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Re: RIP Chebacco News

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  • richard@spellingbusiness.com
    I have the webspace, I m not a clutz with computers (just outboards!), and I ll be building a CLC. I ve emailed Bill letting him know I would be more than
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 29, 2001
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      I have the webspace, I'm not a "clutz" with computers (just
      outboards!), and I'll be building a CLC. I've emailed Bill letting
      him know I would be more than happy to take over the hosting and the
      editorship.

      --- In bolger@y..., ellengaest@b... wrote:
      > Hello Bill,
      > Egads!What a bit of news there!Sorry to read that CHEBACCO NEWS
      > will no longer be available.Never having built one(I'm a
      MICROLOGIST
      > at heart ;-) ) I have nevertheless taken much succor from the pages
      > and pictures on the web of this most enchanting design.In fact,I
      have
      > lost count of the number of nights spent at the asylum,where in the
      > dreary deadness of our cold dark winters,surrounded by the snoring
      > madness of humanity I have logged onto the computer and checked
      > out"the news".With each new building/sailing story or picture,my
      > thoughts would be magically rescued from the monster outside who
      would
      > moan a haunting invitation to join him while his heavy cold hand
      > buffeted my windows seeking entry through any
      > crevice.Sometimes I would even imagine that I had caught a glimpse
      of
      > him through the frost painted window pane!Fortunately for me,there
      > were happy stories,colour pictures and a hot cup of coffee at hand
      to
      > keep me sane!
      > Perhaps a membership"fee" could be charged to just cover the
      new
      > costs of keeping the site up?I would gladly chip in!Or,just a
      > thought,another person could step up to keep her running and you
      could
      > become THE technical advisor to the many new builders out there?
      > At any rate,I guess with your interests slightly changing
      > course,you would be better served unfettered by the task of
      > maintaining the web site.
      > A most sincere thank you for the manifold late night life-lines
      > offered by the presence of your CHEBACCO NEWS!!She will be dearly
      > missed.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      > Peter Lenihan,wishing he weren't such a complete clutz with
      computers
      > or else I would do it myself and in the mean time praying that one
      of
      > our more crafty computer members saves the day,from the shores of
      the
      > St.Lawrence............
      >
      >
      > --- In bolger@y..., "Samson Family" <Bill.Samson@t...> wrote:
      > > Hi guys,
      > >
      > > As you know, I'm selling (or trying to sell - OK not
      > > very hard) my Chebacco at the moment, and have decided
      > > to stop being editor of Chebacco News.
      > >
      > > This has happened at a serendipitous (or the
      > > opposite?)time, as NBCI, who host Chebacco News have
      > > decided to withdraw their free webspace. Whatever
      > > happened, I would not have been prepared to fork out
      > > money for website that doesn't bring me any income, so
      > > . . .
      > >
      > > Anyway, if you're building a Chebacco, or think you
      > > may someday want to build one, I'd suggest that you
      > > download everything from the website that you might
      > > need before it gets wiped on July 15th.
      > >
      > > If anybody is KEEN to take over the editorship, please
      > > let me know and I'll arrange for the contents of the
      > > current website to be passed on to you.
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > >
      > > Bill
      > >
      > > PS the website is
      > > http://members.nbci.com/billsamson/
      > >
      > > PPS - there'll be one more issue before the "end of
      > > days".
      > >
      > > PPPS - apologies for multiple postings.
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