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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. Trying to keep the front from falling off...?
  2. Yes, Silverrudder is THE project for this season. Looking forward to it. See you in Svendborg!
  3. I'm using the light wind settings here on the lake if I expect no more than about 10 kts of TWS. This coming season I'll try to go even a little lower. The standard tension has proven very good in the adriatic between 10 and 25 kts in low to moderate waves.
  4. Hi guys I can help with rigg tune. Attached find the basic settings for most normal wind strengths and a very light wind / no waves setting. Disregard the two columns on the far right ( they concern only my boat SUI 15). The second page is about forestay length (sorry in german only). Basically the forestay should be the length form the top of the Jib halyard + 111 cm (that is 43.7 inches for the metrically challenged), measured all the way down to the deck in front of the mast and at the bow, respectively. I've been using these now for tow seasons (both on our lake on and the adriatic) and they seem to work well (got them form Tit Plevnik, who probably has the most experience with the boat in many different conditions so far). Hope this helps. P.S. Don't think I needed to make any changes to the setup (not fotos, sorry) Rigg tune SSC 27 .pdf
  5. While searching for answers to exactly the question posted above I stumbled across this thread. Since I have the exact setup the OP asked about, I will give my 5 cents, even though the thread has gone cold by now. My setup: Instrumentation: B&G NMEA 2000 network with 2 x Triton displays and since last fall (only just installed and used once, not setup thoroughly) a Vulcan 7 plotter. Speed, depth, wind and GPS/compass ZG 100 are all B&G transducers. VHF V50 (with AIS) works beautifully with the Vulcan plotter. No issues there. AP: because of the good reviews for the RM EV-200 AP (EV-1, ACU-200, Linear drive, I70 instrument) I went for RM instead of B&G for the AP last year. Price and the possibility to remote control AP (S-100), which B&G at the time didn't offer (now they do) also played a role in that decision. AP control is entirely through i70 and remote. Communication between B&G and RM for data is no problem (e.g. I am using the data from EV-1 now for course, pitch and heel, while before I used ZG-100. The latter now provides only GPS data at 10 hz). And the AP control unit (i.e. i70 interface) recognizes all the wind and heading data from the B&G network without a problem. I have not tried to send waypoints from Vulcan to i70 yet. AFAIK it is not possible to control the AP through a B&G interface (Triton or Vulcan). The B&G network recognizes no AP in the system. I have not had time yet to go in depth (perhaps wiring the ACU 200 differently could change things). The OP was "wondering if I'll be able to talk to AP from wireless devices (iPad)". With the B&G Vulcan you can use an iOS App to mirror the plotter on an iPad and all adjustments made on the iPad will be immediately implemented on the Vulcan. However B&G explicitly prohibits control of the autopilot from the wireless device (this functionality is the only plotter function not mirrored), apparently for security reasons (so this will also not likely be implemented in the near future). So even if we could get the Vulcan to operate the RM AP it would not work via wireless. RM vs B&G AP: I have not been using the AP for a long time and still am learning to use it when single handing. I can say the RM Evo AP is very easy to setup and calibrate. It does a very good job in heading as well as in wind vane mode upwind, also in rather big waves. So the EV-1 / ACU-200 combo seems to be really doing well. B&G has added a remote control unit and for sailors the B&G Triton AP has better wind vane options (different settings for tacking and gybing: it seems you can define tack and gybe angles relative to TWS and choose between AWA and TWA separately ect.). The RM Evo only knows auto tack to a predefined angle and you have to tell it in the setup whether to use TWA or AWA, which it then uses for up and down wind. So for some sailing specific functionality (especially manoevering) the B&G Triton AP may outperform the RM EV-200. I will look further into controlling the ACU-200 through my B&G gear and will update if I find something.
