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    Cool here now. Smoky from a fire over on Yorke Peninsula but the fire risk has passed. No significant fires in the Hills. Good thing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Quite cool here, which is nice. I hope no fires flare up anywhere near any of you, or us.

    Yesterday I took time out and paddled the kayak with some friends up the Myall River from Tea Gardens. Started off in a smoky haze but the SE kicked in and blew the smoke away from us. A really nice day.

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    Great kayaking area a real gem of Australian waterways . The Myall river and Lakes should be on everyone’s bucket list

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    Planning on a trip to WA Sept-Oct next, myself and my son but I'm finding the whole fare search business daunting. I don't want to take 10 hours to get there and I don't want to get there at 1am. Trying to keep the return airfare under $700 if I can...any suggestions?
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    From where to where? One of my kids is in the travel business. I can ask him to have a look if you like.

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    Brisbane to Perth then return two weeks later, looking at late September early October.
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    We can do Jetstar for $1135, that's return for both of us.
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    I'll ask. You are planning well ahead. You might do best to look out for a crazy sale.

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    Your Google fu isn't doing too bad. Sam found Jetstar for $1020 28 Sept to 12 October

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    He says book early if it's Qld or WA school holidays. Wait and see if a sale comes up if not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    He says book early if it's Qld or WA school holidays. Wait and see if a sale comes up if not.

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    Thanks Phil, by dropping back to the beginning of September I have got the return airfares down to $995.98 with Virgin direct from Brisbane.
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    Plan is to buy tickets asap, that way we are committed to the trip.
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    This would definitely be of interest and worth a look if I where living in around the Sydney area.

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    Brilliant days sailing today, Plenty of breeze swinging from SW to SSE as the day wore on and strengthening from 10 to 17 kts. No sand bar so we had the whole expanse of the estuary to sail except the bottom of the tide.

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    Lucky bugger Jeff.
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    12 ft dinghies rock….

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    I feel like my deck rebuild is on hold for the moment. I seem to be working more than I would like. And we are hosting a wedding in a paddock at our place in mid January which seems to have brought on a whole bunch of new projects. Plus there's the reluctance to make any holes in the new deck! After the wedding, I think I will get back to it.

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    I'll be 'renovating' our deck this summer. The builders used a few too many short ends for my liking and at 9 years or so it's showing.
    Did you use nails or screws Phil?

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    Phil's talking about his boat .......

    I'm about to replace the decking at our house, though. I'll use decking nails - they're the twisted ones with a big head (why does that sound familiar?). I won't punch them in, though. This has the disadvantage that it leaves sem-eposed/proud heads but it has the big advantage of protecting the timber around the nails.

    I'm using really thick boards - about 35mm - so if I was going to screw them in, I'd use those big bugle type screws with hex drive. I might end up using them anyway, yet.

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    Rick is right. Im talking about my boat deck. On which I used screws. Although the original was nailed. Anyone want a couple of thousand lightly used ring grip bronze nails?

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    Rick this may be of interest from the book Trial by Tasman.B29EF5C9-01D2-4425-A946-8F2252DC16B1.jpgB29EF5C9-01D2-4425-A946-8F2252DC16B1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Rick is right. Im talking about my boat deck. On which I used screws. Although the original was nailed. Anyone want a couple of thousand lightly used ring grip bronze nails?

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    Actually, yes! We've used copper cladding on part of the house and bronze ring nails would be good for fastening it - if you're serious!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Rick this may be of interest from the book Trial by Tasman.B29EF5C9-01D2-4425-A946-8F2252DC16B1.jpgB29EF5C9-01D2-4425-A946-8F2252DC16B1.jpg
    Thanks Tom! But nooooo! Masina ain't no double-ender!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Actually, yes! We've used copper cladding on part of the house and bronze ring nails would be good for fastening it - if you're serious!

    Rick
    The trouble is most of them are still embedded in a trailer full of scrap wood which we will use as kindling over the winter. I probably won't sift them out of the ashes. I do have a litre or so that came out one way or another. PM me your address and I'll send them.

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    Thanks Phil!

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    Nice to find a home for something in the category "too good to throw away" but not in the category "I have a use for this" I have too many things like that in my shed.

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    As do I .....

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    Airline tickets are booked for West Oz next September.
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    Bag packed?

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    A little box of books from Chez Sibley arrived today. Very nice and very Sibbo. Thanks very much to Gary and Duncan for helping Carol with that, and thanks very much to Carol. Peter was a good friend and it's nice to have a few reminders around the house and on the shelves.

    Rick

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    Mine arrived last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Bag packed?

    Rick
    Next week I reckon.
    I now have 10 months to plan the detail and save up the pocket money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    A little box of books from Chez Sibley arrived today. Very nice and very Sibbo. Thanks very much to Gary and Duncan for helping Carol with that, and thanks very much to Carol. Peter was a good friend and it's nice to have a few reminders around the house and on the shelves.

    Rick
    He had some wonderful books on his shelf and I wish I had explored the contents earlier.
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    I just found out that Peter passed away awhile back...
    this is indeed sad news as I had thought he had the cancer beat.
    in any case, thanks to those who wrote here about Peter's last days and for holding his hand at the bedside. that takes some courage.
    ive done palliative nursing and its dreadful at its best when so close to the end. to be able to offer some comfort is a remarkable gesture.

    Peter...another reminder of the frailty of life
    and yet a beautiful demonstration of a life selflessly lived for his family.
    goodbye Peter. im sorry I wont get the chance to take you sailing on my new yacht.

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    Good morning Bernadette. I miss Peter every day………. he was an extraordinary man. And so are many others all around us. Divisive politics and the behaviour of our 'leaders' gives us a biased slant on the state of humanity I think.
    How is the boat project going? Thought of you the other day when I really needed a compass plane to do the job I was attempting…….

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Good morning Bernadette. I miss Peter every day………. he was an extraordinary man. And so are many others all around us. Divisive politics and the behaviour of our 'leaders' gives us a biased slant on the state of humanity I think.
    How is the boat project going? Thought of you the other day when I really needed a compass plane to do the job I was attempting…….
    Hello Jeff
    the loss of a friend is incredible for sure...hard to imagine at times and each day leaves you floating in a big empty sphere...gentle reminders can ease some of the pain. Peter will always be remembered for good and noble things.

    Ive always sidestepped politics in life simply because it does alter the human equation...

    boat project is stalled yet again but I'll be back on it with gusto next year. starting to get closer to the interior fit out so thats a good thing.

    I thought you had other compass planes on hand? surely?

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