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Old 06-30-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Anyone having problems getting on GB site

Been having no luck accessing the GB site. Is anyone else having the same problems. Not the GB beacon Site the other GB owners site.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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Occasionally I'm routed to a "D-Link" page.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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There was some criticism of a posting that Bob made on the Dock Talk section and words flew - the result was he deleted some postings that were critical of his position and subsequently the site went down. I have no idea who pulled it down but it was likely Bob. He has a very extensive knowledge of GBs and contributes some good advice but he will not countenance criticism. He also has some strong opinions about politics and that attracted some differences of opinion. If we could keep the GB site about GBs or at least no soapboxing the site would work better.

I personally have resolved to never open the Dock Talk section ever again.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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Looks like the site is back up.

... at least for me it is.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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Just tried to get on the GB Forum Rusty and still nothing. Maybe it will come back soon. It is a great resource and I would hate to see it go away.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #6
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You must be talking about the "GB Beacon" site, it has been down for weeks for me.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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Perhaps we are talking about two different forums. I was referring to the grandbanksowners.com site.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:10 PM   #8
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"Grand Banks Owners" site is working fine here with no issues.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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I was referring to the grandbanksowners.com site Randy was talking about. It is still not working for me yet.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #10
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I had problems with the site yesterday, too...

Grand Banks Owner's Resources

...but it seems to have returned to normal for me. Maybe Marin caused an overload of the circuits in his argument with Bob Lowe. Seems to have subsided.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:51 PM   #11
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FlyWright,

Thanks for your update. I tried your link and still no go yet. Have there been any posts on there about the site being down? It is kind of an addiction like Yacht World, once you are using it is very difficult to not have it available.

It has been such a great site for questions about our GB and it is highly valued.
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Have there been any posts on there about the site being down?
Don't know about the whole site, but no new posts in that thread.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #13
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Hello everyone.

I bought a GB 32 in 2008 (in Florida, now in New York state, upstate). Both of those GB websites were of great use to me. Lowe's was the one I came upon first. But then I found Beacon, and Mike Negley, a very knowledgeable and amiable man (by contrast).

Lowe's site is up, as of today. But the GB Beacon site is not. On the other hand, the address itself is still viable--i.e., it does not produce a 404 message. Perhaps it will return. I hope so.

Arguing is folly.

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #14
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Well.........looks like it down again this morning from my spot in Washington.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #15
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Back on. I give up and will stop posting about this. Sorry.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #16
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I am posting this here to say goodbye to the Fine members of the IAGBO site. I have spent over 2500 posts conversing about (mostly) boats with you. Thank you for teaching me and letting me make suggestions to you about those lovely Grand Banks boats. Please pass on my regrets to other members who do not frequent this great Trawler site and thank you for reading this!

I dared to confront Bob Lowe over his assertion that the Twin Towers were brought down by nuclear devices. I suggested that anyone who seriously thought that was true "...might be off his rocker." For some reason this seemed to annoy him.

That was why the site was down.

As a result, I have been banned from the IAGBO site, an effective way of silencing one's critics.

Why there was any discussion about politics on the GB site in the first place begs the question, but Bob likes his soapbox. While criticizing the US from his home outside of the US, Bob cannot himself abide being criticized and had often stated that a Canadian had no business having an opinion on US matters.

I admit, like a trout, this time I rose to the bait. It was my own fault for breaking one of my own rules, opening Dock Talk and actually reading it. I think I also suggested that anyone reading that stuff would be better off to go and varnish something. That seemed to inflame the situation more.

A lesson for members of both sites, 'keep it all about the boats' and I apologize if this posting is marginal in that regard.

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #17
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Ken,

Although I was an infrequent poster I was a regular reader of IAGBO. I looked at Docktalk just a few times and realized that it was no place for me. If I had seen Lowe's remark about the Twin Towers (I was there on 9/11), I would have been astounded. But various discussions of cancer (which I have) also astounded me.

I came here, to the TrawlerForum, to which I am largely new, trying to find out what happened to GBBeacon and Mike Negley. I understand that the origin of these two sites (IAGBO and Beacon) lay in conflict, again involving (I believe) Bob Lowe for one. Negley seems (seemed?) like an easy-going, reasonable fellow with a lot of knowledge. The problem had to do with GB Inc's sponsorship, I gather.

Well, I don't know what to say, apart from the fact that I'm sorry all that befell you. I think I'll lurk here for a while! It seems peaceful enough.

The world, not to mention the US, seem ever-more riven with conflict and strife and belligerency, so much of it irrational. I would be very happy to live on my boat out of harm's way--granted my wife might ask where I'd gone.

Good luck, and thanks for the explanation.

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #18
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Thanks Alarik, I like it here a lot too, just wish all the GBers were here with us!

Godspeed with your struggle - I've avoided it so far but my family hasn't. All the best.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #19
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I'm here, Ken! I go by Mahalo Moi on GB Owners forum. I believe a grain of salt brought down the towers...
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Sounds like unnecessary drama over there. To bad because there are so many GB owners who would love the input from other owners. I would bail outta there as well.
The Hull truth is known to be kind of aggressive to people from time to time.
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