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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. https://www.facebook.com/Mojos-Boat-Shed-1070116019702480/ This is my beast
  2. From a financial and time perspective it's hard to justify building a boat at the moment. Second hand boats are relatively cheap whilst the cost for raw materials and fittings remain high. Having said that, I'm currently building a boat. I am doing it because that's what I want to do. I can build it how I want it and to fit my purpose. You asked about replacing cedar strip plank with ply strips. It can easily be done, but cedar will be lighter and stronger for the same thickness. This is my 3rd homebuilt boat. Insurance thus far has been easy enough. They want a survey report. Owner designed may add more difficulty. Cheers Mojo
  3. Putting some serious thought in to sailing down, depends a bit on the weather though. Will make a call on it closer to the date. I love the look of your fat bottom Pogo. I'm building a smaller version at the moment. It's a new version of the 5.5m boats by Barry Colson. 2.5m wide. Built from foam/epoxy. Should be ready for Surf to City 2018. Cheers Mojo https://www.facebook.com/Mojos-Boat-Shed-1070116019702480/
  4. Purebred Mongrel (modified Hartley 16) is entered for inshore. Still figuring out how I'll get the boat there and trailer to QCYC. Not sure if I'll tow or sail/motor. Cheers Mojo
  5. They could do the fin and you get the bulb made locally. I gather you only just bought the boat, but I was speaking to someone on the weekend who is interested in buying it if you are interested
  6. Weren't there plans to trial foils on the Seascape 18?
  7. http://www.fastcomposites.ca/site/marine/foils-a-z/?doing_wp_cron=1481284593.2432200908660888671875 They're not local, but do have a great international reputation. I'm in QLD and have ordered some custom foils from them before. All arrived as it should, when they said it would. Cheers Mojo
  8. Anyone have any info regarding this boat? Called Shinobi. Looks like a custom job, maybe a converted skiff. Cheers Mojo
  9. It sounds like the glass will be non-structural and only there to protect the ply. Given this the glass could be pretty lightweight say 200gm or potentially even lighter. At 50:50 resin/glass = 400gm/ Sqm. Say there is 24sqm of area on your boat that is less then 10kg for the whole job. Use peel ply to save weight and labour. Cheers Mojo
  10. Thanks for the responses folks. I'll trial the options and see what works best. Cheers Mojo
  11. What sort of methods do people use to attach kite sheets to the kite? I do inside gybes, but particularly in the light breezes have dramas with clew catching on the forestay during gybes. At the moment I use bow lines taped up. Any suggestions to help prevent it getting caught up? Cheers Mojo
  12. Not likely. We tried the concept on two 18s competing in well developed 18 fleet to get some real life result not just that bullshit "oh, it sails so great, so awesome ... (but never wins a race)" and results just never justified the extra hassle and expense...so Wingscape 18 was converted back to classic setup. Self standing rig had a weight penalty, sails were more expensive... On top of everything it exhibited some new handling challenges like you can't feather the sail as it rotates around center of effort so it is prone to flutter in high winds, mainsail blocking forward vision (and passage forward) when going downwind, etc... To cut long story short, "cons" strongly outweighed "pros" to keep the program on life support. But adding some lifting foils on the boat, well, that is an interesting idea for winter projects.... Would love to hear more about the plans for the foils!!!
  13. Thanks guys
  14. Someone borrowed mine and didn't return it. I don't know if they are still alive. People who borrow tools forever should not be alive. Fuckers. Let's just hope their death was slow and painful.