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  • Birthday 01/01/1

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  1. Steve Irwin passing is a sad thing for wildlife and nature conservation but sadder still for his loving and much loved wife Terri and his two small children Bindi ( 8 ) and Bob ( 3 ) and Australia has lost a much loved son Loud boysterous energetic exhuberant passionate and enthusiastic Steve Irwin could hold vast audiences in his hand... the potential of Steve Irwin was only just begining his potential to some increadible things for the worlds wildlife and conservation was only just being tapped... and is now gone... While some of us considered him dangerous ( myself and others such as legendary croc hunter and conservationist Malcolm Douglas being but 2) considering many of his antics sheer foolishness and increadibly dangerous... But to a tee Steve was a typical Aussie larrikan and a grand showman exceptionally good at instantly endearing himself to an audience no matter where he was in the world... he knew his stuff for sure with the crocs and other animals but they were always a huge risk and even as a "professional" he could never be sure the wild beasts he "played" with wouldnt take him out at any second... the risks he knew well. Personally after years of watching this bloke and all his antics and shows I think to me as an Aussie his one greatest statement he ever made was about his country my crountry when asked what he would like to see done for Australia he responded "Mate Id turn the whole bloody place into a huge massive wildlife sanctuary" Steve to a tee The shame and sadest part of his passing at the young age of 44 is his children their lives now forever without their much loved daddy... yes he died doing what he loved yes he died doing what he would have wanted to be doing yes he had medical crews on hand but even that didnt save him... but he was still far too young... it wasnt unexpected by many as he was by far to rash and over the top but still he has gone far too young. From this Aussie to his family both the Aussie family and his extended family in the USA (Terris birthplace) to his mates his employees his many fans our love our hearts go out to them all Shane Jo and hoonberrys West Aus
  2. Damn!! Your lucky I called in tonight mate :wink: No problem will do as the time comes along... all things go into the folder marked "WEEKBLOODYENDER"... mmmm now come to think on it if I hadnt already decided on Spinifex Lady as her name Id go with that! :twisted: HA!! Cheers
  3. Brilliant David and that place looks friggin awesome!! 8) I reckon Id be right at home there :wink:
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    Fred is wet

    And for the twerps like yours truely who cant figure out why Chad would call his boat "Fred"... its all cause of that one little sheila in the first pic!! :wink: Shes called Fredrika and way back when little Fredyricka was but a speckle in her old mans eye he started to build a wee boat... so it was just natural that Chad bein the great proud papa he is to call his wee boat after his major league little ball of beauty and so "Fred" came to be 8) As to the other two little hoonberrys in the pic... well the laddie out the front is called "Oi You" and the other sheila is called "Oi Buggalugs" thats so that Chad doesnt get confused... you know between "Fredyricka" "Fred" "Oi You" and "Oi Buggalugs" as you do :roll: Fredyricka is the capn of this ere wee ship and so everythin she says goes... else theres major league tearin of hair screamin tanties and much stampin of tiny footsies... this Admiral Chad cant allow since the decks are only ply not regular plankin and he must keep his crew in order somehow... callin the wee boat "Fred" has mollified Capn Freddyricka immensely and now shes a foine capn an patiently waitin for delivery of the 9 pounder Admiral Chad ordered Avast ye blaggards Capn Freddyricka is on the scene aboard the good ship "Fred"!! 8) Well done to one and all... and it looks like a great day was had by all 8)
  5. What and you dont?? :? Strewth and here I thought everyone did!! :roll: Joe... mate sorta chome domed handsome I may go with but pretty? NOT A FLAMIN CHANCE mate!! Although theres somethin about a bald headed buggar in a red tutu that does things to me :wink: (like head for the hills like a demented emu!! ) Adla I dont care what anyone says girl your redhot and the blokes up there are insane not to snap you up fete you with flowers and choccys cover you in precious gifts and well... gawd strewth woman you deserve all the accolades I can toss at you!! (hey someone must these old pharts wont!!... sigh takes an Aussie eh?!! ) Mike... mate Waste Knots has given you and her highness many hours of great fun and enjoyment shes a beauty!... and "le Popsickle" is also gonna be a stunner! I wait patiently waiting for her launch 8) ooh I know you gots that Simmons to finish an all that stuff but le popsicle has to be the best Ive seen in flamin ages... different you know? and that tail mate talk about tempting!!... Im still wonderin how one would go doin that round stern on a weekender :wink:
  6. Don Olney?? WOW!! Say gidday to the old buggar from the Dingo!! heck I havent spoken with Don for ages! Real nice bloke Cheers Alda take good care And remember to wave as I come ashore on a beach near you on Spinifex Lady
  7. knock knock!! Oi you lot keep the pics coming!!! :wink:
