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How about Saijazz?

Didn''t read anything about SailJazz buying the SailNet''s message boards . . . but somebody''s had enough financial interest to keep it alive all these months.

Have any details Jeff?

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This is from another website:

"Gavel falls on Sailnet

Thought some of you would find this interesting reading. It is an abstract of a larger article at the Post & Courier - http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/charles...TOCK&desc=Gavel Note who has purchased the rest of the inventory and set up his own on-line biz; cavaet emptor.

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Online retailer''s remaining assets sold in bankruptcy court

The Post and Courier - Charleston, S.C.
Author: KYLE STOCK
Date: Oct 28, 2005
Start Page: B.9
Section: BUSINESS
Text Word Count: 645

The sail-making unit of the business, AirForce Sails, was bought for $26,000 by Cheryl Boyle, who ran MarineNet with her husband, [Sam Boyle], until late 2004, and Samuel Levin, an area real estate agent who is listed as both a creditor and a shareholder in the MarineNet bankruptcy.

Randy Draftz, a former MarineNet employee, bought the rest of the company''s retail inventory for $29,350. Draftz, who handled MarineNet''s online catalog for about six years, incorporated his own company in December. He plans to sell the inventory with other sailing gear on his new Web site, www.charlestonyachting.com.

[Kevin Campbell] said his office will dig deeper into the company''s history in coming months, looking for signs of possible embezzlement or large chunks of cash going to nonoperational items. The venture capitalists who bankrolled MarineNet have hired a company to do similar research. Campbell said his office would likely question the Boyles in coming months.

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I may have missunderstood but one of the earlier articles seemed to suggest that the Sailnet site was a tangible asset that was being assigned to the primary creditors, i.e. Boyle and Levin.

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There is a very animated discussion over at the sailjazz site about subscriptions. What seems to be happening is spontaneous formation of many email lists (manufacturer specific)independent of sailjazz for Beneteau, hunter, atomic 4 etc. Most seem to be gravitating to google and yahoo. I think it''s called "mutiny".
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Walt,

Yes, it should have been "guys and gals", but that''s okay...the discussion going on was more important than that error.

The home page message has changed this evening...if nothing else this is certainly all very interesting to watch develop.

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Not sure why Jeff edited the article and left out the part that mentioned who the new owners are, but the new owners are Marine.com NOT Sam and Cheryl or Levin. The timing of the email lists coming back couldn''t be better. Marine.com is a reputable company and hopefully Sailnet will have a real chance to succeed. Spread the word - The free email lists are coming back to Sailnet! Hopefully, some former members will migrate back and gives these guys a chance.
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I did not see the whole article. The exerpts above were copied in pre-editted form from another website.

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If the people behind marine.com are the new owners of SailNet, here''s the webpage w/bios of the owners:

http://www.marine.com/team.php

The president has a Little Harbor 38 . . . so he can''t be all bad.

http://www.marine.com/images/lhb2.jpg

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I just got this nice e-mail from the new owners of Sailnet. That will teach me to jump to a conclusion.

Pre-Press Release: marine.com and SailNet tie the knot (a bowline of course!)
Date: Tuesday November 1, 2005

We want you, our Community, to know first.

It is with great pleasure and lots of excitement that we announce a new Captain at the helm of your SailNet Community. After several months in the doldrums, the southern winds have propelled SailNet north to merge with marine.com. Providing boaters with name-brand products and top-rated service since 1997, marine.com is one of the Web''s leading e-commerce sites.

Sailnet''s decade-long legacy of serving the sailing community will continue. The interactive forums, articles and other links on the SailNet.com website are operational today. Over the next couple of weeks we will re-launch an upgraded website, activate the SailNet email lists and introduce you to a new and expanded sailing store.

Most importantly, with the solid backing of marine.com, access to the SailNet Community continues to be FREE.

The New Crew is fully committed.
We value your continued support of the SailNet Community which has been recognized as "Best of the Web" for content, resources and community four years in a row by Forbes Magazine. SailNet''s new Crew understands that it is because of you that this recognition has been bestowed.

We would like to hear your thoughts on the SailNet Community and your suggestions for future enhancements. Please visit www.sailnet.com to contact us. We look forward to serving your needs.

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Looks like it''s official . . . same info provided though SailNet''s home page links.
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Well now we know. The ride continues.

I also got the same message by e-mail this morning, I would guess we all did.

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