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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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    F-25C hull 22
  1. Yeah, I think I remembered incorrectly. Here's an old page you might not have seen yet http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News2/BallardF-22.html
  2. Isn't that F-22 hull #1?
  3. Is the full circle rotation a new innovation?
  4. You can search patent applications now-a-days but I'm not sure how long until they are published. I used to be a Patent Examiner 20 years ago. A lot has changed.
  5. Ahhh, to be 28 again! If you keep a shop vac handy, you can remove the layer of dust from the paper and keep using the paper longer. I still did plenty of hand sanding when using the power tools. Lint free rags help with dust too and can be washed and reused.
  6. 12 metre, I'm sure you are right about the long board offering the best results. That simply was not an option for a one man operation with lots of work to do. The "practice" I talk about with the air file is learning how to handle the file to match curves diagonally with lots of cross hatch to knock down the bog or filler primer uniformly. There is a good web page on fairing for home built aircraft out there for anyone how wants detailed tips on fairing. The guide coat is critical. Since my boat was built from a mold that was pretty fair to begin with I had a leg up.
  7. That is the Mirka brand dry guide coat. 3M is another choice. There are spray on guide coats too. I much prefer dry sanding for everything except color sanding.
  8. Those air files are nice if you have a gigantic compressor to run them. Way too heavy to use on "vertical" surfaces IME. I faired all three hulls on my F-25C with one, so I guess I'm a badass. The compressor requirements are less for the Hutchins than the Dynabrade sander. I used two 110V compressors with a y-spitter to join them together which worked fine. The compressors ran the whole time but kept the sander moving. Beats the hell out of hand fairing.
  9. Here's what I use. A 16"x2.75" inline air sander /w dust collection. It can be quite good at fairing with a bit of practice.
  10. The W22 trimaran looks pretty good to my eye. The Trinado is a good looking boat too. Obviously not cats.
  11. Thats true. When the dispenser has medium hardener and I want a batch of quick hardener, I use the scale. Cleaning the dispenser out is not very fun.
  12. How does VC-17 handle being on a trailer? I'm considering leaving my trimaran in fresh water for a few months a year.
  13. I've been using one of these for around 15 years. http://www.michaelengineering.com/Pumps/Manual/StickyStuffDispenser/ After leaving old resin to crystallize I was able to clean it out with acetone. It's adjustable for different mixing ratios so works with many brands of epoxy. However, you do need a scale when dialing in the mix ratio. Once adjusted it's very accurate.
  14. I follow you. The skip sand primer should work well. You could also spray a layers of high build and fair, but this is a lot of work. I'm all to familiar with fairing.
  15. If you paint it how would you ever get the paint off and back to your pristine gel coat anyway?