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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. This is going to take awhile

    This spot down in the bottom corner is still very pleasant!
  2. Craigslist - Not mocking

    I'd tension up that forestay just a bit.......
  3. I'm at peace with Honkers; can we still get Trump impeached?
  4. The recycling house of cards collapses.

    As various voices in the wilderness have been saying for (at least 40 by my count) years, the best form of energy/waste/conservation is not to buy the stuff in the first place. If you don't buy it then you don't need the energy & materials to make it, nor to dispose of it. Buy fewer things of good quality. They last. Now I sound like some long-haired, sandal-wearing alternate..........
  5. New White Brightside yellowing

    Yellowing of enamels in the bilge areas is well-known; I guess this is just an extreme example of it. Maybe next time I'm painting white enamel I'll do a test.....
  6. What's Australian for "Polysulfide Sealant"?

    I've never found a polysulphide sealant here in Oz; a Sika product is probably your best bet. Whitworths has a good range, at reasonable (for Oz) prices.
  7. The Best Case for No Collusion

    It's not the collusion that will get him but the cover-up - plus all the other interesting Trump activities the FBI, Special Prosecutor, NY Attorney, etc will dig up in the course of their work. Keep the courts and media busy for years.....
  8. Radar on a small boat

    +1, I find AIS to be more useful (where we sail) than radar for offshore collision avoidance.
  9. New White Brightside yellowing

    Is the underside of the hatch degrading and dropping stuff (moisture, solvent) on the new paint? What does Interlux say - their tech people generally know their stuff.
  10. Anybody repower with a Torqueedo Pod here

    Now about that electric motor thingy........
  11. Be carefull with Yanmar !!!

    We've had a few Yanmar engines - been bulletproof, buying another soon. Our local service is good. Don't know much about their saildrives but if it went astern when in fwd it sounds like a (very) faulty installation problem, not maintenance.
  12. I have a question for those with boom furling

    That's a good conservative number.
  13. I have a question for those with boom furling

    Leisurefurl on a Mason 44.Don't know the weight accurately but too heavy for one to lift easily so 60-100kg probably. (Heavier gauge mandril install after a crash gybe bent the original one.)
  14. Vacuum Bagging wet core area to pull moisture out?

    Wasn't familiar with Gast pumps, which look as though they are more process gas pumps than high vacuum pumps.( I use an old Edwards 2-stage vane pump ( salvaged from an earlier life in high vacuum technology) for my vac bagging, easily gets to 0.01 atm, open the ballast to keep water out of the oil. Trap is a good idea to keep epoxy out of the pump tho'!)
  15. White epoxy filler

    West Systems make a white pigment paste (#501) that will whiten just about any mix.