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Old 15-01-2008, 20:58   #31
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This is great I hope everyone finds this thread and keeps posting. Photos really do say a thousand words, and the info and ideas on these sites are fantastic! As we refit our new old boat, just seeing the before and after photos warms my soul. Being a female, I also like to see the interiors, decoration and galley setups, so please don't forget them!

Funny, but I had asked a fellow member here where was the photo of his boat, his answer "I didn't think anyone would be interested" -- now I ask you, isn't that the silliest thing? Who doesn't like to see more sailboats and their stories?

Finding these all in one place can keep me centered now, I was forever clicking member names to see if they had a website or blog--then forgetting what thread I was reading in the first place

I'm sorry about the 'too lazy' choice, treat it as 'too busy'--I don't know how to change it!

Thanks everyone, please keep it up, I think this is a great learning tool.
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Old 16-01-2008, 00:16   #32
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VALIS has a website and a blog. The website is built with Dreamweaver, and lives on my ISP's server. The blog also runs on the ISP server -- the program is Wordpress.

When on a passage, I use Sailmail or the Iridium satphone to upload blog entries, including small photos. I have also been uploading daily trackfiles that can be viewed on GoogleEarth. These trackfiles show hourly positions including speed, course, windspeed, and wind direction, and are built from a running digital capture of my navsystem's NMEA data.

Here is the website: VALIS
Here is a blog entry, including the Google Earth ".kml" trackfile: Return to San Francisco - Trackfile SAIL VALIS

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Old 16-01-2008, 01:26   #33
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Guestbook with Map & photos

I have been advised of a guestbook that uses a map and a photo of your person signing the guest book. You could update your own location by sending a message to your own guestbook.

Its free... but I am having difficulty getting the code to work with the css on my normal template so I have just put it on a test page here if you would like to have a look.

A direct link to Slide that operate it is Slide Guestbook

The coding should be easier for many of the free websites like blogger, myspace etc

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Old 17-01-2008, 03:49   #34
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I have a website with lots of Videos, of places where I have been cruising the last 1 & 1/2 years, it started out as a personal website and has evolved into a commercal one , Check out the Greek Islands- Turkey , or Tunisia, they are linked to Youtube so they down load fairly fast. I also have the Atlantic coast of France,Portgual, -Spain ,Gib, Italy and more , most are 6-8 min long and most have music that is native to the area from local people I met along the way, turn on your speakers.
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Old 17-01-2008, 06:16   #35
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mine is Free Ship's Nautical Log
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Old 18-01-2008, 03:47   #36
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I started my website well in advance of leaving and would recommend doing the same to others contemplating blogging their trip. For me the learning process involves getting in there, trying things out, changing my approach once or twice before settling on a solution. Knowing this I wanted to avoid lengthy blog rewrites during our trip. I have settled on a hosted website which I manage using Microsoft Expression Web (the new Frontpage) and blog using Wordpress which is widely considered the best free installable blogging tool. This suits me as I'm of a technical background and I want the flexibility to customize the site.

All that being said I am quite impressed by some of the blog sites, some aimed at travelers, where all you need to do is subscribe and go.

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Old 18-01-2008, 03:52   #37
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Good Old Boat magazine is seeking Blog recommendations:

"We have decided to take a serious interest in sailing Blogs. Besides your blog, which ones that you know of are good sources of information, and which ones have a pretty good following?"

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Old 21-01-2008, 20:07   #38
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Mount Allen Boatyard / Catamount Sailing

Several different boats and voyages are documented there.
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I started my blog last year April, first focussed on China where I have been living the past 14 years. Once the building of my boat started, I started updating the progress, with pictures and equipment choices.

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Old 19-02-2008, 07:26   #40
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Web site/Blog

We have a sailing photo gallery and a bunch of "How To" photo based blog articles..

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Our website is in my signature. It is a mixture of hand written html and Microsoft word.
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Old 20-02-2008, 17:23   #42
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Old 22-02-2008, 11:09   #43
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My site is as new as I am to this site, its a community site for crew members, I actually work on board cruise ships.
The intent of this site is to bring crew members together, a little like this forum.
My main aim for is the i-Go section I figured with so many people sailing all round the world, hence we always find ourselves in foreign places and not sure where to go or what to do when we get ashore.
But if we find a place interesting and think other crew members will too, then by posting it in i-Go directory it will be easily searchable for others.
So why not head over to The online community for crew members and tell us where your watering holes are around the world, we might even meet there one day.
Other than the i-Go section there are tones of other things that might interest you.
We have a Classified section to sell/swap and buy. You can post events of things that are happening around the world or in you area.
As I said its a new site with very little on at the moment but hopefully that will change soon with members posting all sorts of things.

Hope you guys find the time to take a look and I hope you find it useful.

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Old 22-02-2008, 19:58   #44
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We have one that I started before we headed off cruising. It has old projects on it that I thought would be of interest to others.

Now that we are cruising, we post position reports and once a year we have posted Gear Reports. So others could see what has been working for us.

Our boat is our bedroom, the world has become our living room.

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