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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. What other ways are there to slow a boat? For example, at the start line or coming into some docks where you may not have room to turn to wind or for big maneuvers. There are the obvious ones like letting out the main or tying a hitch to the crew and throwing them off the stern. Let off the vang? Square the rudder? What else?
  2. Quite right, Bill. Let a friend take out my RS700 during the previous summer. Hours later, he limped back to dock, having cleanly sheared off the gooseneck. All four rivets.
  3. DTA, this is advice from the capsize king so take it with a grain of salt, but you are going to discover that fore-aft position is particularly noticeable with these boats. With the hikers, we can be fairly sloppy and at worst, end up digging the nose or dragging our tail. With the 700, it can start sailing almost sideways if your weight is out and too far back. Sailing with a Contender buddy, found myself falling behind - shifted 8 inches forward and big change in the boat's performance.
  4. No way, Frank, I am the KING of capsizes. 8 during any 2 hour session, 3x per week. ( Though towards the end of the last season, I was 50/50 at the teabag recovery.)
  5. This may be sacrilege, but how do you stow stuff (phone, keys, banana, bottle, duct tape) on an RS700, Musto, etc? As dump king, I have liberally littered my lake with lost water bottles and stuff. Thinking of affixing a kayak deck pocket in front of the centreboard.
  6. I swear that you had a hat to start with. Hopefully, it wasn't a favourite. Smile, it's supposed to be fun! Might want to tighten up the tension on your trap shock cords so that you don't need to hunt for them on the grab.
  7. My big mistake with the RS700 was thinking that it is easier to sail without the kite. When there's enough wind, gybes have a tendency to spin-out without it.
  8. That's sooo cute! It went off to sniff some trees, turned around, and trotted back to its master.
  9. Let me kick the stool out from under it
  10. I was careless in the fall as a mouse got in and turned the Hyde into a $400 love nest. Sail maker is slow on the repairs so I'm flying the North for now.
  11. First off, two sail boat (CL Stealth) - main and spinnaker. So far, my understanding is steer as high as you can without the boat falling over. Ride that edge. Sheet the kite to the point where the leading edge borders on collapse. Should give the maximum speed potential. Still a bit iffy on the main. I know that it makes a huge difference. On a big wind day, had the kite up but with the main trimmed in close. Speed was meh. Let it out a bit and the boat was ready to leap out of the water. Am I just trimming the tell tales just like an upwind run, looking for them flying parallel on both sides of the sail? Any tips on the slot and trailing edge?
  12. You likely already did this to avoid being overpowered, but flattening your sail (outhaul, cunningham, batten tension) may reduce its drag and boost your top speed. The pros can correct me on this. Even us, Canadian types have put away our drysuits now that the water is no longer instant death .
  13. Look! It's Chuck Yeagar in a sailboat! Was that a sonic boom that I just heard?
  14. Need some tips on asymmetrical spinnaker dousing. Was out on Saturday in 20 knots of wind gusting to 26 knots, having a great old time. Everything was going well until I found myself on a possible collision course with a keel boat moving upwind. Obviously, he had the right away but he was still safely distant. Bum luck as the next closest boat was over a kilometre away. He threw in a tack that put him in the clear, but then he tacked less than a minute later, putting himself back in the crosshairs. With all of that wind, I was sailing pretty deep and fast, so there was no direction that would take me safely clear of him if he tacked again. With that in mind, I went for the douse, at which point, everything went south. Tried to blanket the 120 sf chute with my 93 sf main, but the wind pulled the kite out of the shadow before I got to my second pull. The combo of the main and chute was more than my 190 lbs could counter, pulling me over. I was sloppy, but maybe you know some tricks to dousing the kite in big wind. Worst part, my GPS had gone of the fritz just before the run and I forgot to put the memory card back in Gopro! Would have loved to know my speed up to that point. This may be old hat for the veterans, but I don't often have such a sweet run in that much wind.
  15. @NED How and where are you securing the camera to the top of your mast? Looking for some tips.