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Weatherbird has sold

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Weatherbird has sold. She sold to a fellow by the name of Peter Rackliffe of Northport, ME, which is all of 11.2 miles from where I bought her in Camden, so she really has gone home. Peter has rebuilt many wooden boats professionally, and will be finishing off what I've started on Weatherbird - she'll be truly gorgeous when he's done. And from what I gather he's planning for her to be his personal boat, she's not being fixed up 'on spec'.

We will miss her, no question, but are very grateful that she's gone on to another good home where she'll be treated in the manner to which she's become accustomed!


The last missing element of the site is now back in place: the discussion forums. I won't bore you with the details, but I've converted to a new forum software (phpBB) which is much more standard and shouldn't go out of date like the old one. It's also a lot nicer to use, I think.

All of the old content is still there for posterity, and new content can be entered as you please. Please do try it out, it is working for me, but I don't know for sure that that means it'll work for all. I'd like to see a new post or two to raise my confidence in it!

The one remaining thing to do to get the site properly upgraded is to consolidate the look and feel. The main template is a bit sloppy, the integration with the gallery and the forums is even worse. I'll tackle that as I have time and inclination - it'll probably happen gradually.

In the meanwhile, we should now be able to have users do their own posting for pictures and for stories - so if you have some you'd like to post, try it out and if you're blocked by something get in touch and we can work through it together. It'd be great for this to finally become the user-driven site I had originally intended for it to be.