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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. New 'Offshore' toy paid for by tax dodger from somewhere else? - http://fortune.com/2012/10/10/jersey-the-richest-offshore-tax-shelter-of-them-all/ Obviously if the owner actually lives on Jersey and works as a farmer or in one of the asset hiding banks then I take it all back...
  2. Yates Yachts 27, Callaghan design?
  3. The one being built in the UK ( Dibley design) is progressing nicely, I'll ask the owner if I can post a couple of pics from his FB page. He's a very good sailor too (Musto Skiffs, Merlin Rockets etc) so when it hits the water it will be interesting to see how it goes. Maybe HPR would be a better bet for this type of boat in the meantime...hope they succeed!
  4. Still lapstrake - traveller on hoop works well. This boat has ply planks with foam sandwich internals and decks. Centre of buoyancy has moved aft a bit. Check out the fb link in the last post for lots of cockpit pics and some of the other 3 Merlins on display. Tweakers heaven!
  5. Here are some snaps of the D-Zero. FWIW, I had a good rake around both the Devoti and the RS. Both look good, with interesting detailing and seem well built. The RS seems scary light, although I was assured that they have put material in all the right places. The chap I spoke to did concede that you couldn't treat it quite like a Laser, which is only to be expected with thin skin foam sandwich. Apparently you can carry the boat to the sea - not sure I'd try it though as one gust and you will probably need a chiropractor (it's not the weight, but the windage of carrying a fully-rigged boat which could do this). The stacking feature is nice. The D-Zero looks a lot more contemporary, and I suspect it will be the faster boat (it has around 40-50cm more LWL) in many conditions, although in some planing conditions and angles the RS might be a bit quicker. It's also only 12kg heavier, but should be a little less 'worrisome' on the beach. Plus you get the Devoti build quality. Looking forwards to trying both! BTW there's a gallery here of a lot of the Dinghy Show for anyone interested, plus there are two pictorial show reports on my site (probably not best form to post links here though) The last 2 pics here are of my favourite boat from the show, the Jo Richards 'Deadline' Merlin Rocket design called Superfast Jellyfish. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617496168320490.1073741835.157425264327585&type=3
  6. Someone like Hartley Laminates would do a nice job of a reborn 59er, maybe in poly or vinyl. Their Osprey's are nicely built and a good price point too
  7. Didn't one of the Aussie ones start doing well in handicap events?
  8. Well done that man! Gotta love experimental projects like this. 1/5th cost at 1/2 the time using DIY store materials materials for 80% performance = at least twice the fun I think. You may not be as fast as the other ones but the fun factor is mighty high. Like your Bach too - I've just recorded Prokofiev 7th Piano Sonata, the last movement of which would make a good high wind sailing soundtrack i think
  9. I saw the bow down attitude as well, and having some experience with this type of boat my first thought was that it'd be better to fly the kite in pressure. Depending on the kite's cut it provides quite a bit of lift and stability. It needs stays. Unstated rigs ate just too bendy for square top mains, the leech is all over tve place. In the short upwind video there were lots of big ugly bubbles coming off tve transom and the other footage showed someone bouncing and pumping and hiking hard but it looked ridiculous and only caused that wobbly leech to fan open like a torn screen on the storm door. The kite I saw them use looks like a flat little screecher, I cannot see that thing going dw efficiently at 140-150twa in anything less than 15 I'll say a laser will beat this around the course. Will the mxnext be faster? Probably. But not fast enough to cover tve extra ground needed to sail it's angles. What's the price point? Is there a big market for full carbon hiking dinghys with assys? Based on my experiences, folks love to say they'd love to sail one but sailing one isn't buying one.. It's a boat.. Math dictates it's capabilities. You can't argue with math... Unless you're trapping or on a sliding seat, you're very limited in ability to apply power.. Hike a lot, go 5.5kts uphill in everything from 7kts to 20kts... Nothing revolutionary there. Cool lookin boat I guess but it's radical look doesn't match it's performance... Like a huge spoiler on a Honda civic. Good post. Unfortunately the designer and his sidekick may turn up shortly to tell youhow you know nothing about boat design, instead of just dealing with the points. This will then be followed by an extended ego trip from Vlad telling you how his boat is revolutionary, how all boats will look like his in 20 years time and how other professional designers will copy his ideas. When you point out that his boat is not revolutionary, he will try to throw dictionary references at you, which actually just show that his boat is not revolutionary. Hopefully this has spared everyone here a couple of pages of the Doug and Vlad brain vomit show.
  10. You're not wrong....blend of hype and ego written all over this.
  11. Wee bump here. How on earth this has ended up on the 2nd page when that daft MX thing is on the first I'll never know. Any of you Europeans coming up here for the Euros? Any from across the Atlantic? And what's new with the boats? Is yours one of the kit ones Ian? I might try to get down and take some video footage of the event.
  12. People who live in glass houses shouldn't be cunts.
  13. To be fair, I reckon the guys who are doing this don't give a rats ass what you think, nor do they have to explain to you their reasons why. They are doing it for their own reasons. And anyway, there's plenty of secondhand TP52 gear around that they can beg/borrow/steal.
  14. That dark blue and green one is farkin' gorgeous, amazing
  15. Waiting for those pics......!