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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. can't remember seeing this around here... THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Innovative 2. Preliminary 3. Anaesthetist 4. Cinnamon 5. Chrysanthemum THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Specificity 2. Rhipidistian-Amphibian Transition 3. Anti-constitutionalistically 4. Transubstantiate 5. Sphygmomanometer THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 01. Thanks, but I don't want to have s e x. 02. Nope, no more booze for me. 03. Sorry, but you're not really my type. 04. Kebab? No thanks, I'm not hungry. 05. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight? 06. Oh, I couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing karaoke. 07. I'm not interested in fighting you. 08. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool. 09. Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to hurl in the street. 10. I must be going home now as I have work in the morning.
  2. Thought I give an update to follow my post two weeks ago... Went out again today, same boat, different crew, same high standard, just slightly less wind (20 knots decreasing to around 15)... Pre-race took the Lube and the tripping of the pole was no longer a problem. I still like the Ker31, staying well above 10 knots of BS downwind, and still very wet. Results today: don't know, except for this big grin on my face.
  3. Yes it does...
  4. My boat last year was rigged by an ex-bowman and as a result our tackline featured a ring with dual tylaskies on it for easy peeling... (something like this : ) I set-up for a gybe peel once the past season (and eventually we decided not to gybe nor to peel) Light weather, so what I (we) did (and would be doing): -tack to tackline, peel sheet on clew, halyard on head -drop-line out of the pocket and down the hatch to sewer Than just before the gybe, easing the guy to fly the old kite from the tackline. Mast would start hoisting and me (#1) and floater on the foredeck to gather the old kite. When the kite wants to come over pit releases halyard and kite drops down the hatch with a little help. -Gybe the pole -re-attach the sheets But as I said before, instead of the whole sequence to commence, I had to put the drop-line back in it's pocket and get the new kite down below. Do a normal gybe and keep flying the same kite.
  5. Did so last year on 150-160m2 kites banded the A0, A2, S2 and S4 (didn't do A1) for quicker hoists and better handling. For WL-racing we dropped the kite in the forward hatch and hoisted from there the second time downwind. Offshores everything got wooled after a drop and we usually spiked the kite at the tack (easier to wool in the maincabin than in the forward cabin) Just use wool and a couple of people, keep the tack on the outside and everything elsetucked away in it.
  6. Always pack/check the headsails yourself, has been mentioned since post one (and of course on the BU website when it was active... not too sure I agree with you there. Yes you shouldn't be at the pointy end, because it slows down. But most boats I sailed were easier and faster to be up front than to try and get the pole off the mast, far enough back and back ticking out of the front Check, pack it in such a way tack and head fold out the final metre or so depends on the boat, but a good afterguard checks with his bow before giving the call. I'm used to give the all clear and back calling it. Differs probably boat for boat. And do your homework before hand, read the SI's (was on page 1 of the thread IIRC). Personally I like to be at the back when waiting for the start getting involved with the decision makers and being able to read the instruments If you're not a team with the Mast and Pit it doesn't matter all that much. You are the manager of everything that happens from the piano forward, make sure they feel a part of your job and remember on the dip-pole that the pit can get back at you in seconds for doing something stupid... As shown last Sunday during the Winter Series, chopper had to come in and deliver a doctor to one of the three boats that lost a guy over the side... Learned my lesson, even when on board for a single day treat her well and give some extra McL. The membership rules are posted several times within this thread... And the senior members are very willing to share (as shown in this thread)
