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Old 04-09-2008, 06:08 PM
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Lately I have been thinking about starting a site but I do not know if anyone really needs it or how to do it. Kinda like a Verado Club. Any thoughts. I will do some picture and video tutorial of stuff being ripped apart and put back together.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:23 PM
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Go for it. Read a book on web design/HTML the simple stuff is pretty simple.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:36 PM
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Make sure you get the word out to the go fast and freshwater bass guys...
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:26 PM
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Is anyone really going to take apart some of that stuff on thier own?
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:55 AM
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Send a PM to Glen E and ask him how to get started.

Go for it! If I were in the market for an ob I would place an emphases on the support that is available through such 3rd party owned websites. In other words, if I were buying on ob I would be looking at Verado right now because of Glen E's website.


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Old 04-11-2008, 09:00 AM
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I'd check it out. I'd like to start doing some of my
own work.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:17 AM
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timebandit - 4/9/2008 9:26 PM Is anyone really going to take apart some of that stuff on thier own?
You'd be surprised.[img]../images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] There's a ton of people that would attempt virtually anything given a "reliable" knowledge/data base. I have a strong wrenching backround but OB's scare me(so complicated)The problem I see is that there is already a ton of boating websites that have resident "experts" for each make, sogetting started might be tough.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:30 AM
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Let us know if you start one up.

I've done complete rebuilds on small blocks and done a few top ends on snowmobile engines.

I'll take anything apart... Even quicker if it's yours.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:32 AM
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Specifically for the OptiMax?, absolutely, I'd love to see it happen. I know of a few sites out there that deal with all Mercury but the sites deal with all sorts of Merc's so the content is diluted/spread out for many different engines/OB's. The VeradoClub site is unique in that it is all Verado all the Time and there is no BS. If there were one like it for the OptiMax and the OptiMax only, you might have something. The VeradoClub concept is pretty darned good though and one that I've not seen for any other power-toy, of course, I'm partial in that I have a Verado AND am a part of the forum.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:58 PM
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I will put some more though into it. I am not trying to make $$$ here. Just trying to help.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:27 PM
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Sounds like a great idea. Next time I do a water pump change I can take a series of pics.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:05 AM
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Capital idea! Count me in timebandit. I have done 98% of the maintenance on mine with help from this site and others and shared my experience. A focused site for these motors is long over due.

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Mist-Rest - 4/11/2008 12:30 PM
I'll take anything apart...
Maybe with a really good web site you will eventually put the stuff back together.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:48 PM
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I started playing with DW CS3, but this is not going to be that easy. First I have to learn how to use the program. I was looking at what Glen did for ideas. That kind of thing, but not a total plagiarizetion. This is going to take forever.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:27 PM
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show me the plagerization....
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:39 PM
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maybe Glenn can add an Opti section to his site
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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Any sugestions on a template for the DW? I have no idea what I am doing yet.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:54 PM
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Just bought a new Merc 175 Pro Xs for my tri-toon fishing rig....love to have web site to go to for maint. idea's.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:59 AM
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Still working on this. SMF or Vb? Any opinions?
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:16 PM
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go with SMF..email Travis Dix at twdcmd@gmail.com

but be ready to spend some money for a site and the time to make it work - 3 -4 hours a day... and then there's the server cost -
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