• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

MidPack

DQOTD: Foulie Reinforcing Patches NOT GoreTex treated?

10 posts in this topic

I tried the Henri Lloyd site and Google already, but didn't find an answer. My GoreTex foulies, that have served me very well, seem to be taking on water based on the port to port I did a few days ago in the rain - but it's not always clear if the "water" is (sweat or leaks) from inside the foulies or outside. So I brought them home, washed and then dried them to reactive the GoreTex per instructions. Took them out and poured water on the bottoms. Water beads up on runs off beautifully. But the large reinforcing patches on the knees and seat drink up water. Are they not treated? Do I need a DWR re-spray or wash in? I am not against re-spraying to be sure, but I've gotten the impression it's not a good idea to re-spray/wash in too many times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I resealed all the inside seams with tent seam sealer or aqua seal, then sprayed with two coats of Scotch Guard, especially the areas that are known to leak. Still waiting for a rainy sail to check results....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

run them through a wash cycle with Nikwax TX Direct wash-in waterproofer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gore-tex will tell you (or at least, they've told me) to wash your gear (with a quality product - like Nikwax, not detergent!)- if you don't wash + dryer it the laminate will eventually separate. If water isn't beading up - give it a DWR coating (like the Nikwax mentioned)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, Nikwax Techwash is the only soap I'll wash mine in

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why are there distinctions for ....gear anarchy...fix -it anarchy et al ...if everyone's little problem gets dumped here.......seriously "wet foulies" who the fuck cares....buy new ones....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lighten up Francis...did you have an answer, or just wanted to rant?

why are there distinctions for ....gear anarchy...fix -it anarchy et al ...if everyone's little problem gets dumped here.......seriously "wet foulies" who the fuck cares....buy new ones....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Lighten up Francis...did you have an answer, or just wanted to rant?

why are there distinctions for ....gear anarchy...fix -it anarchy et al ...if everyone's little problem gets dumped here.......seriously "wet foulies" who the fuck cares....buy new ones....

 

 

Kind of like "Condo Commandos", we have the forum police here... Don't hang out your foulies to dy on Sunday, or the citation will go into your permanent record.... :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at the fabric being used in both spots. Cordura reinforcement is big heavy thick material/weave, while the goretex fabric itself is ultra tight and thin threads. Water on the inside could simply be condensation, as the patches will stay wet and cold relative to the rest of the material.

 

HW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites