a new coat each year. I wonder if that doesn't lead to a serious build-up of the coating. This review looks promising http://www.mby.com/maintenance/tried-tested-antifoul-81351/7 I think I'll try it next year on my rudders and keel.
  6. I had it on my boat 7 years ago. No good on salt water, I had to scrub the bottom every week. I've seen very good results from the new Hempel product, Hempasil. Boat is 1 year in the water now, and no fouling whatsoever. It's a silicon based product, so the finish is very smooth. The expected lifespan is 5 years I thought. You can roll it on yourself, but an epoxy anti osmosis primer is advisable. The consumer product is named Silic One: http://www.hempelyacht.com/en-GB/product-list/silic-one-page
  7. If I recall correctly the system might do that after startup, and probably if it hasn't been used for a while. It doesn't need that much current during normal operation. It's in one of their manuals, ... somewhere ...
  8. No internal antenna splitter I think?
  9. In the EU the Amek is a very affordable alternative: http://www.alltekmarine.com/products_detail.php?bgid=2&gid=41 (Version 108S has an internal splitter).
  10. Drilling in as much as possible on the VG 2d tracker, it seems that Le Cleac'h missed the corner of the TSS zone by a margin small enough to wake us all up. The caveats regarding the accuracy of my measurements on the VG 2d tracker remain. The TSS zone does not seem to be displayed accurately on that tracker though. And on the Navionics chart https://gis.ee/vg/navionics.php?boat=3? Something must be off, because according to that chart he also sailed over the Chaussee De Seine, with a depth of 1 meter ...
  11. ETA for the 100 mile zone with hourly updates is 8 AM GMT. Perfectly timed for the race office to first have some fresh croissants with Camembert.
  12. I have a Profurl Nex. Check http://www.velasailingsupply.com/Profurl-NEX-Furling-Units-s/3814.htm for the right model depending on the sail area.
  13. no expert, but the experts also seem to be looking at hull shape. And HB is about 200kg lighter ;-)
  14. Yes, can you explain that for the 20st time please?
  15. He's not racing, he's in for the experience. So I guess he doesn't really care. I only hope he doesn't hinder the start of the VOR.