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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Deep Scratches in Mast

    Rather than just using any old thickened epoxy have a look at DEVCON Type F Aluminium Epoxy Putty. It's dear as poison but is designed to do exactly what you want. http://www.itwpf.com.au/devcon/aluminium-putty-f/
  2. OK, I sort of get it, now

    This may be of interest to you, considering that you are currently in Sydney. https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-sat-10-february/saturday-detail-wk06/ps/p/portable-washing-machine-2/?pk_campaign=au_product_newsletter&pk_kwd=2018-02-05_17-25 Portable 240v washing machine of the "Hoover" Twin Tub design. 12.5kg in weight and advertised as doing a 2kg load.
  3. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    Really? Well bugger me, metaphorically of course. Haven't they done well for a couple of old tightheads.
  4. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    Much Kruger/Dunning on display here! Just sayin'.
  5. Seized s/s bolts

    You're in luck Jimbo, mainly 'cause you live in Effenque. I used to buy a product called "Bolt Off" from Tofts in Bundabreg which did exactly what it's name says. Since I moved to Brissy a couple of years ago (10) I haven't been able to get it so I've had to rely on all the tricks mentioned in the previous posts. Not a single one was anywhere near as effective at freeing siezed nuts as Bolt Off. I'm not talking about the cheap American copy but the real Aussie deal. From memory it was made by a mob in Mackay and it was their only product, and as it was in every farmer's and mechanics toolbox from Maryborough to the Cape they didn't need to produce anything else. Apparently the business has changed hands recently and it is now more widely available. http://boltoff.com.au/index.html
  6. Voltage regulator blues

    Maybe this might do https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daihatsu-Hijet-Carb-Carburetor-Repair-Kit-S80-S81P-S82P-S83P-/182440316853 If not have a look here https://minitrucktalk.com/forums/daihatsu-hi-jet.4/
  7. The Ashes 2017

    Your prayers may be being answered.
  8. The Ashes 2017

    Lyon into the attack and with his first ball he has the Pommies "Rooted"!
  9. The Ashes 2017

    I obviously spoke too soon. Two down now and starting to look like shot ducks. The only question remaining is how long can they last.
  10. The Ashes 2017

    Anderson just taken Marsh and Smith and as I type Starc is run out. Life left in the game yet. 7/561!
  11. Dead Car Battery

    You mentioned in your initial post that it is usually garaged. Do you make sure that it is locked after you get out? If left unlocked the security system uses more power than if it is locked. Sorta like "the car sitte s theire and worries?" to quote a wise man.
  12. Voltage regulator blues

    Can you not programme the system, or your use of power, so that you shift some of your heavy loads to daylight hours and use your solar generated energy for these loads? You can afford to use almost 4kw of solar power to replace 1kw of grid power. Pre heat the house and water, dry some clothes, do a large wash, pump water etc etc when you are generating solar power.
  13. Probably take the prize for longest running but definitely under threat for the smallest yacht from this gentleman https://www.youtube.com/user/simoncarteroz
  14. Voltage regulator blues

    Just read the thread and my first thought was, perhaps your looking for help in the wrong place. The problem you have more than likely has a simple solution but unless someone has already solved it and can point you in the right direction then you are likely to try millions of "fixes" until you stumble across the right one. Why not try posting your query here, https://minitrucktalk.com/ or here, http://en.daihatsu-club.net/model/daihatsu-hijet-extol-atrai-zebra-gran-max-14 Good luck, and do let us know how you get on.
  15. House batteries

    I use a couple of these. I have one to measure current out (LOAD) and one to measure current in (SOURCE). They measure current cumulatively but only up to a maximum of 65 amp hours then they go back to zero. They're advertised as 130 amp but actually will only handle about 65 amp comfortably. They work by using the Hall Effect (no idea what that means) so they can be considered as just a pair of conductors that will conduct current in both directions but only measure it in one direction, SOURCE to LOAD. They're always ON and have been for 4 years now and the only real downside is the eerie blue light in the cabin at night. Easily fixed with a strategically placed sailing hat. I have another one in the toolkit with some of the XT 60 connectors shown on the Amazon page https://www.amazon.com/Power-Analyzer-JZCreater-Precision-Measurement/dp/B01LVTST80/ref=pd_sbs_263_41?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01LVTST80&pd_rd_r=JWQK8Z8RFDKC35162HPZ&pd_rd_w=TQBxW&pd_rd_wg=fMz2e&psc=1&refRID=JWQK8Z8RFDKC35162HPZ for checking the current drain of various things and seeing if the battery charger has fully charged the AGM battery in the car. The model plane/helicopter places have lots of this sort of stuff which can be useful in a boat situation.