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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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    Elliott 5.9
  1. I have an old EasyBlock branded mainsheet pulley and cam cleat assembly on my 30 yr old yacht in Australia. The cleat has a centre fixed piece so you can run two ropes. The spring on one side of the cleat has let go. Can you get replacement cleats for these, or what could work?
  2. This one? http://elliott59.weebly.com/new-boats.html Or this one? http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=96244 That is my keel I designed for my Elliott 5.9. I used a basic bulb calculator that I downloaded which was designed for model boats. I then drew is up on Solidworks 3D modelling software, had a half CNC'd out of timber, then had a foundry cast a pair out of lead. They are bolted together and through a centre plate and steel upright that goes up the finn. The finn was machined out of timber then a mould was made. Then the two fibreglass sides of the finn were glued/glassed together. The pictures if you want to stare at them too long, may look as though the bulb tail is a bit off. I can guarantee that its all straight to the centreline. When I took the picture, it was only a quick snap.
  3. how is it for noise?
  4. To be honest, ive been doing much more tinkering/building than sailing. After all the mucking around of building and customising I wouldnt recommend buying a boat without all the parts. The headache and time of fitting a 16ft rig to her and getting it right completely outweighs the point of having a boat in the first place...that is, to go sailing. $6k for a complete sailing boat is a bargain in my opinion. That way you can tinker but still use the boat. Biggest problem with the 5.9 is the keel which the lead bulb falls off which happened to my first boat. I actually have a second 5.9 I rescued off a mooring. A couple more years later the steel strut in the keel would have rusted through and the bulb would have been lost. Id be interested in seeing the one you are looking at Skipper and how they joined torpedo bulb to the centreboard.
  5. I have a E5.9 that I would consider if you are seriously interested. Ive had a retractable bow prod installed, completely new keel built which has a modern bulb, new custom trailer. Everything is there to get her sailing..... However the keel fin that I designed was built a bit too wide and hence needs a new case built which I will be tackling shortly. Also needs boat needs a complete paint. There is a sailing 5.9 in brisbane around the $6k mark thats been on the market for a while on www yachthub.com.au
  6. Got details of your old 770? ive been sniffing around the idea....
  7. The one you are thinking about in Mordialloc was for sale a few years ago. It has a lime green hull and is called Tidy Up if I recall and I also recall that the owner is a complete wanker! It was on the market for a while when I was looking for one. I called the wanker owner up and organised a day and rough time and was locked in full knowing that I had to fly to Melb to see it. I purchased 2 flights for myself and father to fly from Sydney to Melb only to get an SMS from the cock suckng wanker owner who cancelled and decided he didnt want to sell it anymore. Top Bloke!
  8. I have also tried to contact Cameron Pryce in the past for some help with an E5.9 keel since he has the moulds. Got no help whatsoever. So I built my own.
  9. I have one in Sydney which will be on the market very soon
  10. Years ago I sailed Elliott 5.9's at the CYCA sailing school and since then I have always wanted one. After years of talking about it, I finally bought a banged up E5.9 that needed some TLC to get her back to her former glory. The previous owner started to fix and modify her as he bought it in a pretty bad state as it had been left to rot as a mooring minder on Sydney Harbour. In this time on the mooring she had lost her lead keel bulb, lost her rudder and stock and the deck surface was ordinary. Apart from that everything else was there to get her sailing. So the previous owner made up a new fixed rudder blade and went about adding some weight to the centreboard. His approach was to extend the c/board length keeping the same foil shape but made this extension out of lead. The extension was about 0.4m which added around 70kgs. Other modifications include ditching the original traveller whiched split the cockpit and rigged up a rope traveller/mainsheet system which spans the aft of the cockpit similar to the Elliott 7 rope traveller bridle system, but this had no adjustment. The mainsheet is then rigged back along the boom to a post anchored to the cockpit floor just aft of the centreboard case The idea works well as it opens up the cockpit . He also fitted a tensioner to the forestay which is adjusted below deck again similar to the Elliott 7 modifications that are done. I have since redone and improved both the rope traveller and the forestay tensioner. We have found the centreboard to be too long and too light weight for what we need. With the added length made it a real mission to raise and lower the mast. This involved firstly lowering the c/board to the ground, raising the mast, raising the c/board, launching the boat, lowering the c/board. The c/board had to be lowered before launched as it was way too tender. This had to be done all again when we were finished for the day. All in all a fair effort especially for the 2 of us. 70kgs is not enough weight on the c/board. However in light breeze <5knots she goes well but above that she just heels over and is way overpowered. This could be counteracted by getting more meat on the rail but we struggle with just the 2 of us. Im in the process of getting a new c/board built with around 175kg bulb fitted. I have read they originally had 200-250kg's down there. Im also in the process of fitting a retractable bow pole to use an asymmetrical spinnaker, desigining and fitting a new rudder and stock and reworking all the control lines, and finally getting a new pint job. I know at the end of all this work she wont be a record breaker but hopefully a fun club racer that is easy to sail and looks the part.