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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. I'm with Alpha. Some nice brightwork does not an attractive boat make. Besides, it has TWO offset companionways.
  2. I'm very sorry they lost the boat. I wouldn't have been as philosophical about it as Rick was - I would have been distraught. The flip side of your comment is that with two out of three hulls intact, TOV is going to float quite well for a long time. In fact, maybe they hit the remains of the last boat that was abandoned but not scuttled. If it was me, I'd have made sure it didn't remain floating out there as a hazard. I know, there are other things out there you can hit, but this is a big one that didn't need to be left floating. Were there no thru-hulls with hoses to pull? Sorry, but I run on that track now and then.
  3. I bought a pair of J/111 inhauler rings from Hall Spars. They're a bit large for my boat (and pricey) but were made for the job. The black rubber edge leaves marks on the cabin side but those clean right off. (See in upper left corner of photo.)
  4. Yes, designed by Rod for his nephew, Clay Burkhalter to race in the 2007 M-T. Does anyone have any scoop on the new J designs?
  5. Search here - not all it's cracked up to be. Probably okay for a flatter sail but no-go for a runner in my (and others') experience. For your sail (A0/3) a regular bottom-up flying sail furler will work just as well and will be much easier on the sail. It's an absolute bear to get the sail off of a top-down unit once it's rolled up, so do a normal douse at the end of the day. Don't leave a good spinnaker rolled up on one.
  6. Nah, I think he's naive - no concept of seamanship whatsoever. He'll end up needing a rescue when he runs out of food/water. This thread is his reality show but he doesn't realize it. It's all kind of strange.
  7. Correct about the gybes. A bit too much extra work in the Bay but well worth it in the ocean. We talked about it more in the other thread (In Gear Anarchy). Squaring back gives you a lot wider groove to steer in the surfs without collapsing the kite behind the main. On a tri I'd be worried about sticking it in though - you have other concerns in those conditions.
  8. ...and when the time comes, solosailor can build it for you. I thought we would need a reaching strut to get the pole started aft (until there was enough angle to get leverage) but Scott E talked me out of it and he was right. It hasn't been an issue (but it's a small boat).
  9. Three feet of extension sounds like a lot to me for that boat. I'd just go with enough to get the tack clear of the pulpit (part of that is pulpit design) and to be able to do inside gybes. In our limited experience, the sprit being of equal length to the pole made it easy to transition back to the sprit from the pole tip for gybing the kite. It's also easier to attach the pole because the tack line is right where it needs to be. The Selden deal hokey? (Edit - well, kinda. I looked at the photo and in carbon it doesn't look too bad.) If you did a retractable sprit would it be on deck or below? I get weary of the v-berth area being wet all the time. It's not a lot of water but just enough to keep everything wet, especially in an ocean race. OTOH the on-deck sprits don't look that good. If it was me I'd sail it a bunch, play around with a J/80 ass'y (or something) and see what you think. That's what my friends with the Laser 28 did. They busted one temporary sprit, tried some other things and ultimately decided the convenience was worth it. But conventional spinnakers have their advantages, especially on these smaller boats.
  10. Any idea what Elise's problem was with the EFOY? I hadn't heard of issues with them before (though we don't see them out here much). I'd also be reluctant to drag a hydrogenerator behind my little boat. What we need is a return to normal weather for these Hawaii races. Stan's "slotcars to Hawaii" hasn't been my experience in three tries.
  11. Just to avoid any confusion regarding the Pacific Cup, see their 3.28: https://pacificcup.org/sites/default/files/2014peclam1.pdf SSS is also proud of the fact that you can do the SH TransPac without an engine. I hope it stays that way.
  12. I missed the memo on the quiet thing (and that's all I can write about that!) _______________________ Re motoring, see 2.6: http://norcalorc.org/sites/default/files/Norcal%20ORC%20Offshore%20Equipment%20List%202.3.pdf These rules apply to OYRA, SSS races outside the Gate and a few others. The rule used to be hull speed but I see they made it more specific (4 knots for 4 hours).
  13. Well since you feel THAT way about it . . . Yes, EFOY (etc.) is an option. If we ever get normal weather for a Hawaii race, solar is too. That smaller hydrogenerator is cool but you need to be moving > 5 knots (8.5 for the large one) - there was a lot of the race this year when we weren't. Our local ocean races require being able to motor at hull speed for longer than a Torqueedo would ever last, plus the prop wouldn't stay in the water in much chop (same for an outboard).
  14. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yanmar-1GM10-Engine-with-only-280-hours-since-new-/131261075061?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8fc50e75&vxp=mtr ...or this one. It has a tranny and it's right there (in Kemah): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Yanmar-1GM10-Diesel-Engine-8hp-with-Transmission-New-Cylinder-Head-/181489163233?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item2a4198dbe1&vxp=mtr Mine has been great, and you can't find a diesel that's any lighter.