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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Doug Lord as he is the future of sailing/foiling! Praise the Lord!
  2. Yes the structure is the same as on other boats, and yeah, mine is a cruising version but the mast is the same as everyone elses. Check my gallery for the photos of the refit. This is actually the last thing that I had in mind to really complete this saga
  3. I don't know what I'm more excited for, the new sequel of Twin Peaks, or this!!! Just fucking fantastic! I tought this day would never come! I had to pinch myself when I started reading Again I have a reason to wake up in the morning! Rimas, may the currents be at your favor! Drift safe!
  4. @Nrg Yes I will. Basically I'm making now the keel finn as long as it's otherwise a standard lenght on other Murphys. Why is our shorter I don't know....
  5. @Nrg85 As I said, also the tubular structure seems to be working on other boats. The main factor why we are changing the finn is its shape and lenght. THe decision of how to make the inner structure is purely based on ''monkey see, monkey do'' . @DDW Offcourse the inner layer of the skins in glass to isolate steel from carbon, and also where the bolts come out there must and will be glass in between.
  6. I've made this tipe of structure because it's how they did it before. I'm just making a copy/paste, overbuild and hope for the best like Gutter pointed out. This tipe of keel is allready on Perun(Labod25), SoŇ°olka and Lucifer (M25) and it looks like it's working. The frame inside actually is not so hard and time consuming to make. Some drawings in .dxf and a water jet cutter. Will see....
  7. Thanks to all for your much appreciated feedback!
  8. Can you come up with a techincal explanation for why you think so? Just for info, there are dozens of this tipe of keels around here and not one ever failed. The one in the picture is from my boat and is sailing from 1997 without any issues. I've opened it up just to check how it's made, corrosion, etc... Now please enlighten me....
  9. What would you say about this tipe of finn structure then?
  10. Hello! so I'm buildinga new keel finn for my 26ft sport boat. We've made a copy of the melges24 finn and just added some lenght on the top. The skin is made out of 2500 gram of carbon on each side. The core ''cage'' is visible in the pictures. The main rods are 16mm and the small ones are 6mm and the ribs are 5mm thick. As you can see there is a plece for a third rod, but this one will not go trough the bulb, it will be just from the 2/3 up, also 16mm. All inox is A2 304L. And where the finn comes out of the boat (40cm from top down) I will put vertical plates between the ribs to strenghten this section and avoid compression of the skin and foam. The ''structural cage'' will be welded together and then puted on structural glue on one skin, then fill everything with foam, and then place the second half of the skin on with structural glue. Laminate the edges, bottom and top and then mount a 450kg bulb on it. The lenght of the finn from hull bottom to bulb is 2.3 meter. Boat weight is about 1300 kg all mounted. Hope I made myself clear. WHAT DO YOU THINK? ANY CONCERNS?
  11. Similar trick: if you have an old oilskin which ins't so water proof any more, just wear a Tyvek under it. It will keep you dry and warm.
  12. jack, you really are a special kind of stupid.
  13. Who's Brian?