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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. For this boat, all the design is a direct copy from the pics I got from the MOD70. I only adapted it to the small scale, making the hulls thicker and increasing the rocker to a 6cm draught compared to 4cm which would be 1:1 scale. The lowest rocker lies very much afterwards, together with the mast. Attached you see the center hull. Also there's a 1:1 scale model from a french builder. Very good looking indeed with the slim hulls but I guess it will be not sailing very good. It will be interesting to see how she tacks, should be very good. However the latest Mini40 try out the opposite quite successfully, meaning CB and CE of the sail much further forward. Lifting foils and T-rudders keep those boats from pitchpoling. There's still a lot to find out to make these little things faster. My current top speed is near 9 knots. Not too bad for a 1,2m long boat I think. Meanwhile the deck is fitted. Cheers, Chris
  2. Hoping that this forum returns to some RC-multi talk, here's an update of the MOD40. Wintertime is RC-building time for me. Plans are almost ready and will be freely available as soon as it runs smoothly and balanced. I designed the boat from pics from the web. Anybody else building something? Cheers, Chris
  3. Jesus! Doug, just ignore those idiots. They're worth nothing. Keep it up whether here or better in the moderated forum. My MOD40 built is getting forward. I will update you know in a few weeks. Chris
  4. You're right. I'll give it a rest. Take care!
  5. Jesus, you guys are SO smart, you must have two extra brains somewhere around your body. Your points are so simple and clear that it almost hurts. Of course (!!!) it is better to have a well machined high-techfoil. But ist is stupid (!!!!) to use the high end manufacturing method on something that you are not yet sure in terms of design. You call that overengineering. That's why you first try out things at lower level. Rapid prototyping, in this case hand sanding and so on. Did you actually experience in real life what it means to go into CNC milling? Read through some forums to get an idea. This is not a ready to run-thing. You spend weeks until the CNC runs well. I will never do it myself (but did it professionally years ago). In order to get practical you have to have a design first. Not an idea, but a precise set, length, width, profile, etc, etc. That just does not come by itself! Second you need to have the skills to 3D model that. Of course you can do it by yourself (=> do you also build a driller when you have to drill a hole??) but I prefer to design and sail the general boat and leave the rest to the experts. The same I do with the sails, basic size come from me, execution from a sail-builder. So I (not you as I understood) will go for someone to help me with the CNC. But only as soon as I am sure what the design will be! Can you tell/send me that? Foil for Mini40, 3kg weight. I am waiting.... Cheers! Chris
  6. shut up and let him build! True word! Shut the f up BalticB now and go pollute another forum with your stupid insults!! Same applies to this other freak. Poor Baltic Sea that some ah like you chooses its name as nick. Back to RC-Multis: the other RC sailor and I are making up contacts to CNC builders in order to check for curved foils or foil plugs. Not sure how complicated or expensive that might be. However it happens to be that one specialized workshop is only 5 minutes from where I am. Here in EU the RC multis are preparing for the EU championship which is held by the end of this month. My shinobi is almost OK. Just needs some more rig tension, so that the jib stays in shape in pressure. This WE I am finishing a shorter rudder with T-foil as well. Pics soon. Chris
  7. Only to add some practical RC-foiling-life to the current academical discussion.. ;-) Some pics of the shinobi with the old 30cm long foils with NACA 63410 profile. Meanwhile I built shorter 24cm long foils which surprisingly work much better. Same profile, same angle of attack, more (!!??) lift, more speed, better tacking ability. I guess the long foils (on the pics) just create too much drag. A shorter rudder will follow as well.
  8. Hey Chris O, why do you think these foils cannot be done accurately enough? Is it from practical experience or just guessing......? There are plenty of working examples that those shapes can be sanded by hand precisely. Many RC sailors do it for ruders, etc. and they are sailing fast enough! There's also another example for a curved model foil here http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php/357334-AC45-im-Mini40-Format?p=2933823&viewfull=1#post2933823 Actually the boat is flying with it already. Still of course the more accurate the profile is the better. I like the idea of a 3D printed mold that would be refined by sanding afterwards. Should be a lowbrainer for someone who knows how to 3D design such things. Good discussion here finally! Cheers Chris
  9. Hey Doug, the boat looks really cool, whatever the performace will be - I find it inspiring and very well built. What's your clue about the good light wind performance while the main hull bottom is so flat. Doesn't that increase wetted surface and increases drag at light wind?? Some news from my workshop. I scaled down a MOD70 to the Mini40 rules. It will be a semiscale version still sailing good but inteded to look much better than the regular mini40 boats. I added some volume to the hulls according to scale, should be sailing this summer. Cheers, Chris
  10. Hey Doug, just keep it up and get us updated. And Chris, if you critizise Doug for not delivering any practical evidence on new multihulls - why don't you just reduce your own post to just such posts. Thanks Chris (another one)
  11. Hi Doug, yes the flap is removed for reefing. I had a small "igotu" tracker on the boat. Received some helpful data...
  12. The cat above was really foiling. Not stable, not too much but even much better than on the small video. Here's an update of my tri. Not foiling but with a wing, standard rig and tons of fun! Top speed was 8,7 knots, length is 1,2 meter, wind was around 15kn. Cheers Chris some more action is here
  13. Hi Ian, hi Doug, I was also looking into the wing mast thing. There are some Mini40 sailing around with very nice rotating masts. The major advantage of course is to reduce drag and that is even more important at higher wind speeds, so at rig#2 or 3. There are some offers for those masts and suiting fittings around. In the end I stopped looking at it, cause it was to expensive all together.... http://shop.walickiboats.de/ Doug: interesting to hear from your boat. Keep us posted! Cheers, Chris
  14. The wing's aliiiive!
  15. Or you just do that: