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I run the pacificseacraftowners.org website/board but this board is much more active so I'm thinking about shutting down the board on that website.

It's clear there is interest in a PSC community because I get a few users who register with the board each week but not much happens after that. I think that THIS board represents part of a growing PSC community, but I'm yearning for something face-to-face as well.

One thing that has worked for the Cape Dory community is float-ins/rendezvous and cruises as well as winter meetings which get folks together off-season (for those who have an off-season).

I'd be interested in hosting a float-in in the early fall/late summer in Casco Bay or Salem Sound on a weekend for anyone interested as well as a winter meeting for those willing to travel to the Boston area.

Anyway those are my thoughts right now. Hope you all can chime in!

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I'd love to attend a float in/rendezvous but, Boston? in winter? How about at the birthplace of PSC? My boat's already there, and there are palm trees. Mmmmmm....palm trees.

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There is much to be said for palm trees in the winter time!
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I got kicked out of the PSC website. Changed email addresses then forgot my password. When I clicked on forgot password it sent it to a deleted address. So I tried to sign back on as a different user. Could never get past the spam quiz. It's tough!
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I got kicked out of the PSC website. Changed email addresses then forgot my password. When I clicked on forgot password it sent it to a deleted address. So I tried to sign back on as a different user. Could never get past the spam quiz. It's tough!
Sorry about that. Not the best tech support and that's my fault. I tried to filter out spammers and you got caught up in that. I'm sure that didn't help!

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I'd love to attend a float in/rendezvous but, Boston? in winter? How about at the birthplace of PSC? My boat's already there, and there are palm trees. Mmmmmm....palm trees.
So I was thinking a fall float-in in the Boston area and a winter meeting (sans boats) in the Boston area as well.

I like your idea of a float-in/rendezvous in California as well. Pick a date/time and see how many PSC owners you can get to come!

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Re: Thinking about the PSC community.

I had to look up Boston on the map, yeah...no. I retire in 16 days and I have four requirements; Never mow a lawn, never shovel a driveway, never wear long pants, never wear socks. That meeting would break two of my cardinal rules.

As for setting up a float-in in Cali, I'm more of a show-up-get-drunk-and-make-an-ass-of-myself kind of guy than an event organizer. Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for the amount of work guys like you do, setting up and maintaining the PSC owners group website has to be a lot of work, organizing a diverse group meeting for people from all over the world? Wow! I couldn't organize a rock fight in a quarry.

Anywhoo... best of luck with your decision on whether to give up the website, and also on your meeting and float in. PSCs are great boats and I'm glad to be part of the community.

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So I was thinking a fall float-in in the Boston area and a winter meeting (sans boats) in the Boston area as well.

I like your idea of a float-in/rendezvous in California as well. Pick a date/time and see how many PSC owners you can get to come!
Boston would work for us - we're moored in Salem, Mass. Going to California would take a little longer...


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Hi Folks,

I run the pacificseacraftowners.org website/board but this board is much more active so I'm thinking about shutting down the board on that website.

It's clear there is interest in a PSC community because I get a few users who register with the board each week but not much happens after that. I think that THIS board represents part of a growing PSC community....
This site does a good job of handling conversational things. But, it does not have a way to save things like:
1. a list of PSC boat blogs
2. a Frequently Asked Questions list
3. a collection of literature: things like the PSC rigging guide, the PSC tuning guide, engine manuals, windlass manuals, the note on how to seal a holding tank....
4. lists of parts suppliers, especially for those things where the original manufacturer has gone out of business
5. a permanent home for the conversations that this site does such a good job of supporting. Some years ago we lost all of the old messages when the owner changed software. There was a promise to restore them, but it did not happen.
6. a collection of upgrades and fixes

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Re: Thinking about the PSC community.

I just tried the blog list (http://pacificseacraftowners.org/blogs/) and got a SQL error.

And yes, this sailnet site seems to have most of the PSC activity. Unfortunately, a Boston rendezvous is not in the cards for me...

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