  7. Yep Rens, new boat (boats enough) but nothing really regular yet (have you seen the calendar for the summer? Cork is circeled big time, unless you guys need someone for TdF ) Wessel, yep I was the guy on the front of Eclectic. And the Ker I sailed on was end4end with double sheets (guys and sheets). What I did: trip pole from mast (jaw was giving me a hard time already), hook new guy under jibsheet, try to get pole across but both jaw and lazy guy were stuck-ish. Three waves and two gusts later the jaw opened and pole could be clicked to the mast. As said before trimmer and helm kept the boat under control perfectly. Yes I was on the windward side, feet steadily planted, jaw-openings pointing upwards, twisting 90 degrees had little use (because I couldn't get the jaw on the far side to open). What was the previous name of Daikin, after racing I couldn't remember it when drinking a beer with the crew... Oh and Moonraker (you know, also a ker11.3) did a t-bone, but the mast stayed on the boat even without a forestay, might be good to know
  8. or big boats the foredeck crew usually consists of bow, mid-bow and mast with the mid-bow to help lugging sails around. Without him, you should be able to rely on the mastman to help you out. Tell him (in a friendly way) and make sure to remember to say it to him when going out to the race. Oh, and if you pack the sails before a race, fold the tack, luff head part back in the sailbag so you don't have to drag it all the way to the front. open bag fold stuff back and attach. When it comes to being listened to, you're probably the youngest one, so no-one will pretend to listen to you. Just keep working one doing you're own stuff fast, correct and without making any fuzz and respect will grow. The thing is there are other people on board who have the dedicated task of making sail choices and tactical decisions. The start is something different and you have the opprtunity to steer the boat in the pre-start. (just check which side they prefer to start)
  9. Thanks, had the new guy in the jaw, but couldn't get the "old" jaw to open and therefore release the guy, get the pole across and put it on the mast again. As said before guys at the back did a great job and just were freeflying the spinnaker and the little boat's speed didn't drop below 10 knots in the gybe, apperently. Anyway, the theory was correct, just the execution lacked finesse.
  10. two things, one: it's been quiet too quiet Second thing, help! thing is I've done bow past season on a 44 footer (big stuff, both a and sym off the pole) all no worries or something (had a great mentor) and the occasional small keelboat (regenboog, yngling, beneteau 25 aka platu). But now in a new spot (Solent ) and been doing the bow on 30 footers with end for end. Yesterday was a hoot, 31footer (racer) end-end pole (duh...) but in the 30+ knots of breeze I couldn't get the old guy out of the pole fast, nor the pole easily across to get the now old guy out of the thingy (what's the term?). Major reason was probably the tripping of the pole, checked the working on the dock and decided lube wasn't needed. Should I've done that anyway or is there a handy technique to get the endthingies tripped under load? Thanks. Oh, the weekend (hamble winter series and big boats series) was a good weekend foredeck wise... One duck failed (broken forestay on ducker, hole in the receiving boat) and at least one guy went swimming (But I think the water in the Solent might have been warmer than the air).
  11. Bribon went to vancouver (was a thread on that around here some time back)
  12. I have the spinlock harness and the fid goes almost horizontal in an elastic 'pocket' on my back... Go to the shoe repair man and ask him to sow a piece of elastic band (wide and tapering) on the back. It is really nice and out of the way in this set-up. Here's the deckware site with some pics of the set-up http://www.spinlockdeckware.com/products.asp?id=4917
  13. I have a shitload of photos of VO70's with this set-up but it was very bright day, so the white 'rhino-horn' doesn't show good. Look closely at the tack It really is a tough piece of dacron sown (SP?) into the tack of the assy, it points upwards at about 45 deg and away from the boat. We have it (Assy from the sprit) and I think it only has any use when outside gybing. Monkey: If one would go from inside to outside, jusr re-rig the sheet, it would be too heavy to have multiple sheets on the assy (even when it is massive) We sail from the sprit so always gybe outside (and thus we need the rhino horn)
  14. Got a nice person to teach me that (he knows his business also with words...) This hasn't taken off like just like the BU site has it? Haven't sailed in conditions that got these pictures... I look forward to more global warming... Oh and I did do this at home..: and those who know where I got these from... Oh and Thanks!
  15. That's one for the 'Bowman Dunking Shots'-thread We haven't been out in a serious swell, no clue how 'dry' the boat will be up front. can't be really bothered by that though...