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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. Random PicThread

    Di Did you have to point that out?
  2. Who here has their Captains License?

    Had a 100T Master since the early 80s (several renewals before TWIC). When I retired from my real job, I did fishing guide stuff, sailboat deliveries, captained charter boats in the BVI, even had a job once driving an 80ft stern wheeler dinner cruise thing on a lake; double rudder system and bow thrusters that didn't work. Great fun parking that right next to a water ski show in a breeze. Anyway, the last time it came due for renewal, I decided to give it up, too much hassle with government bullshit all for the privilege of entering a secured harbor? Besides I viewed myself as a skilled captain not some 'transportation worker'. Just too old to put up with the nonsense I suppose. FWIW: I did my license and several renewals with Sea School in St. Pete, FL very helpful outfit.
  3. Surface supplied air diving

    I used a 120v system very similar to your proposed set-up. It had 15ft of high temp hose and 75ft of the PVC hose. Mine used a Cressi Sub adjustable 2nd stage regulator. I ran it from an 1800watt inverter off the house bank of about 220 amp hours but with the engine running, spinning a 100 amp Balmar alternator. Worked fine for cleaning the bottom and for adjusting the pitch on my feathering J-Prop. I never measured the amp draw but it was something less than 500 watts running, starting up who knows. I think the compressor was also a Thomas but it had no markings on it. It was very similar to a unit sold at Sears putting out 150 psi max and about 2.0cfm@90psi. The hose was considerably floaty so I used 6lbs of dive weights, 9lbs if I was using a wetsuit. I secured the hose under the weight belt in back. Saves clenching it with your butt cheeks. Just remember to exhale on your way to the surface.
  4. Joke

    Riddle de Jour: What gets easier and easier to pick-up when it gets heavier and heavier? Wair for it .... Women
  5. best small cruiser

    F-28R two people, 18 knots steering by autopilot fun little cruiser
  6. Hottest Women

    Charlize Theron?