Origins of the Marinette Forum (historical)

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GB49
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Origins of the Marinette Forum (historical)

Postby GB49 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:13 pm

I think this was posted on here several years ago but could not find it via the search function.

In 1999 Bill Knight started the first "official" Marinette forum over at Delphi Forums which was initially held at Overboard Boating Marinette Corner circa 1997, if I recall. There was also Harold's Unofficial Marinette Page with some photos and resources for enthusiasts. I was trying to create the Great Lakes Marinette Club website from scratch with free hosting on Xoom.com. I don't think any of us had a clue what the Internet would become but we all emailed and shared info. Observing the evolution of technology over the past 20+ years has been an amazing journey. I thought it would be good to share the archived links so the newer forum members could see where it all started from. Enjoy! (the archive site can sometimes be slow to load a webpage & some links/photos wont load at all if they were never captured)

-Karl

Bill Knight, First Page Dedicated to Aluminum Cruisers
https://web.archive.org/web/19991013124 ... rine1.html

Overboard Marinette Corner
https://web.archive.org/web/20000901021 ... inette.htm

Harold's Unofficial Marinette Page
https://web.archive.org/web/19991104153 ... r_menu.htm
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Re: Origins of the Marinette Forum (historical)

Postby Bryank97 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:11 pm

Very Interesting Links!
I have played around for about an hour on there.

Boy what I would do for some of those prices today,like on the aluminum deck replacement kit. Or the Rear sunshade.

I also found the center console models interesting! I have never seen one or heard of one before
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Re: Origins of the Marinette Forum (historical)

Postby bill » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:17 am

BigM
Thanks for the memories. :D
Great find.
bill
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