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Frank Hagan

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  1. Thanks for the cost estimates! I doubt I have enough time to really build until I retire, but it's nice to dream!
  2. I have the plans for Hull #3, the original BJ 24, purchased on 3/4/2002! I dug out the plans and Tom included a cost list of the first one he built, Liz. A sheet of 12mm okoume ply was $49.37 back then. His 50hp outboard was $6,065 too, so the total boat, engine and trailer came in just over $15,200. I think $20k would probably be the lowest cost to build one now.
  3. I will be selling my sailboat and trading to power. I'm just tired of rigging to launch that takes 45 minutes and then repeating the process in reverse when I end the day. I have the plans for the original BJ that I purchased when they were first offered, I doubt I'll be able to actually build another boat, especially one this large, but was interested in what you spent (less the outboard, anyway).
  4. One advantage of a forum is that the question asked, and answered, is current. That's why we don't tell people to search for the answer, or moderate them and say they should search first. Things change, and a certain type or brand of plywood may have been great 2 years ago and absolute rubbish today. A database of owners would be good for mess-abouts and that sort of thing, though, so I'm open to it.
  5. We could probably have a sub-forum with builder information if there's enough interest!
  6. I fixed it but you may need to go back in and re-edit it again for any headings, etc. you had. When you go to paste text from another program paste it in "plain text". In Windows you can right click and choose Paste as Plain Text. That will remove any formatting codes that will confuse the plain HTML editor here. On a Mac, use Shift + Option + Command and hit V. Or, you can compose the message in a plain text editor if that's easier for you. Use Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on a Mac. You can copy and paste them without worrying about any other formatting codes.
  7. Let me know if you have any problems deleting attachments! Upgrading the software had a few surprises in store, but I thought all of the old settings would copy over correctly. It is an entirely new code base so maybe they couldn't keep every setting exactly as it was.
  8. You can find posts you have made with attachments by clicking your profile and then selecting My Attachments. The page listing them allows you to download them from the server by clicking the filename, or edit them in the post by clicking the Forum subject / title link at the right.
  9. [Edit: I had deleting attachments turned off! This has been corrected now] When you edit the message, hover your mouse over the attachment at the bottom and see if the trash can icon pops up:
  10. I'm just very glad someone alerted me to it. Way too much of that kind of behavior in the world, I think, and this little corner of the Internet has always been an exception to it. I like it this way.
  11. You don't have to worry about crass opinions any more. We only have one rule around here, the same one that has been around since 1999 when I first started hosting the original version of this forum: be nice. We have a lot of nice people here.
  12. I think so. I can't remember the year I got the Epson Equity II computer (PC XT clone), but it was produced starting in 1985. The Apple IIe started in 1983. I had to search for those dates because I sure can't remember it well enough to know it off the top of my head.
  13. Sure, click the star or big blue dot on the topic heading.
  14. I went from a Epson Equity II pc-xt to a 386sx that I built ... if I recall, the 386sx didn't have the math coprocessor or was still 16 bit instead of 32. I remember paying $400 for a 40 MB hard drive then too, and was amazed it was a half height drive (about 6" wide by 8" deep and 2" thick - but just from memory on those dimensions). Now I have microSD cards that can store 1,600 times that drive's capacity, and they cost about $30, but I lose them if I'm not careful because they are about the size of my fingernail. Yeah, we are old.
  15. I learned my lesson as well, back in the days of the PC XT. I learned quickly that upgrading an OS is an exercise in futility. The only computer since those days that I've done an OS upgrade on, without also upgrading the motherboard, is my wife's laptop that had Windows 8. Horrible OS. Windows 10 is a great improvement on Windows 8 because, like you said, it retains most of what made Windows 7 good. If I want to upgrade to a new OS I buy or build a new computer. Safer that way.