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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. The only "official" statement says beam damage. There are other reports that this was caused by the wing.There is nothing to indicate that there was a beam failure, although that could be as good a reason as any. I would think that when something major breaks at 20-30 knots, all hell breaks lose and lots of stuff gets broke. +1. In many failures the root cause and the "most dramatically damaged part" are different.
  2. Held up by the aft foil. Amazing how the height stays constant as she bounces.
  3. Love my Trinka 12 and looking forward to using it for the same application.
  4. looks like all's well that ends well.
  5. "She just won't let go!" "Try prying her fingers back one by one."
  6. My wife thought this whole video was great comedy, and it really helped solidify my starting skills to her! Thanks Midpack!
  7. http://j105.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=373 Same discussion from j/105 class forum. Tack retrieval line. No distance lost to leeward. You can do this in tight situations even with boats to leeward. J/111 kite is bigger of course. Maybe need 2 on the foredeck plus sewer for the first 20 feet, then #2 crew gets to the rail quick. Even if the helm turns up, the assy simply climbs a few feet up the forestay with the back of it sucked against the leeward side of the jib. You can keep pulling and get it down. Pretty slick with a little practice.
  8. How strange I could've sworn there were four replies last time I checked
  9. With only one AC weekend wife-pass available, I need to choose which event to put on my calendar. When balancing viewing potential and likely conditions, what says the Hive? Don't worry about which city is cooler, easier, whatever to visit or has the better chicks, bars, etc. I know NY and Chicago as cities, but haven't sailed out of either. Just focusing on the sailing - which is more likely to deliver a memorable ACWS event? TIA
  10. Boston Whaler Harpoon. Admittedly not ballasted, but pretty darn stable, indestructible, and can be had for a song.
  11. My old man saw the G4 headed out onto the bay about an hour ago for BOTY testing. Some decent breeze today. Wish I wasn't strapped to the desk!
  12. Thanks all. The engineer in me hates it but I am just going to start with the PT wood + buy some wheels ideas. Current plan is to start with just a 4x4 with biggish but cheap wheels at the ends and some 2x4 or other longitudinal boards with carpet for a greater bearing surface and to make some friction between hull and dolly. I will report back once the wife allows boat project time versus all the other crap in the house that needs fixing.
  13. Hi I have a new (to me) boat that will hopefully live on the neighborhood beach. Approximately 10' from the high water mark and could be 25' at low water. Sandy bottom + grass where the boats sit + somewhat of a berm (like 10" high) to get over. Boat is a Trinka 12. Design weight is 225 lbs, but definitely seems heavier. Hull is empty/dry. Looking for inexpensive dolly ideas for single-man launching. Only needs to go that 25' max and over the berm. Should be suitable for the boat to sit on full time i.e. not about to tip over and can handle the elements. I have been surprised how hard the hull is to move on the grass w/o wheels! I am not looking to slip a disc. Yep Seitech's are great and I have purchased one before. Hoping to spend a LOT less than the $500-ish for a Seitech. Have been googling for ideas but nothing that seems to fit the bill just yet. No welding experience, but plenty of wood/other fab projects and plenty of tools at hand. Ideas?
  14. OP: if you tell your wife she is wrong because the gentle people of the Sailing Anarchy forum say she is, then that might resolve the whole "having kids" issue for a month or so.
  15. One designs rafted together create the fun issue of late party goers who snuggle into "their" bunk on the wrong boat. BTDT.