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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. I use Ajax to clean the floor

  2. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Perhaps. My pesky leak turned out to be the holding tank. Actually, any residue of salt inside the boat will contaminate fresh water, so while you may be able to prove to yourself it is rain water, you won't be sure if it isn't.
  3. HB's 'new' boat thread

    I thought I had a diabetic gremlin hanging out in my quarter berth, but it turned out the cabin window was leaking.
  4. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Broken tap, eh? That's a good way to learn the lesson of constantly backing the thing a 1/4 turn CCW with every small increment of forward progress to clear chips - and never attempting to create 100% threads in the work piece. I use a punch to shatter the broken tap and drive it through the work, though that doesn't work in a blind hole of course. There are also broken tap extractors available at McMaster Carr, etc, but similarly loosening the offending object is a necessary part of the process. There is an electrolysis process some machine shops do to make such difficulties go away.