Yea, we got our own place now.* Nice one.* Thanks John and Doug.*
I've now got a few pics of Lotus in her new livery - that is new paint and canvas all round now.* Sorry the other object in the pic is not such a pretty sight.* Crikey I wish our proper summer would arrive.* Wettest spring on record here....
** Mr. Peter B.* Boat looks great but speaking of dogs, those other snaps you posted*REALLY scared*my dog and me as well (but not as much as the dog).* This is the last time I'll show my dog any pictures from TF at all.* The last time he saw a picture of SD he wouldn't come out from under the bed for three days.* Goodness knows HOW long he'll be under there THIS time!!!!
PS:* He did like the picture of Basil.
-- Edited by RT Firefly on Wednesday 8th of December 2010 01:26:21 PM
Now that we have been given our own space we had better use it.
Have we got an event happening yet.
Not that I know of.
Presently back in Tin Can Bay doing a little cleaning up whilst the engine is out and waiting for the arrival of my new beast.(end of Jan 2011)
Allan Y is just over the marina from me but as yet I have not sighted him, me thinks he works to much and here am I heading off to work on the 17 th Dec.
Benn, I still haven't given up on a down-under get-together, but I'm afraid it will now have to wait until in the new year, the way things have gone for many of us lately. Assuming all goes as planned re your new engine, when do you think you might be back in Mooloolaba, and when do you head for Tassie and the wooden boat show.
With this new turn of events the Tassie trip is off.
I will be home approx 20 th Jan 2011 and hopefull will be putting the new engine in before the end of Jan and heading back to Mooloolaba approx mid Feb.
I really intend to have 15 weeks off this time so should be land based until approx early May.
But with work the way it is there is a lot of pressure on for me to get back out there.
No not from the Boss but from vessel owners, with Gladstone being on a surge there is a lot of work being generated up there as well as over in the West.
All going well I may even run into Allan before I depart from Tin Can Bay.
ok, well when I get back from our 'big ship' cruise out of Sydney, (Pacific Sun' 19th to 28th), and, no, I won't be looking Oprah up, don't need to - can't escape it at present, I'll put out an APB to all our Queensland people to see what we might cook up. Watch this space.
Benn, I hope so, as we are paying quite a bit for the privilege, whereas you are being paid to go I suspect.
Hey, I've suggested the guys in our original group join us over here, as it will be easier to round everyone up. Trouble is the other place has got so quiet they hardly ever look - still - if it comes to a crunch I have their emails or mobiles.
Poped up to TCB today to measure up a few bits and pieces.
For the first time ran into Allan Y .
Droped in to see him and look over his boat, he reciprocated comming over later for an afternoon frostie.
We had a good chin wag, good to meet up.
Alls well in TCB
-- Edited by Tidahapah on Monday 21st of March 2011 03:52:35 AM
Good to hear Benn. How's the engine re-install going. The parts for my engine arrived late last week, so hopefully are going in even as I type...well not literally, as it's 2230 here right now, but this week anyway......
Gosh, will I be glad when, (like the death star), she is "fully operational"...(imagine gurgling fish-man tones....sorry my kids were Star Wars fans...so Dad had to be a fan too...)
We must work towards that local trawler corroboree.....but it will have to wait until I'm back from our UK trip now. Heading off in a couple of weeks.
To give you an idea how much I'm hanging out for her to be ready to go, my Avatar pic was imported 1/12/2010, so was taken late November, and that was our last trip out.
-- Edited by Peter B on Tuesday 22nd of March 2011 06:38:11 AM
Just a query.
What parts did you have to get OS and how long did they take to arrive.
I would be suprised if it is more than 7 days
I have been bringing in a lot of stuff recently and 1 week is usually the max unless the suplier does not have it in stock.
Out to see the engine on the dyno tomorrow so may have a better idea on the delivery date after that.
Benn, the bit that had to be imported was the exhaust injection knuckle/elbow whatever. (ie, in case I called it the wrong name, the curved cylindrical part that fits on the end of the manifold, and that ends at the exhaust hose, just after the raw water is injected into it). $800 for that alone! Seemed to take about 2-3 weeks to come in.* The Lehman fellow in Sydney had the oil coolers and heat exchanger on the shelf.* But they are all here now, so.....I'm not going to ring and pester.....well, not till friday anyway....
-- Edited by Peter B on Wednesday 23rd of March 2011 06:13:16 AM
Hey...nice surprise. Rang the marine mechanic today expecting as I had not heard anything all week, that there might be a glitch, but no...! The parts are all in, the engine up and running, and all is well. Now I just have to degrease the damned thing, (those bits I can get at anyway), and clean her up and re-spray it to match the new added on engine bits which are all nice, shiny, new, and red....