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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Bob, that may have been the case in the early days but later (80's and later) Bayliner had a full plug and mold making shop and everything was designed from scratch. In the 90's they were one of the earliest to get into 5 axis milling and had a couple of NA's on staff
  2. What Bob Derecktor didn't know about building aluminum boats is not worth knowing Derecktors Was/still is one of the best builders of aluminum boats anywhere.
  3. Bloody Mary pursuit race in England used to get a couple of hundred entries across all sizes......not bad for a reservoir in the middle of winter. Not sure what it gets now
  4. I guess those shroud dimensions were in feet not meters.
  5. UBF Finland.....Usually Breaks First
  6. Yes.....don't forget the structure weight savings....less structure hard points, easier carbon lay out (less overlaps) And easier to move fore/aft Score in my book
  7. In my 4 yrs there (late 80's) there was only one (out of 120) so glad to see it is changing
  8. Isle of Scalpay for me, and I see Snaggle is still enjoying the Scottish Islands
  9. There is a USCG rule for flotation and an ISO (CE) rule as well, applicable to power boats but the calculation for foam quantity will work, has all the table for figuring it ok https://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/assets/builders-handbook/FLOTATION.pdf ISO rules are harder to get, but ABYC has rules based on USCG that you may be able to find or there are worksheets (try google)
  10. Cored v solid...it's all in the details for the core, how was it installed? Are the core tapers right? Is the glass laid smooth?high density inserts done right? Much more time intensive to engineer and build right Balsa v foam, pretty much same thing. They sell a balsa designed to take up less resin now, but for strength v cost it's tough to beat balsa, but the devil is in the details again. Divinycell v corecell, we found that corecell has more consistent properties, so you can use slightly higher properties than divinycell but they are pretty well interchangeable if you know what you are doing. Divinycell is produced by steam blowing a blank to 'gas' it so properties can be variable (and caused outgassing - see the original Steinlager maxi hull) corecell is much more consistent Airex R63.80 (the original) is now being sold over here by Gurit (Corecell). Corecell was developed by Tom Johansen who introduced Airex R63 over here R63 and divinycell are not interchangeable.....deflection much higher with the R63. A solid hull with a good support structure will not weigh much more than a cored hull at 'normal' boat sizes with equivalent materials. Now decks benefit from the core as you are walking on it and notice the flex...... I'd stay away from Nidacore, been around 30 years now, everybody Hans looked at it and (almost) nobody uses it. Great price but dependent on getting good bonds around the honeycomb cells (like nomex) ok for flat interior panels but I wouldn't build a hull with it. My 2c
  11. Bob, I remember when Janicki had 1 machine, maybe 25' long in an old barn......must have '95 I think, originally they were going to build and sell the machines....then figured out that more people needed the milling service than a milling machine. Quite an operation now, and there are a couple of other places that do the same (Maine Concepts, Millicam, etc) all very good, Janicki is the highest price as they will mill to aerospace tolerances, the other s mostly stick with marine....
  12. Nothing like a wee dram or two........ Stupid finishline location requiring a course change right at the end...............oh well almost done
  13. These things. http://clickbond.com/index.php Lots of choices, will hold a load well, just have to dig through and find the ones that work. Not cheap but good.
  14. Never mistake a bold tactical move with having too many beers and forgetting to gybe before falling asleep
  15. Good race between myself, smelli and mongrel, smelli a little north, mongrel just south.......game on