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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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    Ontario Canada
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    i550 SportBoat & VELOCITY 7.1 Sailing. Building. Finish carpenter by trade cabinet maker. Built boats in the past.
  1. I have not been on SA, due the fact that I don't find it all that productive for the i550 itself. After I address the question at hand, I won't be back on. I am very close to having the first ordered boat ready to go. Do to an unforseen issue with my Chondrosarcoma Cancer, to which I had previously lost my femur, hip, hip socket & most of pelvis on my right side just 4 years ago, this cancer has metastasis to my lungs, which unfortunately took me away from the construction of the production i550 SportBoat for a period of time. A person was hired to take my place, but later was found to not be as experienced as he said he was, which ended up causing further delays. I am now back and very soon the 1st Production i550 will be finished, with others to follow after that. I post to our Velocity BoatWorks page on Facebook. Our website is www.velocityboatworks.com My email is geoff@velocityboatworks.com If anyone has any questions, please email me. I hope this clears up things. Cheers Geoff
  2. Thanks Couch. The past is the past. I thank you for your comments. The real life issues I have quietly faced, I would not wish those on anyone, not even my worst enemy. But I will say, having those issues are what gave me the drive to carry on. If I hadn't, they surely would have swallowed me up a and I would not be here. I wish I could say that all is fine, but I can't. These issues will be with me till my end of days. I also chose to carry on, to show others that may end up in a condition like mine that there is no reason to give. Just keep going and you can do more than you ever thought you could. If I would have just said "ok" to my doctors, I probably wouldn't be a alive to write this and if I was lucky enough to live, I would be amputated fully across at my waist, being confined to a chair for the rest of my life. The i550, has given me my life. There is no way I would stop doing this. Looking forward to an awesome year. Cheers. Geoff.
  3. Yes, $18,000.00 U.S. Dollars. And you get a complete i550. This includes the following. Foam Cored Hull & Deck Carbon keel box and keel strut / with lead bulb. Carbon rudder. Carbon articulating bow sprit. Aluminum Spar. Running and Standing rigging. Neil Pryde Race sails, Fat Head Main, Furling Battened Head Sail, Asymmetrical Spinnaker. Raptor Decking on Cockpit floor Ronstan Hardware throughout. Interior consisting of a V Berth and two Side bunks. Electrical Panel. Trailer with custom bunks. All you need to add is water and an outboard. Cheers. VELOCITY BoatWorks.
  4. It's just the beginning. We are not going anywhere. I've not read or even concerned myself with anything that has been said in other threads. I've battled my way through alot the past two years. Infact, I'm not even supposed to be alive. I have a ton of fight in me. It's just the beginning. We are not going anywhere. I've not read or even concerned myself with anything that has been said in other threads. I've battled my way through alot the past two years. Infact, I'm not even supposed to be alive. I have a ton of fight in me.
  5. Great Question Dawg ... Hull #1 is staying in Ontario. Hull #2 is going to Vancouver. Hull #3 possible demo boat, but we do have interest from Quebec and Nova Scotia. So we are hoping for hull #4 & #5. Would be great to get into the USA. You can buy a complete i550 for $18,000.00 U.S. all you need to do is add an outboard and water and you are ready to go. Great Question Dawg ... Hull #1 is staying in Ontario. Hull #2 is going to Vancouver. Hull #3 possible demo boat, but we do have interest from Quebec and Nova Scotia. So we are hoping for hull #4 & #5. Would be great to get into the USA. You can buy a complete i550 for $18,000.00 U.S. all you need to do is add an outboard and water and you are ready to go.
  6. Here are some photos of the 1st production i550 hull. Since she was popped out of the mould on Christmas Eve. We figure a fitting name might be.... Sleigh Ride. Merry Christmas to all. Cheers. VELOCITY BoatWorks.
  7. Thanks Couch. We will be starting prep for the next hull, next week as well as finishing off the first hull. Cheers.
  8. Our 1st production i550 out of the mould. Merry Christmas From VELOCITY BoatWorks.
  9. Things are progressing well. Been very busy getting all plugs built, faired, primed etc for all the required moulds. As well all the other custom and smaller items that seem to take up a lot of time. It won't be long before we start production of the first hull that is staying in Ontario and then the second that is going to Vancouver. We have lots of inquiries and people that are interested, but they would like to see the first production boat before they decide on where they will spend their money. I am very happy with how everything is moving along for the production i550 and Velocity BoatWorks. Cheers Geoff. www.velocityboatworks.com Info geoff@velocityboatworks.com orders@velocityboatworks.com
  10. Unfortunately, I was into much bigger boats. But I'm here now, and if you think there is a Holy Crap associated with just the hull and deck, wait till you see the pricing for a turn key package. Geoff.
  11. Regarding cores, we have tried plywood, coremat, Divinycell and others. We have made up quite a few panels for testing using different gel coats, glass weights, cores and resins and have come up with a layup schedule that is light, durable and very impact resistant. We will be strictly adhering to this layup in every boat. No deviations from it. The goal is to build it to the tolerance in weight of the woodies. Our price for a HULL, DECK AND KEEL BOX / GRID SYSTEM finished in high gloss white gel coat is $ 6,950.00 plus applicable taxes. The deck will be unattached from the hull for owner finishing. The hull will include the keel box / grid system attaced in place. If a kit boat is what you are after, we will offer deep discounts on all required items that are needed. Hardware, rigging, sails etc. as we are an agent for many companies. Pricing for a complete turn key i550 will be coming shortly. Our goal is to produce a quality, durable product. Only the best materials, and the best components will be used. For more info, email Geoff. geoff@velocityboatworks.com Sail fast. Geoff.
  12. This Hydro Turf looks like a very good product. Will need to see how it compares to the Raptor Deck for pricing. Going by what their background is with waverunners, it should be very durable.
  13. I think the melges use a little thicker material for more cushion. Not sure a thick cushion surface is needed.
  14. Prduction i550 will be coming to Lake Ontario this spring. Things are underway, and the trailer wheels are in motion. Jus.
  15. Nope, not bothered. Since I actually commended you for your work in the unification process. You only repeat the things you wish too. There's always more to the story. And yet again. I commend you for the work you have done. And also to the others that ave as well. I will wait for the reply that twists this all around.