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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. rent v buy Really depends on how often you think you need to have it on-board. Renting is not cheap - but it also means you get a fully certified liferaft ready to use every time you need one. versus buy Where you will need to service it and maintain it (and upgrade it to the current standards) if you plan to race in Cat 1 races with it.
  2. Shitty place to put them Best spot is build an instrument pod and put it above the companionway. They can be read from any position aft of the hatch - peoples heads and bodies don't get in the way, you can keep your eyes up and forward, and the risk of an accidental button press is much lower Like below. ps. Don't put them where the compass's are on the boat below - someone is always in the way a lot of the time. There are lots of blogs on how to build one
  3. Almost as good a the horse racing systems that call me telling me for less than $500 a month I could be making $50,000 a month tax free on their betting system I always ask them - If it's so good - why are you calling me ? or are you earning more than $50,000 per month by calling people Smells like a rat, it is a rat, and is nothing but a rat. and unfortunately it's going to get worse as people start to get desperate.
  4. Send GME an email and ask them USA disties are listed here - but I often find emailing the vendor (GME) directly is often the best option. https://www.gme.net.au/contact-us.aspx
  5. Interesting documentary about his on TV last night - Lots of of it sinks, lots of it break down into very small particles and the floating islands are a minute percentage of total plastic content that enters the sea each year. quotes from the show: "We quantified and estimated that 8 million metric tonnes of plastic entered the ocean (in one year)." Environmental Engineer Scientists say vast amounts of our discarded plastic is ending up in the ocean. "There's so much plastic going in and we have no idea where it is." Oceanographer Lots of it sinks. It's worth the time to watch it. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/27/4624878.htm
  6. Maybe the numbers aren't as high as we think. Industry figures suggest around 546 per year - plus catastrophic events - which can skew the numbers up to 5,578 in one year when a complete ship was lost. (Broke in half and sank) http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/Containers_Lost_at_Sea_-_2014_Update_Final_for_Dist.pdf The broken ship and pics of the containers floating after they came off the ship can be found here. http://gcaptain.com/mol-comfort-incident-photos/ Reports by the indian coast guard mentions "There is no fear that they might reach the coast, they will sink midway. ICG is keeping a close watch," he said. - We have asked the fishermen and people living in the coastal belt not to touch any container, if it floats onto shore," Captain VH Ingle, a port official of Maharashtra government, told PTI. . Obviously they were confident they will sink ....... or were they... http://www.mangaloretoday.com/headlines/Coast-Guard-on-alert-for-floating-containers-off-Goa-coast.html How many yachts hit floating containers - hard to tell but some indications can be found here - but who knows if it was always a container they hit ...... http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/sailing-skills/how-big-a-risk-are-shipping-containers-32722 But - if you're in mid pacific and you hit something in the night and you sank - who'd ever know what you actually hit ..... I've almost hit sunfish once - and I've never seen a container - So maybe it's not worth worrying about.
  7. I get your point duster but I also think that studies like this suggest that many of them they do actually sink - eventually So the sooner we can make that happen - then all the better. - ie waterlogging the cargo is going to reduce it's buoyancy sooner Along with tying them on better / newer methods Article link leblow - 2014 - by a US govt - Office of Marine Sanctuaries "The physics of taller stacks require new innovations to adequately secure them. While transport capacity per ship grew from 4,000 to 15,000 TEU over a period of only 15 years, design principles and securing methods remained largely unchanged (MARIN 2009)." The Containerized Shipping Industry and the Phenomenon of Containers Lost at Sea http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/science/conservation/pdfs/lostcontainers.pdf
  8. Better version of a sinking capability. it's obviously an issue that would be nice it it was properly addressed by the industry. where does the snake oil come in ?
  9. http://www.containersinka.com/ Looks like a better version - the one I know about was a couple of decades ago and was salt based and dissolved after xx hours when it was in the water
  10. I know of someone who invented a dissolvable vent that melts in water so when a container goes overboard it sinks (Providing it's not full of a floating material of course) But it's never been taken up by the shipping industry AFIK
  11. I'd be looking at a GME https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/navigation-and-sonar/aist120.aspx They are a well respected brand in Au Doesn't have the splitter - but it supports does 0183 and 2000 - and has an internal GPS antenna - with the option to connect an external GPS antenna. They also do an active zero loss splitter if you want one https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/navigation-and-sonar/aiss120.aspx
  12. There is a thread from last year re compass oil. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=175620&hl=%2Bcompass+%2Boil#entry5404401
  13. Hi All, I'm also looking for a sail chart for a J122e Does anyone have anything to share to help? I've created the sail chart below based a brief test day plus some guessing on "what some of our sails could potentially do" But it's not validated sail data by any means
  14. Yep I did. I thought he was from Channel 7
  15. Everyone has their race Back marker doesn't always mean low on the scoreboard - We're happy with being in the top 20 on Overall IRC and either just below or on our Divisional podium most years.