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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. there's many reasons not to fly a kite during deliveries. More potential for gear breakages, reduced crew (exacerbating the potential for breakage), sail wear and damage etc etc. Most importantly, you might spill your beer. A responsible delivery crew wouldn't fly extras unless the RFO was onboard and requested it. If you can't get where you're going fast enough with a delivery main and jib, turn on the donk. You are most certainly not concerned about eeking out that extra 10deg on a shy reach.
  2. RULE 17 - Action by stand-on vessel (1) Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way the other shall keep her course and speed. (2) The latter vessel may however take action to avoid collision by her manoeuvre alone, as soon as it becomes apparent to her that the vessel required to keep out of the way is not taking appropriate action in compliance with these Rules. When, from any cause, the vessel required to keep her course and speed finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the give-way vessel alone, she shall take such action as will best aid to avoid collision. A power-driven vessel which takes action in a crossing situation in accordance with subparagraph (a)(2) of this Rule to avoid collision with another power-driven vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, not alter course to port for a vessel on her own port side. This Rule does not relieve the give-way vessel of her obligation to keep out of the way.
  3. who the hell bothers with a kite during deliveries ?
  4. plywood does that to a design.
  5. Its like you trying to tag a moth with your 4knsb.
  6. it has to be. What's the bet the Destroyer was running 'dark' -- playing some anti-hijack games or something to see if they'd get detected -- obviously not running AIS, and radar blocking/stealth on. As above - container would take some time to wake off watch, assess state of ship after collision etc before being able to turn back and check things out.
  7. do keep up
  8. (onboard ACX Crystal) "Anyone hear that? -- better go back and check."
  9. well -- try to pull it over on the dock. If you can - you exceed the righting moment and there's no need to climb If you can't - then it'll be safe to climb.
  10. woodruff key?
  11. you may need to be more specific. I'm sure you could find a 10ft section of windsurfer mast -- but I suspect its not what you want.
  12. set it up in whatever way works the best and makes sense to you. The way Im guessing its currently rigged looks a bit useless. That cheek block looks like a reef point to me - nothing to do with outhaul. To get some purchase out there without drilling -- dead-end a 2:1 on the cheek block pin &/or shackle a block on the clew and dead-end the outhaul to the boom. Both will give you 4:1
  13. Well - she's listed as an entrant in the Gold Coast. Sail # 525100. The old one is #52570 http://goldcoast.cyca.com.au/the-yachts/2017/black-jack/
  14. 1. yes, I know. As Panoramix says, you can't exploit that 130deg, or you'll end up heading the wrong way. Again - you're splitting hairs. (ok - that's not entirely true -- W could have tacked before bearing away on the rounding and done their turns clockwise, and only had to go through 650 or so deg. I doubt that would be faster, as they'd be sailing further from their next mark). 2. It may have been better to note that the wording has changed, rather than saying the rule has changed. It effectively hasn't.