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BemidjiWhaler posted 05-13-2004 09:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for BemidjiWhaler   Send Email to BemidjiWhaler  
The Boston Whaler web site at has an abundance of schematics, including wood locating diagrams, that should be useful to all.

Before viewing the website, I installed the necessary plug-in, located by accessing the "Help/F.A.Q." item on the "" drop down bar.

But I have trouble printing anything. I would like to print a close-up of some of the schematics, but all I get is a waste of black ink with barely discernible markings.

Any ideas out there in Whalerland?


P.S. gosh I hope my UBB code works for the website works...don't want anybody upset...

Moe posted 05-13-2004 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Right-click on the drawing and select Print. In the following dialog box, select either Full Page or Current View under Print What, select the Letter paper size and Landscape orientation. Check Fit to Paper Size if you want it to fill the paper.

I don't have a problem with background printing black with white lines. Mine prints black lines on a white background. If you do, perhaps checking Force all geometry to black will cure that for you.


BemidjiWhaler posted 05-14-2004 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for BemidjiWhaler  Send Email to BemidjiWhaler     

Thanks for the response...everything worked well and I printed all the schematics I needed. Thanks again.


Moe posted 05-15-2004 02:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Glad it helped!

jimh posted 05-15-2004 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
It is a great pleasure for me to host a website using open protocols and open-platform standards so that people who have difficulty using other websites which use proprietary standards and provide information accessible only to people who use certain brands of software and hardware can be assisted in gaining access to that information, even though I can't because I do not use the proper proprietary software and hardware that is necessary to access that information.

It is the beauty of the web that in most cases the providers of information have chosen to provide it in forms that are available to all viewers without limiting people to a particular brand of hardware and software.

On this website we make every possible effort to provide information in the most universal format and make it accessible to everyone without forcing them to purchase a particular brand of computer hardware or software.

This has worked to our collective benefit because it happens that some of the most valuable and prolific contributors to the web site use brands of computer software and hardware that would not be compatible if the web site limited itself to only one certain brand. If the web site had been designed so as to exclude those valuable contributors from participation, it would have been a much different place than it is today.

I believe it is truly a mistake for anyone to provide information as a web publisher which can only be accessed when using a specific brand of hardware or software.

And a comment for BemidjiWhaler: no one gets upset if you post UBB code that does not work. When people do that I generally edit it or fix it or direct them to the source of more information on how to generate it properly. If you have any worries about commission of errors in your submitted articles or feel somehow inhibited or restrained as an author in the content of your articles, I encourage you to post those concerns to the META-forum or to email them to me, as you see fit.

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-17-2004 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
FWIW, I took the whalerparts drawings of my Montauk, and
ran them through Adobe Acrobat to make PDFs. The PDFs were
about twice the size of the AutoCad files, but give that the
Autocads were typically about 35K and the PDFs about 70K,
that would not be a problem. And they came out black lines
on white. I agree that posting PDF files would be a much
better idea than Autocad.


jcswpa posted 05-18-2004 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for jcswpa  Send Email to jcswpa     
Jim, I would guess you use a Mac? It is truly the only platform committed to excellence, including all details -- much as the Boston Whalers are. Invite all Whaler owners to try it.
ptortora posted 05-23-2004 07:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for ptortora  Send Email to ptortora     
Ditto on the Mac...

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