• Announcements

    • Zapata

      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.  

JFM

Members
  • Content count

    71
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About JFM

  • Rank
    Member
  1. Why the constant reliance on impeachment? Amendment XXV of the Constitution provides for.removal of the president due to his inability to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Let's see, he has not yet formed a functioning administration and after last night appears to be bat-shit crazy. A few more weeks and he may give us more than enough to prove his inability to govern. By then even the stalwart Republicans should be willing to get rid of him.
  2. WD-40 dissolves many tape adhesives. Spray some on, wait 5 minutes and see if the tape is loosened. May not need heat.
  3. If these are club events why not go beyond the NOR and racing rules. Change the club bylaws, rules and regulations (or whatever your club calls them) and add a provision that any club member can be banned from any club activity if ............ You fill in the dots with misbehavior that will not be tolerated.
  4. Thank you for the information on Dow 795. Now I just have to find it. Regarding the second reply, the Ranger is a 1975. We had the hull repainted and have replumbed and rewired the boat. Just now in the process of replacing the stove and pressure laminate in the "galley" and head. Pulled out the original head (no provision for waste tanks and the boat is unlikely to be used for cruising) and replaced it with a portable one. All stanchion bases sounded and those showing delamination were cleaned and injected with epoxy. The deck will have to wait until next season. Once that gets spiffed up with Kiwi Deck I will be glad to post some photos. Both the surveyor and I were surprised by the condition of systems in the hull. On the other hand, nearly new mast and sails, diesel engine, and clean upholstery. The hull was sound but for a few small blisters. Just the old story of no one selling their boat because they are using it too much; however, non-use and neglect just about put this boat down for the count. I am extremely lucky to have a close friend who is a naval architect and marine engineer to help with the project. At boat yard rates she would not have been salvageable.
  5. The ports (windows)on my Ranger 28 are ready to start leaking. It appears that a bead of sealant/adhesive was put down and the panes then placed into it. It has worked beautifully for a very long time. Does anyone know the type of sealant that the manufacturer used? What would you suggest we use to reseat the panes today.
  6. Why in the world is anyone even vaguely interested in this trainwreck named Rimas? He has no idea what he is doing, he has no desire to learn how to sail and certainly has no desire to learn how to maintain a boat. Can we please just flick this entire hundred plus page mess and use the space for something better?
  7. At least it would end this thread.