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    Duncan Disorderly - I like that! OK, I like the EBS in January idea too!
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    An EBS in January? Does this mean I have to buy another motorbike?
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Hmm, all that holiday traffic and full accommodation, not for us I'm afraid but we may well get up as far as Rick in march/april.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Hey! Let's have an EBS!!!

    John Little (who I'm sure will be along to say hello soon) is coming up this way at the beginning of January. Rick is coming to collect his timber in January...

    Greg's said he's in: I have EBS ESP!
    John rang me and we discussed the Tweed as a sailing option for when he comes up. I suggested the Richmond, which was his first choice is the more exciting one. An EBS in January sounds like a very fine idea.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    I have a sofabed if someone wants to come to the EBS but needs a place to kip.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    John rang me and we discussed the Tweed as a sailing option for when he comes up. I suggested the Richmond, which was his first choice is the more exciting one. An EBS in January sounds like a very fine idea.
    Well, let me know when John is planning to venture north and I'll try to arrange the timber pick up for then.
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    So where are we doing it ?
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    Which model Rufus?

    Not like the Lombok Ferrari I had a ride in recently?

    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I don't think I've ever even touched a Ferrari! Good luck with it - love to see it sometime!
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    I'll stick my head out and say that I don't think they need specialists to work on them. Everyone says that about the S38 engine in my M5. I rebuilt it myself and have over 50,000 km on that rebuilt engine, including four track days. I've heard of plenty of others worked on by supposed specialists that have had troubles.

    I was talked out of making some "improvements" to my engine by a mate who is an engineer who did a lot of development work for Ford and Aston Martin. His advice was to follow the book religiously... which is what I did. Not wishing to knock your mates, but specialists often seem to develop their own "knowledge" where they think they know better than the factory engineers - and they often don't follow the book as a result.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I'll stick my head out and say that I don't think they need specialists to work on them. Everyone says that about the S38 engine in my M5. I rebuilt it myself and have over 50,000 km on that rebuilt engine, including four track days. I've heard of plenty of others worked on by supposed specialists that have had troubles.

    I was talked out of making some "improvements" to my engine by a mate who is an engineer who did a lot of development work for Ford and Aston Martin. His advice was to follow the book religiously... which is what I did. Not wishing to knock your mates, but specialists often seem to develop their own "knowledge" where they think they know better than the factory engineers - and they often don't follow the book as a result.
    Shock horror!! You're not saying "don't trust a specialist" are you Ian?
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    Unfortunately the book's in Italian.
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    I knew something was up when you wouldn't tell us what it was. I was expecting the worst... a 400.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    The 308 isn't their finest period either. I knew a photographer who had one as his daily driver when it was new. Bastard wouldn't let me drive it. I also had a discussion with old man Hadley some decades back - he'd stretched a Daytona (365) to make a limo out of it and he said he couldn't believe how badly it had been built.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I'm just thinking how often I have wanted to flip a car over on its side like that to work on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    I'm just thinking how often I have wanted to flip a car over on its side like that to work on it!
    I've done it... more than once. Good old VW Beetles. Lift the body off.... flip the pan over.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Gee the bottom is dropping out of the boat market , well in the Scandinavian and European market at least , particularly for wooden boats .
    From my experience its not too hot in Australia either.
    But how about this one . They have just spent an absolute fortune on it , held their price for a while , and are now trying to unload it for $78,000 Aust , or make an offer.
    Its in Italy at the moment I believe , which probably gives a hint at what has happened.
    Anyway , check the photos !. http://www.hbs.dk/Colin-Archer-42 .
    Its too much boat for me , and I don't think I could get a crew too often , but gee , it would be fun !.
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    That's a lot of boat for $78k Rob. How's the price now on that other one that you are looking at? It could be worth a ridiculous offer.

