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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's quite nice when you go on a trip and see lots of places you'd like to live but then find it's really nice where you live too.

    Rick
    I really like the tiny bit of Tassie I saw but I don't want to live there...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    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 Larks View Post
    Last day..... woohoo, flying home tomorrow.
    Excellent. I dips me lid. You've done a long spell away again. Now enjoy being home cobber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I really like the tiny bit of Tassie I saw but I don't want to live there...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    We loved the great big lot of Tassie we saw and can't wait to see more. I have to go back when it's actually cold to see what it's like then. I loved almost evry bit of Tassie except one town. An ex mining town that looked like loonyville up close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    We loved the great big lot of Tassie we saw and can't wait to see more. I have to go back when it's actually cold to see what it's like then. I loved almost evry bit of Tassie except one town. An ex mining town that looked like loonyville up close.

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    Gee I wonder where that was?
    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 RFNK View Post
    Now THAT is very nice! Good to hear!

    Rick
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    Good news Greg !!
    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Excellent. I dips me lid. You've done a long spell away again. Now enjoy being home cobber.

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    It wasn't Zeehan

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    [QUOTE=auscruisertom;5166822][QUOTE=John B;5165191
    Beach would be fine! all you need is a plug just in case.[/QUOTE

    OK I have formulated a plan of attack .Careening WB at Fingal is no problem I will attempt to disconnect the prop and then pull the shaft which is double ended and will have to be replaced and machined by Watsons.
    Since I will be attempting to plug a cutlass bearing my idea is to find a plastic cap and secure that with a hose clamp to the outside of my aperature.
    Finding that air leak in the fuel system will be a bitch ran the engine for two hours on Tuesday without a problem[/QUOTE]

    I'd backfill the log with closed cell foam, you know.... that cockpit squab material, similar to what crocs are made of and maybe tap a wooden plug in over that.
    I wonder if you have something in your tank too. something that operates as a stop . Funny story sort of related . A friend has had this happen twice to her boat. They've picked up a mangrove seed in their raw water intake. At idle it just bobs around at an elbow in the system, as soon as some power comes on it sucks up tight like a plug and they get an overheat. I'm wondering if you have some foreign matter in the tank with negative bouyancy doing the same to your fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Last day..... woohoo, flying home tomorrow.
    Excellent! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's quite nice when you go on a trip and see lots of places you'd like to live but then find it's really nice where you live too.

    Rick
    It's the best isn't it? You go away, see interesting and wonderful places and things, and driving home from the airport, you just feel at home, and happy about it. Of course used to get that to the power of about a million sometimes coming home from Moresby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I think it depends a lot on the type of filters, injectors etc. People who have it get really frustrated as the engine seems to run alright for a while, for no apparent reason, it fails intermittently after filters have been cleaned, replaced etc. too. This might not be the problem at all but it's easy enough to check the fuel and, if there's stuff floating in it, then you have a very likely cause.

    Rick
    Tru dat. Troubleshooting 101, eliminate the easily diagnosed things first.

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    Only very vaguely related to Toms frustrations, I've had my Audi off the road for a while. The brakes went bad, seemed to happen shortly after a bit of an emergency stop. I tried bleeding the brakes, but no improvement. Still a bit of brake there, but they go pretty much to the floor. I figured the master cylinder was shot. Easy enough to put in a new one, on most cars. Just a bit of monkey work in the footwell. Not on the Audi, a bit of research on the net indicated that there is this one little bolt which means you have to take the engine out to swap the master cylinder. Most Google experts reckoned around $3K to fix. Bugger. I finally decided to get a couple of quotes to get someone else to do it. An Audi specialist agreed with my diagniosis and quoted $1500. A brake specialist also agreed, but quoted $750. So I took it to them. Got a call half way through the job, Err it's looking a bit more complicated than we thought, might have to charge an extra hour, is that OK? Yeah sure, no surprise there. Next day I went to pick it up. Turns out the master cylinder was fine. A brake line had rubbed through and had a tiny leak, which was mainly just letting some air in. $560 thank you very much! Happy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Tru dat. Troubleshooting 101, eliminate the easily diagnosed things first.
    Also, earlier on, WB's engine would run but fail at higher revs. This would be indicative of a fuel blockage, I'd have thought. The fuel fungus (not just a fungus) is sort of clear like spiderweb while alive but goes black when it's dead. So you're looking for any sort of clearish, stringy things in the fuel or filters, and maybe some black jelly.

    Rick

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    That's good Phil! I had to replace a front wheel bearing on the Skoda in Canberra. It cost $570. It's the first time I've ever had to replace a car wheel bearing. I blame it on all those roundabouts.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    It wasn't Zeehan

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    Queenstown?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's good Phil! I had to replace a front wheel bearing on the Skoda in Canberra. It cost $570. It's the first time I've ever had to replace a car wheel bearing. I blame it on all those roundabouts.

    Rick
    We replaced a wheel bearing on the Mazda 323 yesterday. It sounded like it was the passenger front side but was actually the front drivers side. So much quieter now.
    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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    We were in Queenstown in late 1982, on our way to join in the protest against the damming of the Franklin. So we had the obligatory No Dams sticker on our NSW-plated car etc. When we bought fuel in Queenstown, the atmosphere was not friendly although no one actually shot at us, as far as I know. Queenstown was a +hole then and didn't seem much improved the last time we were there about 8 years ago. But there are very few unpleasant places in Tassie, in my opinion. We went to Devonport, Burnie (not so great), Stanley, Launceston, Deloraine, Scottsdale, St Helens, Binalong Bay, Dunalley (love Dunalley), Hobart, Franklin, Geeveston, Port Huon, Cygnet, Kettering and Georgetown on this last trip. All great, really.

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    Yep, Queenstown wasn't a highlight of our trip - pretty much zombie apocalpse territory, but pretty much everywhere else we went, we loved. Corinna, Mt Field, Stanley, Richmond, Ross, Hobart, Randalls Bay, Oatlands, Strahan, Arthur River, Deloraine, Bicheno, the Tarkine area, the Great Western route, and we missed much, much more than we saw. Looking forward to joining the grey nogoods and spending much more time there.

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    Bed I think.
    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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    Anyone been to the Paynesville Wooden Boat Rally?
    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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    Adrian has sent me a number of photos of Ghost and I will put them up on a new thread later. He will add text.
    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 brucemoffatt View Post
    Yep, Queenstown wasn't a highlight of our trip - pretty much zombie apocalpse territory, but pretty much everywhere else we went, we loved. Corinna, Mt Field, Stanley, Richmond, Ross, Hobart, Randalls Bay, Oatlands, Strahan, Arthur River, Deloraine, Bicheno, the Tarkine area, the Great Western route, and we missed much, much more than we saw. Looking forward to joining the grey nogoods and spending much more time there.

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    You'll have a great time! I thought we'd been pretty much everywhere in Tasmania but there are places on your list that I have no memory of at all - Arthur River and the Tarkine in particular! Our next trip will include a tour of the northwest, that's for sure. Take a walk out to Cape Huay next time Bruce - it's a really lovely walk with a spectacular finish at the Totem Pole/Candlestick. Deloraine was a big surprise for us on this last trip - what a nice place!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Adrian has sent me a number of photos of Ghost and I will put them up on a new thread later. He will add text.
    Excellent! We look forward to that!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Anyone been to the Paynesville Wooden Boat Rally?
    No, but some of the local boats are quite interesting. Wide, shallow draft, like netting boats. I think in the US they call them 'spoons'.
    Pics here: paynesville wooden boat rally pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's good Phil! I had to replace a front wheel bearing on the Skoda in Canberra. It cost $570. It's the first time I've ever had to replace a car wheel bearing. I blame it on all those roundabouts.

    Rick
    You paid $570 for a wheel bearing replacement?

    A $30 part at the local bearing shop, no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    No, but some of the local boats are quite interesting. Wide, shallow draft, like netting boats. I think in the US they call them 'spoons'.
    Pics here: paynesville wooden boat rally pics

    A few weeks back I had a friend request from Peter Medling who "runs" their Facebook page but it was only this morning that I had a serious look at it. I was quite impressed.
    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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