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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. On the basis it has a hull, you're bob on. It's when you look beyond that you run into trouble.
  2. Dick, he's talking about tide gribs. You don't need to combine externally. I don't think there are any free uk tide sources, but could be wrong.
  3. I do hope you all realise how totally idiotic this is to everyone else reading. I'm thinking you're all 12 years old, right? That or you like licking condensation off windows?
  4. We put both a staysail and windseeker on a J130. Both worked really well on longdistance racing. Not sure the return would really be there on short. They are very different sails. The staysail set off an inner forstay which was tensioned, and it was cut as a small jib. We used it from 40 apparent round to about 90. Really good at balancing the helm on white-sail reach, and I would have thought would be good inside your zero. But I don't think you'll get enough luff tension running with just halyard. Our 'windseeker' as you call it was a down cut old light wind zero, tacked mid deck to jib halyard, loose rope luffed on a furler. Sat inside the asymetrics in anything that wasn't deep VMG running. Different beasts. In my view, the staysail is better but harder, the windseeker easier but lower return.
  5. Fit a bike bottle holder in the cabin, and in the cockpit, then go get one of these: http://www.scosche.com/boombottleh2o
  6. Sneaky movable ballast if you can spare a man to move it on every tack!!Sending one of you clowns down below to move all that shit every tack is even worse than bringing it in the first place. The extra shit goes in the car or garage and you stay on the rail. Fuck you, it was me asking what it's doing on board in the first place. So, he's seen the light, he's learnt the lessons from you simply, purely amazingly talented, oh my god i'm basking in your reflected light, racers who absolutely win every race that you've ever even glimpsed from the side of your eye, and dumped his kit for racing.... ...but for when he isn't racing and has junk on board, any ideas how he should lash it in that nice inviting empty space up forward? anyone? no? just a bit simple with no imagination? I'd run with putting stuff in light containers or mesh bags, bonding some soft loops and running webbing, as well as some hanging bars up high.
  7. "Psst, I know a secret. It's too important and controversial to tell you, so I'm just going to tell you that I know the secret. Because that makes me feel great, and it makes you think I'm absolutely amazing. Wow! Isn't it great running a forum website! It's like being 12 years old again!" Is it because they've all disappeared up their own arses? No? You sure? Or is it you up there?
  8. Just did 3 months crushing with Raymarine/tack tick, wouldn't do it again, too fluky. I really like the garmin and would do that if I was starting from scratch. b&g triton a fairly safe bet as its more Navico than B&G.
  9. Any ideas on efficiency of sail drive versus a pod drive, both in motoring and sailing modes?
  10. Good stuff. So looking into the Oceanvolt J88 solution, I found the speed/distance curve, which suggested about 15nm @ 5.2knots, off 552 Ah LiFePO4, at 76kg battery plus 47kg motor, 123kg total system. Work this out to 41.6nm, then it's 2.77 times that system, needing 1529Ah @ 257.52kg or 567lb total system, or rounding to three times system, 1656Ah @ 275kg or 605lb. We're disappearing down a hole here aren't we. The benefits of putting the system in a lightweight boat, mean that you turn it into a heavy weight boat. Never mind, smelly unreliable diesels it is! (Queue someone saying 'it's only unreliable if you don't maintain it, check the oil, change the impellor, wear a cardigan...)
  11. So, purely in my imaginative world where I'm about to order a 30ish footer, can I spec a 48v electric propulsion system, and still qualify cat 3 compliant? How much amps do I need to meet the 1.8 x √LWL for 8 hours on sometging like a j88 or similar. It would be lovely to be silent and reliable!
  12. You had to go an mention the tla! Above is how I used to do what you're trying to do, and given your limitations above, it worked about right. You need to do a good few runs though to take out the wind swings. I used to start and finish each run with the 50 yards of a set wind trim so you can confirm wind direction later when you analyse the runs, say jib lifting upwind, or jib stalling downwind.
  13. Hey Fatima,I want to be sure I understand your workflow.You generate an email request from within the PW Offshore App.Email that request (.pwr attachment) off to offshore@predictwind.Import the email response into Expedition.Do I have that correct?Which email client are you using. Iridium's?Thanks No we were using the iridium go functionality within the PW app. Didn't go to the email. That downloaded onto the pic, then open expedition and import. We did use iridium email client, which was fine, and it did work the way you identify above, but we didn't use it that way.
  14. Not sure about yb, but i use the predict wind app, then open in expedition. Dead easy. the expedition version I was using didn't have an iridium go link, but wasn't a problem workflow wise.
  15. ^that