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bad english?

Post by heinz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:02 am

hello
I just tried to start a new topic, but after submitting it alwas says, that only english is allowed. But I wrote it in english.
Is my english that bad?
TIA

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Re: bad english?

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:25 am

No, it's because you use prohibited characters like curly quotes. hackers use those characters to inject code in their messages. We must filter it.
I thought we changed the message.
Anyway, try again without quotes or then, use the quotes button at the top of you message, like this
quotes.
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Re: bad english?

Post by heinz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:55 am

thank you Jacques,
my message has no quotes, nor slashes. I saved it as a draft (which works) an tried over and over.
I do not have any idea, which character could cause this issue.
I am a little in a hurry and will try again in an couple of hours. MAybe there is a list of prohibited characters anywhere?

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Re: bad english?

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:58 am

I have to check the code for the list of prohibited characters.
Apparently, you can post but there is something wrong in the text.
Email it to me and I'll check it then post it from here.

It may also be the editor. If you compose in an external editor and paste, it may add characters that you don't see.
Try to edit a simple notepad or any UTF8 type editor.
BTW, do you have an English keyboard?
Oops, I just saw it, you are in Germany. Some German keyboards have prohibited characters. Stick to very simple letters without umlauts etc.

Saving as a draft works because ti is not transmitted to our server.
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Re: bad english?

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:06 am

Here is the message that gets refused:
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Hello boatbuilders,
My Name is Heinz an I live close to the Baltic Sea in Germany. I have a
workshop and make furniture, doors, even windows and lots of other things
like knives, bows, walking sticks … (in facebook you can see, who I am and
some stuff I made - but I am not sure, wether it is OK, to post the link
here).

Now that we moved from the mountains to he shore, we need a boat. I want to
build it myself, of course. But I never made a boat and I am lacking
experience with epoxy, stick and glue and do not know anything about boats
– I do not even have a licence yet.
In order to train me and gain some experience I would like to start with
something small, easy and free. So I downloaded the T3 dinghy plan from
Thomas . It has some obvious mistakes, but Thomas has corrections for two
pages in his blog:

http://tangvald.files.wordpress.com/201 ... inates.pdf
http://tangvald.files.wordpress.com/201 ... inates.pdf


Before I start sawing anything I always want to understand a plan and stick
everything together mentally. But it does not work with this plan.
How can I make something like the Classic 17 or Harbor Master D19 if I do
not even understand a very simple plan of a simple boat?

Finally, what is my question?


The parts for the left and right side are not symetrical – I made an
EXCEL-sheet, put all the numbers in it and found, that the parts do not
match as I would except them to do if it was a desk or some other
furniture. Are boats that different or am I at a loss? To my opinion, that
plan does not work.
Is that plan OK to an experienced boatbuilder or do you find the same
mistakes?

Thank you in advance for your kind help and patience with my poor english

Heinz
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Re: bad english?

Post by heinz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:11 am

I just sent the text to you. Did not use Umlaute and prepared the text in Notepad.
I have a german keyboard, which works fine in any forum - with one single exception.
We will see...
:-)
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Re: bad english?

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:12 am

It works because it was filtered through my system but I don't read the faulty characters.

About the question and the pram plans.
I am not aware of of a difference between port and starboard. I have seen the boat and it is symmetrical. I will reply by email about that problem.

An ideal free plans to test the method is our Cheap Canoe:
http://www.bateau.com/freeplans.php

Also see our tutorials, in particular this one:
http://bateau2.com/howto/sg101.php

and all the files here:
http://bateau2.com/howto-index.php
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Re: bad english?

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:13 am

heinz wrote:I just sent the text to you. Did not use Umlaute and prepared the text in Notepad.
I have a german keyboard, which works fine in any forum - with one single exception.
We will see...
:-)
Regards
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I don't know, it worked for me. I did not edit it and it was posted right away.
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Re: bad english?

Post by ks8 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:16 pm

I understand that you want the posting problem solved before trying to do more posts. It looks like everything else you posted here has worked. SInce Jacques can help uou on the phone with that problem....

... A thought about the actual boat to build. Many builders here have built boats from other websites. But, it can be easier for everyone if you consider some of the dinghies offered here, simply because there are likely more people here who have built one of those and can offer some specific help to you on those designs. :)

The cheap canoe that Jacques mentioned will certainly cost very little and will give you some experience with the materials and methods. Some other dinghies will do the same, with a little more cost, but may be more useful to you later. Those who build a cheap canoe have a canoe when finished, and use it. A dinghy may be more useful to you (since you chose one already instead of a canoe). Have you considered something like a D5, or a PK78? Yes, there is a small cost for the plans, but there are many builders here who have built one, use one, or know something about one. That means more people who might have a good answer to a specific question, if you build a D5. It does not go fast in the water, but neither do most small dinghies, possibly also the one you posted.

Whatever you first boat design you choose, post a few pictures. Many of us enjoy signing in here and helping out where we can, when we can. If you would like to talk about what dinghy design to build, it may be best to start another thread and ask the question there, instead of in this thread. Since you are familiar with internet forums, I'll say no more on that. :)

Welcome to the group. :D

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