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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. This may be a stupid question but would back stays be allowed on a canoe?
  2. Thanks all. I definitely want to make something that is class legal and fast!! I am interested in the the IC from two angles. The development/building side and the racing side. I will make my position clear. This boat would be a project at first,I am not overly confident in my building skills, but if I was able to turn out a semi decent hull I would fork out for a decent rig and sails. I think the sloop version would be better. Are there ways of modifying the hollow log design for a sloop rig? My dad knows a guy who is a sailmaker and has an AC so I am going to have a go on that before I commit to building one!! I may just stick to my finn!! Thanks again Regards Johnny P
  3. Just had a look at your blog jethrow. It looks awesome!!! The CNC parts must make it so much easier and quicker to build. Did you make the parts in CAD then send them away to be cut? Would it be possible a set of drawings or cad parts for your boat? it looks really good and the build doesn't look too bad. I now really want to make an IC!!!
  4. I agree there is no point making hull then putting a stupid rig on it. Just almost thinking about making an IC as a proof of concept at the moment. thanks Jethrow for the response regards Carbon fibre. That makes sense and actually will not add too much cost. Regards my budget, I am not really on a tight budget but want to make something as cheap as reasonably possible. If I do succeed in making an alright boat I may be prepared to put a decent rig on it. The Idea of a kit is very appealling to me, I will check the 'Slurp' out. They seem pretty popular in the north of england/scotland so may be a good idea. The hollow log design does look pretty awesome too though Thanks again for your responses Regards Johnny
  5. I am in London at the moment but won't be able to start till easter/ summer when I am home in Scotland. I am trying to do it as a project. Cost is probably the most important factor. I was thinking I could probably use My contender rig with maybe a re cut finn/ contender sail. IDK at the moment but I think it is interesting to experiment. As I am studying to be an aeronautical engineer the design/development aspect is interesting too. Thanks again for the help. oh P.s. for the hollow log could you use glass fibre instead of carbon?
  6. Hey, I have been reading this thread and have found some of the innovations very interesting. I have always been very interested in IC/ACs I think mainly due to the eccentricity of a sliding seat and the sloop rig(is that right?). They seem from what I understand to be the fastest dinghies around. That really appeals to me!! I like the idea of it being a development class/ open rule allowing a bit of experimentation with rig and hull designs. It also promotes home building which is interesting to me. I will cut to the point, I am interested in building an IC and this is the best place to ask questions about that. I have not built a boat before, and maybe I am being a little ambitious starting with a canoe but I don't really want to cut my teeth with a mirror dinghy. I have had a look at the hollow log build guide/instructions and it seems relatively straightforward and inexpensive. Would that be a good first build? If not what would be your advice regards the best thing to build on a fairly tight budget(using minimal carbon and other exotic materials) I sail a finn and a contender at the moment but I am on the way down weight-wise and fancy a boat which I have always dreamed about and rewards a bit more agility. I am studying Aeronautical Engineering at the moment and am relatively handy with tools, if you know what I mean. Sorry for rambling Thanks in advance Regards Johnny P
  7. From my experience the 59er just seemed a bit over powered. Also hiking with such low side decks/gunwale is a bit hard. I suppose I should stick to my Finn. Nice and comfy...