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    59 Uniflite Express with John Nelson.
    59 Skagit Skimaster belonging to Helmar jumping waves
    Group photo of one of our events at Mason Lake
    Chuck Carey with his 1959 Skagit called Bainbridge at the Tacoma Give a Vet a Ride event.
    Greg and Susi's 1958 Skagit Express at the Oregon City Falls. This was out Columbia Sand Island event.
    Bell Boy owned by Marty Locken along with Mo his wife in Tacoma's Take a Vet for a ride event.
    Tim McCrain at one of the Mason Lake events. Just backing out and with his Bearcat 4 stroke classic engine.
    Beached line up of boat with John Nelson's boat showing at one of the Mason Lake events.
    1959 Skagit Inboard owned by Mike and Judy at one of our Mason Lake events.
    Bearcat line up at Mason. Both Tim McCrain and Helmar running the classic 4 stroke Bearcat engines at Mason Leke
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    1960 Dorsett Farallon owned by Allan and Sue at one of the Mason Lake events
    1958 Skagit offshore owned by Chuck Carey. He cut her loose here and opened her up for run.
    1958 Skagit Express owned by Bruce and family. This boat was his fathers boat purched right from the factory new.
    1958 Uniflite owned by Helmar running all out with the classic Bearcat 4 stroke engine.
    1959 Skagit offshore with the Volvo I/O putting around in Mystery Bay
    This is a group photo from Lake Whatcom. We always seem to have a great time.
    1958 Skagit that was owned by Marty Loken at Lake Whatcom. That was One Fast Boat too.
    A Beautiful Glasspar owned by Steve Kiesel.
    60 Dorsett San Juan owned by Jim Just.
    1959 Skagit Skimaster running a classic 4 stroke Bearcat motor
    Marty Loken and Mo running his classic Bell Boy at the Tacoma event.
    Glasspar owned by John Nelson. Working with twin omc's
    1958 Skagit Express owned by Greg and Susi James
    1960 Dorsett Farallon owned by Chuck Carey running at speed.
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    1960 Dorsett Catalina owned by Rick Love running at speed.
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    Greg and Susi with there 1928 Skagit Express at the Tacoma event.
    Skagit Saratogan, 31 foot. One of only three ever built owned by Tim Jones. Tim owns 2 of the three built.
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  • Avatars and Profile Pictures

    The new for software is vBulletin. vBulletin is a complex program. It can do a lot of things, but it is not the same as Xenforo, our last software.

    I should point out that I am a vBulletin Developer. I did not push for the change to vBulletin, although I think in the long term it was a good move. I've been working on it for almost five years, and there still are occasionally places where I scratch my head and say "I didn't know you could make it do THAT." One of the issues it that there are thousands (l'm not exaggerating) of ways to tweak it and make it different from other vBulletin installations. So we're still figuring out the best way to set the knobs and switches for us.

    So some questions I would like to answer:
    • What is an avatar, and how do I set it?
    • What is a profile picture, and how do I set it?

    Note that these instructions only work if you are logged in and are at least a member.

    On many posts you will see something like this:

    Those are avatars. If you click on my avatar, you'll be taken to my profile page: On the upper left you'll see this:

    That upper left image is my profile picture. To upload one of them, I go to my profile settings. If you are using the default style, it's here:

    I happen to like the elegance red fluid style. (In another article I'll show how to change that). For the elegance styles the link is here:

    If you click that link, you are taken to your profile page. The left part looks something like this:

    You should be familiar with this, but today the interesting links are "Edit Profile Picture" and "Edit Avavar". Those work the same. Click either and you will come to a page like this:

    Not much to say. If you want to use a picture you found on the internet somewhere, please don't unless you have some reason to believe the owner of the image doesn't mind. Otherwise you're stealing. Most of the time you'll want to upload a picture on your local file. The file can be larger than the 100x100 pixels, but the uploader will scale it down.