  8. Nope am still havin some wee issues with the wheel... number 1 went out the window pretty rapidly as I had no idea what I was doing with the new lathe and botched it majorly :oops:... number 2 has also just gone the same way as I stuffed up the veneering something terrible :roll:... sooo onto number 3!!! But Im not detered... nor worried about it either as I know once I get it right it will be excellent... bit on the perfekshunist side Im afraid and I keep lettin me imagination get in the way of completion... never mind!! :wink: No choice with the hole just now mate... still recouperating will be seein the specialist again on Thursday to have the old lungs checked along with the ticker... funnily enough though I feel pretty damned good for an old phart! as my comments toward the lushioous Adla can attest :twisted: however its bloody cold down here just now and Im one of those dopey buggars that really cant abide bein inside for more than a couple of hours a day so tend to head outside... even if its friggin freeezin even if its phissin down with rain and yes even if Im just recouperatin from pnumonia and plurisy!! :shock: I just gotta get out!!! and so tonight Im feelin just a tad gak :cry: The new jobs really the ducks knuts for me as I head over the hill (Am I really almost 50???? gawd strewth what the blazes happened!!!!) and aimin for retirement its good to just cruise around on the surface instead of headin down the hole all the time... more $$ too believe it or not!! 8) If I head out again it will happen on Monday then Im gone for 2 weeks... sigh... but the moneys good... sigh... but the money will give me the $$$ that I need to keep her happy and me in boatbuildin stuff!! so its all good!! 8)
  9. Gawd strewth woman where were you when I was young single and mad enough to get on a plane to the states??? You get absoflaminlutely more prettier every time I see you! And love boats! AND BUILDS BOATS?... MAN what else does a bloke need? 8) I gotta ask... what do you do when your not building sailin or muckin about in boats Adla? and never a bloke in the pics with you??? Are all the blokes over there BLIND??? man!!! Most of the blokes here I know from elsewhere but you? your a mystery you beautiful boat nut you! ooh to heck with it Im gonna just jump a plane and come over!! ahem... yes dear? no dear I wasnt flirting with that drop dead gorgeous boat girl... I was NOT!!.... yes dear you know I love you... even though you get seasick in the bath even though you dislike boats like I dislike cats :roll: ... sigh ah well bein an ol married phart in another country aint all bad :wink: Lucky Im down here and your up there eh Alda? Id be around to meet up with you in a shot!!! :wink: I better get busy buildin my weekender and start the long journey up that way eh? keep a weather eye open for the legendary Spinifex Lady and the manic Dingo at the wheel I'll be the one winkin at you! :twisted:
  10. Wonderful Adla!!! 8) Your an inspiration you do know that dont you :wink:
  11. by setting that addition up at 95% that gives you the right angle for the mast step? excellent thank you!! 8)
  12. STUNNING!! 8) And Im not just talking about Adla either! :wink: The boats beautiful well done Brit May you yours and your friends enjoy many many years of peaceful cruising in 'Mini Pearl" 8) ahem... hows yours coming along Adla? been awhile since Ive seen a thread of yours... mmm last I saw you had just done the keel and I think gone 3D??
  13. Thanks Frank was spending probably too much time pondering that keel issue... so will just move on make the centre one and put it all together make a stand thingymajig and start to get it together... ooh after Ive bought the new shed!... sigh Actually mate aside from me bein crook for the last couple of weeks were all doin bloody brilliantly... life as has been said is good... not perfek but good all the same 8) The mine jobs a ripper in so far as I only go underground twice per day to water the decline and the rest of the time Im on the surface... which after the events over in Tassy of recent times suits me just fine!! Although I do have some issues over that whole Beaconsfiield thing it did bring home just how intrinsically deadly it is down there... but hey!! The moneys flamin brilliant!! a couple more years... 5 tops by then the house will be paid for the debts all gone and half the kids married off :? and some $$$ in the bank and investments... and thats it I can "retire" and do what I want instead of what they want... will probably keep my finger in by doing some inductions and safety things but working for me instead of the company and heck!! Id be home every night!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOO!! watch out possumpoop! :twisted: oooh ahem I meant that by then Spinifex Lady will be sailing!! :oops:
  14. Gidday one and all from the great land downunder and the dingos den in the great southwest of West Aussie Many things have happened since last I wandered in here... first is I dont spend very much time on the net as I once did... in fact very little First our daughter Melissa who went missing awhile ago, contacted the Police in kalgoorlie after some freinds contacted her and told her of our worry and concern and she is fine living with a new boyfriend working on the mines and making more money than her old man! We have had a visit and Jo has gone up to see her and she and her man are doing great she now rings once a week or we ring her so things are back on track there As to Jo the love of my life my wee possumpoop, well the chemo and other medical interventions have worked to a greater degree although theres been some serious changes