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Brian.Dixon

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The Great Alaskan on Facebook...
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:56:34 AM »
Hey ... Finally finished setting up our Facebook page ... more coming soon:

  https://www.facebook.com/glacier.boats.of.alaska  <- VISIT!  Like!!  SHARE!!!

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Re: The Great Alaskan on Facebook...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 06:41:15 AM »
I saw your announcement on FB.   Looks like you are offering other designs.  I don't see any difference on the glacierboats website.  The snapshot on FB looks different than anything I see here.  Are there any changes we should be able to see as of yet?

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Re: The Great Alaskan on Facebook...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 01:31:44 PM »
Todd J,

It's a slow moving animal and I'm always too busy ... but pushing hard to get a line of smaller boats in the works.  First is a simple camp boat, next will likely be a drift boat and a 'power drifter' (aka 'Rapid Roberts').  I have a 22' sled partially in the works, a 17+ ft fast fisher (like a Tracker or Lund), a 17+ ft fly fishing skiff (stable, stand-up in it) etc. that'll come out eventually.

First things first though, and getting the underlying web site changes finished were key - the database design changed, and the website application had to change to fit.  That's done.  To add additional designs to the site, I need a home page that points to different groups of designs (or boat designers if someone else would like to offer plans via our site).  The current Great Alaskan page will become the 'detail page' for that boat, and somewhat of a model for how other boats will be exhibited too.

And if that's not enough, I need to implement my own PayPal based shopping cart so I can get away from e-Junkie and can do fun things like automatic permissions for various plans sets given at the time of purchase, instead of it being an afterwards manual process like it is now.

I also want to suck the how-to content out of the Great Alaskan plans and create a Wood Composite Boat Building book too....

ALL that said ... I'll get going on the simple camp boat and try to follow with the drift boat next.  As usual, the designs will come with options ... length and height mostly. 

Back to work!  I'm working on the camp boat this weekend (a friend wants that one right away).....

Brian

PS: My wife asked when I'll be done with all this stuff ... I said, "Never!"


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Re: The Great Alaskan on Facebook...
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 07:46:40 PM »
That's great!!  Best of luck with all the designs.  I think once a few hit the water they too will gain momentum as did the GA.  I look forward to reading more builds!

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Re: The Great Alaskan on Facebook...
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 06:35:30 AM »
That's great!!  Best of luck with all the designs.  I think once a few hit the water they too will gain momentum as did the GA.  I look forward to reading more builds!

I'm having fun, and that's my main motivation :D

Brian

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