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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. After it stops what does it take to restart it? Theories that involve fuel problems are usually a good bet with diesels. It certainly could be heat related but that's less common. Also, I'd expect the engine to get up to steady temp long before 40 minutes underway.
  2. Kids, don't try this at home.
  3. This. Sophisticated skippers can integrate the numbers and their feel and you give them what they ask for. Any skipper who needs to ask TWS v AWS should be given a target boat speed and be encouraged to concentrate on that and the jib. YMMV,
  4. The "just as" part of that statement is (IMO, of course) both false and corrosive. But, that's PA fodder. Let's keep the WX threads non-political.
  5. Stay safe. Wind field based on aircraft obs:
  6. Grim.
  7. * ATLANTIC SHIPS INTENSITY FORECAST * * IR SAT DATA AVAILABLE, OHC AVAILABLE * * MARIA AL152017 09/18/17 18 UTC * TIME (HR) 0 6 12 18 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 V (KT) NO LAND 110 117 121 124 125 125 123 119 113 104 97 95 94 LAND (KM) 460 494 511 421 331 148 -11 78 85 160 255 392 524 LAT (DEG N) 14.9 15.3 15.6 16.1 16.5 17.3 18.1 19.1 20.1 21.2 22.1 23.4 24.9 LONG(DEG W) 60.4 61.1 61.8 62.5 63.2 64.7 66.1 67.6 69.2 70.4 71.3 72.1 72.7 STM SPEED (KT) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 7 7 8 8 Matrix of RI probabilities ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RI (kt / h) | 20/12 | 25/24 | 30/24 | 35/24 | 40/24 | 45/36 | 55/48 |65/72 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHIPS-RII: 38.5% 50.5% 45.0% 24.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Logistic: 42.3% 59.7% 47.9% 38.1% 33.4% 27.7% 6.2% 1.4% Bayesian: 54.7% 24.2% 23.2% 7.7% 2.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% Consensus: 45.2% 44.8% 38.7% 23.5% 11.9% 9.3% 2.1% 0.5%
  8. Sat derived winds. http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/products/tc_realtime/image_mpsatwnd.asp?product=mpsatwnd&storm_identifier=AL152017&product_filename=2017AL15_MPSATWND_201709182100 4
  9. Thanks for posting that. It's Levi Cowan's site and I think Sean stated adding the links to it in these discussions. I can't take any credit at all but I certainly do appreciate LC's work.
  10. ^^^ That is different. Looks like your classic omega block under the ridge with both TS's stuck in it. Long way out there in forecast time. WYSIWYG.