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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. And just like today
  2. They are just drop dead gorgeous Bob. I had pictures of them on my wall when I was a kid in the '80's and fantasized about sailing on them when in my opti (painted my first opti red and white like Hitch-hiker) Now own a converted ’83 Dubois 42ft 2 tonner and wouldn’t have anything else this side of $¼ mil Wire halyards, hydraulics = big kahunas
  3. +1. Just beautiful FOP, absolutely beautiful
  4. as this shows the 'frames' appear to be 48" on center and the 'stringer' appear to be 6" on center. no indication of how the floors are to be installed. I don't see any floors. In boatbuilding parlance floors are the pieces of wood (usually, but they can be fabricated or cast from steel or bronze) that tie together the heels of the frames and the keel. In this case it wouldn't take much bad luck like bouncing off a rock to split the boat open at the garboards. Also, is there anything backing up the plywood butt joints on the inside of the hull? If not, is a grave omission. There should be hefty butt blocks of either plywood or multiple layers of biaxial tape all set in epoxy backing up those seams. If there is any inward flex, like say from another boat bumping into the hull, those seams will open up like a zipper. Big waves could be worse. The reality looks like that boat isn't much more heavily built than an 18' plywood power sharpie I built about ten years ago. It had a 1/2" MDO bottom and 3/8" MDO sides. And it was a pretty lightly built boat for it's length. Dockrat if you're still listening, you should seriously think about adding a several bulkheads inside those hulls. They will stiffen up your very light framing. Also, adding another layer or two of 5/8" ply to the outside being careful to overlap the seams will really help strengthen up what I imagine you've found is more delicate hull than you bargained for. Informed and helpful advice has no place in this thread. If it did, and it was listened to by Rot Rod, this 56 page train wreck wouldnt exist. Dont try and spoil the fun, alot of morbid facination has been invested here over the years
  5. Theres allot of presumptions, assumptions and gragarious numbers being thrown around on this thread, hence here is my experience of refurbishing old race boats, Several years back i bought an old alloy IOR 2 tonner for the same price as a reasonable 30 footer. I put her on the hard and modified the cabin head to allow more standing head-room downstairs smashed the old racing interior out sandblasted the interior back to bare metal, made repairs wear necessary, and recoated then hull interior. new three cabin (2 double) cruising interior New electrics New plumbing Repainted deck and hull Refurbished all hardware Refloated her and are progressively replacing standing and running rigging Upgrading sails as good, used sails pop up on the second hand market. At the end off all this, ive got a fast cruiser racer that can be sailed single handed, raced fully crewed by a bunch of average weekend worriers, cruised by myself and partner and/or with 6 friends comfortably, and regularly puts Bene Firsts upto 47ft behind her transom, much to my immence amusement. Admittedly i did all the work myself, or with tradies working for cash. But the end result is a fun 42fter that provides huge fun and at a price 2/3rds the brokers valuation (and comparible boats) are selling for. So all yee who say fixing up old race boats is a waste of time and money, i say, eat my shorts
  6. +1, well said I'll add a +2
  7. Ive always had a morbid facination with Chieftans. No idea who the designer is
  8. Come-on FOB, more pics!!! Ya drivin me crazy. I want to see your baby in its full gloss glory
  9. Im not sure, I was pretty young back them, but ill ask the folks. They probably have some polaroids of my potty trainin if your are interested.
  10. is that the old Fisher and Paykel?
  11. FOP, great update as usual. In curious to know if you considered a newer profile rudder rather than persevering with the old school one? Ive got one very simlar to yours on my old 2tonner, and its a mod im thinking of doing
  12. If i wasnt half a world away, id drop by and give you a hand with all the over-head sanding. Dont you just love it.
  13. Im loving following your progress on this FOP. Beautiful work. I didnt realise she was built in NZ. I refurbished a 1982 Dubious 2 tonner a few years ago, but nothing to the standard of your work. It was great fun and id do it again if i had a large enough warehouse near my home. Im curious to know how you think she'll weigh in? any targets your aiming for?
  14. Rum

    For a different twist… Coruba Gold and Sarsaparilla, I discovered/invented this little concoction whence the coke ran out, and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone whose tried it has been impressed.
  15. Bump