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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Log cabin.?
    Not sure if you are aware but there is an range of cabins in Crescent Heads up for auction trough Loyds .The previous batch of ex Olympic ones in Sydney went very cheap. Transport may be create additional costs due to being a wide load.

    I’m actually toying with the idea of buying a block on Mcleay Is and transporting a cabin rather than building.
    My son bought an old 6m x 6m steel frame shed a while back. His plan is to put it on a slab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I stumbled across a Gardner 5lw on eBay. Restored then put away in a shed for 26 years. $5000 Be still my beating heart 💓.

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    Great that should come up nicely and would be a lot more accomodating than my oldest sons latest fascination which is a tiny house.
    At heart he is becoming more of a minimalist despite his realestate and index fund investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    My son bought an old 6m x 6m steel frame shed a while back. His plan is to put it on a slab.

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    Hmmmm. Fugly. And hot! And occasionally cold, even up there! Can't he build a backwoodsy log cabin, from slabs of raw timber hewn by axe and wedge with his own hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Great that should come up nicely and would be a lot more accomodating than my oldest sons latest fascination which is a tiny house.
    At heart he is becoming more of a minimalist despite his realestate and index fund investment.
    I'm now trying to come up with a quick cheap way of building a storage cube about 2.4 m in size. Ply and stud framing is the easiest I can think of but possibly not low cost enough. Wondering if I could do it using pallets, assuming I can get them. Sadly our local timber salvage yard shutdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm now trying to come up with a quick cheap way of building a storage cube about 2.4 m in size. Ply and stud framing is the easiest I can think of but possibly not low cost enough. Wondering if I could do it using pallets, assuming I can get them. Sadly our local timber salvage yard shutdown.
    Should be easy to find a cheap second hand shed. Try Facebook marketplace or Gumtree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You only live once!



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    And therein lies the rub. I'd like to just have a Gardner in the shed, to start up from time to time. But I don't want to unnecessarily shorten the one life that I have. I should have bought that one from Gray's Online a while back, I think it went for less than $1000.00 No guarantee it was a runner though. The current one is advertised as restored and then out into storage. And in running condition. Not buying it, but I like to daydream and what if and if only sometimes.



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    God, the last thing I'd want is any more engines than I actually need! Okay, I'm learning to love the one I've got and I can see the benefits of this level of intimacy and affection but ..... well, I'm clearly a monogamist!
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    You can't expect your gardener to live in a shed!

    Oh…………………………….

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    Bamboo garden fence, talking of gardeners.
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    I'm moving fruit trees today, What doesn't kill you makes you strong………….. groan……..

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    Bruce came and helped me with a couple of boat jobs today. I thought i was going to have to remove the pulpit in order to drill its forward mounting holes, but Bruce brought a fresh pair of eyes to the job and suggested drilling at a slight angle. Turns out that was all that was required. Just tricky access due to a lack of forethought on my part.

    With that done we decided to overachieve by fitting the anchor winch. Brute of a thing, must weigh 30 or 40 kilos. And I'd completely forgotten how to dismantle it which is necessary in order to seperate its above deck and below deck parts. But again with a bit of engineering wisdom from Bruce we got it done. Thanks Bruce!

    Probably should have washed the deck before taking a photo!

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    Hi Phil, The world must be thankful for the wisdom of Bruce. Very practical and not too overbearing.

    Bruce

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    I also head-tested a bulkhead opening with my head. Happy to report that Balia passed structural readiness. Then Phil started hearing bagpipes as a sympathetic symptom and I left to feed the dog before the afternoon got any stranger.

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    The bulkhead must be plenty strong. He have it a good hard whack

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    And so it was, as the miller told his tale, her face at first just ghostly ....
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    Two people have torched 5 boats in a QLD marina.
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    Paynesville Classic Boat Regatta.
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    Just wanted you to know, I may post pictures of gardening but I'm thinking boats.
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    This is the latest offering from the European chapter of recreation20200603_143746.jpg20200603_143746.jpgal naval architecture. This 50 foot power yacht is being prepared for delivery. 20200603_144256.jpgBruce

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    Not really my thing.

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    Horrible!
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    What do you think about the glass so for forward. These style of motor yachts suffer from the hull twisting in any sort of sea with a result of cracked windows and split GRP fuel tanks. I can't begin to think of the profit markup on these vessels

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    Not really built for anything other than sitting on at the marina, are they? They're just big lumps of plastic. Once they start to need maintenance, their value plummets and they end up being scrapped. So much waste!
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    I assume an engineer has had a glance at the big windows. Presumably some sort of flexible but bulletproof plastic. Personally I'd be nervous as soon as the first dockline was let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    This is the latest offering from the European chapter of recreation20200603_143746.jpg20200603_143746.jpgal naval architecture. This 50 foot power yacht is being prepared for delivery. 20200603_144256.jpgBruce
    The word fugly comes to mind.
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    Thelma and I had young friends that had a 60 foot power yacht produced in the USA and was a personal import. This motor yacht cracked both forward front windows on a trip to Lake Macquarie from Port Stevens in what they describec as calm seas with the replacement cast at around $25,000 , glass was imported from USA. All on insurance. This style of motor yacht in the USA is not able to be insured for ocean operation and I wonder why it is able to get insurance get insurance in Australia. The yacht lacked any LPG gas certificate was not complient with Australian electrical standards yet still insured by an Australian insurance company

    We all subsidise this sort of failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Just wanted you to know, I may post pictures of gardening but I'm thinking boats.
    I was enjoying the gardening pics... quite Mollisonesque.

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    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    I was enjoying the gardening pics... quite Mollisonesque.
    Big thrill at the moment is checking the beer traps in the morning to see how many slugs I killed.
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    Dragged this out from under the shed today to see if I can sell it. It's either a Austin Seven or Baby Austin I think.
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    Last edited by WX; 06-03-2020 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Spelt Austin with an e.
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    Austin
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Austin
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Hmmmm. Fugly. And hot! And occasionally cold, even up there! Can't he build a backwoodsy log cabin, from slabs of raw timber hewn by axe and wedge with his own hands?

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    It's a shed, the cabin comes later. He wants to put it on a concrete slab which will cost around $4,500, I'm trying to convince him steel stumps and timber floor will be easier and probably cheaper to do. Though if he goes concrete it means someone else does it.
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    Oh OK, I thought that was to be the cabin. A $4500 concrete slab under a $500 second hand shed does seem a bit odd.

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