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Old 08 January 2011, 14:48   #1
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Hi again you lot

I go back to school tomorrow, so it's got to be done now as GD wants me working when I get back
Over the past few months I have spoken to many, many of you about my latest project. Thank you all so much for all your advice and feedback, it has been hard going at times! David Manning officially passed the baton over to me in November, but I could only really start work in the holidays.
The site is by no means finished, and it will constantly rely upon your contributions to ensure its seaworthiness, I know many of you do not trust the technical data on the official site so I have set up new tables which reflect this and should be more accurate. I really cannot guarantee this so please could some of you with accessible boats brave the cold and measure them. I've incorporated all of Brad's alterations to the beam, but I'm positive there are others to be made!
Also, the "Resources" section is looking very bare at the moment, I do have more to put in, but compiling a build thread from the forum into a PDF takes a long time! Cutting out all the rubbish takes ages!!
To begin with, all owners please add yourselves to the database. There are 7 to begin with, including a few from Holland, and there are many more to come I hope, please fill in as much as possible, I have already done it for those who filled in my survey a few weeks ago.
The other big thing of course is photos. Any snaps from holidays or just general pics will be greatly received, please. The site looks fresh at the moment but without new pictures it will soon wither.
The other bare section, is "History". Unfortunately Pete has lost his potted history which is a massive shame, however I hope that it may be recoverable from the server of the old site very soon. Maybe if I get enough support then I will be able encourage him to rewrite it
I officially got the go ahead from Kris at BMC yesterday, he is very keen to see the site online so without any more rambling....

The official Osprey Owners' Association is online at:
www.osprey-owners.co.uk
Any questions or photos, old brochures, build threads anecdotes, good contacts or infact anything to do with the brand to submit, please email me at webmaster@osprey-owners.co.uk Please add your boat to the database and send me loads of pictures! Any feedback good or bad welcome, please leave it in the forum section. Thank you and goodnight!

Oliver.

PS. I will be emailing all owners registered with the site over the next 2 days, so take up should be good!
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Old 08 January 2011, 15:48   #2
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Old 08 January 2011, 15:57   #3
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young ribsters

great site... hope you get lots of input from fellow osprey owners, good to see the likes of you and ribkid posting on here teach us oldies a thing or 2
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Pictures 201-205 are my old rib. Happy memories. I'll see if I can dig out a few more for you.

Great site
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Old 08 January 2011, 16:32   #5
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I'll e-mail you some pics, if you'd like.
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Old 08 January 2011, 16:39   #6
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Pictures 201-205 are my old rib. Happy memories. I'll see if I can dig out a few more for you.

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Good work Gotchi

I'll e-mail you some pics, if you'd like.
Tyvm and yes please! I know that at the moment the splurge of pics isn't brilliant, and I will separate them out into separate galleries asap.

Also plaease could you add your details to the database
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Old 08 January 2011, 17:39   #7
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Nice work Gotchi, nicely laid out and nice and quick. Bonzer! I'm hoping to buy an Osprey soon so if it all comes off you can count on my support.

Very well done and thanx on behalf of all Osprey owners.

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Old 08 January 2011, 17:46   #8
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Yeah, excellent job 'SB'. I'll dig out some 'Hey joe' pics and load them. 'Vector Mirage' ought also to be on there.
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Old 08 January 2011, 17:52   #9
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Yeah, excellent job 'SB'. I'll dig out some 'Hey joe' pics and load them. 'Vector Mirage' ought also to be on there.
Thank you all! SB? What does that stand for? Special boy? Yep, Mirage is on my to do list. I will email (through ribnet) all those listed as osprey owners tonight. sorry if you all get me again if you've seen it here already!
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Nice work Oliver

What's with the password protection when I press on details on the database?
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:24   #11
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Nice work Oliver

What's with the password protection when I press on details on the database?
I agree that's a shame but it's the only way I can allow people to see everything except the email address of the owner. I wish people could submit that to me and not have it appear but I think most people would prefer to keep theirs out of the public eye. However it is the only way for me to have the email submitted but keep it private. Otherwise people would just have to email me their email address separately which most wouldn't do so it would ruin the communication idea. If you really want to contact an owner, I can put you in touch

PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS ARE UNDER 2MB IT IS A NIGHTMARE RESIZING HUNDREDS FOR ME BUT ONLY 5 OR SO FOR YOU! Thanks!!
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Old 08 January 2011, 18:46   #12
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Just thought it might have been a feature you were working on. I understand now and commend you with the work you've done and to keep the details of members secure.
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Old 08 January 2011, 19:04   #13
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Just thought it might have been a feature you were working on. I understand now and commend you with the work you've done and to keep the details of members secure.
Thanks! Yeah though, the details section is really good because it comes up with a detailed analysis of the boat. That would mean I could have only basic stuff on the frontpage "overview" section. Unfortunalty the tenplates I have use for the site are relatively basic in places and it is hard to work around them. Thanks for the feedback, I will see if there is a way round it because I agree it is a little bitty annoying and tempting toclick details and it says no entry. The only confidential details I take are te email address and possibly the mmsi. Maybe the best thing will be for me to have to approve each submission and whilst doing that put the email addy on my own computer then just put some dashes on the database. More work, but happy to give it a go if the general consensus is that it would be a good idea?
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Old 08 January 2011, 19:52   #14
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Excellent Work

Looks great, have just registered and will email some pics
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I've just noticed the work you've put in transferring my build thread on to PDF for the site.

That must have taken quite some time? Looks fantastic. Thanks!
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Old 09 January 2011, 03:14   #16
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Quite some peice of work. Well done. I do not have too may pics at the moment but will try to send some through soon.
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Old 09 January 2011, 04:38   #17
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I've just noticed the work you've put in transferring my build thread on to PDF for the site.

That must have taken quite some time? Looks fantastic. Thanks!
Yes, absolutely ages cutting out all the rubbish and putting all the pics in order. Ive downloaded all of ian's and chris (jardon)s pics (Whichi is good 'cos they're already a nice size) and they should be coming soon! Chris' especially though will take a while it's ten pages of a hundred

Also got a couple of Dutch blokes apparently willing to translate their forum build threads, but it does take an age, and I woulnt be surprised if it takes a little while.

Thanks for allthe support, and yes I have got the pics thanks v much chris. I suppose andy has already seen himself a few times on there so doesn't want to send in any more
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Old 09 January 2011, 05:07   #18
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Nice one

I'm just off on holiday for a week but will add some details when I get a moment.
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Old 09 January 2011, 05:09   #19
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I'll see if I can muster up a pdf of my build. I took various photos through the process but never really ran a proper build thread on the forum. Don't hold your breath though, it won't be anything as exciting as Hugh's or Chris'
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Old 09 January 2011, 13:52   #20
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hey Gothiiguy
Added Gwenn Ha Gwer last night (as you already know)...and was very immpressed with the site....
Good Luck with it, i can only see it going from strength to strength.

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