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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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    Brisbane Australia
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    Sailing, mostly.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Probably take the prize for longest running but definitely under threat for the smallest yacht from this gentleman https://www.youtube.com/user/simoncarteroz
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Much of the bad reputation cross-head screws have acquired is due to the various standards used. The subtle difference between Philips and Pozidriv is very difficult see especially if covered in paint or dirt. And that is just two types. https://www.google.com.au/search?biw=1024&bih=471&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pozidriv+vs+philips&oq=posidrive+vs+philips&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i13k1.63014.76839.0.81175.
  7. Actually it's Those who can, do; those who can't, teach; those who can't teach, criticise.
  8. Give it a few more posts and I can see it ending in tears.
  9. Yanmar diesel on Tartan 34, stops running

    Exactly my first thought when I read through the thread. Had it happen on a Fiat 615 Tractor with exactly the same symptoms. It was fine just pottering around in high range and doing light jobs but stick the deep rippers on and hook in in Low 1st and it would die in about 10 mins. By the time I'd jumped off, checked the fuel and temp and jumped back up it would start no problem and then run fine. But once under heavy load it would die after about 10 mins. Rinsed and repeated a couple of times and same result (slow learner). Old mate from next door happened to call in after 4th or 5th iteration and diagnosed the problem in an instant. Blasted the shit out of the fuel cap vent with comp air and problem solved. Happened about 3 times over 15 years.
  10. Some of our less infamous but no less deadly native animals have done quite nicely, thank you very much, from the European colonisation of Australia. The common Eastern Brown Snake has become much more common since the arrival of Europeans, to the point that if you are in the settled areas of Australia you will never be more than 100m from a bad tempered, unpredictable, aggressive, fast, highly venomous snake who is most definitely not afraid of you and will pursue you if it chooses to. It is quite at home in your home, shed, car, tractor, tent and don't let anyone try to tell you that it cannot climb. Also known as: common brown snake Found: throughout the eastern half of mainland Australia Fast-moving, aggressive and known for their bad temper, eastern brown snakes, together with other browns are responsible for more deaths every year in Australia than any other group of snakes. Not only is their venom ranked as the second most toxic of any land snake in the world (based on tests on mice), they thrive in populated areas, particularly on farms in rural areas with mice. If disturbed, the eastern brown raises its body off the ground, winding into an 'S' shape, mouth gaping open and ready to strike. Its venom causes progressive paralysis and stops the blood from clotting, which may take many doses of antivenom to reverse. Victims may collapse within a few minutes.
  11. The argument clinic

    Is it easier to right bad Proa's?
  12. Brisbane to Keppel

    FAKE NEWS surely Shaggster! 90min ago the wind sock on the Helipad at RBWH was horizontal out of the West and the aforementioned westerly was blowing the tats off the hookers at Chermside shopping centre. WillyWeather is currently saying 18k W at Peel Is. Better put the tether on the Border Collie.
  13. An Idiot, a cat, and a sailboat

    Don't give up on the 4hp outboard as it may well only be a stuck open exhaust valve. The experience gained breathing life back into a free outboard is a skill well worth having. Anyway better to learn and make mistakes on a freebie than on something you have spent hard earned cash on. Plenty of Utube vids on checking valve clearances and how to adjust them. At worst you will fuck something in the process and still be better off than you are now, you'll have learn't how to not make the same mistake next time. At best you will get it to run AND get some valuable experience. win WIN situation! If you have a go at it and are not sure how to begin ask here for advice. Plenty of knowledgeable types round here. Good luck!
  14. The correct gastronomic description is, "Knock it's horns off, wipe it's arse and bung it on the plate"
  15. Would be interesting to see the AIS track of the Crysta overlaid onto the TSS. Above my cyber skill level but may shed some light on purported AIS "glitch"