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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. Nowadays I use super glue (methacrylate) often: a small wrap with gaffertape and then impregnate the end with several drops of the glue. Works great!
  2. Just now in the English Channel near Wight:
  3. No, I think they not build one yet..
  4. This is the new waarschip 1010 introduced a while ago: http://www.waarschip.info/waarschip/waarschip-1010/
  5. No "real" calculations here. Part experience, part advise from more experienced builders, lots of reading and comparing, and some oversizing.. still the total weight is around 2.1kg (some 4.7lbs?) The preparation, thinking and talking to people took a long time, much longer then the actual making.
  6. Continued: Result before painting the thing white Painted white and on the boat:
  7. The pieces epoxied in the tubes: Hinge pieces for the top of the sprit: 40mm titanium rod for making the coupling in the top: Result:
  8. This winter I made a 120cm carbon A-frame bowsprit for mij 22ft Danish Marsvin. Two 100cm carbon tubes with 50mm OD and 46mm ID and 4 home made carbon pieces: two for making a hinge in the top and two for attachment to the boat. All metal I used is titanium. Drawing of the pieces for attachment tot the boat. The orange is a titanium hinge-tube, the grey is titanium rod with bolt. The components making the attachments to the hull. The small horizontal carbon tube is to be laminated in the hull. Hull attachment pieces:
  9. Ciao Will, Here you see, to keep extremely light the piece we thought to give a "lock" shape in the part of the part of the frame where the rope is passing. In addition in the packaging is shown how you can lock the frame with a lashing rope. Have a look RopEye, interesting! But what is patented in your product as prototypes of the same have been presented in the public domain already in December and January, for example as in post #47 in this topic?
  10. Very nice! The cousin trestec constrictor stoppers which are marketed big Ronstan have a sleeve length of up to 100 (hundred) diameters' this means the 6-8mm model has a sleeve of 650mm. That is very long.. The constrictor sleeves for custom application sold by cousin trestec have a sleeve length of around 50 diameters; stil around 350mm. These long sleeves are necessary to provide the proper holding power.
  11. Don't go for breaking load perspective! Stretch is not an issue, creep is: Always size creep; 5mm SS to 6-7mm dyneema.
  12. 6 and or 7mm DM20: http://www.englishbraids.com/leisure-marine/club-racing/standing-rigging/dynastay-detail
  13. http://www.cruisingworld.com/cca-selects-2016-award-winners Including the "young voyagers award" to my countryman Erik de Jong:
  14. Interesting history of the Shetland bus. In 2014 I visited the Shetlands en then sailed a straight 90degrees course to Norway, the shortest way to go there. It brought me to the small town of Tælevåg. This was one of the places visited often by the Shetland bus. In 1942 a dramatic episode came to Tælevåg when a shipload of weapons, explosives and radio's and two Norwegian special agents were landed in the vicinity of the town. The Germans found out and killed the Norwegians. As a punishment the whole male population of Tælevåg was deported to concentration camp Sachsenhausen in Germany, women and children were placed in camps in Norway. More details here: https://jenaconti.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/the-telavag-tragedy/ This tragic history belongs to list of towns where the civil population was punished in a cruel way: Vinkt (Belgium), Lidice (Tsjechoslowakia), Oradour (Franc), Marzabotto (Italy), Putten (Netherlands) Now there is a beautiful museum dedicated to the seaman of this period just outside Tælevåg, situated on a high cliff: https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/bergen/listings-bergen/north-sea-traffic-museum-telavåg-war-museum/2602/ In my video from around 8:10 you can see the approach and details of Tælevåg: (no small bikini's this time)