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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. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Thread title needs to be changed to: .... Another Interesting Home Built Wood (with steel skin) Boat. Steve
  2. OK, I sort of get it, now

    Prince William Sound Alaska, July. Two dudes showed up at the dock in a heater-less AWB. Themselves and everything they had on-board was wet. I'm no physician, but these people must have been close to dying of hypothermia. Barely functional. It was not particularly cold. Rather, it was the 'hose like' moisture that seemed to not only come from the sky, but simultaneously from every other direction, as well. It was that experience that caused me to reassess the need to install a furnace from 'nice to have' to 'ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED', in Alaska. Steve
  3. Cabin Table

    Bob's pipe leg idea was a great solution for me. I built it much heavier than a racer would choose (it will support an adult or two) but a lighter version would be good also. Leg swings out of the way when not in use. For the OP's boat, I would consider this off the shelf unit and mount it to the port side of the mast . http://www.springfieldgrp.com/products/grills-and-tables/table-mounts/swing-away-table-mount
  4. Hallberg Rassy Launched a new 57 Footer

    Yay. I am a smart cruiser! That said, if I had an ounce more competitiveness, three reefs would be better. As it is, two wind speeds exist where performance suffers. Steve
  5. Who’s the Idiot this time?

    No problem. Just order a king-sized set of Walker Bay stability tubes and then claim the worlds largest RIB title. Steve
  6. One dozen per month is about right, but I can't stand the cheap, canned swill. If had employed a bikini girl for just one anchor video (cranking the windlass), I could drink the good stuff for life. Steve
  7. Looks like I will survive this round of YouTube belt tightening. New threshold for getting paid is 1,000 subscribers (I have 1,500) and 4,000 hours of watch time in the last 12 months (I have 10,000). My revenue for the last 30 days is $18.10. Woohoo. Steve
  8. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    From his video dated Dec 31, 2017: "So far I've spent about 800 hours. If I spent twice that amount of time, I could make a really beautiful boat" "I hope to cruise for about 5 years. See the world".
  9. Hard vs soft dinghy

    I stumbled across one of those 40 horsepower, console "shoreboats". Adrift. Half full of water. It had unknowingly washed off the swim step of a large power yacht. It towed surprisingly well considering its waterlogged state. I was not expecting more than perhaps a beer, cheeseburger, and a thank you - for my trouble. However, the owner was extremely grateful for having his boat recovered, and he expressed it with his wallet to the tune of about 1/4 of new replacement cost. It told the guy that he can call me for assistance anytime. Steve
  10. Mr. Slocum, Have I Got A Boat For You!

    Unfortunately, that new mast will only work on the port tack.
  11. Hard vs soft dinghy

    4 hp should be enough to plane one person, maybe two. I use a 6 hp on a 3.1m inflatable floor. It will plane three 150 lb adults - barely. Two adults - no problem. Steve
  12. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Ultimate solution for boat projects/storage: Project started 3 months ago. Earth moving and concrete work was subbed out. I'm doing everything else, myself. Boat shed portion needs only siding to complete. I'll start framing the dwelling portion sometime after the New Year. Guess who's inside. Steve
  13. Dylan, Thank you for sharing your experience with adsense. Looks like I'll keep my day job. Steve
  14. Well whaddayaknow, YouTube/Google started coughing up some $$$$. I "monetized" my YouTube account about 6 months ago. Earnings have been between $20 (summer) and $15 (winter) per month. Looks like I earn about $1.80 per thousand views. I quit making new videos some time ago, so these views come from a steady stream of people viewing my old material (mostly the anchor tests). I was under the impression that "monetizing" the account would cause YouTube/Google to give my channel a higher search ranking (google would make more money). However, I see no increase in activity after monetizing. Now, I just have to figure out how to live on 20 bucks a month. Steve
  15. Hard vs soft dinghy

    With the electrode pointed up, I used to fill the spark plug's "cup" with gasoline. Then set it on fire. That not only heated the plug, but also burnt away the oil. Steve