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    Heres a great photo I took with my IPhone when we sailed up from Tassie. Dolphins at night.

    [IMG][/IMG]

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    I think you needed a flash .
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    It doesn't get any better in Photoshop either. I've had some similar photos that I've managed to retrieve something from by playing with it in PS.... but not that one.

    Meanwhile... I've busted up 3.5 square metres of concrete path this morning. My son wanted to hire a point with the bobcat that's coming in on the weekend... I think we're breeding 'em too soft these days.

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    ... and if it's dolphins you want... here's 30 or more


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Heres a great photo I took with my IPhone when we sailed up from Tassie. Dolphins at night.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    I remember it well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    It doesn't get any better in Photoshop either. I've had some similar photos that I've managed to retrieve something from by playing with it in PS.... but not that one.

    Meanwhile... I've busted up 3.5 square metres of concrete path this morning. My son wanted to hire a point with the bobcat that's coming in on the weekend... I think we're breeding 'em too soft these days.
    I moved my spare generator up to the Kombi and cut the roof off just behind the front seat bulkhead. The sides had long rusted out so I cut what was left of the chassis off just behind the bulkhead as well. The rear engine mount assembly is definitely salvageable and there's quite a lot of bits up in the front end I can recover.
    I had a pile of very dry giant bamboo piled up in the paddock and because it had started to rain a bit I figured it was time to put a match to it. I used a bit of kero to get it going which proved to be totally unnecessary. Even at around 10-15 metres away was more than warm enough.
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    A bit sad today. Taking down an SA Blue Gum that was planted from seed by a niece. We have a replacement coming up, about 3 metres tall so far. The big one is threatening to become a shed crusher and widow maker when the squalls come through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I had a pile of very dry giant bamboo piled up in the paddock and because it had started to rain a bit I figured it was time to put a match to it. I used a bit of kero to get it going which proved to be totally unnecessary. Even at around 10-15 metres away was more than warm enough.
    I did that once with a pile of rubbish that included a fair bit of cypress. I lit it at the up-wind end. D'oh! Boy, that was some conflagration. Lucky it was way out in the middle of a paddock near Culcairn, or Holbrook might have gone up in flames....


    Yeah, that is sad, Bruce.

    But what Rob said.
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    Milling the log is not really practical. The millable trunk is about 2 to 3 tonnes of green blue gum. The logistics of getting it from the back yard to a trailer out the front are more than offputting in themselves. Then add the cost of milling, and what sort of gold-plated timber do I end up with, and for what usage? I seriously don't have plans that see me needing a small stack of 3.5 to 4 metre blue gum boards. Add to the cost of milling the cost of buying the equivalent mass of firewood, and it quickly becomes apparent that the most practical outcome is to saw and split it into firewood billets at my liesure over the next four weeks or so, and store it, and burn it over the next couple of years or so in the slow combustion heater. Sorry.
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    Nice stash of firewood that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    The millable trunk is about 2 to 3 tonnes of green blue gum.
    Um... Aqua gum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    Um... Aqua gum?
    Beautiful plumage.

    Blue gum, cut green. You red that right.

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    Bruce, look up mobile sawmill /mill in your yellow pages . There maybe someone who can saw the log on site.... assuming the log is big enough to justify the job. Frankly it also makes moving a big lump of timber away easier.

    You need something like this ....

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    We milled up some Spotted Gum for Grantala, some time back. Worked out really well



    I think you want a different setup if you want slabs

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    Visited Balia today, as the weather was too perfect not to. Was intending to fit a little bit of wood to space the new rudder position indicator off a bulkhead to align with a steering component. Upon arrival realised the bit of wood is on the table by the back door. Of the house. Only been away a week and a half. Bloody seagulls had set up home with a pile of seaweed and 2 eggs at the foot of the mast-on deck, not down below. Batteries were flat, solar panel and most everything else covered in bird poo. Discarded nest, cleaned deck and everything else, plugged into shore power, charged batteries, ran engine, opened hatches and generally aired the boat. Poked around down below and found 2 spots of rot in the foredeck, which I kind of knew about, but never really looked at before. Both about 6 inches diameter, totally soft ply. One had a weird fungus sculpture growing out of it. Remove and patch when the weather fines up, while awaiting the larger deck repair and glass job.

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    I don't reckon Bruce wants any of that going on in his back yard.

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    You still have to move a big lump of timber and it's easier in small pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Beautiful plumage.

    Blue gum, cut green. You red that right.

    Don't start me on the sillies or I'll tell you all about going 'Oooommm' for Nitrous Oxide flushing of the sinuses.(Chronic Rhino-sinusitis? Try Bruce's unpatented new Laughing Gas Meditation!)
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    Peltier powered ?

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    Like this Rob ? http://www.ecofan.ie/
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    They're electrically operated Rob.

    "This peltier cooler is used in cooling cpus to tabletop wine coolers. Usually electricity is used to generate the peltier effect and causes one side to cool while the other side heats up. More can be found on the wikipedia article onhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_cooling''

    The reverse of the cooling effect.
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    A Peltier device is a solid state heat pump.
    If you apply electricity it produces a temperature differential between the two sides.
    If you apply a temperature differential between the sides, by sitting it on top of a stove for example, it produces electricity.
    That's what powers those Ecofans. I didn't know the name Ecofan, but I searched for Peltier powered fan and those Ecofans turned up. Do that and you'll find heaps of DIY things similar to the Ecofan.

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    And I hadn't seen the additional page yet. :-) What Mr. Sibley said. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    I don't believe electricity was involved , in the fan I'm looking for Peter.
    But that ecofan would do the job , I'm sure.
    Thank you.
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    A stirling would work ......was the fan you're thinking of a stirling ?
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    How's this for $169?

    A hand powered outboard! I want one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    The thing I was thinking of Peter was the Stirling engine.
    I found a youtube of the ecofan , and on the side bar were stirling fans.
    Now , to research them.
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    Take your battery drill along .
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    Rob, a stirling fan. http://www.gyroscope.com/d.asp?product=VULCANSTOVEFAN
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    Seam held, hooray. still stripping paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Take your battery drill along .
    Shh.

    He learnt as much about team dynamics on that project as he did about engineering.

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    There's a free Navigator unfinished on Gumtree, in Sydney for a keen builder.

    ETA link
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/castle-cove/sail-boats/welsford-navigator-sailing-dingy-unfinished-project-free-/1121295436

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    There's a free Navigator unfinished on Gumtree, in Sydney for a keen builder.

    ETA link
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/castl...ee-/1121295436

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    That now reads was a free navigator.

    I with my limited dinghy sailing experience consider the Navigator a fantastic dinghy. Simon and I sailed one in the Bribie Is Regatta and placed first ,including against the 17' Fulmar.

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    The back story would be interesting. The ad said something about it being built from a prototype kit. Someone trying to set up a business? IIRC Larks was thinking along those lines at one stage. Not suggesting this was anything to do with him though.

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