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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. "We are also getting an ORR rating for the boat so that we can have some actual performance data and realistic comparisons with other boats as opposed to ratings that are often a result of the usual personal biases, petty grudges and self-interested board members who are there only to attack other people’s ratings while protecting their own." Like what you did after dumping the FT-10? That aside, good luck. Document it well, post often. Lots of people are in similar shoes; that is pimping out an old design that worked.
  2. Its not big news. Top sailors in the world waiting for a weather window only to average 10 knots and go into "survival mode" is pretty pathetic really. For some reason clean is one of the 7 people that are obsessed with racing cats.
  3. Was in west marine today. Yeah I know. They were selling them for 20+ bucks! Holy crap, Youtube and a fid goes a long way.
  4. I like dipping my hands in gas then lighting them. Warms them right up. Great hack.
  5. I love the idea. Curious what the differences in the classes actually are though. Any taking away from the 52 Super Series would suck, as it's currently what I believe to be the best high end racing going on currently. Are they different enough to attract different crowds?
  6. Deflect deflect deflect!
  7. How'd you like it? Pros cons? Pm me the exact measurements if you can please.
  8. P.A......................heh heh heh I'll have Eddie bill you for a 33 ft. boat ;-) "semi fixed" aka removable! you hush yourself!
  9. It's usually at least 50% of the courses yes. Above 1.24 every .10 is a 3 second hit. I'm not looking to go bigger as the 180% kite is already huge for the small I of the O30. Courses vary a bit depending on where I'm racing. Yes, its small time now, but I'm looking toward the future and plan to keep the boat around a while. Carrying both with a sprit is not an option and I don't want to run an assym off the pole for beer can ish regattas. Conditions are usually very light, which is why I got the O30 to begin with. Carrying a sym I was sailing hotter angles way, way more often than soaking deep. Not sure I agree with you.
  10. So after a lot of thought I'm going to go the way of the assymetric. My region is generous to say the least, allowing 1.24 J for free. This gives me a sprit in the neaighborhood of 33 inches over J to the tack point. I have a guy that is very talented building a semi fixed carbon prod, similar to TP52 style. My struggle is with sail size and shape. I'm getting varied opinions on both sides of the argument. Do I go with less sail area for a slightly more reachy kite? Or max mid girth for pretty much running only? Courses sailed are 99% random leg, so no W/L bs here. Thoughts?
  11. Still their best trailer. This video got me to croatia and into sailing. I haven't looked back since. Sadly they've changed a lot since '10 but a new company is stepping up to make party sailing great again.
  12. Seriously don't listen to annnnny of the advice above. Get a job driving charter boats for party flotillas while you sort out your real life. It takes time, when you figure it out, you'll know.
  13. http://www.quarterdeck.co/ You're welcome
  14. Andi is great. Clean stay the hell away. Don't take this too harsh, but you're really lacking in the commentary field. Stick to whatever it is you're good at.