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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. Se the DR35 is listed at about same price as the older 1200 - the 35 is updated in many ways - more space for the lenght - and thats why they dont have a 40ft - the 35 is rather roomy for the lenght.
  2. At first it can be smart for NZ - they will probably win the next AC - but on a longer perspektive not so much...
  3. ... hes a strange man - and his design will probably feel more like a coffin to sail... but maybe survive..
  4. Heres a Swede that har worked long time with small type of survival boats: http://www.yrvind.com
  5. From what i read in the blog - the boat was blown ashore from anchor - and he got cyclon wind force at 60-70kn and peaked at 100 - but was he sailing then? I find the blog hard to follow - dont find the real action - about the sailing in the 12ft boat. What was the route sailed - and how long did it take. But to do the sail in a 12ft "survival egg" maybe be possible - but I rather would be in a 30 tri with 2-3 other crew and maybe even 2-3 other similar boats.
  6. Is this really smart for NZ as a country? They will force the AC industry away from NZ except their own boat and team. And will that give more teams - dont think so - I see US, France, UK and maybe Sweden that can do this....
  7. Well that was a small boat 12ft.... I would rather be in a 25-30ft trimaran on that trip. Could also be self-rightened - and be exposed 1/4 of the time by being much faster. And I think with crew you get so much more security.
  8. Very interesting to hear more of the G32 sail - and how to apply a strategy that is according to the boat and the men (one). Was the ballast system in use etc. Cakewalk - very nice light and wide tri - must also be nursed a little for a sail like that I guess.... My T-35 is also very light buildt - 1300kg sailready at 35ft - so it also has to be sailed with some consideration when it gets rough, I see Cakewalk has no foils at the amas - mine has assymetric daggerboards - and that is very effective - but also puts a lot loads on the amas and beams - two years ago the left ama broke off because of that - but the interior without a daggerboard is open. Water ballast - the G32 has that bec of narrow beam - but Cakewalk with wide beam and I guess it has no waterballast?
  9. Its a norwegian design by Reidar Salvesen that is based on some Shuttelworth design - that is a nice looking boat; Nessy 1400 http://www.multihulls.dk/00009/00240/00627/
  10. I was about to say a Tectron 50 with a cabin...
  11. Self-tacking is a typical feature on a multi-type boat with a big full-lathed square-headed mainsail, most others need the extra area of a bigger jib.
  12. This is a similar adventure - but not a race - part of the same route as Ousland & Co did with the Corsair 31 .... singlehanded in a smaller cat than the M32 - on one hull - seem not the obvious choice of boat - but very french? http://ledefibimedia.com
  13. Carcrash has some very good points; if you want and old bulletproof boat -it wil be a slow one. Diva 39 was advanced - and still is a fast boat - but its not an ocean-racer. But a boat thats on the market today could have been reinforced and in good shape.
  14. Nice. And see the boards on the floats was those assymmetrical to provide lift?? ...early foil assist?
  15. My first real encounter with multihulls was a 46 Newick tri named Heliode - sailed in the Faerder race back at 87-87 - yellow and with a big yellow wingmast - it was short later lost by pitchpoling in a regatta from Stavanger to Banff in Scotland, but it made a stunning impression - and I have now a yellow tri. Cant find any pics of it.