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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. dynamic twist control mentioned
  2. And back on even waterline during racing
  3. Very rare situation, then results are changed in a major event. Maybe somebody knows some details?
  4. how were the foils constructed?
  5. Weight on the mast is 7 more important than weight in the hull therefore try removing all the unnecessary shit from the mast. Strip halyards, change all the rigging to synthetic. Then mast is as light as you can afford ho through the deck. Remove all unnecessary winches, fittings etc. Carbon wheel is a waste of money, but carbon rudder could give you exceptional results. Inside the boat, some weight might be saved by making composite floorboards. Also look into your headliner if it is made from plywood panels or other heavy stuff go for foam covered with vinyl or similar lightweight solution. Remove all the doors that are hinged, remove salon table. Afterwards go sailing and look which items are necessary for you and which you can live without. You will be surprised to see how many shit is not required.
  6. I hope that rope/line thing could be forgiven as I am not a native english speaker, If it is too hard for you I would suggest to look for more grammar-nazi related forum. The main problem with local riggers is their competence. Basically stuff that they have in stock is "the best" in the world and if you ask for advice the most expensive option is always recommended. The boat I am talking about is 33 ft performance-cruiser. Are there any rules to know if the line will kink or is it only possible to know only after trial and error?
  7. At the moment I am planing to replace all the lines in my boat. Actually I'm quite happy with current ropes, but every time I look into those greyish ropes I wonder if they are going to last one more night in the Baltic sea. And of course new ropes looks nice I am trying to get my head around all the options then buying ropes, to make things more clear I divided ropes into several categories: halyards - everything looks straight forward with these dyneema is the way to go, but what about the cover? is it worth to invest more in ropes with fancy covers, which includes cordura and other exotic stuff? Genoa sheets - this is the area were I have the most doubts. My heart suggests to go with cheaper dyneema, less stretch should allow me to trim my sails more precisely, but my wallet suggests to go with less expensive alternatives (polyester mainly). Main sheets - I separated as they are used within the tackle system, therefore it is more important how the rope feels and grips in my hand. The loads on this rope are not substantial, so I think i will go with polyester ones for mainsheets Control lines - dyneema and polyester depending on aplication. The main problem prohibiting me to choose is the amount of options available, different types of rope, different patterns of braiding, etc. What are your favourites and what are you looking for then you are buying new ropes?