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Old 26 January 2009, 07:53   #1
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boatlaunch on RIBnet

Following a recent discussion about adding a new section of the forums for information about slipways and launching sites, I've set up a RIBnet version of boatlaunch.

This is the regular boatlaunch, with a few minor tweaks:

- it's linked from the forums and appears as part of RIBnet
- I've set it to only show slipways to reduce clutter
- it's got a different introduction page which I hope is clearer

This is work in progress, and your comments and suggestions are welcome - either about the RIBnet version, or boatlaunch itself. Geoff Campbell who runs boatlaunch is also a RIBnet member, and will be watching closely!
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Old 26 January 2009, 09:10   #2
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I was about to - been collecting some info and photos etc - i suspect people were just waiting for the thread to appear - looks like it won't now!!!

I see you waited all of 5 days............

As I said before I LOVED the OLD boatlaunch website!!!
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Old 26 January 2009, 09:12   #3
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I was about to - been collecting some info and photos etc - i suspect people were just waiting for the thread to appear - looks like it won't now!!!
That's OK, your photos and info won't be wasted will they?
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I see you waited all of 5 days............
So now I'm doing things too quickly!
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Old 26 January 2009, 09:21   #4
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That's OK, your photos and info won't be wasted will they? So now I'm doing things too quickly!
You were obviously not very enthusiastic about it from the start.
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I would have thought slipway updating is something that happens over a season, not a week, as peolple have gathered their good & bad points from actual experience, which makes the info both useful and accurate
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just updated the slip info at northney,very good
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You were obviously not very enthusiastic about it from the start.
I'm not enthusiastic about reinventing the wheel. I do think that having accurate and up to date information about slipways is excellent though

boatlaunch may not be perfect, but it contains a massive amount of information and has the capacity for much more. It also has an active and receptive developer who is a RIBnet member. Looks like a no-brainer to me.

Why not take a minute or two to explain what you don't like about boatlaunch, and what you think could be done to improve it?

There's also nothing stopping you posting a launch site report here as well - you could even link to it from boatlaunch . . .

You can put in clickable links (it's hidden in the depths of the "Help" page). For instance

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{http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28146|More information on RIBnet}
Would produce a link to this page with the text "More information on RIBnet".

NB in case it's not clear, this uses curly brackets
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Old 26 January 2009, 13:06   #8
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It also has an active and receptive developer who is a RIBnet member.
Ah .. you could have said
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boatlaunch may not be perfect, but it contains a massive amount of information and has the capacity for much more.
Geoff if you are reading this then the "copy link" and "email link" functions don't appear to work as expected (no link is copied, and blank email is opened respectively) - in both the full and ribnet embedded versions. This is using Firefox v2.0.0.14 on a machine running Linux (Linpus lite).
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Old 26 January 2009, 15:56   #10
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Geoff if you are reading this then the "copy link" and "email link" functions don't appear to work as expected (no link is copied, and blank email is opened respectively) - in both the full and ribnet embedded versions. This is using Firefox v2.0.0.14 on a machine running Linux (Linpus lite).
With Firefox v3.0.4, "copy link" does not work, but "email link" does.

With IE7, "copy link" works, but only after you have accepted a 'this web page wants to copy data to the clipboard. do you wish to proceed? message box. Maybe Firefox disallows this functionality as a potential security risk?

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ps Put me down as a big boatlaunch fan
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General discussion about Solent slipways moved to a new thread
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Excellent work gents .. thank you
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Boatlaunch california

Hi Jk,
seems the USA guys will have to get together
I have San Diego covered ;anyone further up the coast got any ideas ?

I did a couple of projects some time back using a Ribnet members software (Boatster !!! you still out there ???)
One of my first attempts, so dont give me too much stick

http://www.slidestory.com/?page=detail&cid=19

or

http://www.slidestory.com/?page=detail&cid=21

then select Watch this slidestory.

You can advance with the arrow save listening to all my drivel, but does use a differant and more personal format I think than the usual sites.
Tried to include the basic pictures of the ramp/faciliites/parking etc and get decent quality without too big a file size
cheers Dal
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Calling all non-UK boaters

Thanks to all on RIB.net for your support.

We often get asked about slipways overseas. We have pretty good coverage in Ireland and a few in northern France but we could do with many more in Europe and information in the USA would be great.
In short, no matter where you are, we want to know about your local slipway.
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