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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I have a 505 (17' LOA on dolly, no road trailer) plus 2 masts (25' LOA) that I am trying to get from New England to the SF Bay area before the end of the year. Any leads on a load headed west would be appreciated.
  2. Call Larry and order the new anodized aluminum side plates. Make sure he knows the model number/vintage of you fitting so he can determine whether or not you need new sheaves/hardware. He has changed how the center axle bolt is done on newer models. Your picture seems to indicate this is one of the first ones he made.
  3. I think what Madness meant to say is that the aft tank on the new Rondar will now be modified so that it is not a buoyancy tank (because the 2014 rule change was not aproved). The hull is not a double hull and it is not self draining; self bailers are still required. The construction of this boat is actually similar to that of a double hulled boat, but there is no air space between the two; they are directly bonded.
  4. Tom, this image is old. The new system they have is 2:1 inside the mast.
  5. Howie's pic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-5yVulfva8XzlOTkwxdkJBejQ/view?usp=sharing Blaine Pic 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-5yVulfva8Q2o4WExlSHhrenM/view?usp=sharing Blain Pic 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-5yVulfva8a3FjVzl1MWlBbTQ/view?usp=sharing
  6. From the West Coast email list: Howie Hamlin: We have sailed at least 25 days on the auto twings on 4 or 5 different masts. It is fantastic. No chafe problems. The dogbones make rigging the traps much easier and allow you to fine tune the relationship between upper and lower traps and how much the traps raise downwind. A couple stitches help it set tight on the dogbones. Here is a high res photo. I will work on a simple standard of where to set the dogbones. PIC: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0By-5yVulfva8a3FjVzl1MWlBbTQ Blaine Pedlow: I have the setup and it worked well, with the exception of the 'luggage tag' sliding on the dog bones when the spinnaker is up/you're on the upper trap line. This is REALLY hard on the line and it will chafe through (approximately 3.25 days of sailing for me - attached photo is after 3 days). I luggage-tagged the main trap line around the dog bone and it might have helped if I had just passed the loop around the dog bone. (see other photo) Basically, once you get the right height/lengths set, put a lock-stitch or splice a loop in around the dog bone so that the luggage tag can't slip. I actually think that I'm going to remove the dog bones and just set the lengths of the upper/lower trap lines and splice lines of the right length. Will send photos/lengths once repair is hammered out. PIC 1: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0By-5yVulfva8a3FjVzl1MWlBbTQ PIC 2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By-5yVulfva8a3FjVzl1MWlBbTQ
  7. Maybe I should start a new thread for this...but are there any articles/photos already online anywhere on rigging the "Spin Halyard Puller-Upper". We have trap twings that we don't bother using 'cause I forget to put them on at the leeward mark 99% of the time. I will start a separate thread.
  8. Here is a link to the gear table from the top 10 boats at the 2015 NA's: http://www.usa505.org/rigging/WTWU-2015-NA I think the best blanket advise regarding gear/kit is to buy what the fastest guys you will regularly sail and practice with are racing on. No sense in having a one-off setup in your local area. You can win with a variety of setups, but being the same as your training partners will help you get up to speed quicker. Glad people like the video we put together!
  9. You should ride down with Jeff Boyd who is coming from Kingston, ON. You are right, coming to the NA's is the best thing you can do to learn and get better in the class.
  10. The Form Guide has been posted: http://www.505tanktalk.com/2015/09/2015-505-north-american-championship.html
  11. There is extra space in the west coast 505 container for the NA's so if you are trying to get a dinghy from Santa Cruz, CA to Annapolis or reverse, this is a good opportunity. Santa Cruz to Annapolis: departs September 7th Annapolis to Santa Cruz: departs September 20th If interested, please contact dhagan111 at gmail dot com Price is likely negotiable based on space available and size of boat.
  12. Dave, There are some many 505's in your pictures. How many of those are coming down to the NA's? We hope to see you all then.
  13. Now 40 teams confirmed, 34 teams registered. If you have a 505, please do what you can to find a crew and be there. Jesse Falsone and his team are going to put on a fantastic event and Bryan RIchardson has guaranteed lots of wind.
  14. 38 teams confirmed. 30 teams registered. If you can make it, please consider attending. Jesse Falsone is working hard to make this a great event. This is the site of the 2017 World Championship. Regatta website: http://www.usa505.org/2015na Please reply to this thread with any and all questions and we will get them answered.