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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. I assumed a QPC of 0.5, that is probably generous for an outboard prop...
  2. I'f he's in a BS 36 it's probably 2 or 3 knots slower...
  3. I think coming up with a sketch is the easy part. It's more difficult to follow through with a finished design, which is probably why Brent's lack so much detail.
  4. The Norseman 447 is one of my favorite designs. I always though she looked like a good live-aboard. I've seen several of them cruising in the south pacific.
  5. I really like the look of this boat. In my opinion, it'd look great with a sleek windshield rather than that dodger.
  6. There's plenty of innovation in the marine industry. It's called "composites", maybe you've heard of it?
  7. I just took a look at the book preview on Amazon. Looks like something I'll want to get. I might try emailing Magnus again, I'd really like a close look at those drawings.
  8. That one is an amazingly detailed drawing. I've got a lot of my own work on the walls as well. I'd love to have the drawings for the HR 53, but I'm 95% sure Magnus Rassy won't share them. I asked him for a set of lines once, I wanted to do some stability calculations for Evenstar and find out some of the hydrostatics. I'm pretty sure his return email contained the phrase "trade secret" somewhere. After you I'd say Frers has the biggest influence on on my work.
  9. I've got that sail plan on my wall. I am amazed how similar the initial drawing is to the finished one.
  10. I've only been using Rhino for two years, and Solidworks for a few months, and can see many advantages to 3d modelling. That being said, I would not want to do a preliminary design all in 3D. During a group project last week, the team changed the location of the engine room bulkhead eight times in two days. I had to rearrange the GA each time. I can't imagine changing an entire GA modeled in Rhino during that time period, IMHO it's just more complicated than changing a 2D drawing. The project was a 65 foot aluminum power catamaran for chartering. I was put in charge of the GA and the 3D modelling. Overall I love working in 3D but often feel more creative in 2D.
  11. These renderings came from 2d drawings I made for a project. The renderings were done for kicks, they are not part of the submitted work.
  12. I still prefer drawing to 3d modelling, it's easier to make changes quickly with the styling. When I make a 3d model, I generally make it by placing the plan and profile of the drawing relative to the model. Most projects I've worked on this year I've made a quick hand sketch before going on to the computer.
  13. I try to imply a light source with my more recent CAD drawings, I usually place it from the bow, so that would be upper right hand side of the drawing. I can't share any recent examples, because of the rules at Solent unfortunately.
  14. The first thing they had us do at Solent was a hand drawn lines plan as well. I did the most drafting at Westlawn. This interior layout I made for Westlawn looks a little crude, but I'm still proud of it. It scored 98 percent.