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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. Hope somebody finds that useful.... Also contains a bonus - a 100 kg bulb The file has patterns for making a plywood full size model (to be filled with foam or whatever) Please note: 80 kg bulb - all frames are 4 mm thick, backbone is 12 mm 100kg bulb - all parts are 9 mm. DXF has theoretical lines too, sort of. Both 80 and 100 kg version had been produced, both used on i550s... i550-bulb_to_share_v2.zip
  2. Hey there, What do you think of a no-cabin NO-MASTPOST i550? This would clear space up a bit under the deck... I think it's ok to give it a try, moreover it's easy to install the post at any time later, with no re-build at all.
  3. Just a few cents into bulb discussion... A guy in Russia built his i550 with a bulb shifted back to eliminate the weed-catching "nose". The reports from his side show no concern on stability or weight balance issues.
  4. Hi there everyone, does anyone have any links to pics of the Bellingham event?
  5. Hello again, Can someone help me to get in touch with Jerome, hull 270. He's moved to Brasil and his i550 along with him, I despeartely need his advice on shipping an i550 in a 20ft container.... Please, somebody, help. He mentiones some jigs that help the hull inside the metal box...
  6. . .......... Peter...very sexy ( )shape,,exquisite renderings,,and I'm sure not a measurement issue by any means! ...you've done a great job of adding what seems a complexity which actually simplifies the build!... ...personally I like having a bit of cabin-height,having some cleats at that height,,,,,and the shape you've made--if I -ever- get around to doing a build--I'd like to get the pattern from you. ...how many boats are in your area?? Thanks for that. I will share those as I get the final shape and unfold the pieces. Unfortunately, only two more hulls are under construction, another one a distance away, within 7h drive. I also doubt any of those will hit water this coming season. But, as we say it in Russia, "Moscow wasn't constructed within a day".
  7. Yeah, credits for the rest of the frames' shape go to you. Thanks for sharing those, once again! I was also considering leaning above-the-deck frame, or even moving the whole frame forward. One major reason for that is I want more space forward of my keel foil for the sleeve. It turned out my sleeve forward wall was too close to the frame when I installed it, making it difficult to reinforce the seam from inside... But mebby that's just my bug and nobody's else... Moving lip's upper edge forward will also allow lifting keel possible without removing the cap. Re. crew position, that's an important issue and it should be kept in mind. Our first cabin edges are flush. I am considering leaning the whole frame.This would allow for a clean surface for the hatch, structural integrity is there too. More open upwards, the well can be well taken care of in the sence of internal reinforcement. But this will involve additional efforts to make sure the hull's line are where they should be... What do you guys think?
  8. Using birch plywood for our i550 project we WERE UNABLE to build the cabin to the plans' patterns. So we drew our own version which colud fit on the existing frames with minor trimming. The cabin's new shape was designed so that plates could be fit without much torture, which worked as planned. For our prospective next hull the cabin have been redrawn completely, it became wider, longer forward, the cabin entrance height grew 2 inched, and all that without sacrificing the sleek looks of the boat IMHO. The frames changed, as well as a beam was added too. Anyway, the mast step didn't move a mil. Do you think we are pushing borders of rules with all these features? The hull will remain in it's original intended shape. Regards, Peter
  9. > Hi > > I really can't thank you enough. I just need 600 euros. Western > union is the only option since I can't access any of my accounts. > You can find the nearest western union online. I have attached the > details you need to send it below. > > Name: Tim Reiter > Address: 21 Nafpliou Street > Limassol > 3305 > Cyprus > > Thank you again. Please keep me posted with the details. I almost went to bank with the cash!
  10. Yeah I want a set of those digi plansif the price is really special! :-) You don't have to mess w plotting and I will just cnc-route 'em parts in a click... :-)