View Full Version : Refurbishing 1953 38' Monk in Victoria BC

Peter Knowles
05-29-2015, 11:39 AM
Hello all,

I've just achieved a lifelong dream to buy and liveaboard a classic wooden cruiser.
How I love a project!
I'm looking forward to all your guidance as I delve into her.

On with the brightwork,....

Peter Knowles

Hmmm, I spent some time trying to upload a picture but it seems I have a picture quota of 15k.
By the time I reduced and compressed, I was down to about 16 pixels!

05-29-2015, 11:53 AM
Here's how to post photos on this forum:

FIRST - Don't attach photos. Only a tiny version will display.

SECOND - Post the photos on the web. Use your own website or a free image hosting service like www.flickr.com, picasaweb.google.com, picturetrail, photobucket, shutterfly, etc. Facebook is not recommended the image URL is changed after a few months (breaking the link), and images must be set to "Public" access via the Edit option, not limited to "Friends".

THIRD - Once posted on the web, right-click the photo to "Copy Image Location", or drag the photo to another browser window, then copy the image URL (web address) which will end in ".jpg". You can test by pasting the photo URL into the location field (http://* ) of a web browser and see if the photo displays. Remember that this process will not work for photos located just on your computer, on members-only Yahoo groups, or on Facebook unless set to "Public" view.

In Flickr - First click the photo to bring up the options on the right, click the downward arrow icon on the far right ("Download this photo"), then in the list that appears click "View All Sizes". Select the size you want (if not the default size displayed) then get the image URL by right-clicking the image.

A. In any "Reply" window you can click the "insert image" icon --> a little yellow square icon with a dot at each corner, a tiny tree in the center.

Depending on browser version and Reply/Edit status, this may bring up a simple window with a field to paste the URL into, or the "Add an Image" window described below.

B. If the window titled "Add an Image" comes up, click the "From URL" tab, paste the URL of the photo in the field, deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally", then click the "INSERT IMAGE" button. The Forum software will resize some large images, so look at your post to see the actual displayed images.

NOTE - most common problems are due to missing the step described above -> deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally"

Peter Knowles
05-29-2015, 11:56 AM

Thank you, I expected that would be the best approach.


05-29-2015, 01:19 PM
Posting photos is the hardest part. Looking forward to seeing them!