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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. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    WFD Bob! WFD indeed.
  2. Will Harvey Kick Donnie's Ass?

    I hear you. We are watching the Langham Creek and Horsepen Creek watersheds very closely as we live near their intersection. So far, so good. Given that so much of the area is under water wouldn't be surprised at 450,000 requests. This thing goes from Corpus to Beaumont... God willing it moves more to the North and East.
  3. Will Harvey Kick Donnie's Ass?

    D, glad to hear you are OK. Same here. We'll be fine as long as the creek behind the house stays in it's banks. Be safe. JYD
  4. Tracking the Lindenberg 28's

    There was one in Texas in the late 90s. I ran into it on Lake Waco, but it was from Dallas or Canyon Lake. Don't remember which.
  5. Best bottom paint for Aluminum hulls?

    Thanks, I have a couple of local reps coming by next week. Ha ha! Our "barges" are more like barge shaped work boats and are approximately 8" X 16". One quart might be enough for both! Sorry, 8 feet by 16 feet. Mea culpa.
  6. Best bottom paint for Aluminum hulls?

    That would be an issue...
  7. Best bottom paint for Aluminum hulls?

    Thanks, I have a couple of local reps coming by next week. Ha ha! Our "barges" are more like barge shaped work boats and are approximately 8" X 16". One quart might be enough for both!
  8. Best bottom paint for Aluminum hulls?

    Why would you avoid ePaint? Thanks. Your link mentions this as suitable for "primed" aluminum. Presumably Primocon would be the proper prep?
  9. Best bottom paint for Aluminum hulls?

    Good point, and one that we have considered. On the other hand, we are a State Historic Site, and subject (somewhat) to the whims of the visitors. So presentation matters a little bit.
  10. We recently took delivery of two aluminum work barges that will spend some time in slightly salty/brackish water. The Houston ship channel to be precise. However, they will sit on trailers for much of the year and only be in the water for a month or so at a time. I'm looking for a good anti fouling paint that can withstand being left out in the sun for long periods. These are work barges, not race boats, so longevity is more of a requirement than price considerations. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. JYD
  11. Origami Boat Thread

    You're right, and that is nothing like a sweet, fair curve....
  12. Melania missing in action..again.

    How so?
  13. From the Houston Chronicle: John Cornyn complains about constituents' phone calls. John Cornyn is feeling aggrieved. Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reports that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. “They effectively crashed our voicemail system,” Senator Cornyn told reporters. Not only that, emailers and online posters “threatened to bring down our website and the like.” Miraculously, Cornyn and his staff lived to tell about the onslaught. The senator believes he has figured out what caused the “unprecedented” volume of messages. “There’s no doubt that there was a concerted campaign by the Establishment to try and sink Mrs. DeVos’s nomination.” Not only was there conspiracy, Cornyn added, there were plenty of sour grapes: “I think that this is part of the angry response to the fact that President Trump won.” The arrogance is unbelievable.
  14. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Looks like main trav. Would think that will be routed to the patch in the non slip ahead of the tiller. Placed for the main trimmer - between mainsheet winches. Could the cam cleats be related to the overdrive/string drop system? I'm wondering about the second swivel cam cleat on the cockpit sole, forward the traveller. One for the vang. The second for? Deflectors? Bring me up to speed please. What are deflectors?
  15. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Here's one: Aluminum Catamaran; it has lot's of "freeload!" https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5866199172.html