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Old 09-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #41
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I have not been able to access the Grand Banks Owners site for a couple of months - just times out. Interesting that I have no problem from my work computer. I think they have a software problem that is blocking some IP addresses.

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:32 AM   #42
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Yeah, I know. I have been able to access the site for years, and now, it just times out. Do not know how to contact the site for help in this matter. Does anyone know?
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:37 AM   #43
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I did send a email to the owner, but no reply.

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Old 09-01-2014, 12:00 PM   #44
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Most forums, no idea about that one, have a "contact us" button on every page somewhere. Ours is located at the bottom of every page. When you click on it, it sends an email to the forum help desk via standard email. This feature works regardless if you are signed in or not or even if you do not have an account.

It is the recommended way to contact any forum when you are having issues with that site. Perhaps if you can find and click that button the site owner will be able to help you solve your issues?
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:03 PM   #45
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yes, exactly what I did.

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Old 09-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #46
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Well, you did the right thing. Now you're waiting on someone on the other side to do their part and give you the courtesy of a response. Can't help you there
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #47
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July 2020. Grand Banks Owners site is down. Looks like domain name is up for grabs? Link to site is broken. Anyone have an information on its possible resurrection?

I was contributing 50 bucks a year to help with site costs, but it has been 3-4 weeks since I've checked the site.

I had a bunch of page links in my browser saved for future projects. Lots of good information on that site; I'd hate to see it all vanish in the ether...
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:36 PM   #48
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Grand banks blog

Here is some history, John Shannahan at Oxford Yacht Agency started this blog many years ago because he was getting so may calls he couldn't run his company. The blog was never copyrighted or protected from theft. Bob Lowe simply downloaded it to his site and John didn't really care. John was a wold class expert on Grand Banks boats and one of their largest dealers. The cost of operating the blog finally overcame Bob and the site has been for sale a long time. Altho Bob was difficult to deal with his best idea was the ability to capture the fuel inside the tank using a shopvac so you could remove or replace tank fitting below the fuel level. I tried very hard to get Grandbanks to take over the blog, but they didn't even return my phone calls. It was a valuable asset while it lasted. All the best, Mike.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:46 PM   #49
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Here is some history, John Shannahan at Oxford Yacht Agency started this blog many years ago because he was getting so may calls he couldn't run his company. The blog was never copyrighted or protected from theft. Bob Lowe simply downloaded it to his site and John didn't really care. John was a wold class expert on Grand Banks boats and one of their largest dealers. The cost of operating the blog finally overcame Bob and the site has been for sale a long time. Altho Bob was difficult to deal with his best idea was the ability to capture the fuel inside the tank using a shopvac so you could remove or replace tank fitting below the fuel level. I tried very hard to get Grandbanks to take over the blog, but they didn't even return my phone calls. It was a valuable asset while it lasted. All the best, Mike.
Mike, I know your affiliation with GB Beacon and, I believe, the early days of GBOA. Any way you could obtain rights to GBOA’s data base?
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Here is some history, John Shannahan at Oxford Yacht Agency started this blog many years ago because he was getting so may calls he couldn't run his company. The blog was never copyrighted or protected from theft. Bob Lowe simply downloaded it to his site and John didn't really care. John was a wold class expert on Grand Banks boats and one of their largest dealers. The cost of operating the blog finally overcame Bob and the site has been for sale a long time. Altho Bob was difficult to deal with his best idea was the ability to capture the fuel inside the tank using a shopvac so you could remove or replace tank fitting below the fuel level. I tried very hard to get Grandbanks to take over the blog, but they didn't even return my phone calls. It was a valuable asset while it lasted. All the best, Mike.
Thanks, Mike. I remember your site as well. Very informative too with great photos and how-to articles. I was sorry when you shut it down a few years ago.

I did a site search on TF as I thought I remembered a fairly recent thread where some posters (or a poster) mentioned being in contact with Bob about taking over his site, but my search only returned this thread.

Really a shame to see the information (from both sites!) vanish in the great void. Maybe someone will get lucky (or possess greater IT skills than me) and resurrect that institutional knowledge...
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