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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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    970-507-0428 Owner of the i550 design and main hawker of all things i550
  1. Waiting for OSHA recommendations for sailboats before I dare go sailing again. Perhaps goalpost size padding would work?
  2. Helmet is cheapest. so is a PFD. By the time fading is a "real" issue you will either want a smaller or bigger boat and the replacement will be inconsequential.
  3. +1 As in life itself practice makes perfect. (well on the path to where you want to be.) Thinking about sailing helps but doesn't substitute for being on the boat.
  4. Boat is way drier than a VX. Not much hiking unless you're racing and want to win. Ship it on its trailer on a fladbed or rail car for cheap. Any sport boat will be wet when the conditions become fun. I think Gladiators comment on the i550 being drier is true. He has actively sailed many boats and has watched many others. The recent Bennet boats have less freeboard to save weight and material and they are good boats. As to transport, Truckers hate to run light so a connection could be made there on the internet. Rail transport is out it isn't cheap and there is also the problem of vandalism (graffitti, gunshot, kids throwing rocks) and the rail cars ride Rough. Maybe a boater is going your direction from Portland and could trailer it to you. I don't know the price but it is probably real money less than the other boats. My .02 cents.
  5. Brett Murrie Low Center of Gravity ballast for the i550 first leading four sections are 25 mm (1 inch) each, the remainder are 50 mm. 80kg-bulb.pdf
  6. yea, what he said
  7. Brett Murrie designed the bulb at Tokyo's request. Brett is a naval architect in Brisbane with a real working business and a web page. I think a fund for rum was kicked about at one point by a couple of us punters but not completed. I have the PDF if any of the cult wants a copy. T
  8. Sorry Deon A flub of epic proportions. does that make me a Phatass?
  9. I have always preferred working in smaller batches except for larger areas like hull sheathing activities. the majority of the stuff done in the shop is dry fitted first, cloth fit and cut, reference marks made and a controlled wet assembly is likely to be achieved. Many years ago young me tried to do a fast hull sheathing on a 19 foot runabout. Too much resin, too warm an evening things got out of hand and i scrapped the cloth, threw it in the dumpster and started to remove resin from the hull with a beer in hand. Something smelled bad -- dumpster was on fire. one man fire drill ensued
  10. The USA? Cant think of a single one. Sounds like hard work. We'll have the immigrants do it for us
  11. Still interested in the 5:1 West pump. If anyone wants to get rid of their crusty sticky old dusty haven't used it in a long time lever pump lemme know. T
  12. In the past I've had good consistent batches with the pumps from the link above. for the work I do it is convenient to be able to step up to the pump and dispense a small 1 stroke amount . The mustard pumps dispense more per stroke than i need a lot of the time and the scale is great for big glue ups but i don't do big glue ups except every once in a while. thanks to all for the good information. T
  13. I was referring to just the bulb build. I will turn a symmetrical shape on the lathe and measure its volume with the water displacement method of determining final weight in lead of 150 lbs. As to the moose and squirrel hijack I think it was Boris and Natasha following the orders from fearless leader.
  14. WTB I want to find a 5:1 West system pump. Been using the plunger pumps and now need the big brother to those. If you have one gathering dust or so gummed up that it frightens you PM me. T
  15. It has been said before; a great part of this country should be renamed DUMBFUCKISTAN. The states where trump did best are the states with the highest Opiod use.