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  1. #3851
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    Having just had a crown put over a broken off tooth, which needed the full root canal treatment as well, I'm full of sympathy Peter..in fact, I might just go and get a rum on the strength of that, because I'm remembering the discomfort again.. of the bill, not the tooth!

    BTW, I did mention the word canal..so boating related.

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    Rick as a matter of interest , yesterday when I went out to HS it was impossible to discern any of the prop.
    A few minutes of forward and reverse cleaned it up pretty well though.
    As a proud grandpa I've got to mention my future crewman , my grandson Lachlan , is playing in the Ozkick game at half time of the GoldCoast game tomorrow.
    He is a little 5yo , no doubt he will be the smallest there , but he is a real goer .
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    We seem to get these particularly vigorous shell growths. The slime and weed get thrown off the prop but these things aren't bothered by it at all. I have to chisel them off with a screwdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Having just had a crown put over a broken off tooth, which needed the full root canal treatment as well, I'm full of sympathy Peter..in fact, I might just go and get a rum on the strength of that, because I'm remembering the discomfort again.. of the bill, not the tooth!

    BTW, I did mention the word canal..so boating related.
    I'd have paid up quite happily, I rather liked that tooth but I wasn't given the option. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    We seem to get these particularly vigorous shell growths. The slime and weed get thrown off the prop but these things aren't bothered by it at all. I have to chisel them off with a screwdriver.

    Rick
    I've been told they get terribly dizzy .
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    Merimbula. Cold and clear, whales here yesterday. Anne says dratt! Coldest start to july in NSW for 28 years they say, thanks for that. Bowral tomorrow for a day, -6 there. At least it was sunny but never above 9.6

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    Crack hardy mate! Bugger the Bowral wouldbes and best you go the coast road to keep warm. Try Hayden's pies on the RHS of the southern end of Ulladulla for a real treat!
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    I'll do that purri............... there's a funny noise outside...........sounds like a party............surely not...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfnk View Post
    Okay, if Duncan can get the wood out of the bottom paddock, with the kind and generous help of that terrific fellow Peter Sibley and his magnificent ute, then i'll be coming up to the deep north next Friday - my friend David will probably come too, not sure about Trace yet. If Trace comes along then Woody'll have to come too!

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    I have just had the best aprty...I mean party. Some of it even took place on the boat.
    ​In a world full of wonders, man invented boredom.

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    He's lucid, after the party. Amazing!

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    No hangover either, I must be getting the hang of it.
    Duncan took a couple of photos of us in the boat but I got the impression he wasn't happy with them. So I'm not sure if he will post one. It really was a good night...bit of a mess down there this morning though but an hours work should see it all shipshape again.
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    Yeah... I'm one of those perfectionist bastards.





    A good night Gary! Nice crew and my head even hurts a little bit: Maybe a turn on the cross cut saw of some chiselling of epoxy fillets on Looe might do the trick.
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    That was a strange hat and not very warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post


    Looks like karioke night on Redwing.....

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    Looks cold up in them thar hills!

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    Gary's place can get a little chill!
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    He was doing a Higgs bosun impersonation.
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    Hey Duncan, as I'll have the trailer there anyway, could we just load it up from the road down in the bottom paddock? We could take your bits up in the trailer too couldn't we? Although I'm not sure if I could drag a loaded trailer up your driveway with only 2wd.

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    Rick, it all depends on whether Peter's read post #4127 or not and how he reacts to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Rick, it all depends on whether Peter's read post #4127 or not and how he reacts to it.
    I suspect I'm needed but can't remember the details ... Dunc could you PM me the times and dates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Hey Duncan, as I'll have the trailer there anyway, could we just load it up from the road down in the bottom paddock? We could take your bits up in the trailer too couldn't we? Although I'm not sure if I could drag a loaded trailer up your driveway with only 2wd.

    Rick
    If we are about at the time I have a 4WD.

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    I know it's off topic, but I'm sick of the bloody Olympics already. Everything you pick up has some attempt at a glamour photo of one athlete or another portraying them as supermodels or something, absolutely bloody ridiculous. All about marketing of course, but this to me is negative marketing: where once I'd have been interested in looking in to see how we were going, I've gone right off the whole bloody thing as a result of this puncy behaviour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Rick, it all depends on whether Peter's read post #4127 or not and how he reacts to it.
    I'll be over at Duncan's with my 4x4 Hilux on Thursday doing I know not wot .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    I know it's off topic, but I'm sick of the bloody Olympics already. Everything you pick up has some attempt at a glamour photo of one athlete or another portraying them as supermodels or something, absolutely bloody ridiculous. All about marketing of course, but this to me is negative marketing: where once I'd have been interested in looking in to see how we were going, I've gone right off the whole bloody thing as a result of this puncy behaviour.
    I feel much the same, the athletes are just pawns in the game, so much flesh just to carry the advertising and national aggrandisement, and provide photo ops for pollies and TV 'personalities'. And talking of TV, you won';t see much of the games without paying for it, 9 will be 50% adds, promo's, self congratulatory opinion pieces from in house 'experts', and what coverage we get on FTA will be xenophobic in the extreme if only because all the other rubbish takes up so much time.
    Cynical 'aint I? But then I've seen coverages before and each is worse than the last. And then of course there's the IOC, that travelling circus of freeloaders............ but that's another threads worth probably.

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    Oh stop it , the athletes are brilliant, perfect physical examples of humanity. Just enjoy watching great runs and lifts , (skip the swimming if possible). Mute the experts and make a cup of tea during promos .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Oh stop it , the athletes are brilliant, perfect physical examples of humanity. Just enjoy watching great runs and lifts , (skip the swimming if possible). Mute the experts and make a cup of tea during promos .
    From what I've seen so far the athletes are proving to be a bunch of self absorbed brats......
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    I guess you aren't going to enjoy it then, a pity !

    Let's see , we have little groups of the top athletes in their respective sports competing to be the best ... and they're self absorbed. Quite surprising really .
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    So long as we keep winning gold in the sailing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I guess you aren't going to enjoy it then, a pity !

    Let's see , we have little groups of the top athletes in their respective sports competing to be the best ... and they're self absorbed. Quite surprising really .
    Yes it is really, it's not so very long ago that our athletes behaved with humility and good grace. It's unfair of me to brand all of them now with the same brush and the level of media attention wouldn't help.
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    I think you will find the vast majority are just as you hope .
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    Only a few sports get the attention here, often people in the more obscure sports, like fencing and pistol shooting, cycling and canoeing get more attention, and sponsors, OS than here. And if it's women's sport, forget it. Even Sally Pearson struggles for coverage other than when she wins a race.
    We are a very narrowly focussed lot really. As far as the focus on Olympic Gold is concerned, we spend way too much on that goal and not nearly enough on participatory sport. But then we are rapidly becoming a nation of spectators, encouraged of course by commercial TV interests and especially football codes and their parasitic hangers on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    He was doing a Higgs bosun impersonation.
    How did you guess?
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    Looks like a great night Gary.

    I'm feeling a little unloved way over here......I got HB emails from a whole lot of forums that I don't contribute to, including the tractor forum, a shooting forum, a fishing forum......not a dicky bird from the one forum that I do spend some time on. (perhaps it's because the others just don't know me quite like you lot do)
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