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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. Music afloat

    Well I've purchased and tried the little Fender amp, to say the least my mileage varied. The thing is the size of a Christmas ornament and has the same sound quality. Next step for me is to feed the bass into a "Direct Box" (9v gadget to condition instrument signal), thence to mixer (18v), thence to line in on boat stereo (12v), and then adding a marine sub woofer and amplifier to the speakers. Perhaps I should have titled the original post MUSIC AFLOAT. aa
  2. Music afloat

    I've ordered that little Fender amp and will report how it works out on a bass. aa
  3. Music afloat

    Trying to figure out how to cruise with electric guitar etc. and a 12 v system. The guitar seems happy enough feeding to a direct box and thence to a normal(ish) PA, the bass not so much. Has anyone wrestled with (and solved) this problem? Best aa
  4. Emergency fix equipment

    fothering patch worked for Capt. Cook. Google should reveal details. Heavy fabric patch pulled over the outside and held in place be lines. aa
  5. Circumnavigation query

    dfl, the compendium of planning guides is terrific, many thanks. As to if I'm ready, I'm mindful of planning my first trip... a long winter on Beacon Hill in Boston, sitting in my armchair, imagining all possibilities for a trans-Atlantic trip on my 29 ft catamaran (quite a bold idea in the 70's). What could go wrong, what would it be like, what should I bring? In the event..my watch, mid-Atlantic in the trades west bound, unbelievably beautiful sailing. I realized it was exactly what I expected, I felt exactly like I had imagined in my armchair. The take-away for me..since I got the same pleasure back in Boston, if you think about it, I really didn't even have to go on the trip! best aa
  6. Circumnavigation query

    Noonsite.com is a terrific resource, thanks. Next question; Are the British Admiralty routeing (sic) charts still the best resource for seasonal planning? Thanks All aa
  7. Circumnavigation query

    Thanks for the information so far, is Indonesia considered safe? Thanks aa
  8. I'm considering circumnavigating, my question is; what water's are unsafe due to piracy and/or politics? We are not Cape Horn types. Thanks aa