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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. In 30 knots I'd rather have the spinpole hanging free by the topping, then being attached to the spinnaker itself with the chances of knocking you around as the spinnaker rolls around. When nothing is attached to the pole, it'll only go the way you want and you never have any problems with lots of pressure in your pole. And in light airs, keeping the spinnaker pole attached to the old guy, you could disturb the spinnaker. Best for the trimmers to have it release in a gentle motion, so they can be able to have it free flying during the gybe. What I do in light airs, (single sheets), is when the call to gybe is given, I try to release pressure from the inboard end (with or without rolling, usually not a lot in light airs) by pushing the inboard end free of the eye on the mast. I then already detach the inboard end, and when they steer into the gybe I gradually release pressure of the pole (so the trimmers can keep up and keep the spinnaker full), when all pressure is off the pole I trip the outboard end (as the pole has no use anymore), attach the new guy, rotate and push forward without disturbing the free flying of the spinnaker too much (helping the trimmers keeping it full. Tripping the inboard end early (but keeping it at the same place) gives you just that extra second and helps not disturbing the spinnaker. btw, there are hundreds of ways to gybe, this is the one I found works best. I learnt gybing by attaching both spinnakersheets to the pole and then rotating as well, but found this just works better. I even used to tape the middle of the trippline to the middle of the pole, making sure I wouldn't accidently trip the outboard end when putting the pole back in the mast ;-). You learn by doing
  2. ex-highlife.
  3. oh and btw Lucas, on what boat did you sail? 44ft so I guess it to be Eclectic? Curious to know who you are!
  4. I guess you're doing end4end single sheets on a 30 footer (not double)? What I like to do, is stand on the windward side of the boom (of course), trip the pole when it's rolling to windward out of the mast so there's no pressure (kite's rolling to windward), and in the split second after that, you trip the outboard end (no pressure in the pole) and twist the boom 90 degrees sideways to make sure the old guy is released. This way it always trips and you have your pole just hanging on the topping lift afterwards. If you're fast enough (with the kite still rolling to windward), the new guy (remember, I'm talking single sheets), should be within grabs reach, you put the old inboard end in the new guy, and as the main is gybed and the kite rolling to the new windward side, you insert the new inboard end in the mast. What I've always learnt in the heavy wind shit: if you don't get it in 1 rolling move, just wait, you're probably not ever getting it back in, and asking the back for more slack on your new guy will only get the boat rolling even more. So just wait another rolling move and click it in. Best to get it in in one move though. Also in that sort of wind the timings' crucial, your own timing, not when the main is coming across. If you feel the boat steering into the gybe just pick your rolling movement, don't wait for the rest, being faster makes it easier for the guys to get the kite across, don't bother about the main. Of course you could always use double sheeting ;-)
  5. Ah that helps, thanks
  6. just a short question, what's the pulpit? I'm not a native english speaker (dutch). Thanks.
  7. I told you so!
  8. I just knew bowgirl was quiet as she was preparing yet another sexually perverted story. Please explain your "head out of hatch" and wheelbarreling!
  9. If it's your only option and you have a reef reef the mainsail and use a spinhalyard, but it's going to look ugly.
  10. can we get back to making puddles on spinnakers, bowgirl doing bowgirl-on-girl and exchanging owners' daughters? All this halyard stuff is obvious, now get back to the topics that we as a union have to discuss!
  11. as we're the rockstars of the show I think we can actually do any damn thing we want. ... ;-)
  12. But in that case you'd be allowed to get laid by a fellow proper bowman, as you're the owners daughter. Buys you time untill you get into the girl-on-girl thing!
  13. get your dad to buy himself a boat and who knows ... ;-)
  14. Haha you're not into that girl-on-girl thing bowgirl? Bloody shame!
  15. in the bowmansunion I guess passing around owners' daughters among other fellow bowmen is allowed! You want to trade some?