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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Stainless steel hose clamps - they come in all sizes.
  2. Title is incorrect. It is PHRF SOCAL, not SD that is doing this.
  3. You guys should really look up this Brit - Harry St. John Philby - instead.
  4. Back to the OP. What kind of exhaust work? Was it near the upstream CAT? I heard of cases where Nissan CAT would fail and the honeycomb gets sucked back into the cyl which would ruin the motor. Happened more on the sedans but who knows.....the VQ's are usually pretty much bullet proof.
  5. Sounds remarkably like your typical stealer part changing monkey with some fancy proprietary scan tool, ready to zap your cc once your warranty is over by 2 miles. Hey this is a effin Nissan we're talking about, not an F car (which btw, one can cross reference Fiat and Alfa parts most of the time for 50% of what the F Stealerships charge...)
  6. When was the ECM relay recall / replacement done? After or before you started having the P0300 codes? If after, then could it be a bad ECM since it was getting glitchy power for a long time? I had an episode with the ECM relay where it caused the engine to misfire and tranny to oscillation between D & N, 2WD & 4WD, while I was going 60+ on the highway........ended up killing one of my upstream CATs ($700!)
  7. Never ever go to a dealer unless it is free..... It is widely known that dealership mechanics are the least capable and are only "part replacers", not real mechanics. After warranty, they swap parts to debug on your dime, instead of Nissan USA. Also look for that little Nissan indy shop in the bad side of town for competent diagnosis and repair....
  8. That report stated that it will be version of the 2015 Renault engine but with 12 tokens upgrade. Same one as what Renault had offered to RBR to test in Austin but was turned down. The RBR version in 2016 will use RBR ERS with that ICE while Renault will use their own ERS for Lotus. Supposedly this settles the IP ownership issue of engine improvements made by Mario Illien under RBR funding. Sounds a bit far fetch -- will see if RBR runs updated PUs in Brazil or not.
  9. There seems to be a site reporting that RBR will run RBR or Infinity branded engines in 2016. This will be based on the 2015 Renault ICE with improvements made by Mario Illien. ERS will be RBR developed, not Renault. They claim this new ICE will be tested in Brazil GP. True?
  10. VQ40DE does not have timing belts or replaceable fuel filters..... However, it does have issues with timing chain guide wear (the plastic shoes get chewed up by a nick in the chain). It would sound like a sewing machine at cold start. Unfixed, it can get so bad that you skip a tooth on one of your banks and get really bad performance. Could your miss fires be from this? Since there are tons of newly dead pathys, fronties & xters from the radiator juice in the tranny syndrome (shitty radiators), your best solution is to shop for a low mileage VQ40DE usually ~$400 short block -- find one that is more recent (after they fixed that chain guide issue) and drop it in. I got a VQ40E with 177k on it, runs like a Seiko watch.
  11. On our boat, we have invited both the juniors and Junior Program sailing instructors to race with us in the wed beer cans. So what we ended up with 14 sailors on a 33 ft boat. We all had a blast.....
  12. Interesting....I thought one had to hold their master display (one you powered up on) within 12 inches of a sensor in order to slave it. Sounds like someone went around the boats and hijacked all their competitors sensors.......?
  13. Strong guy -- holding up the hull.........
  14. Here's a good one. Even comes with sails... http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/boa/5135590728.html
  15. Really minor stuff, not structural unless you hit a rock and addressed as part of regular maintenance. We treat ours as a big dinghy and all this is really DIY. Our 10 is less work than my son's Sabot! Some folks bring it to the boat yard and sometimes get the run around.....