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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. Same hose for manual and electric bilge pump?

    Or have the two hoses join at the thru hull. If both are sloping down (which they should be) they can't backflow.
  2. Bedding primary ans secondary winches

    How to use butyl tape: http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/rebedding_hardware
  3. The big swinging dick problem

    I prefer the no reply response. (Seems it's becoming popular in DC too.....)
  4. The big swinging dick problem

    Yeah, I lived in France for a while (long time ago!) and did my best to learn the local slang (there is/was a great book "Merde et Merde Encore" which was very helpful) but I rarely used it - had a hard enough time mastering the official language.....
  5. The big swinging dick problem

    You're only just scratching the surface: ambo, servo, the list goes on......
  6. The big swinging dick problem

    The US isn't immune - cookies? And in the current discussion - guys (for all genders) and dolls. Dolls? Good way of objectifying women (I know its now a bit archaic but then so are many of the current crop of perpetrators.)
  7. The big swinging dick problem

    It's essentially fairly simple. Some actions are against the law; rape, groping, etc can be several things, but always assault, which is unlawful. (Attitudes and social acceptance do change over time. 30 years ago drink-driving was often accepted, much less so now. 150 years ago, other things, such as dueling were common and accepted by some. Not now.) One shouldn't employ, applaud or otherwise encourage people who break the law. End of sermon.
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    Thick as a fucking plank!
  11. Stainless vs Aluminum - the struggle is real...

    Don't think that's changed much even now, just no longer on the surface. Same elsewhere in EU - France and Germany too; they just hide it a bit more.
  12. Important to keep the punch normal to the stud (and vice). Only saying that it was a bit easier than a hammer. I'm blaming my technique before the snap brand, but will go there soon.......
  13. Stainless vs Aluminum - the struggle is real...

    Great Britain is the largest island in the British Isles. Also went to school there for a bit. Main memories were that they were crap at footy (rugby) and the syllabus was firmly stuck in the last (19th then) century......
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    Coming back from Hammo one year we went through a storm that would have got rid of every bedbug on the boat. Certainly got rid of a couple of eurotrash crew when we finally made it into Roslyn Bay........
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