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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. Oh, I don't know about that... I think the snakes will be able to hold their own just fine. We'll have to be careful not to beat up on the little boats too much. But there's only one way to find out: Launch some of those puppies, and come join us for a regatta this summer!
  2. Good to hear about the forestay location being in the right place for you guys. FYI, you're correct, the aluminum viper rig is sleeved, so it ought to be pretty bullet-proof on an i550. Sorry I forgot to mention the sleeving in my original post. As far as I can tell, the sleeved section extends from the base of the mast up to the spreader brackets. You're right about the number of Viper aluminum rigs possibly available. At this point, almost ALL the vipers out there have converted to Carbon, so there should be quite a few of these aluminum rigs looking for a good home. It'd be a nice story if they ended up going to i550's... nice to have one sportboat class heliping out another! Kind of a big brother/little brother gig (cue the Cumbaya and let's all hold hands and sing campfire songs... ) Cheers, F. P.S. Also forgot to mention that I have shrouds and spreaders to go with that mast as well.
  3. i550 builders: Does anyone need an aluminum mast for their project? I've got a 29.5 foot Selden/Proctor aluminum Viper 640 mast in my back yard, looking for a good home. I figured before I put it on Craig's List for some random person to do who-knows-what with it, I'd offer it to fellow sportsboat anarchists. It's more than tall enough for an i550, so you could cut the excess off the bottom and relocate hardware as needed for your application. The mast is the original aluminum mast that from my Viper 640 (which was converted to a new Carbon rig) Here are the details: - Proctor(Selden) extrusion #3525 - Overall mast height: 29.5 feet. - Single spreader, with upper and lower shrouds. - Approx 2.5" fore/aft chord (diameter?) tapered to approx 2" at the tip. The taper starts 48" from the top. Locations of hardware, measured down from the top of the mast: - spin halyard sheave: 32" - Openings for the upper shroud t-ball fittings: 52.25" - Forestay t-ball opening: 62.75" - Jib Halyard sheave: 66.5" - extra sheave (possibly for a topping lift?) along the front of the mast: 148.5" - Spreader bracket: 185.5" - openings for lower shroud t-balls: 189.5" - Spinnaker pole ring: 294" - goose neck: 309.5" I imagine all of those locations can be changed, but hopefully that'll give you a good description of what I have. The original halyards are still in the mast, but are pretty old. At least you'd be able to run new ones using the originals as messenger lines, so that'd be pretty easy. Mast is located in Austin, TX. PM me if you're interested. Thx, F.
  4. Not sure if this would fit, but I have an aluminum Viper 640 mast @ home in Austin, TX, which I'm not using since my Viper has been upgraded to the current Carbon mast. The mast is a Proctor #3525 extrusion, tapered tip, sleeved (very stong mast!), 29.5 feet tall. Cut 4.5 feet off the bottom, and you could have an i550 spar? I have two sets of spreaders & shrouds that go with the mast. Anyone who might want to come to Austin to pick it up for an i550 project, PM me... I'm ready to part with it cheap! Cheers, F.