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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. Also, I recall DBSS's compression post started going through the hull bottom. Make sure you add some beef around the bottom of f89 to distribute the load. Don't use 6-8 oz pw tape for the chines. 12 or 17 oz biax in and out if you can. (One boat had some cloth tears along the chine).
  2. A few boats are going to Brookville Lake, IN over Memorial weekend. BLSA doesn't have anything going on, so we'll just do our own thing- sail each other's boats, some rabbit starts, tune up, and generally goof around. Camping near the lake. All i550's within driving range are welcome, and tire kickers too.
  3. so 4.7' is ok?
  4. ugh, bad link. this one works: https://picasaweb.google.com/117880383229715256733/52ErSprit?noredirect=1
  5. Did a couple fixed sprits a few years ago, here's how the bigger one went together: https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewer#album/117880383229715256733/5583412600420980721
  6. I drew up the rotated jigs for him, they're posted on the Class site. Found it: http://i550class.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=110
  7. Ceiling, actually, is the word for the fore and aft strips on the inside of the ribs, often installed with a slight gap for air flow, and should be tapered toward the ends of the boat like carvel planking would be. Usually a lighter wood than the outer planking is used, such as cedar, spruce, or cypress (in North America).
  8. No, no rule probs at all. Some of those shapes look familiar, but you've done a great job making them yours! You've made a great looking boat. I like having the jib trimmer sit up against the cabin, so the cabin lip wouldn't work there for me. I wonder how it would look if that frame leaned forward above the deck line? -then, the "Luca Brenta lip" (handy for upside down cam cleats) wouldn't push that crew so far aft?
  9. Go the Geoff!
  10. The basics, 1/4" fir marine plywood has just 3 plies, weighs the same as meranti and more than okoume (both are 5-ply), and costs the same or more. And being rotary cut fir it's tough to finish smoothly. If it's all you can get, you can probably make it work, just be ready to deal with some potato chip type curling. Plan to add some extra, small stringers and budget some extra fairing goo and sanding time.
  11. I used two sheets from Hydroturf's close out bin, convinced myself the dark green was close enough to be worth a few bucks saved. I made careful paper templates, traced onto the back of the foam with a Sharpie, laid the foam on a sheet of masonite, and hand cut with a sharp knife at a 30 degree bevel. The templating was the longest step, everything else went easily. I love the stuff, great grip and it's like kneepads without the rash behind your knee. Especially helpful getting under a low boom....
  12. I'm at 45 minutes (alone) in the lot, then 20 minutes in the water. First time, double that...
  13. Cool! Jeff mentioned they planned to mod the boat for the EC, sounds like they're on it. Based in Nashville(?) I think. Found his site: http://storyhouse.org/boat/
  14. On SA, yellow lines never lie. This looks exactly like 1.25", wouldn't ya say?
  15. . ...and how's that measurement at the station 90' fwd of transom---'Carbon' is a full 5/8'' from 'plan',,so 3/8'' beyond the tolerance...measured on 2 visits,,using a straight-edge under the boat. .......Is Carbon the only boat that doesn't make this tolerance?? You can look at Ben's build pics (and a dozen other builders) to see that there has never been a problem getting the hull bottoms to meet the frames. It's been a couple years now, but I think I recall we checked CO's bottom at 90" and it was within a 1/16" of plan- every thing we checked had this accuracy is my recollection. Didn't you rip out and rebuild that whole area of the boat's bottom? Any chance *you* did it? :-)~ (Done here, not wanting to participate in the thread pollution)