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Frank Hagan

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  • Birthday 04/24/1956

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  1. I apologize for the recent downtime. The forum software people pushed an update that failed, and it took several days to fix. They have re-issued the update so I was finally able to finish the task. They are pushing everyone to their "cloud solution" at a much higher cost, which I am resisting. I may have to change software, but I want to avoid that; it's a painful, time consuming process that takes days to migrate all the posts, images, etc. Anyway, we're back. I will wait at least a week before applying any non-emergency updates from now on.
  2. Cubitron discs are my new go to for sanding discs. They are much better than anything I have ever used before, and the dust extraction through the mesh is fantastic. I haven't used them on epoxy, though, just metal and wood.
  3. I looked back at your posts and found the pics! And thanks for the source of the name "Muckla" - the books have been translated to English here in the US under the names "Festus and Mercury" (no reason given for the name change; in the UK they have the original names).
  4. I live in CA and there's a lot we can't buy any more. I see that Amazon still sells lead sheet to us, so it must not be on the naughty list. Not that I am building anything that needs it right now. Now that I'm retired I might take on another building project. Wommasehn - do you have a picture of the boat this centerboard is from? My Google search for a "Mucklas Centerboard" boat was unsuccessful.
  5. It's in amazing shape for being in the centerboard trunk for 25 years. I haven't sourced lead in about 20 years, and have no idea how I would find it now. It used to be that tire shops would give you their used lead weights from tires they replace, but I'm not sure they still do that.
  6. We're approaching our 47th in a month, so we got married just a year after you.
  7. Update Aug. 1, 2022 at 6 PM Pacific time: We have completed the move to the new server, with some configuration items still to be finished. Please let me know in this thread if you see anything odd! ____________________________________________________________________________________ Older message: We will have a planned maintenance window within the next few days. I'll update this post when the date and time is fixed. During that time the forums will be closed. messing-about has been growing and we are moving to a new server. We are doubling our RAM and bandwidth to accommodate the growth. The new server also has 50% more processing power, and will be using all SSD drives for storage. The result should be a faster experience for you. The server move will require the forums to be paused, with no new posts allowed during the transfer time. This will take several hours due to the size of the forums, but should be completed within 24 hours once started. I want to thank all of the Supporting Members for helping make this move possible. Their support has been crucial to keeping messing-about online!
  8. Tom renewed his domain with me this past May, so he was still active at that time. And it looks like his site is still up.
  9. Supporting Members now have access to RSS feeds of the Forums! Look in the lower right to subscribe using your favorite RSS reader.
  10. It was a database that crashed. Sorry it took a while to fix!
  11. The BYYB site was basically abandoned and I was stuck with it because I provided the hosting for it. I continued to host it for several years, and still buy the domain name renewal every year, but had trouble finding the time to keep up the maintenance on it. So I turned it over to the Tapatalk people to keep the forums alive at least. No idea why you were "permanently banned" from there, but it might be some automatic thing the Tapatalk people do. Anyway, there are a few of us former BYYB people here!
  12. With all these really really old people around here I may need to add more ranks than just 14 of them! Or adjust the point values so there's some differentiation between all of us!
  13. Well, afraid to tell you that you have the highest rank, Grand Master, which means you must be very, very old! Like me!
  14. That's a new feature the software has. They indicated it would look at post count and time as a member, but obviously it didn't do that! I'll have to dig into the config and fix it! I don't want any of you thinking you're getting younger.
  15. UPDATE 1/5/2022 - I upgraded to sending email via SendGrid instead of this server, so that should allow better deliverability. Please let me know if this works better for your subscription notices, etc. If you are trying to register and don't receive the confirmation email please send an email to me at frank@acumenconsultingcompany.com. Send it from the email address you registered with and I'll approve your registration manually. It happens. I know Outlook and Hotmail email services are filtering out the registration confirmation email, and others may as well. This is sometimes done before it hits your inbox or spam folder, so you won't see it even if you search. I apologize for the inconvenience. Spam filtering is inconsistent and this happens from time to time.
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