  6. Seascape 24, little sister of the SSC 27
  7. Seascape is lauching their new sportboat, the Seascape 24 in Düsseldorf. She will not only be taking up the space between their previous boats the SSC 18 and the SSC 27 in terms of lenght but also in terms of concept. It will be intersting to see what that means performance wise. Yacht magazine has the exclusive first look here http://www.yacht.de/del.icio.us/post?title=Yacht-Magazin&url1=http://www.yacht.de/yachten_jollen/neue_boote/seascape-bringt-eine-neue-24er/a103247.html(sorry, in German only). More to follow at www.thinkseascape.com
  8. Well Clean why so hostile? you started that by putting the Hancock piece on the FP where he is wining about starting a race through the bay of Biscay in fall. If you think this belongs in another thread, point me there. Otherwise all I was saying is, that the breakage we are seeing is not simply by unavoidable force of nature but a consequence of conscious decisions to push the boats to the limits and to sail an optimized route. Don't you think it is an interesting topic to look at how far we are willing to sacrifice prudent seamanship while racing in order to get an advantage. I am not saying it's necessarily bad, but it's a fact. And it is another fact that if you break your ride and drop out you don't finish the race, ergo you made some bad decisions.
  9. I respectfully disagree with Brian Hancock on his piece on the FP regarding boat breaking conditions in fall in the Bay of Biscay. Except perhaps for the Tris the breakage we are seeing this time around is due to the conscious decisions of the skippers to sail directly into the eye of a winter storm in the north atlantic ocean (some of them in very new boats and with new appendages, which have not gone through a whole lot of testing). In terms of weather routing the logical thing to do but hardly reflective of prudent seamanship. The only one of the cracks who seems to have taken this to heart it Alex Thompson. Isn't that exactly the essence of these races: it's not only about optimal weather routing but also about adequate gauging of crew resources and structural integrity of the platform, i.e. knowing best when to push and how hard? To finish first, first you have to finish, don't you? Tell me if I'm wrong.
  10. See here: http://silverrudder.com/en/results/2015-scoreboard Conditions were relatively rough at the start with winds 15-20 gusting to > 25 kts, so not all boats made it to the start (4 18s and 27s each DNC) In the Keelboat Mini class (18-25 ft, no handicap) the SSC 18 (the smallest boat by far in the field) came in at 4th, 5th and 16th out of 18 finishers (beat by a Mini 650 Pogo 2, a Melges 24 and a Platu 25). In the Keelboat Small class (25-30 ft, no handicap) the best SSC 27 came in 4th (sailed without an auto pilot!) after 21:47 hrs (25th boat home of >170 monohulls, beating most 30 to 40 footers and more than half of the >40 ft) , only 84 min behind the winner. The second SSC 27 made 11th out of 45 finishers. A third SSC 27 retired after running aground without damage during the start sequence.
  11. @bf childrenyou'd actually be surprised how well this setup works, both for shorthanded and fully crewed racing. shorthande,d helm sits further forward than in above pic, just behind the primary winch and has traveller and mainsheet under control, kite may be trimmed from just about any position in the cockpit. ortherwise the driver moves further back a leaves the space to a dedicated main trimme, which can also sit in front of the winch at the bulckhead. I think the cockpit layout is one of the things that set this boat apart from others, lot's of thought and tryout went into it. go sail the boat if you have the opportunity, i'm pretty sure you'll love it.
  12. Regarding ratings: Got the ORC Club rating for my Seascape 27 for 2014 : GPH 622.1 (like the Norwegian boat). For comparison ORC Club ratings 2014: Esse 850 611.8 Longtze 609.3 Dolphin 81 619.9 Melges 24 628.2 Platu 25 671.9 J 70 673.1
  13. got a little excited about the arrival of your new boat there, overserved ;-)) good for you! go have fun and tell us about it!
  14. The homepage at www.thinkseascape.com has been updated. Finally there is more than just a few pretty pics, but some more info such as specs etc. and a list of dealers. Interestingly, still no dealer for North America listed. Check it out!