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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.  

Training Wheels

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    Sailing, sailing, rum, sailing, sailing, rum, and sailing......sorta fast.....er.......used to be fast......not slow?

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  1. Randy Smyth Rescued

    Life is like a box of chocolates?
  2. Flexofold

    Normally don’t check, as I’ve never considered it an issue. I should be able to see it; I’ll check next time out. I dive on it regularly, and it moves freely. Not uncommon for it to be folded when I dive on it, perhaps current or having it in reverse?
  3. Flexofold

    I’ve had mine for 7 years and it has always worked flawlessly. I have to put the gearbox in reverse to get it to fold completely. As I understand, they are self cleaning, that the gears will crunch any fouling and keep itself clean. Of course, we sail our boat a lot so it has never been an issue.
  4. We seem to actually be cruising??

    Sassafras, good on you! We wish we would have done it when we were younger. Leaving soon, see ya on the Ha Ha! It was Foss I used to work for in San Diego.
  5. We seem to actually be cruising??

    Never saw a sub go in there. Oh wait, they'd be underwater so I wouldn't have seen them.
  6. We seem to actually be cruising??

    I could be mistaken, as it was a long time ago and I suffer from CRS (can't remember shit). I used to work on tugs on SD bay 20-30 years ago. I think that might be the spot where we would stage a barge for them to use to transport fuselage sections. I seem to remember it was for the space shuttle project. In a few days, another tug would pick up the barge, loaded with the fuselage, and take it up north. I don't remember where, never did that run.
  7. Firefly Oasis G31 Charging Questions, Help Please!

    Thanks, sounds like I'm on track. We're headed to Mexico soon, so the temperature will be up. Unfortunately my controllers are relatively new. I've got the Mastervolt SCM 25's. Got a really good deal on them, thought they'd be good, now not so sure.....
  8. I finally got 3 Firefly batteries, and have them installed. They specify 14.4V bulk and 13.4V float voltages. My solar controllers don't do that. It can do lead acid: 14.25V/13.25V, traction: 14.45V/13.25V, AGM: 14.25V/13.8V. Which would be best? I'm thinking the lead acid setting, as we're headed south so will be in warmer temperatures. Thank you for your expertise!
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    If it were Mimsy, it would have at least 4" of growth on the bottom!
  10. We seem to actually be cruising??

    You'd probably be fine as long as you don't go further west than mid Santa Cruz.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    Differential, differential, I wanna see the the differential!
  12. Tanker hits Destoyer, how is this possible?

    Don't mean to be glib, as this was a tragic event, but I learnt at an early age that going down a traffic lane the wrong way, with a small crossing angle, is a really bad idea. Please excuse the long sentence, as I have had a spot of rum.
  13. do the math

  14. Anyone know what's going on with Firefly, as far as getting product out? Is there a delay of some sort, or is it business as usual?
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    No more Rimas, no more Brent Swain. I don't know what I'm going to do with all my free time! I will miss the entertainment.