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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. Thanks, someone else also sent me a PM with the settings from his notes and working set-up which are below - seems very odd to transpose the red and green but this is what works: The Depth connections are as follows: Screen to Screen 1 Blue to Blue 2 Black to Black 3 The Log connections are as follows: Brown to Screen 5 White to White 6 Green to Yellow 7 Red to Green 8 I appreciate the assistance.
  2. I recently swapped out my NX2 server and now boatspeed doesn't work from the Triducer (but depth does). The paddlewheel looks and turns okay but the led light on the server is not indicating any signal so either I have wired it wrong or there is a problem with either the server or the triducer. I can't find any wiring information for thje triducer in any of my manuals - does anyone have the wiring diagram or manual that shows the Triducer wiring connections at the server? I haven't been able to find a manual for the Triducer anywhere online. I have checked that C95 SOG is set to OFF Note, it was working previously. Thanks
  3. I didn't know they made a second Elliot Marine/Primo. This is Primo I think...been in Japan for many years...
  4. Look for photos and information on the NZ E5.9 Association Facebook page, www.facebook.com/elliott5.9.
  5. Lets be quite clear on this: To totally change the boat design parameters at this stage by majority rule is way out of order. Sure Bert agreed to majority vote when he wouldn't step up to the plate after the Aussies pulled out. But to propose a completely different boat and set of rules? The Italians and Kiwis have spent millions on a boat design that will now longer by used. I am sure that both teams would be agreeable if they had been reimbursed for expenses to date. Minor changes okay, but the boat??? I cannot respect a man that instigates a proposal as such. It's also obvious that all the other challengers are going to support a different design and set of rules. Totally self serving. Then to put down the Kiwis publicly? If anyone wants a very clear and precise understanding of the expression "cunty" there it is. Staring you right in the face. The Kiwis and Italians have been right royally fucked. But let's put the bastards down publicy. Let's be cunty. All part of the game but pretty below the belt stuff. Coutts also knows that the Kiwis are struggling financially. "AAaaaaaw fuck it. Let's kick them really hard in the nuts eh????? Waste all their design fees and a big chunk of commitment that both ETNZ and Bert have given to team members and their associated focused contracts within each organisation to date." And you say that it's okay??? Give me a bloody break mate. Give me a bloody break. Can't let this post go without some applause. 👏 Very well put. And can I add that if ETNZ don't go ahead (although I do think they'll stay in) then they are gone forever. And I think our sport would be the poorer for that.
  6. Just a quick update for the thread from NZ as we head into our Traveler Series for 2014. Quite a lot of activity with the new boat programme put together by the NZ Class Association delivering it's 4th new hull last week. All are sold - the first went to Mike Sanderson and is racing already. Boat Four (shown here) went to 'Bart' Bearda from NZ Rigging. And a lot of the older boats are being refurbished, here are a couple of before and after shots of Rip On Bye in Wellington followed by the new colour for one of the first boats launched in 1983, Blurr (Auckland). RiponBye - before RiponBye - after Blurr: For what is now a 30 year old design, we are having a lot of fun and the current problem is lack of boats in NZ (hence the build programme). Also quite a bit of activity in Australia. You can follow our fleet by liking us in Facebook - www.fb.com/elliott5.9 - drop us a note to subscribe to our newsletters. Cheers
  7. Not much has changed with the need for crew weight in the heavy. North Island Champs at Sandspit last weekend, Moose and Retro 2nd behind Voodoo with Ewok (ex Red Rag) 3rd and Brzo 4th. Hobo wasn't there but Zoots was. I am sure you will know many of the sailors. 13 boats raced which is on the low side - we think we should get 20 boats to an event somewhere soon. The new build programme is coming along - 5 boats confirmed so far. We don't have records of Lunch Cutter so presumably it has had a name change or went to Noumea or Australia. We have some updates on www.fb.com/elliott5.9 Cheers
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  9. First new boat "Retro" launched in NZ and raced in the Auckland Champs at the weekend - for Mike and Emma Sanderson. More to come. Photo by Rob Gill
  10. Meanwhile today.........
  11. Sounds like a good project and I am sure it will be a fun ride. Waterline length tends to cap the speed somewhat! The NZ class bulb/fin weight is around 300kg. There are lots of gear and layout photos on the class facebook site, in the photo albums - you need to view all albums to see the gear shots. www.facebook.om/elliott5.9. The NZ Association has moulds for the hulls, foils and bulb. Lots of people have a soft spot for the boats as many did various training schemes in their youth.