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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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    SE Qld. Australia
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    Sailing, Building boats
  1. My favorite boat repair tools.

    JGBrown, Re; The photo of your adjustable wrench/shifting spanner. That is the second one I have ever seen. The other is in my garage. Dad left it to me. It was made circa 1940 and still has no slop in the jaws. (no it is not for sale). You said it was British. Appearently during world war 2 Australia suspended copyright due to inability to get a lot of imported goods. Dad always said it was a King Dick brand most likely made in USA. He also said many tools in that era were made at Mount Isa Mines in Queensland.so I am not sure of it's pedigree. Either way it is a great tool. treasure it.
  2. Arco winch service

    The circlip (circling ) in the socket hole has two small holes in the ends of the part circle. Get a proper pointed circlip plier put it in the holes and squeeze together. This allows the circlip to be lifted up through the hole. Yes it releases the drum. Put a towel or rag between the winch and the gunnel line. You wouldn't be the first to flick the clip over the side. Two screwdrivers can achieve the same job..
  3. I have been building a cat for too long. I am now up to the window installation stage and am totally out of my comfort zone.How thick should the acrylic be? What width expansion gaps are required etc.? The window is to be countersunk into a glass over foam hull. Total window length = 2155 mm.(86.2') Max. height = 210 mm.(8.4"). I am considering doing it in three pieces.so expansion gaps may be narrower. Present thoughts are 3 panels 175 mm. x 690 mm ( 7"x 27.6") 210 mm. x 860 mm ( 8.4'x 34.3') 205 mm x 605 mm.(7"x 24.2") How much gap around the edge between acrylic and hull frame?How much gap between panels ? I intend to use adhesive tape such as 3M.for mounting.Is doing it in a single panel preferred? There are two wide uprights where the panels will meet so it is convenient to use them for the joints. Max. annual temperature variation -1C to 38C (30 F to 101F) All information gratefully accepted.