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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. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ut5g1 The original and still the best.
  2. Assy tack attachment

    Nice solution Mez.
  3. I went and did something stupid… advice needed!

    Same understanding here, though reasonable compensation for the assistance may be sought.
  4. I went and did something stupid… advice needed!

    I had a figure of 500 in my head as well as a counter offer. Perhaps it would be worth calling some other similar businesses in the area and getting estimates from them for doing the same thing. Might help with your negotiations.
  5. Aus Sailing Olympic Non-Selection Shitstorm

    I tuned out to this when the PC brigade dragged it into a gender issue.
  6. Arseholes/Assholes

    LOL, nice one LB.
  7. Built in fuel polishing...practical??

    Old wives tale alert! Actually, this is only a medium wives tale. Filter engineers are very clever about such things. Having worked directly with Racor on a bunch of industrial applications, I am confident that when they sell a filter block rated for X gpm, that unit will pass X gpm at the same (or very close to the same) differential pressure with a coarse or ultra-fine filter element in it. Now, what -IS- definitely true, and requires additional attention, is the fact that fine filters clog up faster. Have a couple extras. No need to go from tank A to tank B. You can do that, of course, but it makes just as much sense to recirc fuel thru the filter/seperator back to the tank. Especially if you run the recirc pump for a long period of time. My recommendation: Don't use a spin-on filter. They're more expensive, and they make more of a mess. Get a filter-seperator block, valve it as desired (in-line to engine can be good, that way you can use the pump for priming too), locate it so you can change th filter element with relatively little trouble, and keep at least 3 spare filter elements on hand at all time. 2 microns is considered "very fine" in the diesel world, IIRC I have seen .5 micron filter elements but I am not sure how much benefit they would add over the 2m (which is 1/40th the diameter of a human hair) Rather than try to explain, here is the fuel system I built into our trawler. It was extremely functional for cruising; although the components of an added pump, piping, and valves, took up a good bit of volume. WinnieW_fuel05_w_polisher.GIF FB- Doug Yep, all comes down to the open area of the filter medium.
  8. My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    I'll mail it to you. You're a good man, I don't listen to what the others say.
  9. My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    I like your hat Ish.
  10. My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Don't change what aint broke, run with it.
  11. My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Isn't that a marlinboard? On a balanced lug rig, the vang effect comes from the luff tension on the fotreward end of the boom working with the fulcrum provided by the downhaul. On a standing lud with a sprit boom, the vang effect comes from the tension on the foot of the sail. No gnav needed. Thanks Semi. Not going to comment on this rig as I have no experience with it, and given the company I keep here I look forward to learning.
  12. My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Isn't that a marlinboard?
  13. New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

    That could have been written with just the information in this thread. I don't see what JC gains from putting out that statement if the shit was going to hit the fan. If it eventually does, he has no credibility at all.
  14. recommend me a headsail furler.

    LOL! I could use a WLYDO project! Work is being very boring.
  15. Dave's perfect sailboat