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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 agree with you 100%. Do you guys ever set up for inside? If so, what's your cross over on wind speed? I have sailed on J/105s and J/120s and have never rigged for an outside gybe. There have been times I wish we had.
  2. Looks like you're rigged for an outside gybe?
  3. Is that the old Moisture Missile? I don't think there are too many Soverel 33s that use an outboard engine
  4. Do you have your main halyard routed so that you can have both main and jib loaded on a winch or is main Cunningham enough?
  5. Are you allowed to move your tracks? given that the newer boats came from the factory that way AND have measured in, I would think you'd be allowed to do this.
  6. WS, Glad you chimed in. Leave the jib halyard on a winch, what a novel approach to improving your upwind performance. Given the loads on a jib halyard, it's only possible to make adjustments with the halyard on a winch and during a tack. Impossible to do if you're using the cabin tops for your jib sheets. Just another good reason to avoid the cabin tops That dance you're doing with the winch handle sure needs practice.
  7. I'm more interested in the pre-selection of the Challenger of Record. Let's be honest, that picture was taken on a private yacht owned by Team NZL and not a public area. Team NZL was able to control who they let on the boat. I wonder if everyone was subjected to a strip search to ensure nobody but the pre-selected had one of those documents shoved up their ass
  8. We have lower-profile jib leads that do not move "flop" the way the old ones do so I don't know that 2" of inhaul is real on our boat. A few years ago, we were at a J/105 event and fell victim to a boat that just out-tacked us for the entire regatta. Here's how they were set up and their procedure JIb sheets rigged using the foot blocks and the primary winches Going up wind, the main trimmer would load the lazy sheet. 2 to 3 wraps and in the self tailer. Handle already in the primary. When it was time to tack, the new sheet was given a very well timed tug. The new sheet trimmer would grab the sheet right at the winch and as the boat tacked, he would fall backwards using arms and legs to get jib to the other side. The crew that had released the old sheet would move to the new winch for fine tuning and grinding. It was like watching Swan Lake. They did this in all conditions.
  9. Agree on all points. Glad to know "hair higher" is worth all the benefits of the foot blocks I'm going to mention I'm a huge fan of the foot blocks because they help you keep things simple. You're able to lead the spin sheets through the top foot blocks, in front of the halyard stops and down into the cabin. The spin sheets are NEVER in the way of the jib sheets. The foot blocks reduce the risk of an override by "calming down" the sheet. The foot blocks give you three winches to use instead of two. When in doubt, give yourself more options.
  10. Can someone please QUANTIFY the benefits of sheeting the jib directly to the cabin top winches instead of using the foot blocks. I'm only interested in the "benefits" to jib trim. I'm not interested in non-specific, gut feelings. I'm on a boat with crew that insists on this technique despite the numerous overrides and screwing up the change out to the spin sheets and the main winches. Again please QUANTIFY the benefit. Thanks
  11. Do these big giant tits make my ass look big?
  12. So..... do you think the RORC has a similar discussion history regarding the Admiral's Cup?
  13. I'm so glad to know that rules are rules even in a series with the name "Beer Can" in it. Yet another reason to avoid the northern suburbs of Tijuana Mexico and we wonder why Key West Race Week is gone
  14. Whichever block you chose, make sure it can move around freely. That little bit of bungy that keeps the block from hitting the deck tend to be too short/tight. This causes the spin sheet to chafe on the inside of the block instead of properly aligning in the block.
  15. That last picture is the definition of moth balled. This isn't as bad as some boat grave yards out there. This is more like deep hibernation. I would say he's planning on racing her again. Larry Ellison had Sayonara moth balled up by the great lakes for something like 10 years. First World problems