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    I pulled the Alsonite and replaced it with old sheets of HAILPROOF brand tin . Storm clouds building again.

    Happier on the Tweed.
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    Good to hear Peter. Cutting bamboo here for flag poles and power poles for the festival...I get paid for them.
    The weather is supposed to dry up later in the week. Good news is the dam has enough water in it now to get the siphon running again. Sadly not enough pressure to get the replacement gas hot water system to run though. May have to put an inline pump on it.
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    More storms coming, smaller cells this time.
    Just noticed the track info from my little sail.
    Distance: 2.2 NM
    Time: 1hr 35 M
    Av speed: 1.4 kts
    Max speed: 3.5kts
    As I said, there wasn't a lot of wind.
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    Here's the track in Googleearth.
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    You wouldn't get me on any sort of bike in this weather.
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    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Down to the nitty gritty on my Sailfish restoration, the centreboard case. Sprung as I expected it to be but repairable from outside. I think she was professionally built, bedding compound, double primed and I thought I'd got to it's original colour underneath, but no……….. red lead. Fortunately just a few patches to fix.

    I've bought a second hand vacuum to deal with the FG dust from the Mirror, the air was full of it.

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    Okay time to disconnect the phone and modem. Bye.
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    Only enough to fair off the edges I've stripped around the centreboard case Ian, I'm more concerned with the powdered FG in the Mirror.

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    Well, missed us by that [] much.
    Strong wind, rain, a very small amount of pea sized hail and a bit of thunder. I don't like green clouds, they make me nervous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Yeah.... that's a bit of a problem actually. I've missed too many days on the pushbike lately.... and I'm not fit enough. My Cambodian ride looks like its turning into something bigger than Ben Hur... a complete lap of the country - dirt tracks only, if possible. The bloke in charge of trip planning is a sado-masochist I think. Then, a week later, its into the Thai/Burma border jungle. Oh well.... maybe I'll be fit by the end of it... I hope.

    Speaking of bikes.... there was a guy today, riding a sports bike down George St in the rain - wearing shorts, sandshoes and a light cloth jacket. Amazing.

    Its comparatively cool here btw.

    Jeff.... watch it sanding that red lead....
    The temp dropped here for a while...green clouds full of ice.
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    It missed us too, phew !
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Down to the nitty gritty on my Sailfish restoration, the centreboard case. Sprung as I expected it to be but repairable from outside. I think she was professionally built, bedding compound, double primed and I thought I'd got to it's original colour underneath, but no……….. red lead. Fortunately just a few patches to fix.

    I've bought a second hand vacuum to deal with the FG dust from the Mirror, the air was full of it.
    Photos Jeff?
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    More Summertime

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    Here's a lovely tableau of chickens and new BBQ/bush TV:



    It's on axis...



    ... with the chicken house:



    I've just figured out that the garden is axiomatic of the power relations here at Languishing Heights: "Lay eggs, or else!"

    It seems to work well, upon a test firing, although the vents on the top of the flue could be made somewhat bigger:



    Some projects are just crappy:



    Although the Lord High Dalek continues to develop:

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    But it was such a nice, peaceful afternoon to take in after some more wild weather during the day:

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    Your chooks lay bigger eggs than mine !



    and I DO love your dalek !
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    That really is an "ideal" setup, you must be feeling pretty chuffed every time you open it up like that!!
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    A 1924 Anker and Jensen 8mR just arrived in Tasmania this week! To be put together for racing and should be ready within a year. What a project to take on, to ship the boat from Europe!

    If anyone sees her photos would be appreciated.

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    Whereabouts in Tas do you know?

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    What is this may I ask. Dust? noise? How does one operate it?



    ..

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    Dust control for the drop saw, a very good idea as Dunc obviously values a clean workshop highly ..... I've just given up !
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    Not deliberately .
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    What is this may I ask. Dust? noise? How does one operate it?



