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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. Looking like it was the heavy boats who conquered today... 5knots all day from what I have been told....
  2. I have built a plug of the 80kg bulb, we are using it on the Leech650. It is two halves which I then popped a glass mould off of and bolted it together and put it in a sand box. I have put a post up on the i550 Facebook page . On another note what is the point of the beaver tail being added to the original bulb design? It just looks like pure drag to me?
  3. I think it was 0.800.
  4. They had a big clean up of the cbh list recently. TTB was on there for a long time, but this all happened long after I sold the boat. I550 never met the SMS requirements.
  5. That is "Testarossa"
  6. Just started building that bulb minus the beaver tail for the L650. Current bulb is 1300mm long so trying a shorter fatter bulb as an experiment.
  7. Yeah the cabin looks more like Uppercut's. Originally launched as "Blew Bayou" and was a MK3.5. Stretched to 8.2, different sheer and no swallow tail on the transom.
  8. More than likely it's a MK1 looking at it. There is a huge thread on this forum somewhere covering the young 780's and what make each MK different to the next.
  9. Peow sailed with no bulb when launched but that was just a cruise, never raced with out one.
  10. That photo of the hull on the jig is not the same in any ways as retuned pictures there. Retuned is the old stay tuned. Stretched from 650-750 with wings.
  11. apraying lube on it is just masking a bigger problem. If you spray lube on this then add another medium to attract dirt, salt and grime to be introduced into the areas you see already wearing and will accelerate this by turning the lube and grime into a sanding paste and just doing more damage. 1. Can you pull the pole out by hand back at the dock easily? If so then it's more than likely not your pole which is the biggest problem. 2. I'd nearly be pulling the whole halyard/pole system apart, inspecting/replacing what's stuffed and generally focus around that. 2mm clearance is more than enough for a pole to move freely. Those triangulated pole out-kite up systems gain friction very quickly and very easily due to the amount of turns and blocks they run through. Just one bound up block can make the whole thing hard. Just because you see the pole with a bit of wear on it doesn't mean that's the issue. It could just be light rubbing as expected from something that slides in and out all the time.
  12. Reckon you should be investigating why you have so much friction before you go masking the problem with lube? We have a 3.5m 100mmOD prodder and we don't lube it. Are the tolerances on the sliding surfaces too neat? Is the housing for the prodder a tube or two separate bearings/are they misaligned? Are they too tight?
  13. That chine is going to be hard to fair if it's already looking like that.....
  14. Only time they are underpowered is upwind in light air.
  15. Looks like they are a swing keel.