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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. Shane I think you are onto something with the way you had Div 1 & 2 sailing the same course, (even though it was the slowest Div 1 I can remember) to be able to award Div 1 Div 2 and overall regatta champion was great, had there been a few bridge deck cats (non trailables) perhaps they could have contested a for a non trailable trophy and been eligible for the regatta champion as well. Did the Div 2 boats think the courses were to long?
  2. I have been there a few times, always been seperate starts 5 mins apart with shorter courses for Div 2 most of the time. It gets a bit congested trying to give the Div 1 boats room to start.
  3. Pete it cost me about $4.5k for ss discs, ss calipers, galv hubs and a brakeaway system but they seem to work well. Its probably an overkill if you were to tow after each dunking giving the discs and brakes a chance to warm up and dry out.
  4. Bigger than you requested but for what its worth, My F 31 weighs 2100 kg, tandem trailer 900 kg, tow with 100 series landcriuser turbo diesel, if you want to sit close to 100 kph expect 20-24 litres/100. The Jeep Cherokee T/D seems to be popular with better fuel consumption.
  5. Lafish, we just had our SOMR multihull regatta on the Melbourne Cup weekend. The fleet had 2 Melvest built F 22s, 1 Dash, 1 Sprint mark 11, 1 F 85/82?, 1 C 28, and a F 31. The F 85 was the stand out performer until he had mast problems, but the on water performance speed was very close, I was crewing on a F 22 we had a edge over the Sprint down wind and they had an edge upwind. On OMR we had similar handicaps. In 25 Knots with the kite up it isn't impossible to stick all 3 hulls in but a great little boat all the same.
  6. I'm with you Tony and when we get the rule sorted it will be much easier to achieve. However there was some real confusion at Airlie where we thought there were going to be two divisions and that was even discussed with the Race Committee. The the push came for one division driven to the best of my knowledge by the big Cats and championed by the unfortunate victim of a serious collision. As we were there for fun I just went with the flow as I believe a number of others did. In future my vote will be more considered. Perhaps it time for a split based on trailability, as some of us prefer at the Nationals "Trailerable Div 1 & 2" not that it would have helped in this incident. Probably not enough starters for this, but in the future it may encourage more trailerable's to travel.
  7. Pete, thanks for the ride around the "Whitsundays" did you get "Dux Nutts" back in to SA in one piece? what happened to racing at Hammo?
  8. SCANAS, one extra cost, Corsair normally sells in US Dollars, at the moment one Aussie $ buys about 87 US cents and I am tipping this is about to get worse so there's another 15% on the price at the moment.
  9. Tim you probably remember the day at Hastings following me in, I had just folded both sides in, my helmsman had us heading for the mud so a quick turn of the helm by me had us over at about 45 degrees, "expecting a swim" so lesson learnt only fold one side now when under way.
  10. Low Grove that one wasn't that far away sitting for sale in the Hastings Marina last time I looked, but I think I heard that the owner is keeping it after trying to sell for 5 years or so. Cabsav I reckon your right, looks like a huge off the beach cat (50 ft plus) shame he hasn't entered Geelong week with us.
  11. That is correct. I am boat #6 of the production version. I think I now have a new screen saver. Thanks very much! I might be pushing a little here but if you have any more pictures can you please e-mail them to me? I would really like some interior shots to see just how big the interior is with the center board option. Thanks for a great picture. Bill a737man@yahoo.com Try that again This may help keep the interest up 1 airbourne This time may be That's the view I usually have of it, but last Saturday in lightish conditions I had to look at the other side of that big puple bag all the way home and "Daylight Robbery" aswell. Well done guys
  12. Where's "Plywoodyboy" gone?
  13. Realy plywoody less than 8 knts, 2 to 1 and you still managed without a winch?