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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.

Silver Raven

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    Get o;ut in the North Western Pacific - with a camera person & take some pics of the 'tsunami rubbish' & wake the world up to the severe ocean polution & help make a way forward to fix this horrendus problem before it's to late. Oh - & fishing - cooking - being happy - & did I mention 'Sailing' ha ha Ciao, james
  1. Can someone translate this to English so I can understand it? -thanks Australian kicked the seppos arse even though your guys tried everything under the sun to cheat. Every protest, every time the boat was measured it was proven legal. The tank testing was proven legal. Benny was a genius. What is even better is that the yacht AII was not even quicker than the seppos boat (what was it named? no one remembers 2nd place). The Australians won by MINDFUCKING THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. Like we are mindfucking you right now. now go away and smoke a jeffery and relax loser Seriously, will you Aussies on this site knock it off with this seppo crap. You aren't mindfucking anyone but yourself. The ironic part about all this is that virtually every Aussie I have ever met in sailing was a really great person. Just spent the weekend with a bunch couldn't have been nicer and more fun. Guys like you do no service to the rest of your country. Grow up. Thank you - so very much for your 'wise' words - - I'm sure we will all take them very seriously - & no doubt pay the amount of attention to your diatribe - as it rightfully deserves. Great to see - yet anohter well mannered - worldly & well spoken American. Thanks for showing all of us - just who you really are as now we can - move aside & let the sewage flow into your backyard. james
  2. Gooday 'aquila'. The blokes name was Bob Miller- (19 March 1936 to 1 May 1988) then changed to Ben Lezan because of a legal issure with Graig Whitworth. Just a few of Bob's designs; Onya of Gosford; Rampage; Plumb Craxy; Ginko; Matila; Dancing Mouse; Hotel Tango; many M & W 32'; Apollo's 1, 2, 3, That's all I can pull of the top of my hat. but I'm sure there are many more. Ciao, james
  3. Gooday Doug & Roland. Golly gosh - you blokes are taking me back a day or 2. We built some winches for our RC boats back a day or so. They weighed approx 8 oz (227grams) - made out of motorized computerised gears - would pull 28 lbs (12.7 kgs) a distance of 34" (864mm) v ertically in under 8 seconds - powered by 2 nicads - that were at the top of the keel/c/b. We were using 8, 10 & 12 channel radios to controll all manner of 'tweekers' to gain more speed - which we seemed to do. I'm sure you blokes don't need all that stremgth - these days & could use much smaller (less weight) batteries. Somewhere - 3500 ks - south of me - in Sydney is a whole garage full of model boats & gear - probably 30 or more of them - might have to see if I can chase some of them up. Catch you guys later. Ciao, james
  4. Gooday Doug & Roland . Roland - what is this hull shape ??? With great ;respect - - is it very like the new 70' multijull class - - sure looks like it to me. As well as a SUPA KISS principle boat - it sure looks fast & stable - I personally might make it 15% wider - but that's just me - - or then why not try 'canting' the hulls out at the bottom by 7 degrees (*) because we already know that - - that works - really well & adds great sailing stability. Unlike Doug - I recon it can handle 15 % more weight & not slow it down at all. (ooops - sorry Doug) - However I'm really impressed with that hull shape ! ! ! Well done. Ciao, james Hi James, the hulls are inspired by an AC45 but slimmed down in width. This boat was a test to see if the hulls work well, I've build the prototype from pieces laying around in my workshop - the boat is 1m wide now, but if I had longer tubes I would have build it to 122cm, the class limit.. I'm on a mold now, when the mould is ready the next boat will be that wide, with a modified center frame & all the beams will be from carbon to increase stiffness and save more weight:) My older Cats did have canted hulls, I will do on this boat as soon as I have the first molded hulls. You're right, the boat will be able to handle about one pound of ballast, but far from the 3 pounds of Doug's boat . I will try to incorporate moveable ballast in the future - maybe a wing first? Cheers Roland Gooday bloke. I'm 'stoked' that you took the time to answer me. I've 'played' with a few models - in my time. Started off - being for fun & quickly drifted into 'research' with a few naval designers - & stayed in that area for some 10 to 15 years. 