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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Certainly a dilemma. We border a bird sanctuary but in a geographical sense we're actually part of it since there's no fence ,and I'm sure our kiwi go over there for some ratite action, and theirs...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I enjoy it, its hard work and has potential risk, but after a while you get to understand what they're going to do and what you have to do to persuade them to do a bit different.
    I had lots of...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Jump you say, this I would see as a course of last resort..( O my knees). The last 7 I felled on my place had one I had to get on the bucket/pallet for , but they're a very stable species, made the...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    There are flags for me on that one Garret, I probably don't have to say it and of course you're there and can sound it/ inspect it.
    Not so sure I'd want to cut that from an elevated position, you...
  5. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Photos are simple with faceplant.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Makes me think of our currently identified hazard tree, it's had very low growth on it the 4 years we've been here but now it's clearly dead. It might stand for another 5 or 10 years but will be...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Can you trim the maple from the ground ok? That's the thing, eh, you don't want to climb.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Took me a bit of looking to see how that thing works, not a common machine in my end of the planet.
    Can do guys like that are priceless. Loosing ones infrastructure of trades/ engineers/ electrical...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    You're right , I do have straw brim hats on the boat but like I say, early season , first sun after a spring of rain and gales, slow learner.
    Nek time I'll be smooged up and hatted.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Funny, I've been out on the water tractor doing jobs, needed maintenance , stuff like that. Ya see it just isn't smart to fire up any machine in the marina anymore even if its just a little...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    That's where the whole red bull gives you wings thing came from, I think.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Last night, a few of us get together on a Sunday afternoon at the local reserve for a 5 o'clock somewhere.
    I had to jump and fumble to catch this guy slipping on by up the channel.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Hey , is that Lee with a haircut?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I think one which will hold up is Once upon a time in Hollywood. As the title says, a reinvention of the loss of innocence which really took place.
    Surprisingly less Tarantino than you'd expect,...
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    Re: Any weather geeks on here?

    Whichever ever way your bathwater runs out , it's the opposite here.
    Actually quite convenient because our anticyclones are anti clockwise and cyclones... well...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Here's me just now.
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    I mooched into 2.7m and the tide had 500mm to go out.
    What could go wrong..
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Thank goodness for the blackberries once more.
    Blackberries to the rescue.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    There's big money in Buffalo chips.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I knew it'd be some arcane agricultural thing.
    Jay wuz going to dig some holes at his place too but every time he started it was like a oil field gusher, only it was water and a mice wave came out.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    When I fell a tree now I tend to hook up a bough or 5 and drag it to a chipper spot, break it up a bit more and make the chip pile there. So reaching over and grabbing with a spectra loop seems to...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    I missed the copper nails reference, but there would still be fastenings into frames/ ribs etc. Are there riveted nails?
    Surely , given the un caulked and diagonal outer skin, this is or was once a...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    Fiji kauri is not the same as NZ kauri even if it is the sames species in the same way that NZ Doug fir isn't anywhere imported Oregon, so I wouldn't personally assume that , Greg.
    So Vanuatu build...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I watched McKennas Gold a while back, same thing , not as good as I remembered in nineteen seventy whatever. Even the amazing buzzard / helicopter fly over is less now with the growth of drone...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Off to Patio bay?
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Memento is exactly why I sang the praises of those feeder soaps in the Neighbours thread.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Even though one of my few talents is to quote 18436572 and set points to 15 thou by eye owing to a mis spent automobile youth, I put an electronic distributor in my 1968 car. The rest of it is...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Took a new hybrid for a drive the other day, indicators make a beep blop noise when you use them. Good reason to make people not use em, and it wasn't even a BMW.
    The last new Subaru I drove, a...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    O brother where art thou......
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    Re: talk about pigs

    I guess I know what's for dinner then......
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    Re: This is my duck.

    Neat looking bird Jay. Sorry, I missed it last time.
    First one of these I've seen in a while
    A daytime owl, Ruru, about an hour ago.
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    Re: Flash rust prevention

    CRC have a product that works well, turns steel black.
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    There's quite a bit that isn't sounding usual about this boat. Its not laid up like a 1920's boat, it doesn't look like a 1920's boat, it looks like a 40's plus design constructed like a glued 60's...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Ruprect!
    Another one with My Cocaine in it.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Hahhah.:d
    Actually , I haven't watched it for a decade or 2 myself and barely remember the content apart from the waves.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    No The Endless Summer.......?
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    Re: The no committments cruiser

    Boy , memories flooding back of Sundowner with this thread.
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    Re: Fir die off

    I thought the same as you..
    https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/pinus-contorta/
    Leaves me wondering what the monster grand daddy pine on our place is, I assumed its a wilding monterey/ radiata
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Ah yes , the 100E Ford. My first car was an Anglia, the 2 door sport sedan version of the above,were those deliverys called Thames?
    3 speed and flathead 4, not even a gentle slope in top. I just...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Hahaha, where's Andrew.:d
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    Re: Construction work

    Operating a trenching machine isn't exactly easy in itself. I used one to go 100 metres up our driveway through the gravel and base course for fibre cable. Needed a big lie down afterwards.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Somewhere we discussed Aorere and her different configurations over the years, particularly the efforts to make an old late 1880's to early 1890's boat competitive with the new gen boats and...
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    Re: Construction work

    I have the same theory although not with ditch digging particularly.
    It hurts quite a lot.
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    Re: Did global motor vehicle production peak?

    Regardless of immediate data , Vehicle manufacturers must be rubbing their hands together at the thought of the replacement of the worlds vehicle fleet at what, a third to half extra cost and the...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I've a few of those but missing a few too. I do have the tyre inflator( how did i get by before) and a nibbler. And the multi purpose cutting and sharpening and grinding thing.
    But what pray has...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I was quoting him as to pronunciation.. No auto correct involved.
    Try it ,and find your inner Londoner..
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    Re: Fir die off

    We have a pretty serious dieback issue with conifers here too, often shelter belts and the like. The big concern being Kauri dieback.
    My close friends have lost an entire fenceline of Leylandi...
  47. Thread: Unusual hobbies

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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Brewing beer at home ain't a hobby. Various friends do it and its serious and has a payday , of sorts.
    Did ya'll know its legal here to own a still and make yer own spirits too.....
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Sometimes an old movie is worth watching because it just couldn't or wouldn't be done again without CGI, Like lawrence of Arabia, or perhaps some of the war movies, Catch 22 , even Apocalypse Now. Or...
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    Re: Chimaera

    Spyker looks like a standard Mull 40/ 42 which were built here. They were short run production boats built by Eade over a number of years branded as Chico 40 or 42( 42 's hand an extended boarding...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Great aquisition.
    A winklemann photo of Waione came up a decade or so ago , at auction. I made it pretty clear I was going to have it and did get it , probably at a premium. But who cares.

    I...
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