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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. Only from the usb port as far as I'm aware
  2. nice pull yo. What do I win? A spa holiday for two and a candlelit dinner?
  3. Freak Rocket - Foiling R-Class owned by Hamish Hall Smith
  4. Yep - Back to the conventional keel stepped carbon rig with rods now, no evidence of its past history with a rotating rig inside or out.
  5. Certainly a US boat - the old name is on the washboard but I didnt pay that much attention. Black Hawk? Black Knight? something along those lines I think. Someone familiar with the boats can probably fill in the gaps. Now christened Aunt Jessie - the owner has (or had) a 125 of the same name.
  6. Theres one on the west coast of scotland just about to be relaunched after a refit...
  7. Settings > User > Auto Mark Advance - And set the range within which you want to to detect your rounding and switch to the next mark on the course.
  8. Assuming you have the typical blue Halcyon 2000 compass then thats talking to your network via the fastnet bus, the Speed and Depth talk directly to the main processor. The fact you have lost all 3 indicates an issue with the main processor rather than a network or sensor issue.
  9. I don't think there was any magic ticket, but having their 3 boats pushed right to the top of their rating bands certainly didn't hurt. Catapult was highest rated boat in the fleet and Antix as the first of their 'small' boats still rated higher than a few teams 'big' boats with Quokka in the top half of the entries ratings wise. The faster boats definitely benefited in the conditions we saw (the round the island day excluded when the whole fleet inverted after a break for lunch with the anchors out)
  10. Really tough week of racing as Quagers says - Quite a few abandonments and restarts, and perhaps a few races that shouldn't have been in the first place but ultimately the RC did well to get the full program of races in. The Irish fully deserved their victory but the next bunch of teams were all closely packed together in what was a pretty high scoring regatta. I think 2nd down to about 6th could all have reshuffled going into the last race?
  11. All UK Cherubs built in the last ~10 years use horizontal lifting rudder foils, and quite a few older boats have been converted. Numbers are fairly small at around 20 boats at a typical nationals but there is an upward trend in these numbers since the adoption of the rudder foils. It would be tough to argue whether or not these things are linked but theres no doubt that the foils have transformed the way the boats sail.
  12. Kites rip more often after they'v left the building. We carry rigging tape for a reason. Tape anything in the hatch area that might snag the chute and spend some time below the hatch. Anything that the chute might get hung up on needs to be dealt with with tape or removal. Sewer needs to take some responsibility that the chute is clear of all potential snags. We once ripped a chute on a J35 because the foot got hung op on the fixed head pump handle. "Hoist!" .... flush. After we launched out of the hatch for one race, the owner bought-in, and the rest of the crew liked it. The benefit of not having the crew off the rail to pack the kite, then to retrieve it near the mark has helped in the tight fleet. A trust was established pretty quickly, so no problems. It took me the first part of the season to persuade my current ride to go to hatch hoists - All totaly convinced now.
  13. Assuming im repacking into a bag then the sheets and halyard have to come off anyway so if im down below clip them all together and chuck them back out the hatch, then drag the foot of the kite back to the middle of the boat and start stuffing. Keeps the weight out of the bow and its much easier to work with a bit more space and the kite spread out a bit up the boat. If you are leaving it hooked up to hoist straight back out of the hatch then theres no need to run the tapes (assuming your drop wasnt a complete clusterfuck)