Go Back   Trawler Forum > Trawler Builders Forums > Custom Builds & Refit Projects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #541
Guru
 
gwkiwi's Avatar
 
City: Juno Beach, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Takes Two
Vessel Model: Defever 49 RPH
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 500
Very talented in all your projects definitely gives new meaning to ... She's a beaut
__________________
Advertisement

gwkiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #542
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,676
Matt, what mag shot the pics? Am sure I've seen pics of your bike over here. About how long ago too.
__________________

__________________
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot

The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
CPseudonym is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #543
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieCraig View Post
when you wanna start a HD project I will hook you up...;-)
Sounds interesting. Do tell
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:20 AM   #544
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art View Post
Matt - me mate - I've decided you are not just crazy... you're freaking INSANE!!!

Great bunch of projects with beautiful finished products! Can hardly wait to see your completed AXE... what's next - a restored helicopter with naked girls air brushed on the roater blades?? And, a couple inside for da “pleasure” ride!!

Get it on man!!
sounds like a plan
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:23 AM   #545
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Matt, what mag shot the pics? Am sure I've seen pics of your bike over here. About how long ago too.

Which one mate? they both had articles done on them. I cant post pics of the Airbrushed shoot as they are .... errmm .... well they are a bit rude for here .... and you mods might get a bit at me ...
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #546
Senior Member
 
AussieCraig's Avatar
 
City: New Braunfels
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sunset Wanderer
Vessel Model: Private builder - 50' Trawler
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendo78 View Post
Sounds interesting. Do tell
HD's are FAR cheaper here than in Oz...and if you buy one and store it for 12 months in the States you don't have to pay import duty on it...I was going to set it up as a business a while back when the US dollar was down compared to the Oz dollar but now it wouldnt be worth it on a large scale...
__________________
Craig 'Aussie' White
'Not all who wander are lost...'

AussieCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #547
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,676
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hendo78 View Post

Which one mate? they both had articles done on them. I cant post pics of the Airbrushed shoot as they are .... errmm .... well they are a bit rude for here .... and you mods might get a bit at me ...
The bike. Nice bikes come and go but I know I've seen that plate before.
__________________
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot

The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
CPseudonym is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 05:13 AM   #548
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
The bike. Nice bikes come and go but I know I've seen that plate before.
H3NDO plate? I have the plate on another bike of mine now but the custom built bike was sold around 4 years ago. The bike was in Ozbike Magazine. Not sure if yáll get that mag over there but if ya do then thats where youve seen it :-)
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #549
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,778
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieCraig View Post
HD's are FAR cheaper here than in Oz...and if you buy one and store it for 12 months in the States you don't have to pay import duty on it...I was going to set it up as a business a while back when the US dollar was down compared to the Oz dollar but now it wouldnt be worth it on a large scale...
WHAT'S AN HD..?
Can't be a Holden model, not in the US, surely..?
__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #550
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7,676
Harley Davidson Pete
__________________
Craig - AKA Some Clueless Idiot

The person who is saying something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
CPseudonym is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 04:29 AM   #551
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieCraig View Post
HD's are FAR cheaper here than in Oz...and if you buy one and store it for 12 months in the States you don't have to pay import duty on it...I was going to set it up as a business a while back when the US dollar was down compared to the Oz dollar but now it wouldnt be worth it on a large scale...
Does that apply to boats as well?


Peter B
Quote:

"WHAT'S AN HD..?
Can't be a Holden model, not in the US, surely..?"

Pete, I hear they are doing a remake of 'Easy Rider' in Queensland, instead of a Harley Davidson they are going to use an orange 1965 HD Holden, with a vinyl roof!

The guy playing the Dennis Hopper part is having a special ex postie Honda 90 step through, with those large handle bars, modified by Hendo.
(I haven't forgotten State of Origin you know)
Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 08:03 AM   #552
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,778
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Harley Davidson Pete
I knew that...not. Thought they were all called 'hogs'..?
__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #553
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 12,052
I was a serious motorcyclist before Harleys were called hogs. We started calling them hogs w good reason. It was all about performance ... or more correctly put .. lack of it. Couldn't do anything well. Go, stop, corner .. nada.
So the term hog settled in. It settled in so profoundly the Harley riders knew they'd never be rid of it so the did the only thing possible and actually embraced the name hog. And now everyone calls them hogs without a thought to why.