in her mostly physical and some emotionally but shes coming along well As to the other hoonberries, Yazmynn (eldest and twin to Melissa) is now engaged and buying a home just up the road in the next town and doing famously even if her fiance needs a bloody good kick in the ass!... aaahh hes gonna love havin me as his FIL Tiffany is also engaged and now has a healthy bundle of joy in Lucas Jacob who at 5 months is bloody huge a real buddha of a kid theyre increadibly happy and moving down to Bunbury in the next few weeks to be closer to possum and her fiance Bens family Aaron the legend of my life is now a fully fledged man at 19 and a half works away from home on a farm down south of here and is happy as a pig in poop as healthy as a mallee bull in heat and about as much trouble for the sheilas as one as well Bethy the 16 year old is still the gorgeous giggling gurty that shes always been more studious than ever and finding her studies easy with intentions of heading to uni to be a lawyer if she doesnt get into the AIS under a netball scholership next year... and so far has no interest in boys (thank the gods!!) Jacinta is growing probably faster than any of them and doing very well with school and sports but seems to see school as a social event more than a serious study place BrieBrie is doing well in her first year of high school and is growing up TOO BLOODY FAST for my liking shes doing cadets with the State Emergency Services and the School Army cadets and loving it JoshyGoshy has really taken of! thinks hes Maradona Rinaldo and Beckham all rolled into one at soccer doesnt think much of school other than the activity and shielas!! 9 girlfriends without counting the ones at soccer!! 8) Me? well Im back underground mining again up in the Great Sandy Desert on a copper mine... although I dont go under that much with this job as Im their "surface environmental dust suppression unit manager" in other words water truck driver!! Which is okay by me! Ive not been at work for the last 2 weeks as Ive been down with pneumonia and pluricy along with angina and been forced to remain abed first in hospital and now at home another week will hopefully see me right again... unfortunately this job is the main reason why I dont spend very much time on the net anymore... theres no internet connections in the Great Sandy Desert!!! and Im gone 2 weeks on and have only 1 week off and mates I gotta play daddy hubby and poppy for most of that!! As to my baby Weekender #3115 "Spinifex Lady"... well the keel first let me just say Im the sorta bloke that if I dont have something thats particularily asked for in a design I tend to look around and make do... sometimes this works okay others it sorta doesnt... now the Keel... I didnt have any 1in x 12in pine layin around but I did have some 1 1/2in x 13in Sepiature (a Malaysian hardwood) layin around so I cut and shaped two keel peices from that... still have to cut the third but I checked the two today and as they stand they are alread 3in wide so now if I add the centre peice shes gonna be 4 1/2in wide... and damnably heavy to boot... so at some stage of the game Im gonna have to do some serious thickness planing to bring it down to the right thickness or else just go with the two peice keel... advice with this would be good... cheers! The other thing I did before all this started was to make the wheel... well I made 2 actually... the first was made of Jarrah and boy did I stuff that one up!!! ROYALLY!!! so... I made anothery this time I used Jarrah for the spokes only the ring Ive made of Kapur and Ive used Tuart for the inner ring instead of ply as per the plans... Ive aslo decided to use solid timbers instead of ply wherever possible eg the ring in the centre of the wheel? Im using Sheoak The other boat Ive started is the Valgerda and have so far got the lofting done along with the keel cut and stored and the tiller is also done. The shed is finally up and the tools in and set up... Ive spent quite a bit of time setting the shed up properly with wood storage and locating the tools for the best spacial area... however... its too ruddy small at 6mtrs x 9mtrs! so Im planning on building another this one will be 10mtrs x 30mtrs only one bay enclosed which will house the thicknesser and jointer and the other open like a hay shed which will be my boat building area... I do still have the 70ft x 30ft x 25ft humpyhoochy down the back but were presently not using it as the previous owner has decided to take us to court believing it is still his and until thats sorted Im just storing logs in there... I also still have the 40ft seatainer but possum has reclaimed it for storage of Tiffany and Bens gear until they settle The tools? Are all Bloody brilliant!!! man its really something else to have all the tools you can need to do any timber related job you want... best investment decision Ive ever made was to demand the money to buy them when we sold the other place I advize anyone to do the same!! Im still building Spinifex Lady and the Valgerda but have finally decided on the long term build which will be David Paynes Paketi http://www.payneyachts.com/sailing_yachts.htm So... once things settle again and I get back on me dancin feets I will get back into it again this time with a vengence! 8) Thanks Oyster Mike for keepin in contact with me although I am pretty lousey at getting back to you I do appreciate it mate! Now I better have a gander at those messages Ive got waiting for me in the message box!! :oops:
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