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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. Timber, Yah! Thank you! -Mist
  2. Can someone turn my dot green? Mist, Hull 296, Suffolk VA
  3. And I'm not ever going to forget!
  4. After taking way too long to build hull #296, I finally went sailing in early Aug. Mist has a 155 pound keel and a tin (Dywer DM-5) rig. By no means do I know the ins and outs of sailing a sportboat. I feel no rest when sailing this boat in winds greater than 12 knots. I feel I have been pushing the boat to the limits of the crew (we've experienced many calamities). The asym has been the most challenging. Wrapping the lazy sheet around the bulb during a jibe, getting caught in too much air, on a reach, on a plane, with the rudder retracted too far. On this occasion I was knocked down shortly after jibing the spin in 16ish knots of wind. The mast was in the water and one crew was thrown to leeward. Myself and my 110 pound daughter were on the high side watching at the bulb dance well out of the water. It took awhile (couple a minutes) but the boat finally righted itself, suprizingly we had no inrush of water into the cabin. All in all the boat performed well and I feel I was pushing may luck as I was sooo close to going all the way upside-down.
  5. Another idea, dyneema stop knot through a G-10 tube reinforced with uni-carbon. I just painted the boat today. I'll try to post completed photo soon. Sorry the photo is sideways, my patience is short with figuring out how to rotate it.
  6. Data of hull dimensions compared to Class Association requirements: 2 Hull Construction 2.5 Fair curve of cabin roof adjacent to the mast step or partners shall be no less than 42" above the bottom of the hull at station 89. (Mist #296 = 42-1/2") 2.6 Cockpit may only extend 106" (2692mm) forward of the aft face of the transom. (Mist #296 = 103-1/2"). 2.8.1 The overall length of the hull shall not exceed 216" (5486mm) excluding all rudder fittings, bowsprit fittings, drain plugs and stem fittings (Mist #296 = 214-1/2") 2.9.1 Beam at sheer measured 90" (2286mm) forward of the aft face of transom shall not exceed 90.6" (2301mm). (Mist #296 = 90-1/4") 2.9.2 Beam at chine measured 90" (2286mm) forward of the aft face of transom shall be 46" (1168mm) +/- 1" (25mm). (Mist #296 = 46-3/8") 2.10.1 Beam at sheer measured on the aft face of transom shall be 95" (2413mm) +/- 1" (25mm). (Mist #296 = 95-1/4")2.10.2 Beam at chine measured on the aft face of transom shall be 47.7" (1212mm) +/- 1" (25mm). (Mist #296 - 47 5/8") 2.11.1 Beam at the chine 6" (152mm) aft of the stem shall not exceed 4.5" (114mm). (Mist #296 = 3-5/8") 2.11.2 Freeboard measured at 6" (152mm) aft of the stem shall be 28" (711mm) +/- 1" (25mm). (Mist #296 = 28-3/8") 2.12.1 Maximum deviation from designed hull shapes from sheer to chine is +1" (25mm) and - .25" (6mm). Hull side panels from sheer to chine shall be a shape that can be substantially followed by a 1/4" (6mm) thick wood batten. The top 2" (51mm) of hull side panel and any chine radius complying with 4.5 shall be excluded from this measurement. (I'm certain Mist fits this requirement. I used Watershed provided templates to cut the panels.) 2.12.2 Maximum deviation from designed hull shapes from chine to chine shall be +/- .25" (6mm). (I'm certain Mist fits this requirement. I used Watershed provided templates to cut the panels.) Keep in mind that Mist's deck is 1/2" thick foam not 1/4" ply. The cabin top is 3/8" thick Cedar. I'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have. -Tim K.
  7. Hello,Timber - WaterShed - Tim Hello,TimFordi550#87 - Tim, I mean Dave Hello,I live in Sydney and sometimes work in Canberra and want to build a i550 - Tim Thisis Mist - Tim, builder of hull #296, Ifar as which configuration to build, definitely consider the long cockpit. The short cockpit is a pain in thebottom with the keel stuck in the interior hatch area. Flushor Cabin, if the sole purpose of the boat is to race - go flush. If there is anypossibility you’ll be out on the water for lengthy trips go with thecabin. Enjoy the build no matterwhat you pick. You can call me Bob!