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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. I only use the Minkata, check calibrate it to the area im in, one value. Havent had any drift issues (havent noticed anyway)
  2. USB hasn't been a bad experience, it has worked perfectly well and setting it up in expedition and subsequently out to deckman and B&G displays is easy, giving you all the strip chart options you could ever want. With using it in a strip chart i get easy access and good viewing options via my deckscreen/tablet.
  3. Ive been using starpath minkata http://www.fischer-barometer.de/katalog/dokumente/meteo/e330202_02.pdf for a few years now, very good. Can interface into expedition and subsequently deckman.
  4. Hi Im in New York for a week, any chance someone could give me an intro, would love to visit the model room. Dear Mr. Turton, Thank you for your inquiry regarding visiting the New York Yacht Club. Our guest policies require that visitors be introduced in writing by a member of the NYYC or that they be a member of one of our reciprocal clubs. Unfortunately, we do not have a reciprocal arrangement with your organization at this time. Thank you for your understanding. I hope you enjoy your visit to New York.
  5. Goofly 2
  6. light vmg running and reaching, order has been placed
  7. That was fun... On the Alive we managed a few videos which are unedited https://www.facebook.com/Aliveyachting/?fref=ts Only saw a few whales with one making the helmsman sweat as it went down not far from the side of yacht whilst at 20+. Never been that quick out of the bay and we have set a new benchmark for the boat been past Cape Capricorn at dawn.
  8. aahh memories
  9. Most years they do theBig boat challenge.. S2H Brisbane to Keppel Hammo race week. Billionaire's can do what they want with their money but canters have screwed offshore racing for us little guys. The great thing about offshore racing used to be that unlike any other sport on earth you could show up at a Grand Prix in your family sedan and if everything went well you could actually win. But now the handicap results are listed top to bottom in money spent. Motor racing and yachting are now the only sports where you can buy your trophies. Unless you count marriage as a sport. Didn't Hicko win a hobart, Chris Morgan win a Keppel in recent years
  10. Sorry Malcolm, Listened to your innerview.. Your corporate line on the Sowrey sage and the Water Quality issue at RIO was nothing short of the voice of your puppet master. Bet you wouldn't go for a swim in that raw sewerage called a sailing venue.... Where is the Occ Health and safety concerns of the sailors?
  11. I had one lasted a day past the warranty period. Save your money!!!!
  12. Yeh i know, buy an add, the last add i bought on here they didnt even publish it, but yes the Red Box Boat is for sale. http://www.tradeboat...t-85-od-review/ The red one in the pics in the review.
  13. Don't forget the water ballast, there is significant displacement control (approx 20%) when you have the ability to add that much water
  14. Sorry Incorrect, conversely BG was the only boat in the first 7 across the line not to have a measured spinnaker, the others ranged from a yes, SPA 971.81 to SPA 497.91. I watched it sailing for over a day close by, given a race where BG is at its optimum point on its performance curve, were not going to see it and dare i say nor are the others........ Its IRC displacement is well under earlier opinions.....
  15. On the IRC Race cert i looked at. No spinnakers