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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm going back tomorrow first thing and if the other bugger hasn't bought I am. A friend of mine wants to buy my Singer for $50 so I'm a quarter of the way there. Actually I think I will have enough to get it tomorrow.
    This is the model.

    Yep done my sums...it's mine!
    Fingers crossed it's still there mate.
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    Hi Barney, good to see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBarney View Post
    Thought I would drop in an say G'Day.
    G'day Barney .
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I'm going back tomorrow first thing and if the other bugger hasn't bought I am. A friend of mine wants to buy my Singer for $50 so I'm a quarter of the way there. Actually I think I will have enough to get it tomorrow.
    This is the model.

    Yep done my sums...it's mine!
    Free enterprise at work. Reminded me of this lady



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    As some of our Hamerican friends would say... finastkind

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    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Sewing machine sold yesterday but there's another one coming in next week and my name is on it.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I don't get it. Why is JB laughing/schnorking?

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    I was commenting on the boid on the reef , that Phil pointed out . It was pointing at a reef point.

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    Life do get interesting don't it. Just been asked if I'd be willing to crew on Gypsy ll if David decides to take her back to NZ.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Hi Barney .

    Gary good luck with the Industrial Brother they are a very good machine, Nellie has had hers for 34 years with only periodic services .

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    Peter, thank you for eBay link the other day. My Gori 2-blade folder arrived today. A bit pitted but mechanically excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Life do get interesting don't it. Just been asked if I'd be willing to crew on Gypsy ll if David decides to take her back to NZ.
    Great! Will you go?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Peter, thank you for eBay link the other day. My Gori 2-blade folder arrived today. A bit pitted but mechanically excellent
    Great stuff !!
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    Very cold here again today, but dry. During lunch break from volunteering Matt and I put Sheila's car back together, including the rebuilt ECU/MAFs, and hey presto, it works again. Tomorrow evening the rain is due to return so the race is on to complete the roof plumbing part of the repairs. We should make it in time - it's all laid out ready to install now, just need to check that I haven't miscalculated the slopes, water doesn't run uphill.

    No boat news, other than I've booked the delivery of my new kayak. It's too cold to use it still, so I'm not actully hanging out for it.
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    We had solid ice on some puddles this morning.

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    I can remember -8C at Aldgate Phil, it gets cool down there but microclimate is everything , I've seen that temperature up here on the Tweed coast a few years ago too..... I was on a bicycle too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Great! Will you go?

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    We shall see.
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    Would anyone here recommend a wetsuit for cooler months kayaking in SA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Would anyone here recommend a wetsuit for cooler months kayaking in SA?

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    OK - I will recommend a wetsuit for cooler months. Good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    OK - I will recommend a wetsuit for cooler months. Good idea.
    Any idea what attributes a kayaking wetsuit should have? (I'll pester you until you give advice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Any idea what attributes a kayaking wetsuit should have? (I'll pester you until you give advice)

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    Nah... I haven't got a clue (on that issue). I used to prefer an armless one with shorty legs when I was sailing, btw. I might even still have one in the wardrobe... or somewhere. It ain't gunna fit me now though.

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    What surfer's wear ?
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    I wear a spring suit, but I'd hate to wear one all day paddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Would anyone here recommend a wetsuit for cooler months kayaking in SA?

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    I've worn a spring suit kayaking. It was fine. Not restrictive, but it wasn't all day. I was trying some rolling and the air was colder than the water. I haven't tried with full sleeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I wear a spring suit, but I'd hate to wear one all day paddling.
    I wear a stinger suit at the front and back ends of the dinghy season when it gets a bit nippy; maybe a spring suit is similar? It'd keep u warm. Agree dunno what it'd be like paddling but much more comfortable than a wetsuit.

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    I'm soon to get separate 3mm wetsuit pants (long) and front-zip long sleeve 'jacket'. I intended them for snorkelling. but since I am willing to make sacrifices, I'll go for a paddle in them, just for you, Bruce. The top part hasn't arrived yet, so it has to fit properly first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Would anyone here recommend a wetsuit for cooler months kayaking in SA?

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    No, look for a sharkskin top, not cheap but worth their cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    No, look for a sharkskin top, not cheap but worth their cost.
    Thanks, looking at their brochure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    We shall see.
    We shall see the sea!

    Sharkskin is comfortable and flexible but not very warm if you go in and not warm if you get wet and you're in a bruuze. If it's pretty cold and you do go in, I think a good outfit would be a sharkskin top, a short john (sleeveless with short legs) and a dinghy smock ( a sprayjacket that slips over your head and seals around the neck).

    Surfing wetsuits these days are pretty comfortable - thin and very flexible and pretty much always steamers for cold water. But you'd still get chafing paddling a kayak and you'd also get pretty hot in a steamer in a kayak, unless you were getting wet a lot.

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    PS Wear the sharkskin top under the short john.

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    There may be bruuze, as well as chop, but unlikely to be surf. Surfers say wear a surfer's wetsuit. Would a shark object to me wearing sharkskin? We have very big sharks along the beaches here. Shortjohn sounds good, apart from the fact that it would be a poor nickname to acquire. Matt, I look forward to your test.

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    I just remembered I have some videos of the bloke who made the kayak, in the surf at Byron Bay. It looks like he wears a wetsuit with 3/4 length sleeves and legs, and yes, Rick, his name IS John, thank you. Maybe he has callouses after years of chafing. He is older than me. Maybe the trade-off for bouyancy and heat retention is worth it for him. Also, he kayak surfs in big waves so he wouldn't have the issue of overheating that I might have in our flat water conditions.

    I should check if they make a shortbruce wetsuit.

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    I suggest a couch, a log fire and a hot drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I suggest a couch, a log fire and a hot drink.
    Won't go very fast on that off Largs.
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    I thought the objective was to be warm and dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I just remembered I have some videos of the bloke who made the kayak, in the surf at Byron Bay. It looks like he wears a wetsuit with 3/4 length sleeves and legs, and yes, Rick, his name IS John, thank you. Maybe he has callouses after years of chafing. He is older than me. Maybe the trade-off for bouyancy and heat retention is worth it for him. Also, he kayak surfs in big waves so he wouldn't have the issue of overheating that I might have in our flat water conditions.

    I should check if they make a shortbruce wetsuit.

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    There's a difference in water temperature between Byron and Largs .
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