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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I took my boat trailer in to get a Blue Slip today, the mechanical check. All OK, just add some mud flaps. But it's going to take about 3 weeks for the RTA to issue a VIN number !!! 3 weeks . Incredible.
    Obviously coming from the same people who supply water tanks.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Hmmm, actually your staircase is a fine bit of work.
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    But not worth looking at.

    Bad luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Obviously coming from the same people who supply water tanks.
    Obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Obviously.

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    Not really but we went in to buy a tank yesterday and was told it would take three weeks.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    You'll be thirsty and dirty by then!

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    Maybe you could borrow Peters new trailer to pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Maybe you could borrow Peters new trailer to pick it up.
    It has to come from the factory. We are down to a bit over 200 gallons. Still using the last of the water in the leaking tank. We will manage.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    When you get the new tank cement the old one as a spare. I've cemented a few of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    When you get the new tank cement the old one as a spare. I've cemented a few of them.
    I will certainly be repairing it if I can. Looks like we are in for a bit of rain over the next few days.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Got a dumb and not boat-related question for anybody living in the Nelson Bay area. My daughter's going to be looking for storage for some furniture and personal stuff in about 9 months as she wants to come back to the States for a year or so. Anybody know of reasonable storage places in that area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I will certainly be repairing it if I can. Looks like we are in for a bit of rain over the next few days.
    It's not hard, I've done a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Got a dumb and not boat-related question for anybody living in the Nelson Bay area. My daughter's going to be looking for storage for some furniture and personal stuff in about 9 months as she wants to come back to the States for a year or so. Anybody know of reasonable storage places in that area?
    There are various storage facilities but I'd recommend a small one at Lemon Tree Passage. I'll send you a contact number by PM when I look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It does !



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    Have a mentioned how horribly fiddly and contorting painting the inside of a dinghy is. JIM is quite big as dinghies go and there is a lot of area ! Poor me!.
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    I finished painting the dinghy we made in the morning before we sailed David's boat to Southport. So when we loaded the dinghy and were tying it down, we kept getting paint on our fingers from all those little traps where the paint pools.

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    Keeping dust and muck out of the job is the hard part.... a sawdust floored open shed ! I have a sheet of plastic over the boat and it helps but stuff still gets in. Vacuum every time before I start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    But not worth looking at.

    Bad luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Keeping dust and muck out of the job is the hard part.... a sawdust floored open shed ! I have a sheet of plastic over the boat and it helps but stuff still gets in. Vacuum every time before I start.
    Its called non skid

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    Over time, I recoat the whole shed with a thick layer of fine dust. When I paint anything, I bump things and the fine dust gathers itself into lumps and leaps onto and into the paint and newly painted surfaces. It's annoying. Soooooo, this is what I try to remember to do:

    I have a couple of quite-powerful extraction fans set in the wall above the dust extractor. They blow the fine dust outside where it settles harmlessly. I turn them on, sweep the benches and floor, and I then blast out the whole workshop with an air gun. The ceiling, all shelves, benches, the floor, walls - holocaust. It works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Over time, I recoat the whole shed with a thick layer of fine dust. When I paint anything, I bump things and the fine dust gathers itself into lumps and leaps onto and into the paint and newly painted surfaces. It's annoying. Soooooo, this is what I try to remember to do:

    I have a couple of quite-powerful extraction fans set in the wall above the dust extractor. They blow the fine dust outside where it settles harmlessly. I turn them on, sweep the benches and floor, and I then blast out the whole workshop with an air gun. The ceiling, all shelves, benches, the floor, walls - holocaust. It works.

    Rick
    Not possible in my shed, it's just a big open pavilion with a saw dust floor.
    Jealous on Tweed.
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    Does it help if you make the floor a little bit damp?

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    I would but it would take 1000 litres of water, there's a lot of sawdust! I used to have a bandsaw mill in the shed and of course the floor is as dry as dust.

    I'm getting there.
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    Could you tent a JIM-sized area with plastic and just dampen inside that 'room'?
    (just brainstorming here...)

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    I have tented with plastic and it is helping enormously. I'll put her on the trailer soon and will be able to roll her outside to paint, it should be better.

    I went up to Bunnies today and bought a tripod stand and 2 x 30 w LED work lights. Better light will help too.
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    Outside will be easier, yes.
    I like those LED worklights. They're really good.

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    I've found myself becoming less and less ill and more 'normal' than I have done in many years. Medication for depression really helped when I needed it, and now medication for anxiety/OCD has finally kicked in. It is like the sun has come up, the windows have flown open, and I've woken up from a long bad dream.

    The news though is that I no longer have a need for lots of things I bought over several years to try to satisfy an unscratchable itch, the biggest being Arawana. I'll be advertising her for sale before the end of the year and hope to find a suitable new custodian. She is in a little better state than when I bought her, but she needs a committed owner. I'll let you guys know when I post an ad.






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    Hope all that goes well Bruce! Should sell okay - she's a nice little boat. Glad to hear the sun is shining for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I took my boat trailer in to get a Blue Slip today, the mechanical check. All OK, just add some mud flaps. But it's going to take about 3 weeks for the RTA to issue a VIN number !!! 3 weeks . Incredible.
    My trailer has never had one. It's a bit like Grandpa's axe.... new axle, new coupling, new wheels, new rear section.... etc.

    Don't whinge about NSW bureaucracy... come try the Thai flavour.

    My inspection fixer can't inspect bikes over 250cc... so I have 5 bikes that have to go back to wherever they were originally plated to be inspected before ownership can be transferred. I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow to battle the bureaucracy there for the transfer of my Ducati. I've given up trying to do it easily. I'm flying my partner down for the day and I've insisted that the owner's wife (who has power of attorney) attend the registry with us. My paperwork fixer is preparing two sets of different paperwork. She's not optimistic. If the transfer doesn't go through.... I just ride it and keep the taxes and insurance up to date.... which puts me ahead of a hell of a lot of the population.
    "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 brucemoffatt View Post
    I've found myself becoming less and less ill and more 'normal' than I have done in many years. Medication for depression really helped when I needed it, and now medication for anxiety/OCD has finally kicked in. It is like the sun has come up, the windows have flown open, and I've woken up from a long bad dream.

    The news though is that I no longer have a need for lots of things I bought over several years to try to satisfy an unscratchable itch, the biggest being Arawana. I'll be advertising her for sale before the end of the year and hope to find a suitable new custodian. She is in a little better state than when I bought her, but she needs a committed owner. I'll let you guys know when I post an ad.






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    Thanks Peter


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    The rain was so heavy coming back from Tweed I pulled over for a bit.
    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 brucemoffatt View Post
    Thanks Peter


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    That little trip back around the coast must have recharged the batteries a bit. That was something I might dream of doing but I doubt I ever will.
    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 WX View Post
    The rain was so heavy coming back from Tweed I pulled over for a bit.
    It hammered up here too.
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