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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. may be trash, but can tell by handling sails: 2 people luff and leech , pull against each other , shake em a bit, especially light ones, if they sound like rustling leaves....pretty much trash.....check carefully near clew , entire leech
  2. There is more to life than just being really, really good-looking. huh?
  3. First of all: Kokers phone number. fids? maybe for 12 strand dyneema Dr Sail epoxy for many working sail repairs, webbing, ssteel ring or two. extra luff slides for main. Spare batten perhaps. most babes bring their own lube
  4. J 27 with a decent Code Zero will plane in 18 true
  5. new boat under construction in Germany, 53' er
  6. https://keywestraceweek.com/2017blog/ good stuff
  7. py... etc did you have de spanker up?
  8. Hi Bob, no disrespect intended, butt what are your thoughts on what it should be made of, design features, etc: " really high tech heavy air jib" as ORC from 2013 recommends it is strongly recommended that a heavy-weather jib does not contain aromatic polyamides, carbon and similar fibres other than spectra/dyneema. There are woven Polyester/Dyneema fabrics , and perhaps laminated fabrics that would be great for a heavy weather jib, but they are not really high tech, maybe 15 years ago. thanks
  9. looks to be "heavy thread" perhaps 138. Chafing on something. Ain't the sailmakers fault.
  10. Hi Mr. Perry and faithful dog, "Depth of the third reef was the same as the depth of the 2nd reef. " would make sense if had a mizzen, I know it doesn't, reread last post of mine if desired. three reefs at proper heights... 3rd would be up way up there....makes it easier on crew rather than setting trysail. above third reef sail would hopefully be reinforced for high winds. If fancy boom does not allow it..........got the wrong boom grasshopper
  11. pattern mylar pretty flimsy. monofilm available in different mill thickness, but you be best w dodger window material, also available in different thicknesses / gauges in window speak
  12. i think i read someone had to convince R. Perry that a 43' boat that will probably be sailing off shore at times, should have 3 reefs in mainsail....... wow. guess Mr. Swain right about very little cruising experience. last time I checked sail plan, wasn't a mizzen there for "jib and jigger"
  13. https://www.chriswhitedesigns.com/capsize-of-anna On July 31, 2010, Atlantic 57 'Anna' capsized in a violent 60+ knot squall. Thankfully, the skipper and crew were soon picked up by a passing freighter and suffered only minor cuts and bruises. The links below contain a summary of the weather at the time of the capsize, several 'squall stories' from the skippers of other catamarans, and Chris' suggestions for a protocol to follow in squalls and very gusty conditions. What we can learn from Anna's capsize, by Chris White Inhabiting an overturned boat, by Chris White Weather Conditions for Anna, by Jennifer Francis, PhD Atmospheric Sciences (PDF) Squall Stories - Comments from some experienced Atlantic Cat sailors How much wind was needed to capsize Anna?, by Chris White
  14. when one eases de sheet on a low clewed sail, the upper leech is gonna open and so lose power. Yes you can move lead fwd and maybe outboard, but lot easier and usually faster / better boat speed if sail has a "high clew" especially in breeze 18 true plus. Great for cruisers, short handed racers. Bermuda Race specialty sail.
  15. I have only crewed on one Melges 24 , light air turkey regatta alamitos bay years ago. so, no idea if this is the way to do it.. I would think back stay would be pretty firm down wind in 20 knots plus, when about to jibe, quick vang on so boom has no chance of hooking backstay, then vang off, as needed on new jybe. Rig stays up hopefully, backstay firm whole time am i wrong? don't really care but curious