This site is provided as service to Westsail Owners by  Jack Webb (s/v Drifter, Westsail 32, Hull #438)
Westsail Westsail Owners Affiliation

Westsail.info Sitemap

Westsail Owners Alliance - New Web Site

Back to Forum Topic Index

New Website Suggestions   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 24, 2009 - 10:54 am - Dear WOA Members,As some members have pointed out recently, WOA's www.westsail.org website does not provide as much as it could to the membership and ...
Sep 24, 2009 - 02:47 pm - This web site helped me decide that a Westsail was the boat for me. I could tell from the "characters" on the message board and from meeting t...
Sep 24, 2009 - 03:41 pm - Aaron,Your plans sound great so far. A few suggestions (some of which amount to endorsements of your own suggestions):-Definitely don't get too carrie...
Sep 24, 2009 - 04:57 pm - Alan and Sue,I'm glad the WOA helped you. I also like your idea of indexing things. More to say on that in my response to Steve.Steve,Bandwidth:This i...
Sep 24, 2009 - 05:59 pm - Another great site to look at for layout is the HCOA Hanschristian.org. Great information. I find this site as a very valuable adjunct to the WOA. Sim...
Sep 24, 2009 - 10:24 pm - Yeah!!! Glad to hear it. Thank you!When you begin to look at a new server, take a look at the service plans from ViaVerio (http://www.verio.com/). The...
Sep 25, 2009 - 10:23 am - The message board is what drew me into WOA, so I agree with moving to a more advanced platform like phpBB (or SMF), but I do not support the idea of n...
Sep 25, 2009 - 11:00 am - The "NEW" arrows in front of the messages that have not been accessed yet are very helpful. Please keep that feature.However they disappear wh...
Sep 25, 2009 - 11:55 am - I don't know if you can do it but Cruisers Forum has a "first unread" tab if you are signed in. It makes it easy to get to new messages on lon...
Sep 25, 2009 - 02:22 pm - The Message board is a great feature, I like the arrows, and that you can search the message board, I also second having the current post at the top, ...
Sep 26, 2009 - 06:36 am - Thanks the all who are working on our current site - it's a lot of work and I find what we have very useful.I'd like to see:1. Way to contact/organize...
Sep 26, 2009 - 06:37 am - PS: How about email reminders when dues need renewing... From one who forgot!!
Sep 26, 2009 - 06:57 am - Cont:3. A list of boats by hull number and a way for each owner to list modifications, post photo's, voyages etc - so a history of each boat is mainta...
Sep 26, 2009 - 01:21 pm - I like Jay's ideas for a boat history page that can be added to/updated, and the current boat-location map.I also like the feature, which it took me a...
Sep 27, 2009 - 04:27 pm - Jay, I agree with your suggestion to automatically notify folks when their memberships are about to expire. I've started doing that manually -- copyin...
Sep 28, 2009 - 08:30 am - I could never have contemplated a Westsail restoration without the resource of the site, so I have to say thank you to the hardy souls who started it ...
Oct 01, 2009 - 11:31 am - Lot's of great ideas, folks, keep them coming. It is particularly helpful if you can point to other websites that have a feature that you like, becaus...
Oct 02, 2009 - 07:35 pm - WOA and the forums here are a great source of useful info. I've often searched for answers as we've been hunting for our boat and researching. We now ...
Oct 10, 2009 - 06:15 pm - I'd like the page url's to show on my browser, so I can use the url to messages or the Join page in my communication.
Oct 10, 2009 - 09:06 pm - Wow! A lot of great ideas for enhancement to the website. Most all of them sound good to me, but probably all are not practical. I trust Aaron and Mik...
Nov 03, 2009 - 10:50 am - You know what else would be kind of cool? A rogue's gallery of members. Somewhere that we could post photos so we can all put names to faces. Then may...
Nov 03, 2009 - 03:58 pm - As our boats (and some of us) become older we are all faced with various projects, maintenance, rebuilds ect..........on our boats of course. If you w...
Nov 03, 2009 - 09:30 pm - It would also be nice if we could link to a specific posting. Maybe we can now and I don't know how to do it. But what I have in mind id copying the a...
Nov 06, 2009 - 08:38 pm - Christoper,Actually you can get the link to a specific message thread. I rarely use Internet Explorer, but with Firefox do a right click on the page, ...
Nov 08, 2009 - 04:34 pm - Yea, the URL's not showing up in the address bar is a result of the design of the old site, which incorporates Frames. Frames divide the page up into ...
Nov 08, 2009 - 07:35 pm - Christopher, George and others,The current board software does tell you the link:Right click on that little icon and click "copy link location"...
Jan 07, 2010 - 09:19 pm - Great to see this discussion. I installed this board and reworked this site back in 2002-3 somewhere. Been so long I have forgotten. Mike Dougan might...
Jan 07, 2010 - 09:23 pm - Oh, and they also allow sub-domains. As someone else suggestd a database for boats, perhaps each boat could have its own sub-domain. For example my bo...
Jan 08, 2010 - 09:28 pm - Steve, thanks for some history on the message board. I appreciate the time and energy you put in those years. By the way, your website was one of the ...
Jan 09, 2010 - 11:12 am - I think it will be possible to convert the existing board into whatever we decide to switch to at some point, it's just a question of how much work it...
Jan 17, 2010 - 11:43 pm - If needed, I believe I could handle the type of conversion you described.
Jan 19, 2010 - 03:33 pm - It might be nice if the member roster was searchable. Maybe someone else has suggested this. By the way, I have a question. Do charter members have to...

Volunteer Projects   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 26, 2009 - 06:28 pm - Hey all,Many people have already made fantastic suggestions for the website and I am hopeful for more! I am glad there is so much support for the idea...
Sep 27, 2009 - 04:18 pm - Aaron,I would like to volunteer to d a write-up on Herb David (W28 designer) as soon as I can get some information on him. What format would you like ...
Sep 27, 2009 - 07:12 pm - Steve,MS Word is fine, or if you don't have that, any other word program saved with the document saved in .rtf. PDF is OK too, as long as I can select...
Dec 07, 2009 - 06:16 pm - After great delay and a WOA member for sometime, it just dawned on me to check the member's sections carefully. What a wealth of information in the te...

Westsail History   (Active)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 25, 2011 - 04:34 am - Kudos to Bud and Jay for the Westsail production history write-up. It's amazing to have this kind of history about these old boats. The story is fasci...
Feb 25, 2011 - 07:09 am - History of boat. Are any records kept that would give me the names of all the owners of WS32 factory finished #809? I know the names of the last two, ...
Feb 25, 2011 - 01:14 pm - Stephen Yoder wrote: Kudos to Bud and Jay for the Westsail production history write-up. It's amazing to have this kind of history about these old boat...
Apr 27, 2011 - 02:55 am - Where would that be? I haven't browsed the whole site, but can't seem to find it. thanks rich Last modified: 27 Apr 2011 8:55 AM | rich morpurgo
Apr 27, 2011 - 04:44 am - rich morpurgo wrote: Where would that be? I haven't browsed the whole site, but can't seem to find it. thanks rich Rich: Try here http://www.wests...
Apr 27, 2011 - 04:46 am - Steve Waterman wrote: History of boat. Are any records kept that would give me the names of all the owners of WS32 factory finished #809? I know the n...
This site is provided as service to Westsail Owners by Jack Webb on Westsail 32, Hull #438, at http://HighSeasDrifter.net,