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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.


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  1. This is interesting, didn't expect such a positive response about raymarine. Lots of positive reviews online too so guess I'll reconsider then. The tiller control arm on the ev-100, I can't find what kind of drive it is. Screw, hydraulic, whatever, does anyone know? I ask because my primary complaints with my two raymarine aps are: 1. Plastic gears and belt tensioners that wear, slip and break under ordinary loads 2. On the st-1000, lack of any sensor to tell the ap that it's reached the end of travel, so it just keeps grinding away at those plastic gears
  2. The ramarine st-1000 autopilot and the raymarine wheel pilot I have are/were crap. I don't want to buy another autopilot from them unless I have to. I'm about to purchase an Olson 30 and need a good ap. Something that can steer in waves with the kite up. Simrad tiller pilot could be a backup, but I'm guessing won't be the right tool for the job. Ev-100 is the only option I can find in the ~$2k price range, but I probably don't know where to look either. Does anyone have any alternatives to the ev-100? Is the ev-100 not as bad as my past experiences with ray marine aps?
  3. Seems he died in 1983. http://sailboatdata.com/view_designer.asp?designer_id=68
  4. That's interesting. Any idea where one can find this out?
  5. So the cherubinis weren't junk? Hardly seems like something to brag about...
  6. First off, I own one and love my boat, so don't take this the wrong way. And my last name has as many vowels as Cherubini so I'm a little biased towards him to start... But as much as I love my own boat, we all love our own boats and think they are special. So why are Cherubini designed hunters supposed to be extra special? My boat is a 1981 hunter 25 shoal keel. The laminate is thin, the companionway design flawed or maybe just cheap (and leaky in a broach), it does have decent structural reinforcement, but a small rudder. The boat can't go higher than a beam reach under main alone, it is entirely foresail driven. Upwind the shallow bulged at the bottom type keel has no naca profile. It is overweight (50% d/b ratio) to keep the boat upright despite the shallow draft.. The shrouds are at the rail, so jib angle is limited. Weather helm is an issue. phrf is 234 for what its worth. 55 degrees off the wind is the best you can really do while keeping speed up, and she's not particularly fast off the wind, but she does surf easily. She has a bolted flange, and is fairly seaworthy IMHO, but i certainly wouldnt take her to bermuda. so after owning her for a few years, i love my boat, but honestly must say there is nothing particularly special about her to distinguish her from any other boat of that generation. Am I the only one who sees it this way? Am I missing something?
  7. How many? Yours makes three here so far. You know of others? The OP refers to others and planned law suits, but neglected to provide a link or specific facts about these others. Without facts, I'm calling BullShit! I don't know this business and I've never dealt with them. I just think it's wrong to over-generalize from such a limited number of examples. A similar thread was started on sailnet I think. Smoke = fire Glad to see Chris boynton respond here though
  8. I ordered a Gill Jacket from them back in November to try to get it in time for X-mas. They told me it would ship the next business day. Two weeks later it hadn't shipped yet, and I had gotten no notice at all from them. I calle several times, kept getting the same answer, that it would ship soon. Then they told me it was back ordered. So just weeks before christmas I cancelled the order and went with Mauri Pro, who had the same promotion going on. Mauri shipped the next business day. IDK how they stay in business with so many complaints...
  9. Wait, the oversized pole is clearly holding the tack of the assym out in front of the boat sort of like a sprit would. So what is actually holding the tack of the assym out front as the pole is disconnected and the clew jibed over? Why would the pole be going end for end on an assym?
  10. How would the over length pole work when you jibe? Oh shit, posted in may...