99% were RC c/w 10 & 12 channel radios - great fun & a very 'valuable' research tool. All good fun, for sure. The proposed sliding weight - I was thinking of - was more like 300 or 400 grams - something like I might imaging a skipper or crew or both might weigh - sailing a boat like that - but scaled down - of course. I'm very much into 'wing-masts' - as you might see - if you check out that section in these 'forums'. Doug, Gary & a few others - sometimes have a chat about wings. Built a few - but they were - real size - not for models. Have 1 on a 13 mtr x 10 mtrx 1800 kg - cruising tri. Having tried to pay some attention to the 'goings-on' in the multihulls big-boat area - I'd think you might look at - canting the rig before looking into a wing-mast ??? Seems - the 'big boys' in 'the big league' are having much success with canting the masts & from what it looks like - canting them by quite a few degrees & having a lot of success doing so. It sure will be something I'll be looking at doing - very seriously - but then I already have a wing-mast - so I'm just wanting to go 'cruising' more efficiently. Thanks again for taking the time & bother to answer me. I'm grateful - Keep well, healthy & smiling (that's sailing) - Ciao, james Good fortune to you & your very interesting projects. I'll sure be following your great progress. Ciao, james
  5. Gooday Doug & Roland . Roland - what is this hull shape ??? With great ;respect - - is it very like the new 70' multijull class - - sure looks like it to me. As well as a SUPA KISS principle boat - it sure looks fast & stable - I personally might make it 15% wider - but that's just me - - or then why not try 'canting' the hulls out at the bottom by 7 degrees (*) because we already know that - - that works - really well & adds great sailing stability. Unlike Doug - I recon it can handle 15 % more weight & not slow it down at all. (ooops - sorry Doug) - However I'm really impressed with that hull shape ! ! ! Well done. Ciao, james
  6. Are you sure you should be saying nice things about a Kiwi boat on this thread? . David's Barker's design is without doubt - still contemporary & a 'work-of'art' for sure. Sometimes I wish he wasn't such a good artist & had stayed with designing multihulls. Hey Bill, get your drift :-) Silver Raven, DB was on to it all right. The line drawings for Sundancer in Gary Baigents book show a boat akin to a Schionning Line Honours or similar but drawn in the late 1960s. Barker was certainly a visionary multi designer/builder. Sundreamer is not comparable to used racing boats - she is (following the demise of near relation predecessor Stratosphere) a unique attempt to crate a large, fast, minimum effort sailing craft. My question is; was there a C4? Gooday 'jamez' & 'Matty' - james here - in Far North Queensland. Where are you blokes?? Northland ? - anywhere near David ? Haven't got $2m to get 'Stratosphere' back up & running & it would take all of that & many more years than I've got to waste. Equally I don't have the $400K NZD to give to Phil - or he'd have it already. DArn !!! Leroy wont sell 'Sundancer' & it's way past being able to recover. Matty - I didn't know about the CSM/polyester 2nd one out of the 'dreamer' moulds. I do know that a new state of the art 'Sundreamer' would cost the national debt which I don't have. Now jamez to your question - answer is - there has never been a C-4 - but the answer is - do not hold your breath but it is a possibility - that much I do know. Ciao, james
  7. Are you sure you should be saying nice things about a Kiwi boat on this thread? Gooday Bill & others in this thread. - O.K. - I'm game. 'Sundreamer' @ $400k NZD = just over $300k AUD & if I had the money - it would not be listed by Phil Hart - but sold to me & trying to get ready for the NZ to Noumea race. 35 years old has something to do with what? I don't understand. It's still worth 1/2 as much again as being asked & would cost $2m to build a new one. Why would you spend that much more just to get another 6 kts??? Boat's still mighty quick, laminate is still strong, sound & dry, easy to sail with 2 people & race with 4 to 8 persons if you wanted to, dry to sail at high speeds & comfortable as all heck. Look up the web site & take a tour of the inside - not many yachts with that much comfort that only weigh 10,500 lbs & draw as little - 14"., sail well & go to windward - with the best. 'Nokia' & all those others are very fast , extremely wet, not comfortable & have absolutely no accomodation or creature comforts (but golly gosh are they ever quick). David's Barker's design is without doubt - still contemporary & a 'work-of'art' for sure. Sometimes I wish he wasn't such a good artist & had stayed with designing multihulls. M-F-Truck was not as fast as it was designed to be - by any means. I don't know of a 'top-shelf' supa fast multi in aloy - has there been 1 since 'the mighty P-D' ??? Now if quick is what you have in mind & cruising is the comfort level you wish to sail fast at - try - Peter Aschenbrenner's - Nigel Irens design - 'Paradox' cause that is sure a beautiful vessel but a lot more $'s than $400K in any currency. O.K.,everyone, enjoy this comming week's sailing & keep healthy & smilin, ciao, james