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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:42 am

the FFF Stig is at it again.....we come up with an plan to maximise the 3 dimentional structure. the upright beams from the cradle are going down with it. still have to weld on 'skids' and 'stabilisers' so it settles on the bottom in an upright position. the gurder to join ther two box shaped towers has been cut in half so it can be lifted into position.

I'll be down there one arvo this week to finishing cutting the deck out etc.

thanks for the lessons with the oxy UNCLDUG.
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:03 pm

Apologies, even have a new welder which I was hoping to use, but am now on deadline with the FISH FINDER book and an NTMAG, bla bla. Keen to help on sinking day :mrgreen:

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:05 pm

well the only way the welder is going to see action other than a door stopper, is if you lend it to me :naughty: i have to weld 4 plates to the beams for the bolts to pass through. thick steel need to heat it up good.

i'm going down tomorrow arvo if any one is keen.
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by UNCLDUG » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:15 pm

Your more than welcome Beastie :wink: :wink:

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by nomad » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:13 pm

BarraBeast
I'm back from Sydney and keen as
what are we doing, where and when? ive got a little mig welder if needed.
let me know asap

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:21 pm

sent you pm nomad......we have some heavy lifting to do so start doing push ups! heehee
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Post by Banjo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:36 pm

Hey guys, am hanging out to get down there and give you a hand! so once again, How, Where, When and how many blokes, got a few who would be keen. Looks like a hell of a project, cheers

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:48 pm

Thursday and Friday arvo at 4pm, bring decent welding gear and oxy's if poss. I'll be there with uncldugs gear tomorrow. Nomad did a hell of a job and I'm sure I could smell his plastic knee melting from the oxy at one stage. 8)
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Post by nomad » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:14 am

I've made up a metal sleeve from beer cans to go over the knee to stop it melting. :lolpoint:

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Post by BarraBeast » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:24 pm

I'm bailing out of work on the wreck today. crook family member.

maybe friday arvo.
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Post by BarraBeast » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:17 pm

UNCLDUG and Shane Doevy would be pleesed to see we got the engine out with not one blister created in the process.

i'm so good with the oxy i can light roaches with it!!!! :rofl: :smoking:
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Post by UNCLDUG » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm

:shock: OH NO , ive created a monster , you definetly look the part Beastie and by all accounts DO the part :smoking: , well done boys :bow: :bow: :bow: did anyones guts poke out there bum when ya lifted the motor , FCKU that thing is heavy . By the way mate , :lolpoint: who the hell wears oven mits to do oxy cutting :rofl: :rofl:

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Post by nomad » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:30 pm

UNCLDUG wrote::shock: OH NO , ive created a monster , you definetly look the part Beastie and by all accounts DO the part :smoking: , well done boys :bow: :bow: :bow: did anyones guts poke out there bum when ya lifted the motor , FCKU that thing is heavy . By the way mate , :lolpoint: who the hell wears oven mits to do oxy cutting :rofl: :rofl:
i did all of the heavy lifting in my mind but you could have sliced their bum-holes off and used them as washers

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by Rusty Hook » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:53 pm

Guys I'm happy to help if ya need it finish work at 1230 friday PM me

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:04 pm

I'm gonna try and get there today at 4, can drop off cutting gear etc
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