    ..
    It's the Lord High Dalek and will house a semi-shrivelled, completely evil, super intelligent humanoid being bent on dominating the entire Universe... One doesn't "operate it!" The guide laser is currently being converted to a death ray of fiendish power! But it will still be involved in building and restoring wooden boats...
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    He means.... it cuts wood .
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    How does one put ones mitt upon the control arm when there's a curtain in the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Yeah.... its a bummer of a model. I've still got the carpet up in the living room.... and I just pumped the basement out (just the sump... the pump has an auto switch and has been working - but I like to keep it empty, just in case). The ground here is very saturated.... after having been rock hard.

    We've got Christmas lunch here for the multitudes on Saturday... so I'm about to start gluing chairs back together. What was going to be an outside feast now looks like its to be held inside.
    Hot and still here for the second day. About 30 but you could see the evaporation off the water yesterday afternoon and it was hot work paddling. We got 60mm last week, I note Peter got that in about an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Hot and still here for the second day. About 30 but you could see the evaporation off the water yesterday afternoon and it was hot work paddling. We got 60mm last week, I note Peter got that in about an hour.
    10 minutes actually Jeff . Amazingly heavy ! There was a strip about 30 km x 10 km parked 10 km off the coast the other night showing that unusual 200 mm per hour colour,DARK MAROON on the BOM radar. I'm extremely glad it parked itself out to sea !
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    How does one put ones mitt upon the control arm when there's a curtain in the way?
    One asks the Lord High Dalek to approach on bended knee and pushes said curtain aside with great reverence. It is made from strips of clear, rubbery plastic, much like a butcher's curtain, or indeed half of the sets from the older Doctor Who series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    10 minutes actually Jeff . Amazingly heavy ! There was a strip about 30 km x 10 km parked 10 km off the coast the other night showing that unusual 200 mm per hour colour,DARK MAROON on the BOM radar. I'm extremely glad it parked itself out to sea !
    The cell that came over yesterday had that colour at it's centre. Nothing building today so far so I think we've seen the worst of it for a while.
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    I finished cleaning up today, replaced the Alsonite , found a few suspect sheets of iron on the shed roof (where leaves fall rot and eat roofing iron) and replaced them, swept the shed and threw out a LOT of water damaged MDF and such like.

    I think I'm going to have to replace the lower section of the workshop roof next winter, the iron is ancient ! I got it in Brisbane 25 years ago when the Red Cross was reroofing it's building, it was about 40 years old then so it's not quite new ! It's amazingly heavy iron though and anywhere that it can be kept free of leaves it will do a lot more years yet . New roofing would be good but the main roof is about 300 squ m, a bit over $6000 worth so I'll patch leaks for a while !
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    [QUOTE=John B;3974031]What is this may I ask. Dust? noise? How does one operate it?




    May just have to call him Doctor Duncan.

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    I worked 48 hours in the last fortnight, and I've got another day at least this week. So far no toilet cleaning, but if the exhibition and furniture factory work comes my way from time to time I won't be needing the loo brush!

    Hoping to get a minute to clean up the CB Case patch on Crackers before the weekend. I need some close personal contact with the wind and waves. Not so much the 4 metre white pointer that has apparently been lurking around Grange lately. The Snapper must be running if the big noahs are sniffing around in the gulf. I might leave the fishing line at home for the immediate future, just in case something gets interested.

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    Looks like it's activity reporting time so .....
    The rain finally stopped this arvo so I went out to the boats to check them and run Pipsqueak's motor. Quite lovely out there this evening and all good except the blasted swallows have built a nest in Pisqueak's lazarette - I've been leaving the hatch cover off to air it all out. Anyway, I took her for a run and the boat and nest are back on the mooring now. I can't see if there are any eggs in the nest - I'd need a mirror to see inside. So I'll check later and if there're no eggs, I'll scrape it all out - grr. If there are eggs, I'll leave it for a while. Swallows are annoying but I do like them. The buggers started a nest in Masina's flaked sail about six weeks ago, leaving a muddy patch there. With possums still running amok all through the house, bandicoots poking their tongues out at Woody every night,, blue tongues and kookaburras hissing and laughing through the fence or on the fence at Woody every day, and the impossible-to-find-and-remove green tree snake decimating our frog population, I'm getting a bit over wildlife at the moment!
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    A computer fan and a small PV panel will suck an enormous amount of air through the boat Rick.
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