• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      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.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

AAPro

Setting the right hoist

22 posts in this topic

Just acquired a small sports boat with asymmetric kites, I intend to do round the buoys club racing. As we don’t have the luxury of a chart table,is there any way I can set up the boat easily for the correct hoist on different legs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Confused as to what a chart table has to do with hoists....

 

so I'd use this... 1251remote_control.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great.

 

Are you trying to put the Foredeck Union out of work?

 

That won't end well for the folks in the back of the bus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

easy, sail non spin. just leave the one you got up. -OR- always use the hatch or companionway (small boat) , always assume port hoist and bring the clew around if you gotta, always take down on the port side, down the same hole it cam out of. it's ready to go up in a jiffy. if it's bigger, have a retriever line on the kite, preferably a belly button. you pull, the kite collapses as you go and you automatically get the foot in.

 

Now for those girlfriends tits....(or the Ex-girlfriend, we won't tell her)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just acquired a small sports boat with asymmetric kites, I intend to do round the buoys club racing. As we don’t have the luxury of a chart table,is there any way I can set up the boat easily for the correct hoist on different legs.

 

I can see your problem......without a chart table you won't know which side to set it......and for weight and cost reasons you probably won't want to add in a galley or a water-maker (these could do the job of a chart table of course)..........let me do some research and get back to you.

 

i'm just going out......I could be a while.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd use a paper chart, a pencil to mark the bouys/course and course to next mark. wind direction is on your display. and a polar diagram with sail overlap like this.G0PolarPlot.jpg.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ya know, in leiu of a pencil he could use Expedition to figure this out for him. Maybe a toughbook in the cockpit....much easier than installing a chart table and way cooler. figure 6k for the toughbook and expo, and another 10 for the instruments which aren't on the boat yet. Stick a fork in it and call it done!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you currently have set up to let you know what socks go with what shoes?

 

Few small mods, perhaps a sextant, and yer good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

who uses a chart table now in the days of the Ipod, As for what sail to use, there is an app for that.

 

Or you could just do it the old school way and sail your boat and work out for your self what accualy does work. But that wouldn't be internet sailing now would it. I'm sure none of the top fellas accualy wear out their gear sailing the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
As we don’t have the luxury of a chart table, is there any way I can set up the boat easily for the correct hoist on different legs.

I nominate this for Non Sequitur of the Year.

 

"If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite all the crap from our clever dickheads there is a tool for predicting the wind over the side of the boat for any given compass direction, which is what you want.

Look up Wottac and that will give you the answers

tell the guy who posted the remote yo shuv it up where the sun dont shine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is really a question best answered by the star of that award-winning video "Sail the Cloth".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite all the crap from our clever dickheads there is a tool for predicting the wind over the side of the boat for any given compass direction, which is what you want.

Look up Wottac and that will give you the answers

tell the guy who posted the remote yo shuv it up where the sun dont shine

and your not a dickhead replying seriously to an obvious troll

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite all the crap from our clever dickheads there is a tool for predicting the wind over the side of the boat for any given compass direction, which is what you want.

Look up Wottac and that will give you the answers

tell the guy who posted the remote yo shuv it up where the sun dont shine

when you pull your own head out of that dark place, you can just eat my fuck.

 

 

then buy an ad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another serious question on a related topic:

A lot of J/105 have blue spinnakers; will my girlfriend make a good snacktician?

 

evidence:

2012-06-27_6264_J105-SYC-June-24.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another serious question on a related topic:

A lot of J/105 have blue spinnakers; will my girlfriend make a good snacktician?

 

evidence:

2012-06-27_6264_J105-SYC-June-24.jpg

 

only if yer planing upwind on a Tuesday with a full moon... or total lunar ellipse

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

only if yer planing upwind on a Tuesday with a full moon... or total lunar ellipse

Thank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another serious question on a related topic:

A lot of J/105 have blue spinnakers; will my girlfriend make a good snacktician?

 

evidence:

2012-06-27_6264_J105-SYC-June-24.jpg

 

I DISAGREE......I see a black and white one as well. I think this needs a poll....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites