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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well, we got home and I turned the bike upside down to put the front wheel back on, and right there on the motor it says 750 watts. Oh well, goes like the clappers. 1000 must be truly scary. I think a 740 watt kit with battery on eBay is around $1500. I got mine with a bike attached, so happy with that. Pretty sure it's a genuine mistake by the guy who sold it as he's a friend of Felicitys.

    Peter you can set it so it gives power when you pedal. With 7 levels of assist available, or you can not pedal, and control the power with a thumb throttle. So you can pedal,hard, with a little assist, or pedal gently with a lot of assist. You can have light assist on flat ground, or more on steep hills.,or you can just ride it like a motorbike with no pedalling at all.
    Thanks Phil, that was exactly what I wanted to know.
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    It works. Got a temporary battery while I work out how to get the original home from Hobart.




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    I was at a book sale today and spotted a book titled , Sheet metal Fabrication Basics. Great I thought I'll have that, I'd love to know how to work sheet metal. What I totally failed to see was the other bit of text that said Biker Basics. Anyone want a book on how to fabricate parts for motorbikes? Cost $1 plus postage.
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    Strangely enough the above is the only pic I can post from the ad..... there are others

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gool...872/1168100071
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    Nice, isn't it?

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    Sabre, that's what I sail. You can get a nice wooden one with trailer and dolly for round $1500. A club member bought 4 (family sailing) for less than that. Does look in good nick though, mine is about 35 years old, more recent boats are FG.
    Good boat though, loves big winds and comes up dry if you bottle it.

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    I got my MRI results yesterday, "No new growth, no change " ..... that'll do me .
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    Congratulations Peter! Good news is always welcome.

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    No new growth is excellent news. Very happy to hear it.

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    Excellent Peter.

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    Great news Peter.

    31+ here yesterday, today, tomorrow. Dying .
    I went to the beach yesterday, after attending an early meeting at work and getting through the (short) list from SWMBO. Really pleasant, with a sea surface temperature three degrees up, on whatever the normal wedding tackle shrinkage inducing temperature here normally is.
    Over on the west coast, the sea temperature is up six degrees on the December average - things that make you go hmmm.

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    Yep, glad to hear that news Mr Sib!

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    Me too Rick, a weight off my mind .
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    Great mate, I'll ink your name in my calendar entry for 2019 in Tassy.
    Gary?

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    Thanks Jeff !
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Great mate, I'll ink your name in my calendar entry for 2019 in Tassy.
    Gary?
    Yes please. Im hoping Kez will come down as well. I really want to have a bit of extra time to have a look around.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I got my MRI results yesterday, "No new growth, no change " ..... that'll do me .
    Very good news.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Very good news.
    I'm happy !

    especially as I was given 12 to 18 months by the surgeon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'm happy !

    especially as I was given 12 to 18 months by the surgeon.
    Surgeons, bah. Keep proving them wrong mate. No pressure, but I expect you to eventually go of old age, way down the track.

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    Great news for you and your family keep it up.

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    6 yachts broken into a few days back at Boyds Bay. Life jackets, radios, outboards, batteries and basically anything removable with boltcutters and a jemmy bar. Glad I'm on the wharf.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    That sucks. I reckon best to have a pretty weak padlock. It will deter a casual opportunist, but create less damage in the event of a determined thief.

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    Something like this might work, the shell has it's pellets removed but still gives loud enough bang to frighten the SH!T out of tea leaves.

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    That looks extremely dangerous. And one of the crappiest videos I've ever seen.

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    And speaking of dangerous, (Well, I dont think it is, used with caution and lots of good advice) as the water starts to warm up to a survive able temperature Im making ready to get under my boat again to remove the reef growing there. I sold the hookah I made last year on eBay, at quite a tidy profit. The new one is quieter, and has a bigger holding tank.

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    I made something very similar to the device in the video as a boy. It is a guaranteed way to get a thief to leave in a hurry. BANG.
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    If the DIY version was dodgy this is the real one. https://fithops.com/products/12-gauge-perimeter-alarm. $30 Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I made something very similar to the device in the video as a boy. It is a guaranteed way to get a thief to leave in a hurry. BANG.
    Make sure you have a firearms licence.

    ... good news re the head. Keep it working.
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    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Some of you know I'm not a fan of Bunnings. However, I recently had my gold-plated Festool Rotex sander die - not a lot of use, treated very well etc., armature stuffed and they want $500 to repair it. Still going to send it to Festool and see if they'll replace it as it shouldn't have died so soon, even though it's well out of warranty. So, I needed a sander quickly and didn't want to spend much, and went to the nearest tool shop i.e., Bunnings. I bought an AEG palm sander for less than $200. It comes with either 3 or 5 year warranty (can't remember which but it's a long warranty for a sander either way). You have to go through hoops to register the purchase etc. Bunningsd gave me that tip - you see, if you wait long enough ..... Aaaanyway, it's a heavy little thing, has speed control, and does a great job! Nearly as good as the Rotex. I'm very happy with it. I think it's a real bargain.

    Rick

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    Corded or rechargeable Rick? Bunnies have both.
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    Corded. The only rechargeable sander I have is a Bosch multitool. Good for little jobs.

    Rick

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    I bought the corded version of that too.
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    Frankk took Sheila's Janome brand sewing machine in for a service this morning and asked about a strong, simple sewing machine to sew canvas and sail cloth. The recommended machine is a MW3108LE. It will sew up to thin leather, will do canvas and sail cloth, probably not suitable for full time commercial work, but good for the retired gentleman maker of sail covers, boat covers etc. So he has a first data point, a starting point. Full retail pice new $440.
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    As recommended elsewhere, a 401 Singer.

    A review.... http://www.lulushomeatelier.com/lulu...ewing-machine/
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    My boat is out for a scrub and antifoul before the holidays.
    Just got a phone call telling me there is worm damage evident again
    i will inspect tomorrow and share some photos.

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