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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. Have you actually measured the daggerboard trunk? or is that the only thing left to check?
  2. here is a link to MASTMATE, some other methods in videos on here too. http://www.mastmate.com.au/ disclaimer ; not my company I have no interest in it.
  3. I have a Farrier Tramp trimaran 20ftlong, the mast is around 30 ft, and stepped on the cockpit floor, supported by a raised stand at the aft end. I raise it on my own frequently, I use a bungy set up. it was with the boat when I bought it a previous owner designed and debugged it. the basics are you clip it to the headsail halyard and the bow eye, then preload it with a halyard winch,once the mast begins to lift from the roller you just get a hand under it and lift, it actually takes itself up, you need to control the speed and hold it on center, which happens already due to the forward pull, I have a mark on the halyard so it is consistantly repeatable. lowering is the reverse,truely a one handed operation, to guide it onto the support. it is about 6 strands of 10mm shock cord and 4 strands of 12mm,in pairs, plaited together, it is about 6.5-7ft when relaxed, and is stretched to at a guess ,2-2 1/2 times its length. it is easily the best thing I own, apart from the boat ,I launch mast down, unfold, clear the ramp, stand the mast either nosed up the beach or at anchor. I believe a commercially available on is/was around in Australia, called 'Mastmate" google may be your friend here.
  4. Just jumping on your line "as long as it gets used" giving you a wind up TF. Joyriding on other peoples boats,is a poor substitute! Training wheels, my boat is about 27 years old, its been "wet" more times than parts of me lately that's for sure. If you get my drift!
  5. Hey TF when did you use yours last?
  6. The Actual "Yellow Submarine" maybe!
  7. Basildog, great to see some more small tris get into the HCW, great day out! see ya there. Re those bow wings on the S22, there was quite a bit of discussion on them, predicting the dive, it was a windy week at Wangi, there seems to be enough flotation in the bows to overcome the dive, it sort of dips then comes up, I kept a bit of an eye on it waiting to see its underside, never happened!, 2 local guys sailed it the last 2 or 3 days, drove it like they stole it, experienced sailors, but not in multis,mixed it with boats with bigger reputations quite well.
  8. Sunseeker, you seem to be getting a little anal, about Uranus, loosen up man!
  9. Basildog that S22 is a pretty quick boat, watched it at Wangi in November, it was totally unsorted when it arrived, but got quicker all week, jury still out on the little wings on the bows, it didn't do any handstands that I saw , so maybe they work, nicely finished and equipped.
  10. long pole helps the gybe, not having to drag the kite through, it blows through, watch an aussie 12 ft ,16ft, 18ft skiff.
  11. Across the line Evil Gnome won the 12 hr, Chidz 3rd. Corrected, they got smashed, well to the rear of the fleet. good effort guys
  12. The one lap dash started out in around 10-15kts then wind slowly dropped all the way around, it was the calm before the storm, nothing like the hail storm in Sydney though, Heaps of lightening and thunder, wind change into the south, rain and increasing wind, right at the finish,of the One lap dash, held up for a couple of hours after, apparently patchy cells all evening.
  13. Evil Gnome completed the Heaven Can Wait 12 hour Yacht race yesterday/last night, lead from the first leg I think, won by a large margin , looked impressive,I'm sure he will be along soon to tell the story
  14. Bump, Race is this weekend.
  15. thank boys, its going to a good cause!