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Our History

messing-about.com was founded in 2002 as a friendly forum for amateur boat builders. Prior to 2002, the forum was hosted on MSN Sites for three years. 

Since then, messing-about has always been free, and has provided a friendly place for boat builders to gather. We don’t have many rules around here because we know most people know how to follow our One Rule listed below. When people violate the rule they have to find another place (and there are so many) where they can insult and demean people. 

What is that One Rule? It’s easy to remember:

Be nice.

 

 

 

 

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