I even had two. A 1950 pan head 74 and a 1934 VL 74. The VL was an ex Cossack's parade bike. The engine didn't have an oil pump driven by the engine. One injected oil to the bearings w a "pull push" thing on top of the gas tank much like pumping air into the tank of a Colman Lantern. If the exhaust was a bit blue (like some Lehmans) fine .. but if not you needed to pump more oil (several strokes) until the blue exhaust re-appeared. The recommended oil was 70W aircraft oil. The VL, with it's 19" wheels handled better than other Harley's until things started scraping on the road.

In all fairness Harley's have improved but still don't compare to motorcycles.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #554
Senior Member
 
AussieCraig's Avatar
 
City: New Braunfels
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sunset Wanderer
Vessel Model: Private builder - 50' Trawler
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 176
Ahh Manyboats...here is where we argue mate. Anything NOT a HD must first be assessed by several criteria before it can be called a motorcycle....;-)

And to answer Andy, lets just say I could never have afforded the boat I have now if I was buying it in Oz. However its not as big a difference now the exchaneg rates are so much closer. When I first arrived in the States 6 years back I bought a 2004 Screamin Eagle (HD's 'custom' line') Fatboy and paid 19K for it....I had a picture I took in Harley Heaven in Melbourne of the price tag hanging on an absolutely identical bike, similar mileage, of 52 K....trouble is you have to own one for 12 months in the US before you ship it back or you pay ridiculous import duty.

Not sure if that applies to boats or not...
__________________
Craig 'Aussie' White
'Not all who wander are lost...'

AussieCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #555
Senior Member
 
AussieCraig's Avatar
 
City: New Braunfels
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sunset Wanderer
Vessel Model: Private builder - 50' Trawler
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 176
And I had my first HD at 18 myself...and I have owned quite a few jappers too but we don't talk about that in polite company...
__________________
Craig 'Aussie' White
'Not all who wander are lost...'

AussieCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #556
TF Site Team
 
Peter B's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Lotus
Vessel Model: Clipper (CHB) 34 Sedan/Europa style
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,778
Send a message via Skype™ to Peter B
Craig, my motorcycle claim to fame was owing an ex-cop Triumph Speedtwin, and I enjoyed it immensely, but after coming off a couple of times in slippery conditions, fortunately none the worse for wear, I decided 4 wheels was definitely safer.
It was a buzz in fine weather, but even with full fairing and windshield not nice in wet weather. I always smile when someone on a hog passes me, always sitting with arms and legs stretched forwards to reach the bars and pedals, and think, boy, how the rain must run straight up there...
__________________
Pete
Peter B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #557
Senior Member
 
AussieCraig's Avatar
 
City: New Braunfels
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sunset Wanderer
Vessel Model: Private builder - 50' Trawler
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 176
@ Pete...yep, the more ingenious have made fortunes coming up with ways to keep the wind and water out of ones vital areas...LOL...

I must admit though, if I have troubles of a serious nature, NOTHING is better therapy than time on the bike...and I am a shrink so 'physician heal thyself' eh ?
__________________
Craig 'Aussie' White
'Not all who wander are lost...'

AussieCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #558
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
[QUOTE=AussieCraig;170305]Anything NOT a HD must first be assessed by several criteria before it can be called a motorcycle....;-)QUOTE]


Oh craigo craigo craigo ... ... see thats where we are different mate. I chose to do a Suzuki as i prefer to ride than push as would be the case if i did a Harley

Boom Tish
__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #559
Senior Member
 
AussieCraig's Avatar
 
City: New Braunfels
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sunset Wanderer
Vessel Model: Private builder - 50' Trawler
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 176
Hendo...mate...I am doing my best to retain the great respect I have for you...my 2004 Fatboy has over 60 K miles and aside from tyres (oops tires LOL) and service items she hasnt missed a beat....
__________________
Craig 'Aussie' White
'Not all who wander are lost...'

AussieCraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #560
Guru
 
Hendo78's Avatar
 
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: M/V SOLSTICE
Vessel Model: Hendo "Special"
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieCraig View Post
Hendo...mate...I am doing my best to retain the great respect I have for you...my 2004 Fatboy has over 60 K miles and aside from tyres (oops tires LOL) and service items she hasnt missed a beat....

HAHAHAHA Youre a crack up mate ... ... You took that bait like a 1000lb tuna! LOL
__________________

__________________
***I use and recommend ANCHOR RIGHT Anchors***
Hendo78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012