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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. Seatalk fail

    Unfortunately, all the efforts have been futile, the head unit is bad. Had it sent to a dude in Colorado and he tested it. Good news, I have a refurnished one on the way. Should be back to single handed status in a few days. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  2. Seatalk fail

    Replaced my belt on st4000+ auto pilot and when I when to turned on breaker, the wheel spun about 1/4 turn and then I got a STLK FAIL. Raymarine support was not much help. Busted out the multimeter and tested all power and Seatalk lines all were good. Disconnected each of the other component and same effing wheel movement and damn fault message. Dissconnected the Seatalk cables from the auto pilot component and yes same unholy message. Maybe i tightened the belt too much and was drawing the power down causing the fault, so I disengaged the belt...yep eff you seatalk error! Ran out of troubleshooting ideas any suggestions and/or comments to tell me I’m an idiot and at least make me laugh at myself would be greatly appreciated. Oh and yes it was working just fine before I replaced the belt.
  3. Odds of being boarded by USCG.

    Thanks, this makes a lot of sense as to why I have never had the privilege of the CG checking on me.
  4. I've read several rants and some intelligent comments on the USCG and boarding experience. But what are the odds of getting boarded? Myself, I have never been boarded in 6 trips between south Florida and as far down as Cartagena. So am I just not getting their attention or is the normal that you don't get boarded?