The newly re-launched IP Home Port Gallery (link) is working well based on my testing. A couple of minor bugs have been found and fixed since the re-launch but other than that it's ready for some real traffic to make sure that everything's OK. As Capt Ron once said, "if anything's gonna happen it's gonna happen out there ..."
With that it mind, I've decided to offer an incentive for everyone to try posting a photo in the new Gallery. Everyone that uploads at least one qualifying photo to the Gallery by midnight September 30, 2011 will have their name thrown into a hat (an IP hat, of course). On October 1 one lucky winner will be drawn at random and will receive a brand new pair (2) of acrylic, self-adhesive 'Oval & Star' Island Packet logos, normally $63.95 each in the Upgrades section of Island Packet Ship's Store. See complete contest rules at the bottom of this message.
These logos are great for replacing the original weathered ones on your boat but can be used on teak plaques, tailgates, bumper hitch covers, or just about anywhere you want to show your Packet Pride. Warning : Use of these logos as a belt buckle or neck chain swag is entirely at your own personal risk!
Uploading photos is fast and easy - just click on Upload Photos in the Gallery menu (in the upper right corner of this page) and complete the dialog provided. If you need additional assistance with using the Gallery please try the new Help tool that is always just a click away via the Main Menu.
As always, please report any issues, comments, or suggestions regarding the Gallery or any other aspect of this site by sending a PM to Stuart W.
Thanks and have fun!
* The contest begins as of this posting.
* The contest ends as of 11:59 PM (Eastern Time US) on September 30.
* All photo content must be appropriate to the IP Home Port website.
* All fields (Title and Description) must be completed in a meaningful manner and all tags (IP Model, Boat Feature, and General Category) must be selected appropriately for a photo to qualify.
* Your name will be entered into the drawing only one time regardless of how many qualifying photos you post.
* Only IP Home Port site members who activated their accounts prior to this posting are eligible to win the prize.
* You do NOT have to own an Island Packet in order to be eligible (but see the 3rd bullet!).
* The IP Home Port forum webmaster (Stuart W) and moderator (grainne) are not eligible to win.
* The IP Home Port forum webmaster and moderator are the judges for all matters pertaining to this contest and their decisions are final.
* No purchase necessary and winner need not be present to win.
* Taxes, if any, are entirely the responsibility of the winner.
* Shipping via USPS Priority Mail will be included as part of the prize. If the winner has a shipping address anywhere besides the US then they will be responsible for the additional shipping costs as well as any import duties, tariffs, etc.
____________________ Stuart Williams
Webmaster, IP Home Port
The Official Website For Island Packet Yacht Owners Since 1998