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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. James, you've got a pair of British Seagulls, a Chrysler and (I assume) a bike there. Surely someone will give you enough for them to fund fuel for a friend to tow you up the Delta?
  2. Genuinely sorry to see that you're having to quit James. Is there no way to get the FH up the Delta and live aboard there? While I didn't say the nicest things about the FH a few times, I really didn't expect you to have to abandon it.
  3. I think you'll find that you're completely wrong. The only people waiting and wanting you to die are the ones who you THINK are encouraging you. Those people who are saying 'YOU WILL DIE' and 'DON'T DROWN YOUR MOTHER' are trying to stop YOU from killing them by taking the FH out under the Golden Gate. I'll repeat it in BIG letters for you. YOU WILL KILL YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY IF YOU TRY AND TAKE THEM TO HAWAII ON THE FH. That's YOU, JAMES LANE. NOBODY ELSE WILL BE AT FAULT FOR THEIR DEATHS.
  4. If the size of the boat matters in determining the size of the rudder AND, the size of the rudder affects the forces. how can the size of the boat not affect the forces on the rudder. To put mass into the equation all I have to do is stop assuming the rudder size doesn't change and add in the expression for the required size of the rudder (which you already agree includes the mass) The 'truth' in this whole discussion depends on the assumptions you make. Your underlying assumption is that the boat is hard to turn, and that the problem is quasi-static. Doug is not assuming a quasi-static case, but instead assumes that the 'light' boat is easy to turn, for a sufficiently easy to turn boat, the maximum focre on the rudder is more limited, hence the 'extreme' polystyrene example, where no matter what you do the force on the rudder is negligible. The terms you neglect in your equations depend on the scaling terms. If you want to make the discussion proceed maybe consider at what point the boat mass, or resistance to yaw becomes significant. Beacuse everything you're saying is irrelevant. It's like saying 'well would gravity work different if you called it Muriel?'. The MAXIMUM force the rudder can possibly see is easily calculable. What it sees AFTER the boat starts to turn is completely irrelevant as it's less than the maximum.
  5. Ok I'll take your though experiment and add this. What exactly do you plan to attach the board to. If you attach it to a piece of polystyrene, and try and turn it relative to the polystyrene (without attaching the polystyrene to the tank walls) what forces do you think you can generate on the board? Now attach it to the tank wall (a slightly bigger mass). and change the angle wrt to the tank wall.... any differences? Occams Razor is correct. I find it rather bemusing that nobody else seems to understand that the key part of the statement is 'holds it in place'. The only way the maximum forces on the rudder can be any lower than at the max water speed and the ruddr at 90 degrees to the flow is if the mountings for the rudder give way before it can be turned through 90 degrees, OR if the boat it's attached to is smaller than the rudder...
  6. Thats 26 INCHES not feet before you start smacking the hull on the bottom.
  7. Hmmm... Maybe that's the plan.If it sinks, it'll mostly stay above water.
  8. James, where IS the Bayliner? From the sounds of the posts above, you might need a towboat in a bit of a hurry soon.
  9. Of course. After all, we're all Britons! Now lets go drown a witch... How do you know she's a witch? Does she float? Well we did do the hat... and the nose... Who is this who is so learned in science? Dunno, but you can tell he's not a peasant-he's not covered in shit
  10. Of course. After all, we're all Britons! Now lets go drown a witch... How do you know she's a witch? Does she float?
  11. Easy enough to work out from a pic I'd be really interested to know how you've made the porch strong enough to hold the 2 backstays and the mainsheet.
  12. HR, a little tip for you. Carry a gasket set and at least 2 spare sets of plugs if you're going to try and use that Chrysler Sail. Chryslers are old, don't like US ethanol filled gas to sit in them (shit, they don't like the lower ethanol % in the UK) and are known for eating spark plugs.
  13. Don't tell them you're a liveaboard?
  14. Given the location and date of the FOIA info (the day FH was moved to China Camp) I wonder if the 'drifting' was HR's sail test?