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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. Give this 10 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBFXzyp3sks
  2. Make some test panels and compare them. That's the surest way to know. EpoxyWorks had a good article on properties of strip planked vs plywood several years ago: http://epoxyworks.com/index.php/how-tough-are-they/ Phil.
  3. We did a set of carbon boards for a Florida boat 2 or 3 years ago. Probably still have the tooling kicking around somewhere... Phil
  4. We did a little write-up for a rudder upgrade we did on one of these several years ago: http://www.fastcomposites.ca/site/about-us/out-of-the-blue/
  5. That's a question for the engineer... we just built 'em. But a big ass catamaran doing 20+ knots generates a pretty high load if someone puts the helm over. Phil
  6. goes without saying. when the boards on the '60 had "issues", Gunboat sent a pair of our CBs out for load testing to failure. They did just fine. Phil
  7. I don't believe any issues have come up with the centerboards (or rudders) we built for the 55s. But it seems a CB is not optimal for performance on these big cats. Pics below of a CB (we've got 2 in inventory), and a pair of rudder blades. Anyone want them? PM me. (reminds me of Monty Python "how not to be seen")
  8. ....(just got around to reading back thru this subject thread) Foilman, where might I find a dwg (and photos) of the centerboard arrangement as originally designed for the 55? I've always had an interest in various CB designs, particularly kick-up variety on multihulls Brian We built the boards but didn't have drawings of the trunks etc. Not mine to disclose even if we did.
  9. http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6c5b1a8cef77f996e0216784e&id=1707cf034b So the 55 becomes a "performance" 57? What are the odds of ever offloading the set of 55 rudders and centerboards they stuck me with.... Phil
  10. http://www.gottschlingboatcovers.com/ make a nice canvas Fireball cover. You really want something breathable, and over-boom keeps it up off the side decks (assuming you've got a woodie, that's a good thing)
  11. Or just talk to a random Swedish person http://theswedishnumber.com/
  12. Just delivered our first set of i550 spars. Back story is that a few years ago we thought we'd build a boat. Same old story... when we had time, we didn't have money. And vice versa. But we'd commissioned the mast design from Eric Sponberg. We had a real customer step up this fall and commission a complete set of spars from us. He just took delivery today. We're pretty darn proud of what we built for him. Click the linky to see more, full sized, photos. http://www.fastcomposites.ca/site/marine/foils-a-z/i550/ Cheers Phil
  13. I came up with that idea too, but I'm not sure there is enough of a market for large quantities of carbon plate. Is there? You'd have enough of this stuff to build a house. peel the backer off, arrange tiny squares and rectangles around, debulk every few plies as you build up thickness, then cure in the oven at the right temperature ramps (while under vacuum) ... pain in the butt, and thickness won't be uniform. Dragon Plate has a whole business selling carbon plate, hard to compete with their prices, even if the prepreg pieces were free. Sometimes scrap is just.... scrap.
  14. There have been no issues with the 55 rudders/boards or we would have heard about them. Loudly. The only design change early on was changing the bolt pattern in the centerboard hubs. If any of these incomplete hulls ever get finished, I've got two complete sets of foils still sitting here waiting for a buyer. And the tooling to make more. Phil