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    Sky hook…...


    Blowing a SE gale here, 2nd in 4 days. Unsafe to work in the garden or much anywhere else for that matter. Trees down across the main power line somewhere west of us, no power till at least 4pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I drove a Morris 1000 van across the Nullarbor 4 times back in 75-76.
    I rode a Suzuki 70 stepthrough from Brisbane to Hobart in November 1972.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Attachment 12811a sculpture that went in at port adelaide yesterday, my son's mother designed this and i was involved with some of the construction and the polishing.
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    Can she do a couple more of them? I need something like that either side of the Super Navik clone wind vane if I'm going to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I rode a Suzuki 70 stepthrough from Brisbane to Hobart in November 1972.
    Must have been a bit wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Can she do a couple more of them? I need something like that either side of the Super Navik clone wind vane if I'm going to use it.
    You just need a bigger boat.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Must have been a bit wet.

    Rick
    Mainly it was ccccold. As I remember the hardest part was finding dry ground by the road side to sleep on ,
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    In Vietnam, there are lots of guys with those little bikes available to taxi you to, wherever. They're called xe oms. They can typically be seen asleep, on their bikes, waiting for a customer. The usual position is feet on the handlebars and the seat used as a bed. You should have tried that.

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    I got my MRI results today, ''No new growth, no change.'' I'm happy!

    I've been a very lucky man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I got my MRI results today, ''No new growth, no change.'' I'm happy!

    I've been a very lucky man!


    Awesome news, well done. Please continue to be so lucky


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Mainly it was ccccold. As I remember the hardest part was finding dry ground by the road side to sleep on ,
    I use to just pull up off the road somewhere and put down a groundsheet, folded blanket and my sleeping bag. I tried it last time I drove across the Nullabor and ended up sleeping across the front seats of the Datsun...man that ground was hard!
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Wot Bruce said +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Wot Bruce said +1

    Rick
    The news doesn't get much better than that...so +2.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Happy for you and the family .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I got my MRI results today, ''No new growth, no change.'' I'm happy!

    I've been a very lucky man!
    Woo hoo! Very good news! Yipeeeeeeeeeee! I can feel your happiness from all the way over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I use to just pull up off the road somewhere and put down a groundsheet, folded blanket and my sleeping bag. I tried it last time I drove across the Nullabor and ended up sleeping across the front seats of the Datsun...man that ground was hard!
    Mud's soft .... if damp.
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    Yay Peter. Cool sculpture. Mad bastards with your Morries and posties. Glad there's no wind here. Been roofing all day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I got my MRI results today, ''No new growth, no change.'' I'm happy!

    I've been a very lucky man!
    Well done. Keep it that way.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I got my MRI results today, ''No new growth, no change.'' I'm happy!

    I've been a very lucky man!
    Onya Sibbo!
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    Lovely soggy day and apart from a bit of gardening I hope to spend most of it in the shed.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Did any of our Kiwis ever have a Trekka?

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    Dry as a dead dingo's whatsit still. Maybe showers on saturday………… Maybe………….
    But after 24 hours of a strong NW gales (yes, another one) the place is in a mess.

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    Supposed to rain here on Sunday. I've got one side of the roof on, albeit a lot more screws to go in. It was the longest side, but the easiest in that it started with straight sheets overlapping the old roof. Only had to cut angles at one end. Next is the smallest section but it has angles both sides. Then the last is a bit shorter than the long run, with angles both ends. Then ridges and flashing and all that. Hopefully waterproof before the rain comes.

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    Good news Peter!
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    I've pretty much decided that it's the chainsaw for Grantala. I probably put $300k into her... but she's in need of probably $250k again. I'll start stripping her in the next few days.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    model.jpg

    Seeing Jeff's thread reminded me of this model that I saw at the Children's Hospital at Westmead a week or two back. It's quite large... maybe 1.5 to 1.75 metres long. No info on it that I could see. Name of the boat on the transom is, ahem, ONCOLOGY
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Did any of our Kiwis ever have a Trekka?

    Rick
    There was a Trekka up this way some years back, I got to go onboard and have a look. It got smeared over the breakwater I think at Evans Head. I have John Guzzwell's book on his voyage.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I've pretty much decided that it's the chainsaw for Grantala. I probably put $300k into her... but she's in need of probably $250k again. I'll start stripping her in the next few days.
    That is very very sad. I'm sure its not going to be a pleasant experience slipping her and then starting up the chainsaw.
    Im sure that the resale of the salvaged parts will more than pay for the costs in haulout - but its going to be a small proportion of what youve spent.
    A sad day it will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    That is very very sad. I'm sure its not going to be a pleasant experience slipping her and then starting up the chainsaw.
    Im sure that the resale of the salvaged parts will more than pay for the costs in haulout - but its going to be a small proportion of what youve spent.
    A sad day it will be.
    You kid me not. Such is life. Guess I should have had better insurance when I decided to kick start that BSA
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Very sorry to hear about Grantulla Ian, especially after all the work , and cash, you have put into saving her for posterity. I do feel privileged that I had those days on the Hawskbury with her.

    re model, Brig rig I think, but somehow she does not ring true. Not a model of any ship in particular? A kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    There was a Trekka up this way some years back, I got to go onboard and have a look. It got smeared over the breakwater I think at Evans Head. I have John Guzzwell's book on his voyage.
    That would be a different kind of Trekka unless the Kiwi-built motor car was more versatile than I thought!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I've pretty much decided that it's the chainsaw for Grantala. I probably put $300k into her... but she's in need of probably $250k again. I'll start stripping her in the next few days.
    Sorry to hear that!

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    Sorry to read that Ian, the end of an adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That would be a different kind of Trekka unless the Kiwi-built motor car was more versatile than I thought!

    Rick
    Ohhhhh man, that's mean... I was just getting all wide eyed and perched on the edge of my seat expecting some interesting comments about the ultimate small boat... humph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Very sorry to hear about Grantulla Ian, especially after all the work , and cash, you have put into saving her for posterity. I do feel privileged that I had those days on the Hawskbury with her.

    re model, Brig rig I think, but somehow she does not ring true. Not a model of any ship in particular? A kit?
    As do I, I enjoyed those two EBS trips.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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