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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. Maybe I could write you the St-Laurent story. Chapter 1 My father was young, he was spending his summer at their summer chalet at the Lake Magog in the eastern township in Quebec province in Canada. He was a little boy then and his older brothers manage to make a kind of a sailboat with an old motor yacht. They cut a tree, sew some sugar bags together and just go sailing. It was awkward at the least. But one day, my father said he was 6 years old at the beginning of the thirties, he saw a magnificent gaffrig sailboat sailing away in a distance. This event imprint his imagination and he began to dream about this boat. Few years passed. His brothers bought some more decent sailboats. I remember him talking about Interlake and the likes. But always in the back of its mind he was thinking of the dream boat he saw and hope secretly that one day he could have it. Then he got married, did a few children like me. He had the chance to get a summer chalet near his own family at Lake Magog to. So our little family started to spend its summer at the lake beginning in 1960. He was working at Montreal during the week and come back to his family during the weekend. Then one day, he said Christian come with me. We went to North Hatley, a little town on the border of Massawipi lake and there in the little river was the St-Laurent floating quietly without its mast. My father manage to realise his dream and find the boat. It was the St-Laurent. He bought it and brought to Magog lake. I was 6 years old. This event was the seed to my life passion for sailing. Here is the boat in 1960.
  2. Actually it is $5,900.00 USD
  3. If only I knew the correct selling price. $8500 is reflecting the like new condition of the boat. Sale price will be the one the buyer will pay for it.
  4. Thanks Tucky.
  5. Thanks __________________________
  6. I had this boat for since 1960. She is my old buddy. I had so much fantastic experiences with her. I saved her life a couple of times and I rebuilt her as new in 1986. She was the major cause of the way I lived my life. Because of her I spent thousands of hours sailing. She was the ground for discovers and upgrades from a traditional wooden boat with Egyptian cotton sails to a modern composite construction racer. I completely restored her in mint, like new condition. She is gorgeous in her pure essence and simplicity. (Read nothing to degrade and easy maintenance). Because I want her to live another man's life span. She is fantastic to sail. She moves easily in light air and do high speed planing when it blows. Put a big guy on trapeze and experience the heart the old lady still have. But... I don't sail her anymore. Throughout the years, I built myself have another boat. And she was put to sleep for too long. So now is the time for me to let her go. To find another proud owner to make her live again her sailing life, bringing joy and passion in return to the heart of the new owner. This boat has so much years and life experiences that we can say that she has a soul. She is a living awesome mankind creation. So what next... Some photos: More photos: Photos galeries: Facebook page Sailing Anarchy ad Christian Oh yes... I bought an ad.
  7. Your thumbnails are really thumbnails. I mean the photos are really small.
  8. Oups, I guess me and everyone should forget about lauan. Thanks Mr.Donovan for all your inputs. It is very eye opening. I agree with you that using fancy plywood or high quality cedar do not make a cheaper built than foam. I understand your preferences. And of course, the builder using the grp method needs a good building plan for proper foam density and laminating schedule. And you have demonstrated that you know your stuff. I was quite fascinated following your built in this thread. I hope that enough readers will make the jump and buy plans. I would like very much to see the D20 take the same momentum than say the i550. VoilĂ  Christian.
  9. I am not sure if I can bring this about, but there is a cheap way to built a hull. A cheap and an easy way. Cold molded plywood. No critical laminates. No vacuum needed. Easy to fair. Could be done alone. I built mine this way. I used cheap 3mm (1/8) lauwan or meranti door panels, covered inside outside with 200gr (6 ounces) glass epoxy. Weigth about 30 grs/sqf (1.1 lbs) for 3 layers: 10mm (3/8 inches) It makes a strong and stiff hull resistant to dents and print through. Add to that Mr. Donovan terrific foam and carbon structure designs and you have the best of both world. VoilĂ  Christian.
  10. No, i mean the shaft/strut, connecting the lead bulp to the hull. ?? The blade internal structure is made of an aluminium plate with one half by six inches steel pieces on each side. The bulb weight 800 pounds and the blade something like 180. Overbuilt but bullet proof. Christian.
  11. Interesting, so how did you get the foam out of the glass shell...??? You cant say Acetone !!!! Worst, lacquer thinner. Next time, I will cut in half, take out the foam, glue and reglass the 2 parts. Christian Arrghhh... thats ugly Christian, but yearh.. next time make the mould in two parts.... How are you constructing your shaft..? You mean the pipes conducting the melted lead to the mold? They are filleted steel pipes. The loose last section can easily move down to the mold. Christian
  12. Interesting, so how did you get the foam out of the glass shell...??? You cant say Acetone !!!! Worst, lacquer thinner. Next time, I will cut in half, take out the foam, glue and reglass the 2 parts. Christian
  13. That's the "lost plug" type method or something like that. I thought the foam plug was left in and vaporized when you hit it with 600 degree lead. anyway, did you have a hollow center for the foil? Or are you bolting up from the bottom into or through the foil? Looks like a nice setup. I especially like the old jack as a support. FYI, a ladle can be found at most plumbing supply places for less then 20 bucks if you want to go that route. Cheers, Kevin. I have 1/4 inches aluminium plate in the center of the foil. I bolted squares to it and to the bulb. I have reshaped the top of the bulb with lead rip. Faired with body putty and epoxy glassed all over. Watertight. Christian