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jimh posted 02-12-2000 11:31 AM ET (US)   Click Here to See the Profile for jimh   Click Here to Email jimh  
Does the world need another Forum on the topic of Classic Boston Whalers?

Please tell me what you think.

Should we try to make a go of this as "the" Classic Whaler forum?

dburton posted 02-13-2000 03:08 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for dburton  Click Here to Email dburton     
Yes let's give it a try. The New, New "old Boston whaler forum is not getting is not getting much participation. Folks don't seem to like the commercial site. Good luck!

I would recommend emailing the new postings. This draws people into the discussions.

bigz posted 02-13-2000 03:11 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for bigz  Click Here to Email bigz     
Jim, the other older forum which got a lot of action was the Outrage and Offshore one --- just behind tech and general if I recall -- might want to call it Revenge-Outrage-Offshore --- just a thought -- Thomas
lhg posted 02-13-2000 04:12 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for lhg  Click Here to Email lhg     
Jim: Congratulations on doing a great job with the "Classic Whaler" section of ContinuousWave, and I am happy to have been able to contribute some of the start-up information. As anybody who has visited the other sections of ContinuousWave can tell, your attention to, and interest in, detail & accurate reporting, is very impressive, combined your considerable skill in writing and website design. All of the Whaler fraternity are lucky that a dedicated sailor like yourself happened to pick up a 15' Whaler and develop an interest in the boats! But you had better watch out, you'll get hooked also, and keep wanting a larger, and larger Whaler! There are literally tens of thousands of Whaler owners out there, (since these boats seem to last forever!) and hopefully a few will show up here and give us their knowledge, experiences, photos & comments, both here and on the Classic Whaler pages. I think the idea of combining the Classic Whaler website with a Forum opportunity makes a lot of sense, and should increase a readers overall interest in visiting. And the great wealth of information on Classic Whalers in the website should make for more informed visitors to the Forum section, with better posts, since the answers to many questions on models and history can already be forund there. A detailed website, on the history of these great boats is way overdue, and I think you may have finally made it happen! As you will discover, if you haven't already, Whaler owners are a "different breed of cat" and a pretty high class, nice bunch of people. I have met and corresponded with an awful lot of great people through my forum & Whaler event contacts. All of us, I'm sure, appreciate the hard work and time you have put in to do this site! Thanks again, Larry Goltz
kingfish posted 02-13-2000 04:48 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for kingfish  Click Here to Email kingfish     
What Larry said!!

I've already had more fun here on the first day than I've had with the latest version of the other one all the time it's been up.

Technical question - Is there a way to reply to a particular post in the thread (heirarchy similar to the format in the old new old BW forum ;-), or is the only option to reply behind the last post that was made in a thread??

kingfish

lhg posted 02-13-2000 05:01 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for lhg  Click Here to Email lhg     
John: It's you! Good to hear from you again. I just assumed that someone with an ID of "kingfish" would be down in North Carolina! Sorry I didn't recognize you sooner. I assume you've also taken in Jim's work on the North Channel. Next we're going to have to convince Jim to get a Great Lakes (or national) Classic Whaler get-together arranged! It would be fun to meet all of you guys. I'm like you, I came to the office to work today, with a million things to do, since I heading to Florida for a week tomorrow, to visit my 25 Outrage and the Miami boat show, and I can't get away from this thing!
triblet posted 02-13-2000 06:26 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for triblet  Click Here to Email triblet     
Nice fast forum. I like it.

The key will be showing just the new traffic.
I haven't figured out how that works yet.

Chuck Tribolet

kingfish posted 02-13-2000 11:08 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for kingfish  Click Here to Email kingfish     
Larry:

Yep, it's me...

I have spent a lot of enjoyable time going through Jim's website and we have corresponded; I e-mailed him after following some of his travels in the North Channel. He has anchored in Sturgeon Cove, just off our Island, and mentions it in his logs.

It would be a hoot to get some Whaler types together up there; I'd enjoy offering our place for a rendezvous. Let's keep that idea alive.

I've sent Jim some technical data re: Outrage 22 for his BW website, and have been meaning to get him some anecdotal stuff also; hope to do it soon.

Good to hear from you, too. Enjoy FL; I'll be dragging Outre' down to Key West the first two weeks in April.

kingfish

tbirdsey posted 02-15-2000 10:51 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for tbirdsey  Click Here to Email tbirdsey     
Jim

Things seems to be up and running; I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to get that first post lst Friday on what is obviously going to be a very successful forum. Congratulations and thanks!!! I'm going to send you a photo of my 1963 13 taken on Lake Winnepasaukee that looks just like the catalogue photo in your Classic Whaler section, right down to the old Evinrude (mine's a '57).

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