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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. OP is only providing general naval architecture advice and boatbuilding (remote) guidance at this point. Sailing/rowing/drifting will be up to others (including obviously neutral Swiss guys). As we are so far advanced by now and the departure date is nigh, I'll light the fuse on this one: Recycled Mississippi Facebook page
  2. US 577 and US 578 from the same moulds. Seems like Rolland designs have bad luck: #628
  3. That's what I read. *cough* [/GermanMode]
  4. Subsea vehicle onboard will be called a Boaty McBoatface instead. https://gcaptain.com/boaty-mcboatface-given-real-name-but-will-still-be-forever-known-as-boaty-mcboatface/
  5. And then there's this one: https://markforged.com/mark-two/ Prints carbon fiber. You want it.
  6. I have a feeling you have German ancestors.
  7. Simple solution.
  8. whose quote? sounds clever. InNeedOfSomeRestraint's signature.
  9. More serious answer: After the split in the trailing edge simply drilling a hole and letting it dry won't fix the water issue, at all. That's a major job. The core itself will have soaked up water and holds it even if dried out this way, then back in the water condensation and redistribution processes in the rudder will make it look like it took on more water again. It's most likely that it just never dried out fully again.
  10. There, fixed it. Boatbuilder's reply to a serious question: No.
  11. Even #598 could become lighter
  12. "Solo's not here Man." Captain Solo should not be celebrated. http://www.zambiawatchdog.com/captain-solo-should-not-be-celebrated/
  13. Built in 1997 -> Won the MT. Mod in 1999 Bottom tanks (2 x 110l), new daggerboard, new boom and new daggerboard well. -> Won the MT. 1st to 10th place in any race entered between 1999 and 2004. 5th in MT 2005 Mod 2005/2006 New rotating mast, new floatation foam, elliptic track swing keel (extends when canted), optimized with the help of the University of Nantes. > This is probably what kept her majorly fast after the new generations of boats dropped. Also, Adrien Hardy is a damn good sailor. 1st in Les Sables - Azores - Les Sables 2006 6th in MT 2007 -> After dropping his rig and putting it back up again all in 12 hours. 27th in MT 2009 4th in Les Sables - Azores - Les Sables 2010 12th in MT 2011 Mod 2014 Banque Populaire foil test platform
  14. It very much is. And was for sale for "negotiable price" in "new configuration" last year. Still going strong: http://histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%20Minis/198.htm