Practical Junk Rig (PJR) Update

  • 08 Oct 2013 06:18
    Message # 1407438
    Anonymous
    Aims:
    1 To trawl the site for articles, diagrams, photos and posts that provide information not in the latest edition of Hasler/McLeod's Practical Junk Rig (scroll down to the bottom of the page that appears from that link).
    2 To convert that information into content for publication as an appendix to PJR.

    Skills
    Methodical research. Download and process. Upload to the existing work area of the site so that it can be accessed by others. Monitor content as it arrives so we have a global approach. Edit to a consistent style. Arrange publication via Committee.

    Background
    This project started in 2012 but seems to have ground to a halt. Several members were interested in contributing to this and had Admin access to the dedicated filing area, which is organised in 'chapters' matching those of PJR. Some content was identified and filed by David Tyler and others. The project is perhaps best suited to a team approach, with a team leader/coordinator.

    It's rebirth may mean that the separate Ask the Junkmaster project could be dropped.
    Last modified: 03 Feb 2014 15:13 | Anonymous member
  • 20 Oct 2013 23:17
    Reply # 1417450 on 1407438
    This is a great and long overdue project!

    As a stepping-stone project (prior, and less detailed), I'd like to suggest expanding the Junk Information>Sailplans>Current and Early sections of the JRA site with the following:

    [ Dave's post was trimmed there and copied to a new topic in this forum.
    Last modified: 22 Oct 2013 20:36 | Anonymous member
  • 21 Oct 2013 12:45
    Reply # 1417929 on 1407438
    Lesley, Bruce's junk vocab file could easily be moved as per the above suggestion.

    Perhaps the whole reply merits logging as a separate project?

    [new topic set up , will add link when I'm on laptop as iPad not able to do it]
    Last modified: 22 Oct 2013 02:31 | Anonymous
  • 25 Oct 2013 17:03
    Reply # 1421207 on 1407438
    I'm still able to:
    "2 To convert that information into content for publication as an appendix to PJR."

    and:
    "Edit to a consistent style. Arrange publication via Committee."

    if I continue as I started, with laying out loose-leaf articles in the same style as the magazine (I would have to go back over existing articles, and change the masthead to the current one).

    But I don't have the time to do all the trawling and re-drawing of diagrams, etc. This is where the project stalled before. If someone will present me with a package of content on one particular topic, I will happily do the DTP work on it.
  • 25 Oct 2013 19:48
    Reply # 1421332 on 1407438
    Thanks for volunteering David. We didn't set this forum up to draw you in though :-)

    Now folks, David has done more than one guy should have ever have been expected to do for the JRA, eg set up the site, edited the magazine, and more, and all of that while building a boat, and making I've lost track of how many rigs and sails - oh and crossing oceans and winning at least one award. So how about helping us out by volunteering to do the research, which means tracking down items on the site or in the magazines that should be in the update? David is happy to do the DTP work but we really do need one or more people to do the donkey work...

    If YOU are interested in helping move this stalled project forward, drop me an email and help get it going again.

    Please log your interest here too so we can keep track of this.
    Last modified: 08 Nov 2013 22:13 | Anonymous member
  • 03 Nov 2013 21:30
    Reply # 1427063 on 1407438
    I've heard from Chris Gallienne that he will help with this project. So as soon as I get settled into winter quarters, I'll start turning my attention to this and the next magazine issue. But the more the merrier. As I said elsewhere - a lot of people, each doing a little. That, ultimately, is the thing that will cause the JRA to go on thriving.
  • 06 Nov 2013 19:44
    Reply # 1429221 on 1407438
    Perfect, thanks for the update, David. And Chris Gallienne has taken on Gerry's book project too :-)
    Last modified: 08 Nov 2013 23:18 | Anonymous member
  • 01 Feb 2015 23:39
    Reply # 3215437 on 1407438
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Lesley Verbrugge wrote:
    Aims:
    1 To trawl the site for articles, diagrams, photos and posts that provide information not in the latest edition of Hasler/McLeod's Practical Junk Rig (scroll down to the bottom of the page that appears from that link).
    2 To convert that information into content for publication as an appendix to PJR.

    Skills
    Methodical research. Download and process. Upload to the existing work area of the site so that it can be accessed by others. Monitor content as it arrives so we have a global approach. Edit to a consistent style. Arrange publication via Committee.

    Background
    This project started in 2012 but seems to have ground to a halt. Several members were interested in contributing to this and had Admin access to the dedicated filing area, which is organised in 'chapters' matching those of PJR. Some content was identified and filed by David Tyler and others. The project is perhaps best suited to a team approach, with a team leader/coordinator.

    It's rebirth may mean that the separate Ask the Junkmaster project could be dropped.
    This project has well and truly stalled, with the last posting more than a year ago. Yet it's one of our more important projects, and I plead for someone amongst our members to pick it up and run with it. I had neither the time nor the energy to do more than sketch out the kind of approach I would take.
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