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    02-20-2019, 01:53 PM
    normil replied to a thread New Zealand in The Bilge
    Ah yes, Whangaroa, the Marlin Hotel, many a happy night spent there under "St Pauls (?) Dome" with the pipi shells at about 100 ft up . What I...
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    02-19-2019, 08:07 PM
    normil replied to a thread New Zealand in The Bilge
    Yep, that's my home town, usually referred to by us native oldies as "Wong ga ree". The supposedly correct pronunciation is more like "Fung a day". ...
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    02-19-2019, 01:52 PM
    normil replied to a thread New Zealand in The Bilge
    Good on ya Mate. Thanks
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    02-18-2019, 03:36 PM
    normil replied to a thread New Zealand in The Bilge
    Hell's teeth! (re the article) I had no idea we lived in such a sh!thole country! Maybe I should get out more? or not
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    02-14-2019, 04:22 PM
    On TV last night they showed what they called a "Black Leopard" (the spots in its coat were apparent) they claimed was a male about 2 yrs old. Are we...
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    02-14-2019, 03:16 PM
    Sarcasm alert: Maybe we could discuss this Green(horn) New(bie) Deal on that solar-powered train (with the wind-farm on the roof) on our way to...
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    02-12-2019, 04:13 PM
    normil replied to a thread Old cars? in The Bilge
    Speaking of "spinners" I never got to grips with these. There were (or were there?) Ford Custom, and the Ford Customline. One had a single "dome" in...
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    02-12-2019, 04:04 PM
    normil replied to a thread Old cars? in The Bilge
    Yeah, sad really. I understand there are thousands of these "dreams" lying about all over America, and very few are for sale. Shame really but I can...
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    02-10-2019, 02:59 PM
    Thanks for the memories guys. Couple of my favourites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoxAc7gXtT0&feature=related ...
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    02-09-2019, 05:07 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    That's the ticket!! Thanks
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    02-08-2019, 08:27 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    Thanks for the heads up. A local company here advertises their "Marine Ply" as "stamped BS1088" A trap for young players?
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    02-08-2019, 08:23 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    You're right, it's not really pretty is it, maybe that way no-one will steal it? But, it's cheap enough for a learner to learn on? Bigger and better...
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    02-08-2019, 08:01 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    Something like this would work for me, I have one of those caravans, but this is a bit too over the top! I also have a 7' x 4' tilt trailer...
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    02-08-2019, 07:43 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    Yep, "unusual" as in different is what appeals to me. A couple of earlier finds got me excited: ...
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    02-02-2019, 04:00 PM
    normil replied to a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    Thanks for your help and encouragement guys, not something I'm accustomed to, much appreciated. Thank you. Right now, We're off to Whitianga for a...
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    01-30-2019, 05:56 PM
    normil started a thread My first boat?? in Designs / Plans
    After far too many years of looking, watching, studying, speculating, sketching (unsuccessfully) and procrastinating, I finally found THIS quite by...
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    01-30-2019, 02:44 PM
    normil replied to a thread What Are You Reading? in The Bilge
    Just returned Simon Winchester's book "Exactly" How precision changed the world (or something like that, borrowed from the library) Excellent read.
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    01-25-2019, 11:45 PM
    He has one for everyone else./QUOTE] "Bad-Jelly"??? :D
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Not trying to impress anyone...
Seldom serious. Often sarcastic. Usually flippant.
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Some day, I'm gonna build me a boat
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