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Fleece blankets

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:34 pm
by Silkie
Always keep a couple of fleece blankets aboard in case your hatch jams open at 21.00 on a Friday night in January. With the help of a couple of weights to keep them in place they can cover the open hatch as an effective preventative measure against hypothermia.

Might I recommend Polarvide from IKEA?

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:43 pm
by Arghiro
Silkie wrote:Always keep a couple of fleece blankets aboard in case your hatch jams open at 21.00 on a Friday night in January. With the help of a couple of weights to keep them in place they can cover the open hatch as an effective preventative measure against hypothermia.

Might I recommend Polarvide from IKEA?



Is this a regular occurence for Vegas? Never happened in 25 years with my westerly so hardly worth worrying about. But then, it wouldn't really matter cos the full cockpit enclosure makes all the difference.

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:49 pm
by Nick
Arghiro wrote:
Silkie wrote:Always keep a couple of fleece blankets aboard in case your hatch jams open at 21.00 on a Friday night in January. With the help of a couple of weights to keep them in place they can cover the open hatch as an effective preventative measure against hypothermia.

Might I recommend Polarvide from IKEA?



Is this a regular occurence for Vegas?


'Silkie' is a Hurly 22

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:35 pm
by Arghiro
OK, so it's Hurleys that the doors fall off then? I was going to correct my post, but editting doesn't seem to be permitted. So it goes.

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:07 pm
by Nick
Arghiro wrote:OK, so it's Hurleys that the doors fall off then? I was going to correct my post, but editting doesn't seem to be permitted. So it goes.


Editing is permitted for a fixed period of time after posting. It is currently set to one hour.

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:22 am
by wully
Nick wrote:
Arghiro wrote:
Editing is permitted for a fixed period of time after posting. It is currently set to one hour.


Which one of your team posted that?

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 am
by Nick
wully wrote:
Nick wrote:
Arghiro wrote:
Editing is permitted for a fixed period of time after posting. It is currently set to one hour.


Which one of your team posted that?



I'm not sure who is on the rota tonight - I'll check the database and get right back to you.

(Actually, wasn't it your shift?)

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:58 pm
by Arghiro
Nick wrote:
Nick wrote:
Arghiro wrote:
Editing is permitted for a fixed period of time after posting. It is currently set to one hour.


Which one of your team posted that?


I'm not sure who is on the rota tonight - I'll check the database and get right back to you.

(Actually, wasn't it your shift?)


I think it was mine, but I arrived late & got locked out.


One hour for editting? Any reason for that or just paranoia?

Oh & only 3 quotes embedded! So many rules - so little point!

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:37 am
by Nick
Arghiro wrote:One hour for editting? Any reason for that or just paranoia?

Oh & only 3 quotes embedded! So many rules - so little point!


Do you feel better now after that whinge?

The 3 quotes is the standard setting - I don't even know where to change it.

Unlimited editing time can be set but poses potential dangers from the viewpoint of moderation. Why would you want to change a post over an hour after making it anyway? An hour seemed like a sensible time and no-one else has ever complained about it in over ten years.

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:09 pm
by marisca
Nick wrote:
Arghiro wrote:One hour for editting? Any reason for that or just paranoia?

Oh & only 3 quotes embedded! So many rules - so little point!


Do you feel better now after that whinge?

The 3 quotes is the standard setting - I don't even know where to change it.

Unlimited editing time can be set but poses potential dangers from the viewpoint of moderation. Why would you want to change a post over an hour after making it anyway? An hour seemed like a sensible time and no-one else has ever complained about it in over ten years.


This seems like a good opportunity for a referendum. Anything to keep the general consciousness away from important matters like sailing.

Re: Fleece blankets

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:31 pm
by Arghiro
Nick wrote:
Arghiro wrote:One hour for editting? Any reason for that or just paranoia?

Oh & only 3 quotes embedded! So many rules - so little point!


Do you feel better now after that whinge?

The 3 quotes is the standard setting - I don't even know where to change it.

Unlimited editing time can be set but poses potential dangers from the viewpoint of moderation. Why would you want to change a post over an hour after making it anyway? An hour seemed like a sensible time and no-one else has ever complained about it in over ten years.


I like to mull things over & sometimes decide that further elucidation would help those for whom English is not their first language - so to speak. :lol:

No matter, now I know the rules I shall continue to ignore them.