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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. as far I know 2 sets of plans are sold for the 8.5, one to me and one to the usa. I plan on starting soon with the central spine and/or beams, doing the big parts next winter. (i'm currently under contract, building 2 superyacht tenders. I prefer racing boats, haha) I don't know if any are sold of the 40 ft. (I'd be happy to build it, if anyone needs a boat builder ) The 8.5 livewire is essentially designed with lifting foils in mind. I'm now considering Z-boards, but final choice will be a while down the road. Daggerboard cases on my boat will be big enough for c's or z's anyway.
  2. No, that was the G4.
  3. 1500 usd for full plans package.
  4. The boat overall has quite a bit of volume. Because it is coming from the 8.5 class, and I wanted something similar, with storage space. Otherwise I'd asked for a large open beach cat. Bow volume is a bit less because I intend to use lifting foils. Probably some small changes will be done. I think the racks need to be longer. You're close Nyker! Build looks good from the pictures too!
  5. Yes, basically. I own an old plywood monohull now, which I use for daysailing with friends. But it's just too inefficiƫnt. I've build on some pretty cool cats as well the last couple of years, so why not one for myself.
  6. I asked Tony to do this design somewhere in april I believe. I informed about the ice box 8.5 metre design, and Tony felt he could draw up something suiting my wishes better. The design is about finished. This boat is not intended to fit in the 8.5 multihull class. Although it could be build as one. It is not my intention, however. Class seems inactive, and there is no class anywhere near me. It will mostly be used by me for daysailing and coastal trips at the north see. No usable bunks inside, Just a tent over the boom. So far I plan on building mine with lifting foils. Perhaps even as a full foiler. There is interest in building more, and plans are for sale.
  7. Will it be recorded or will there be a stream or something, Doug? I know how it's put together, but info on the passage would be interesting.
  8. I'll take one for free. Got some filler, epoxy and carbon left, and I'm pretty good at fixing that black stuff. Might even go sailing every once in a while... Let's see what they come up with. I always liked the crashing, flipping, nosediving, wallcrashing X40's. I hope the new class will continue with some of that spectacle.
  9. I think you would only damage the leading edge. It requires tonnes of load to deflect it sideways. It would require a lot more than that to rip the foil of. I've guided some students to build crash cones for automotive use(I've build some cars too...), which where tested later. Knowing those results, and seen what is in the G4 foils, I don't see any possibility to inflict enough damage in one single hit, sailing at speed with normal weight on board, to get very worried about the foil or boat. Like I said, probably only leading edge, and that would be not that hard to repair(anywhere).
  10. you're not the only one, hahaha. Main foils look like they are positioned more forward from when the boat left the factory.
  11. So how's the plastic i550 doing? Has been quiet for a while...
  12. you'll need CSM/unifilo with an *ester layup anyway, or your stitched cloths will delaminate quite fast. I would go with soric for core, not stiffening up the panels too much, easy to place, and nice to infuse. Cheap, yes, high performance, no. Still light enough though.
  13. I did some research, I'm mostly freelancing in the composites industry now, but a small boat production would be possible. A polyester hull and deck could be made quite cheap. Faster to build and cheaper then a wooden I550(deck and hull in one week, alone!). With about the same weight, but little less stiffness. A core could be used to get both the weight and stiffness comparable. All vacuum infused based on the costs of materials here in Europe off course . No and No, efficient production methods like infusion can easily counter the cost for setting up production in cheaper country's, transport and import costs. About 3-5 kits/hulls should pay for tooling if you go cheap (no cnc'd plugs, polyester infused moulds)
  14. Great times, mono's lifting the keel out of the water to imitate cats, cats lifting the whole platform out of the water to imitate birds, and kite surfers abandoning the mast, and hulls standing on foils alone
  15. tempting.... for a few years now.... but my job, don't think I'll be building cars much longer, so to do #1: find new job Maybe I should just start building and selling I550's hahaha