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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. Columbia has been scheduled for 2:42 pm local time (total 2'36") and Charleston is about 2:47 pm (on the edge total ~<1'). As for the nice bone crusher, a visit to SC would teach him the finer points of Southern Hospitality. Just saying when the lights go out, watch out for BUBBA.
  2. The original bulb design has a pointed tail and making the flat beaver tail versions was documented on Chad's blog.
  3. Yes, building one for myself. I am shaping the plug on the lathe. symmetrical, about a 63-00xx or 64-00xx section, 150 lbs. minimum 3.5" cross section to keep within the rule. I think that since the Brett Murray LCG bulb has a cross section greater than 6 inches at about 34" in length that my bulb plug will easily be fatter than 3.5". Also my lathe will accommodate about 38" between centers so that will be a limiting factor and determine max diameter. T Timber, Now that you have started a build, when will your pin color change to red? Also your building the i550 #42, moose and squirrel blog may have been hijacked. Remember, without posted pics it did not happen.
  4. From a post #2884 back in Sept 2015: Squirrel, A few updates to research for the map. #172 Wild Child has been sold and moved to Detroit MI with #557, #281 Hot Canary is on loan to Bill in St Petersburg ,FL (Murray Yacht) (for sale) #286 Slight Barbaric moved from Maine to San Diego back to Charleston SC. (long Road Trip) #573 Warren has started his build in Boutilier’s Point NS Canada #19 The Edge splashed on Lake Pymatuning Aug 2nd 2012 (low number completed) #87 As noted Tim is all wet…… Congrats. #336 Has changed hands twice- Chris NC to Joe FL to Ben in Savannah GA (Dumpster Dive) #231 Chad’s Knot Racing is racing. Got wet about two years ago. #129 Jeff sold the boat to James Nichols in I think Nashville. Everglade Challenge. #74 Pipe Dream is/was for sale #108 Lunatic Fringe sold to someone near Chicago area???? #350 Lee moved to San Fran and has splashed Okey Lah Sept 2014 # Monster Inc as started (Cobble Hill BC Canada) #472 Matt has gotten Honey wet. March 2014 #550 Time Machine goes from no pin to green pin #437 Big Bad Wolf splashed in Singapore # Des Clark in Hobart TAZ For Sale http://www.gumtree.c...boat/1085480883 #401 Steve For Sale TAZ http://www.gumtree.c...boat/1087606830
  5. The traditional "newbie harassment message' would go here. This is smaller than the 14-18 ft full size requested, but a RC cat with free plans. instructables.com/id/RC-Wing-Sail-Catamaran/ Doug's photos of his RC fleet is impressive. Good luck 99 and keep posting on your project.
  6. https://www.melges.com/?p=store/list
  7. i was looking to move a Vipper mast 125 miles. The planning was to use a contractor friend's 24' extension ladder lashed on top of my Expedition. I was going to lash the two rails to stiffen it and 2x4 blocks for the offset extended section. Also padding the rungs with pool noodles. This would have left 3-4 feet unsupported on each end. I did not get a chance to use this setup because another friend was at a near by regatta and picked it up for me.
  8. Recently Dwyer started making the DM-4 in a 29 foot stick, but just a few years ago it was available in the 24' 7" length. .An inner Sleeve and a short section made up the differences. Early on, Lunatic Fringe had a mast come down. If I remember right, it was a compression post failure. Wild Child lost an old Kenyon H section about five years ago. The last i550 mast I remember coming down was a CF stick during a race on the west coast last year.
  9. Cutting a slot in the power box will not work. Removing gear teeth from a power train is the problem. For a power tool crowfoot head you start with a drive gear two idler gears (right and left) and the gear on the socket. All four gears must mesh, so there is a math test involved. The other issue, A good production quality unit is not in the budget of most boat owners. Ebay does have used tools, but you need to find one with your hex size and then adapt it to a cordless drill. Cleco DC Electric_SP-1020EN.pdf GearWrench has a nice flair nut ratchet wrench. you may find the size wrench you need not in a set. http://www.tooltopia.com/kd-tools-89101d.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid_search_google_pla&scid=scplp6816996&gclid=CPjO5PL6j80CFU07gQodqVIFxQ
  10. How to guide from CST might help some. http://www.cstcomposites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/How-to-track-your-mast.pdf
  11. Merry Christmas to all i550 builders. Do we know where production hull one is going?
  12. I know as engineers and designers we to easily fall into taking the deep dive on a problem. Why not download an existing bulb design program instead of developing your own spreadsheet. These freeware/ Buy a beer programs do elliptical sections. Most are for the model sailboat enthusiast, but still may have usable information. http://www.onemetre.net/Design/Bulbcalc/Bulbcalc.htm https://bulbcalculator.wordpress.com The i550 pointed tail and beaver tail bulb designs are a refined shape. The sections max width is moved down to lower center of gravity. The Quest 30 I sailed on had a modified section (I had to fix a divot I made) and there are some photos of the Benatue bulb in old Sail magazines. When on ProE daily I was modeling my foils and planned to use the CFD software to analyse the flow. However with the new position there is no time. You mentioned above you're an engineer. Do your research and then take your design above to the next iteration.
  13. Maybe some thing from the clearance rack? http://compositeenvisions.com/clearance-materials-fabrics-147/?zenid=tu0o5po0n5p97aanjju5moo3m2
  14. Yes, I miss TTB's build type and the frames can be worked into the hull build. The other interesting build is south of you. Looks like Rocky put down the bottom, added the frames and stringers. Then he hung and stitched the side panels. http://slowpokei550.blogspot.com/2012/04/catching-up.html History wise, I've been following the i550 from Iboat days. Must be the brain is getting old.
  15. There have been a number of different build techniques used or considered. the original instruction had this stitched on the floor and blocking to align the hull symmetrical. Today most use the basket method like the Time Machine has been done. the PNW group after the first boat, South Africa 471, Lee's 350, 472 Honey, The SB18 is built on a strong back with upside down sections to attach panels. To my knowledge it has been talked about but has not been tried on an i550. The question comes down to how a builder feels he can best build his boat.