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    It's a 10ft sup. I used the 11'6" for the over 10' comps but because it has so much rocker the tail would always pop out when I went up on the nose.
    This new board is actually called a nose rider. The 8'3' (right photo) was used for the short board comps but it has a few leaks at the mo that need attention.
    The comp scene here has been a bit quiet over the last two years for obvious reasons.

    Actually, talking about aching body parts, the reason I took up sup was due to a split miniscus in the left knee (windsurfing accident).
    Going from prone to standing was becoming somewhat laboured, so I stopped surfing for a bit, enter sup surfing...I was like a born again surfer.
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    My rafter find board made it to Northland, doesn't seem to have degraded at all after 25 years in the garage.
    It's gone to the mezzanine, I doubt very much if I could ride it now, its thin and skinny.
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    Magic day today, beautiful sunny weather.
    Thrombolites.
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    I still use my old, comfy knee board………. and I cut a hole in the toe of my wetsuit boots…….
    This winter the water is much warmer than the air……………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    My rafter find board made it to Northland, doesn't seem to have degraded at all after 25 years in the garage.
    It's gone to the mezzanine, I doubt very much if I could ride it now, its thin and skinny.
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    Cowabunga dude.
    Where's the sloping water, maaann.
    It's time to get shacked in the green room, brah.
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    Sorting family photos and found these.
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    The next two are possibly taken around Townsville 1944 - 45
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    Okay a bit of a search and the bottom has Magnetic Island in the background.
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    I saw a short video showing a 3D printer making a boat hull. Makes me want to take up whittling tent pegs.


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    Seems wherever I go it rains.
    Heading down to Busselton this morning for 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1902 View Post
    Cowabunga dude.
    Where's the sloping water, maaann.
    It's time to get shacked in the green room, brah.
    Oh you young blokes and your jargon....

    In other news, my wife saw the board in the mezz, said nothing. Evidently the statement by me about hanging it over the bedhead worked.
    Its like one of those property developers who wants to put 20 units on 4 old sites, asks council to put 40 on , gets refused but compromises at 20.

    This thread is at page 1300 on my settings. What jolly good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Oh you young blokes and your jargon....

    In other news, my wife saw the board in the mezz, said nothing. Evidently the statement by me about hanging it over the bedhead worked.
    Its like one of those property developers who wants to put 20 units on 4 old sites, asks council to put 40 on, gets refused but compromises at 20.

    This thread is at page 1300 on my settings. What jolly good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I saw a short video showing a 3D printer making a boat hull. Makes me want to take up whittling tent pegs.


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    HYPOTHERMIA NEAR MISS PROMPTS WARNING FROM MARINE RESCUE


    A straight forward rescue for the volunteers of Marine Rescue Sussex Inlet quickly turned into a medical emergency yesterday, when a solo yachtsman became seriously ill with hypothermia.


    Just after 9am a call was received saying that a yachtsman aboard a small 4 metre sail mono-hull had capsized 400 metres off Macleans Point in the St Georges Basin, with the skipper unable to right the vessel.


    A rescue team aboard Marine Rescue Sussex Inlet 20 was quickly on the scene, taking the yachtsman on board.


    Marine Rescue Sussex Inlet Deputy Unit Commander Tony Pollard said once on board, the man’s condition quickly deteriorated.


    “When we first got him on board he seemed ok, just a bit cold, but he very quickly became delirious and weak,” Mr Pollard said.


    “An ambulance was called and met us at the Nielsons Boat Ramp, where he was treated by the paramedics before being taken home to recover.”


    “The whole experience was a real eye opener, seeing how quickly hypothermia can take hold and the serious effects it can have.”


    Marine Rescue Deputy Commissioner Operations Alex Barrell said that the incident was a timely reminder that across the state water temperatures are now at their coldest point for the year, and without a wetsuit or proper clothing, boaters and paddlers can quickly succumb to hypothermia if they become wet, particularly if it is windy.


    “Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, drowsiness, slurred speech and disorientation,” Mr Barrell said.


    “It is essential that anyone exhibiting these symptoms are treated quickly by moving the person to a warm, dry place or sheltering them from the elements, taking off any wet clothing and covering them with a blanket or dry clothes, and having them drink a warm beverage until professional medical treatment can be obtained.”


