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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. Australian Rules--take em or leave em, I didn't write them Trailer Sailor Assoc requires a certain volume in the cabin--the long cabin meets the requirements. We have "camped" with Shazza and I found it noisy but ok for size but will try sleeping in the cockpit next time as we have just had a custom boom tent made. Aust Sportsboat Assoc requires a minimum length of 20ft and minimum speed of .800 (we currently get around .75 which is way too slow), there are exceptions to the length rule but not exceptions to the speed rule. A friend (Laurie, some of you may remember as having a lot to do with Shazza) and I are modifying an 18ft skiff into a sports boat so we don't have to push Shazza that hard. Local Club Racing couldn't care less what you turn up with --cabin/ no cabin etc doesn't matter. The clubs will just work out a CBH for you which wont be worth a thing at bigger open races who will tell you to bugger off with your cabinless boat for trailer sailor races and sportsboat races will do the same because you're too slow. With the cabinless boat the big races will base you PBH on previous hull performance --in other words your handicap will be the same as TTB, DBSS, Shazza for the first time out --.7500 Examples of Open (longish distance) races in QLD Surf to City-- all builds OK Bay to Bay-- all builds OK St Helena Cup-- all builds OK Bribie Cup -- all builds OK Moreton Bay Classic Cup--big cabin only Penalties apply for all the races above for any modifications outside the original design --mast height, boom length , spinnaker size/hoist point, water-line length, etc etc Isnt the cut off for Sports boats .75/.76???
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  3. Glad, Thanks for your usual ringing endorsement. Success takes persistence, hope & a positive attitude. S&T Ditto , Why is it that the biggest knockers of the i550 concept are "boatbuilders" who want to build a production boat? Whinging will not get the job done. Knocking what you have will not encourage others to follow your lead. Promoting other designs on this thread or others will not encourage others to join the i550 family. As Tim & Susan say "nuf said" I am planning on producing a Sports 8 OD production boat, I think boats like the I550 are great, they have an awesome entry point into SB fleets. I would love to see ASBA in Australia introduce a div 3 fleet for the slower sporties like the I550, SB3 etc this is how we peomote our sport and increase numbers. The more 'entry level" boats built (I am not being derogitory here it is a reference to price point) built the more people may graduate to my Sports 8!! So please dont bag production builders as generally we completely support home builds etc as there is a hope that the need for speed results in sales of our boats. build as many boats like the I550 as you can and get ppl out on the water!
  4. Have not read the full thread yet so my comment may well be out of context, however many good designs have lifting keels, Adams 13, Inglis 47 (Wild thing has probably the most famous photo ever!!), I know these boats a alot bigger, however works for them and never compromised the design. They both had keel bolts that transversed through casette and keel in the keel locked down position. Sorry if out of context:rolleyes: