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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. Hi Ben, can you give us an idea behind why the single wheel setup? Given it's an evolution of the first boat, the focus on lightweight (inc carbon dunny), alternative propulsion etc in the build, I'd have thought not having twin wheels would be a step back performance wise? The cockpit does look comfortable though. (My own 9.3 has only one wheel, which is centred, I like the ability to look over the cabintop.). Nice boom furling idea too. Congratulations on a great looking boat.
  2. Lion: yes, I agree with much of your points when you put it like that. The tri lineage is less, I would place some value in the previous cat success, and hope this transposes across. If the secondhand value is equal that's a bonus also. I've never bought a Gunboat, and probably will never have the funds or aspirations to do so, but I think the experience would be different to getting one of these tris built, and for that, I think is were comparing the experiences ends. Anyone that does put their hand up, is going to accept it's the first of kind, and be prepared to help work out any issues, but I doubt they'd be doing it without designer support. I have met JS on a few occasions now, and he has personally helped me out of a sticky situation with my own boat, more than you would expect many designers to do. I for one am glad there's another alternative school of thought, it adds to the melting pot.
  3. ^^^ I doubt many Schionning owners would classify themselves as 'unfortunate guinea pigs" who have blindly forked out millions. If anything, I think this shows a lack of understanding how the Schionnings operate. Firstly you normally have to build their boats, or commission one to be built at the least, rarely would I picture someone simply forking out a wad of cash to someone like Noosa Marine and waiting 12 months without being involved in the build. Rather, you will immediately be starting a direct relationship with Jeff, whether you like it or not, so there would be little "blind' going on especially on the first of a new design. As to this design, many of the above answers are available in the link given, if people were interested enough to check first. And yes I have put my money where my mouth is. I purchased a small schionning cat secondhand, which provided a comfortable boat for family sailing, with daggerboards, pointing ability reasonable accommodation. rant over.
  4. When I first joined SA a few years ago, and found the likes of IF and TC, were on here I was pretty surprised. I think the SA community is better for you both to be accessible and posting here. I'd never be able to design or build a boat, and have great respect for those who can. As a multi owner, I've picked up some good information over the years from some of the combined SA wisdom. This isn't right thread to ask it, but I agree with the above. It would be great to get more opportunity to learn about design aspects, construction ideas etc, without it denigrating into any of the dances weve all been to before...and if possible without the trifecta mentioned and the other f word (foiling) The mono threads get some good discussion going with the likes of Bob Perry. If you could just get a dinner table with the above, plus Lock Crowther, and Malcom Tennant...
  5. sorry Veeger, I checked the MC site, and went straight to the MC 30 (as I have a 30ft cat) The 30 has a bridle to each side as described, the 38 is conventional. It just places the furler up much higher and cuts down on sail area available as far as I can see.
  6. interesting boat, but why run the furler to a bridle, instead of attaching to the forbeam?
  7. Slartibartfast is still a great boat name.
  8. Perthmini, the boat looks great. I have a mini 40 as well, have you got any specs or dimensions for the foils you ended up with, as I'd like to have a go converting mine if it's not too much drama. The only drawback I can see is that the main hull centerboard is currently glued in between the 2 hull halves ( I used glassed over styrene foam construction)
  9. sailingkid I've just ordered one as well. Maybe a regatta at deakin one month?
  10. congratulations on seeing it through so far, I hope you new get spurred on to take it further.
  11. I've followed this thread since before it became solely the domain of the DL boat, and refrained from any comment. I want the boat to work, for Doug, and as a means of silencing the critics for a while. Everytime there's a new post, I'm expecting it to be to announce it's launch. As an outsider, it looks pretty much ready to go. Do it.
  12. boat #226? so 226 hulls and /or plan sets/or sold deposits in the system sold up to the date of your order? sheeet, that's not a bad start.
  13. I think a prospective factory built F-boat customer has to be pretty patient, it goes without saying. Surely Ian when boat one is launched you'd want to have some well deserved time off and do some test sailing for a week at least? I'm continually amazed by the level of perfection strived for achieved, but at some stage don't you just feel like easing the grip on the reins a little, getting maybe 3 or 4 more bods in to help crank things up and start to appease the rapidly growing cash waving masses? Jeeze, if I could speak Kiwi, I'd consider shifting to the land of the long white cloud to help out.
  14. Krylon seems harder to source in Aus. Local auto paint supplier had some plastic Acrylic primer that I am ássured'' will stick ok and matt black acrylic spray can for the black out. Sorry to hear of your soup Ishmael, thats what we all hope to avoid.
  15. gotto love window threads..the more I get it figured out the harder it seems to get. Ok, 6mm tinted acrylic windows are cut, 3M 4991 foam tape to secure them in, and 3 tubes of Dow Corning 791 sealant on order to seal the edges, along with the recommended primer just to be sure. Final hurdle, what paint do you use for give a black out so you dont' see the tape/sealant combination? If all of the above actually stuck the window in, I'd hate for the paint to acylic bond be the weak link. Somewhere I may have read to use exhaust paint, but could be wrong? (windows are around 700mm x 500mm, onto matt black painted window shadow.)