Lee, that thing is what we called a "camel" on my side of the pond. I have no idea what my fellow sailors called it in the U.K. It acts as a buffer...a bumper if you will...between the ship and the pier she's moored to.
You may be right. Lee, is this the case? If so, did you have permission of the copyright holder to post this? I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but don't care for a visit from a lawyer with a summons either.
I think that Ken Photoshopped it to make Olympic look like Titanic, but I don't think he regarded the pic as 'finished' one way or another; but it was published in the GOTA book anyway. I'm sure Ken can clarify, anyway.
>>This is a photo I recieved from a friend via e-mail - I have no idea about the provenance.<<
That's what I was afraid of. I checked and the photo was indeed in GoTA so I regret I had to edit it out. Just a general caution to all, so we don't get sued, e-mails are notorious for passing around copyrighted images so please be careful about that. The photos Steve posted...which he and Bruce Beveridge do have the copyright to...has a photo of that object that Lee was asking about, very likely the same one too.
Amazon has only just listed the book.
All of the books that had been originally printed has sold.
When Bruce was at the BTS meeting in April he had 40 or 50 copies which he took with him.
They all sold in less than 2 hours. People were still seeking Bruce out to purchase a copy throughout the day.
I need to confirm with Amazon about the availability (?) of the book.
Re: The TRMA site:
The web server has been having difficulties that have caused problems with restoring the forums. Sean told us he's trying to restore everything, but he's still having difficulties retrieving the archives. Personally, I would have told these folks to stash their server in a dark place after the last fiasco - I wouldn't have given them a second chance to burn me, but then I'm not the webmaster. Hopefully Sean will get the situation rectified soon.
"...The TRMA message forum kept going down every few months last year!..."
Yes, and that was on yet another server! Apparently, it's at all not difficult to find another incompetent host; the real trick seems to be finding someone who is both reliable and understands the meaning of customer service.