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Help Tip: If you have a question that has not been answered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum members.

Below are some additional forum policies in hopes of all iboats members will follow, Thank you.

1. Please do not reply to old topics or hijack existing topics. Old topics of a technical nature are like a library book, Please do not write in them.

2. Old topics should be considered archives and used for reference only. Please do not reply to them.

3. Do not take over someone elseís topic (aka hijack) with your own question, even if it is similar. If you have a question that has not been covered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new topic of your own.

4. If you have a question for the original poster (OP) and the topic is over 30 days old, send the OP a PM, he may not even visit the forums any longer, or may not notice your question in the old topic.

5. By starting your own topic, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum helpers that may not even notice your question when itís posted at the end of someone elseís topic. And those answers will be specific to your particular issue.

6. Please do not post to topics that have been inactive for more than 3 months unless you are the original poster. We have very active forums and any topic that remains inactive for that long should be considered "dead". It is especially confusing when there is an entirely new question posted to an old topic.

7. Posting at the end of any topic is considered to be hijacking the original posters topic which in turn subjects the topic to be closed if it continues to happen thus not making it fair to the original poster in the future had for some reason he/she needed to return for additional information or provide an update of the problem solved which is always welcomed within a reasonable amount of time frame.

8. Please note that you should see a red banner pop up near the bottom of each inactive topic asking you not to reply to old topics. The Red banner will read: Please note this topic has been inactive for 90 days. For the best results, please start a new topic.

Thank you all in advance for doing your part in helping iboats run a smooth ship.

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How to get the best results from your question

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  • How to get the best results from your question

    BEFORE you start asking questions on these Forums by following the good advice listed below PLEASE read this FIRST. It can save you, and our Forum contributors a LOT of time.

    These Forums have a very good Search feature, just like search engines have, to find answers to many of your engine, fishing, boating and related questions. That means that you can do a single or multi-word search in these Forums and then read what others have already said on these Forums on that specific topic. Just click on Search at the top of this and every Forum page, then type in the search word(s) you want information on and then hit the Search button. Happy Searching! Once you have tried a search but still need to post a topic, here are some tips to posting:

    1. Be sure you are in the correct forum for your topic.

    2. State your problem in the name of the topic.

    3. Don't capitalize except where it is normal.

    4. Don't clutter up your request for help with HELP!!! or PLEASE!!!. We know you want help. Tell us what kind of help you need.

    5. All posts related to your request should be posted as replies to that topic, not on a new topic.

    6. Don't add a new question to someone elses topic. If you have a new question, make a new topic.

    7. Be patient. If you haven't had a reply, it is because no one with a useful reply has come along.

    8. Please be brief. Long, rambling tales with important info related to your question buried in the narrative are very hard to read and understand. Some helpers will just ignore it.

    9. If you are having a problem with an engine, please tell us the make, model and year of the engine and the history of the problem.

    Welcome. There are a lot of experts here ready to help you solve your problem.