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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.

Jose Carumba

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  1. I am a yacht designer for a manufacturer of large motoryachts. I have worked in boat and ship building since I was sweeping the shop floors at 10 years old at the family boat yard (now defunct). I am 64 now. Our process: A customer comes to us and we listen to their requireents. Our designers translate those requirements into loose 2D sketches of profiles and general arrangements while engineering generates a hull design based on length, speed, range and draft requirements. Engineering and design work together (your yin & yang) using AutoCAD, Rhino, and various other programs to tighten up everything into a working design which goes into production. It is the classic design spiral using feedback to iteratively refine the final product. Every design office or boat builder i know of uses the ssme procedure. That's the process in a very small nut shell. Everyone makes mistakes. We're all human. The design for Kim's boat is still in the preliminary stage. Something shown wrong in the design is no big problem. Will is young and learning the ropes. Did he make a mistake with the camber? Sure but no big deal and I am sure he learned something from it. Making mistakes and learning from them is just part of life. As for your issues with Bob, just let it go. I like Sail4beer''s comments. Good advice.
  2. No, I don't really care what specific field you are in. I am curious whether you start with a conceptual sketch and work towards a final product via an iterative process using your CAD software. Is it a creative process as in industrial design or a hard numbers strictly engineering process? Just trying to get a feel for where you are coming from.
  3. I am interested in what your workflow is from concept to production?
  4. I looked at this and while it creates the basic structure it does not create the details you need such as stanchions, brackets, collars etc, That is where some of the more mature products shine. After emailing the ExpressMarine people I got the impression that they are working on incorporating detail generation at a later date, Of course none of these ship's structure programs handle composite materials well if at all.
  5. OK I can't sit idly by for this. What a load of crap. 2D Cad drawings can be directly imported into 3D Cad and used to create 3D parts directly in the program. We do this all the time. No "manual lifting of points" necessary. Apparently you have never really worked in a design office or boatyard, or you are an out of touch codger, otherwise you would know this.
  6. That's what we use too.
  7. Congratulations Ed!
  8. Sorry to see that Dick passed. Fair winds...
  9. The way I see it...there's about a 6' span of unsupported track. Even with the car to leeward when under load, that's still a pretty big load. The ends look well-braced fore-aft, but less so athwartships. Also, on a normal jib sheet arrangement, the sheet is turning 45-60 degrees...a bit less load on block than at the clew. With the shown rig, the sheet is turning 120+ degrees, depending on whether it leads forward or up the mast. Either way, load on block (and track) is in excess of the load at clew. A big boat...quite a big load on the sheet for a #3 strapped in at 20-25 knots wind speed. If you study the picture closely you will see that the track is supported 4 places, (2) at the ends just outside the coach roof and (2) on top of the coach roof.
  10. I shared an early evening couple glasses of wine with him a couple years ago and he is even more fun in person than he is here. He's a good guy with a great sense of humor.
  11. That's what we decided to do Rasp, rent it. We develop a new design every year or two so no need to own the software if it won't be in continuous use.
  12. "Transparent Aluminum" (aluminum oxynitride) exists: http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=8095
  13. For our faster boats (18-25 knots) we send the exhaust out the corners. Not relevant to this design but the displacement boats get underwater exhausts with cowls to create a low pressure zone at the outlet. These also require atmospheric bypasses to aleviate back pressure at rest or slow speed.
  14. Pretty tough plane.