    ‘It is also essential that boaters and paddlers dress appropriately before heading out on the water.”


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    Remember my thread about the difficulty in righting and boarding my Macgreggor in deep or rough water?

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    I think Tom had a less than fun knock down in Jim.
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    A drysuit is at the top of my shopping list when the dinghy is eventually launched...plus a new life jacket.
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    Had a bit of time to kill this morning so went to Sugarloaf Rock, it's on the Cape Naturatiste peninsula.
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    After that it was on to Yallingup and a meeting with the manager of Ngilgi cave for several hours. However before the meeting we wandered off to find and GPS locate a cave i found back in 99. Not only did we find it but I found another entrance 36m away that I didn't know about.
    So, Rebirth Cave.
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    Later in the day Don I went down to Yallingup beach.
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    Interesting stuff! Have you been in those caves?
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    Looks like the local seals are scoping out the land before the deluge....getting a heads up on things.

    Farmers shocked as seal spotted in paddock with cows at Simpson dairy farm in south-west Victoria - ABC News

    A dairy farmer who found a seal on their property around 30 kilometres from the ocean says the community is in shock and the mammal continues to move further inland.
    Karli McGee said she first saw the seal on their property at Simpson, in south-west Victoria, on Sunday in the middle of a cow paddock.
    "We could see something brown moving in the distance. We thought we better go check that out," she told ABC Ballarat's breakfast program
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    Is it going to be onre of those summers? Or is the melting ice sheet situation worse than they are letting on?

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    The herd heard of a herd inshore, so they sent a seal of approval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Interesting stuff! Have you been in those caves?
    I've been into Rebirth, in fact I was the first to go in .
    We had a big day in Ngilgi cave today. Zoom in on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Looks like the local seals are scoping out the land before the deluge....getting a heads up on things.

    Farmers shocked as seal spotted in paddock with cows at Simpson dairy farm in south-west Victoria - ABC News

    A dairy farmer who found a seal on their property around 30 kilometres from the ocean says the community is in shock and the mammal continues to move further inland.
    Karli McGee said she first saw the seal on their property at Simpson, in south-west Victoria, on Sunday in the middle of a cow paddock.
    "We could see something brown moving in the distance. We thought we better go check that out," she told ABC Ballarat's breakfast program

    Seal has been euthanised. It was blind in one eye and too old to find its way home.

    Can't say I blame it for leaving that bit of the coast. It's very pretty from a safe distance, not so nice up close.


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    Community "in shock".... Good grief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Community "in shock".... Good grief.
    cut them a bit of slack….. It’s getting harder to compete in the media landscape these days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Community "in shock".... Good grief.

    "We could see something brown moving in the distance"

    Shocked it was just a seal


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    Of course but the quote lifted from the ABC is "community in shock ..."

    Shocking hyperbole. The journalist should be sacked immediately, expelled from Ballarat, their fate sealed!
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    The hyper journalist was probably legless.

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    There is a seagull called Legless that the boys took pity on. He would be in the carpark when they got in from their surf and they would take pitty
    and throw a bit of food his way. Dylan my son named him Legless. He has his own instagram page called Legless Official.



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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    The hyper journalist was probably legless.
    What the flipper is that supposed to mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    There is a seagull called Legless that the boys took pity on. He would be in the carpark when they got in from their surf and they would take pitty
    and throw a bit of food his way. Dylan my son named him Legless. He has his own instagram page called Legless Official.



    I often wonder why there are so many seagulls with only one leg. I mean, it's deceptive as they often just stand on one leg but in any flock of seagulls, there always seems to be at least one with only one leg. Is it fishing line, attacks from below or something else, I wonder?
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    I'd bet two bob it's fishing line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I often wonder why there are so many seagulls with only one leg. I mean, it's deceptive as they often just stand on one leg but in any flock of seagulls, there always seems to be at least one with only one leg. Is it fishing line, attacks from below or something else, I wonder?
    O no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    I'd bet two bob it's fishing line.

    Avian diabetes, primarily due to dietary inputs beyond the capability of their very specialised digestive processes. They can digest raw fish. They can't adequately digest potatoes cooked in vegetable oil.

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    Watch gulls dipping and diving over a school of bait being chased from below by toothy fish. Then, grasshopper, will the one leg riddle unwind itself like mama sans hair after the Kabuki show.

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