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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Timberwolf would be hard value to beat. Go fast have fun. Timberwolf has been sailed a lot more than dragon as well, so is likely more sorted.
  2. Sorry my bad. She was the top female helm though and by a long shot I think.
  3. I just brought my partner a Moth. Look out next americas cup.... There are some really top girls getting into high performance in NZ at the moment. I beleive Gemma Jones is getting into the A-Class. She drove a N17 to silver at the olympics.
  4. Can't pause when using skygo online or on the app though
  5. Someone get a moth out there and try it. Surely they'd be able to do it as well.... Great video
  6. I keep mine in a storage yard not far from you. I have a 40ft container there, but you may be able to keep your boat in the open there as well. It is a fairly industrial yard though. I'd guess $25 a week for storage of a boat there. Let me know if you want contact.
  7. Hey Mate, Sorry I haven't been in touch yet. Boat storage for cats in Auckland is crap. I think there may be some at Akarana once they've finished their redevelopment. They're expensive though. Are you still looking for an A-Cat?
  8. The weight of your helm depends on where you have the pivot of the rudder and whether the centre of lift is in-line with the pivot (neutral), or behind the pivot (weather). It also relys on the fact that the centre of effort of your sail plan is behind the main foil. The distance behind the main foil will impact the force that is taken by the rudder. If the centre of effort is 5% behind the main foil, then it will take 95% of the force and the rudder 5% and so on.
  9. HI Bboy Buy an A-Cat and join the fleet. We have a pretty good showing of A-Cats here. And asides from Paper Tigers, probably one of the most consitant cat fleets in the country. We're pretty useless as weekend club racing, althought trying to get better by using Wakatere YC. We tend to do weekend traveller series sailing, by travelling round the island sailing on lakes every month or so, with a bit of weekend sailing thrown in. What type of engineering are you doing?
  10. ^^^^ Exactly what I thought it looked like. But on an old little mono, its kinda cute. On a modern multi, it looks so wrong. What were they thinking. Also, back to the F22. Checked out the site the other day. Looks like 90+ pre orders and they're getting ready to start production in the Philopines as well as out of their current factory. I'm sure theres a lot who will give up waiting. But the F22 is a good looking little boat that should still be selling in 10 years.
  11. I think AIG does them in NZ, so maybe Aus as well.
  12. Grainger has thoughts on it here http://www.graingerdesigns.net/the-lab/how-much-multihulls-weigh/. Quite interesting. Jessica Rabbit is for sale.....
  13. Look down the bottom of this page for my winglets http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=143400&page=6
  14. How big is your boat? I could make you ones with a full span of about 500mm, or shorter if you wanted to cut them down. I've used them on my a-Cat L rudders. They are between 12 and 8mm thick with a max chord of 60mm and a min chord of 25mm (i think) They're a bit thick for the A-cat, but make it a lot nicer to sail, and will do until I get a foiling package. Made from vacuum bagged uni carbon. Pretty damn solid, unlike the rudders I attach them too which I keep breaking, but think I have that sorted now.
  15. Pumping a fast multihull isn't a thing. It's called trimming (as above). Changing trim quickly as you come out of a tack might look like pumping to someone who cleats and leaves their main. But all boats do that. The guys a muppet and looking to sell more books (actually smart move) if he thinks pumping won the americas cup. It's even more of a sailing competetion now than what it was with the version 5 boats.