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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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    Be careful who you talk to about your sailing plans. Those who have abandoned their dreams will try to destroy yours."

    A sailor is never a victim.
  1. The party spread to various boats in the harbor. Contributed to my disorientation upon waking Fri AM
  2. I have sailed this race twice, and both years were apparently big air years (2014, 2016). Went into the races with the expectation of long downwind cruising and found high wind and very fast active sailing. In the excitement of the races, we stayed up and did not set watches resulting in early AM fatigued crew dealing with exhaustion. TIP can be ordered in advance through the mail (I live in Idaho and received my certified letter in mere days). Contact the marina for a slip before you leave and especially reserve a hotel room. There will be none available Saturday night of the race.
  3. Then there is a series of boats that came after Venture but before the motorboats- like the 26D. Able to sail upwind and combining a pop top and full bed under the cockpit, my family have sail/camped from Priest Lake in Northern Idaho to Lake Mead (when there was still some water there). Water ballast means that launching requires very little depth, and little weight when towing. Claims that the boat wont sink due to foam blocks are subject to doubt, but at least it would slow down the event. Beachable and when combined with a good rudder from Ruddercraft, a very sailable boat for inland waters
  4. Joel at Ruddercraft.com has made several rudders for me and a carbon daggerboard. He is great to work with and he is a sailor (F-24)
  5. It would be easy to recommend a fabric like Top Gun or Sunbrella Plus. Let whoever sews this cover make recommendations about fabric. Ask about thread, at very least a premium like sunguard or even teflon thread. Is the cover to be stored on the boat while sailing? Some fabrics take up a lot of room and are heavy. I think over the boom is the way to go. To really seal around the boat, a ratcheting strap will usually hold the cover down well. Just to mention, cheaper fabrics often shrink and undergo color changes. If you were near me, I'd bid on the job.
  6. What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?
  7. When dealing with Canadian manufacturers consider import fees and shipping headaches
  8. I have a C31 that I have raced, cruised and camped. Every pound brought onboard decreases the performance of the tri. If you can backpack camp, and you feel a bed is a luxury, then this might be the general boat design for you. I have seen this design kitted out with onboard toilet (holding tank) and galley and shower, even an inboard diesel! If you sail a lightly loaded trimaran, you will have all the benefits of the design, which is equal to about three times the speed of the same size mono. Load it up with crap and you will lose your advantage.
  9. I live in Idaho. It is a very polite society. Very little violent crime, and those violent crimes that do occur are solved and people are convicted. Car-jacking is unheard of here. One can see pickups with racks in the back window with a hunting rifle, shotgun and a fishing pole. People here peacefully co-exist. We hunt wolves here. On the other hand, in other states, their populace is not to be trusted with firearms. The result is a lot of sheep being preyed upon by a few wolves. The wolves will only grow bigger if they are not put down. A lot of sheep must feed large wolves. Which are you?
  10. Everything you need from Joel at Ruddercraft.com
  11. except for the small mesh size, trampoline netting from a backyard trampoline would be perfect for all applications. The reason is price, as buying it from the Fun Spot is so cheap, colors offered, and the width is 16 feet. I have seen kids jumping on backyard trampolines that are 15-20 years old! The margins of trampoline mats must be bound, as even hotknifing the material won't prevent fraying. The forward tramps on my C-31 are so abrasive that if you fall to your knees, the tramps have a cheese grater effect. If I could find trampoline material with a bigger mesh size, I'd replace my forward nets in a heart beat. Also, Tramp material screens about 75% of the sun as a shade material.
  12. That might be OK on your C31 but if you show up to a Cat 1 or 2 offshore race with just a bow pulpit and nets they will send you home with a letter to mummy How much of a lifeline set up is required for a multihull?
  13. zzzzzzzzz that's old news. Don't know what to say to you. Questions asked, I answered.
  14. Dave Calvert Sails is another resource.