    I've just had a mate tell me that he has bought a business for next to nothing that he tried to buy a few years ago for $12mill. This was his fourth attempt, the second he went back with $6 mill, the third down to $1.3mill and this final one was obscenely less than that after submitting a ridiculously low (and barely serious) tender to purchase through liquidators. To top it off, after the liquidators called him in to do the deal they started removing plant items from the tender sale so he told them to jam it and walked away with an over the shoulder comment to reduce his offer by half if they wanted to try talking to him again. They called him 2 minutes later before he left the car park, the final deal was 50% of his tender offer, the liquidators just had to be shot of the business.
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    Shhh that's politics Greg
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufustr View Post
    A bit of fun really, but Ron and Bruce from Leda Suspension were amused, and Ron dropped what he was doing to do the job.

    I won't say what the job cost as Gentlemen who own Exotic Cars don't discuss money.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Gee the bottom is dropping out of the boat market , well in the Scandinavian and European market at least , particularly for wooden boats .
    From my experience its not too hot in Australia either.
    But how about this one . They have just spent an absolute fortune on it , held their price for a while , and are now trying to unload it for $78,000 Aust , or make an offer.
    Its in Italy at the moment I believe , which probably gives a hint at what has happened.
    Anyway , check the photos !. http://www.hbs.dk/Colin-Archer-42 .
    Its too much boat for me , and I don't think I could get a crew too often , but gee , it would be fun !.
    Rob J.
    As Greg said ... that's a lot of boat and that superstructure might be fun in a big blow. I remember being anchored next to an ex-tuna boat in Princess Charlotte Bay in the tail end of a cyclone.That top hamper on the tuna boat made for an interesting night and I have to say I was surprised to see her afloat the next morning. We dragged. She ploughed .
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    Greg , I've got photos of the rebuild , and its just MASSIVE !.
    No wonder that 42 ft boat weighs 24 tonne , or something.
    And the interior is very tastefully done.
    In one of the posts from the (very keen) broker , they do mention the money spent , its just a heap of money.
    A shame really , but someone is going to get a lot of boat , for peanuts.
    Rob J.

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    Larks

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    Not me, that's just too daunting for me.
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Yeah... I could use another project.

    Got some good news today. The missus gets released from gaol on Christmas Eve.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Yeah... I could use another project.

    Got some good news today. The missus gets released from gaol on Christmas Eve.
    How long you planning on living? So when are you getting back into some boat repair/restore?
    My take is that if you poke someone with a sharp stick they'll get annoyed, if you smile and shake their hand they will be your friends.

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    Up to my eyeballs in some work projects at the moment. Once I crank out some reports I'll have some time between drafts and finals.... so I'll do maintenance.... then its off to smoke up some more rubber in Asia, then I should start playing with wood once I get back.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Not with 14 minutes to think but an H28 could be good for me. Smaller but a useful size . Mumble ,mumble .

    Thanks for the heads up Greg .
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    $385 + plus transport from the Central Coast to the Qld border. Any idea what that would have been? No I didn't buy her.Tempting though .
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    Transport to Qld? Maybe $300 for a crane onto a trailer, then a couple of tanks of juice.
    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Not with an H28. A bit big .
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    I've put up some photos on http://www.woodworkforums.com/f33/ca...8/index11.html of the Colin Archer boat .
    I tried to put them on here , but I still can't get that right.
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    I've forgotten my password and login there Rob .

    In case it's of any use I use this photo host .http://www.picturetrail.com/

    Join .

    Click upload photos
    Click browse ... you own files come up .

    Click on the photo to upload
    Click upload photos .
    Then get photo urls.
    High light and copy the post to forum url .

    Paste here .

    From memory that how it goes .It's worth stuffing around with .
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Transport to Qld? Maybe $300 for a crane onto a trailer, then a couple of tanks of juice.
    A lot bigger than the dragon.

    How you ever got away with that I'll never know.

    I still have the photos.

    If I had tried that I'd probably just be getting out of the lock up now.








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    At least it's a good looking dog ... well, not a bad looking dog, anyway ...
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    How I got away with it? Maaate.... all legal. I reckon. All dogged down... chains, straps... whatever.

    Speaking of dogs.




    Jet's owner, my son Peter, is in Spain - and then Di's gone off to gaol for a month, so he's turned to me as his new boss.

    Incidentally I've just seen photos of Pete here - this isn't him, but same place - the El Camino Del Rey cliff walk in Spain.

    Ughh

    "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

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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