good grief - another reef!

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:12 am

I've burn another bottle of gas but have most of the cutting work done.

just needs Banjo and his mates on Saturday to help put the huge gurder into position etc.

PM me to book in for 800 saturday. nearly there. the window to float this thing is from the 20th to 28th november. will book the crane shortly.


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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:44 pm

1 out of 2 government inspections is complete. Banjo attacked the oxy cracks with enough silicon to fill Pamela Andersons boobs a few times over. :bow:

this weekend is looking too hard to get organised. will postpone until early december on the right springs and to accomodate the harbour masters schedule.

plus my brother has started playing with the hull so it's bound to be over engineered and probably worth keeping. :roll:
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by nomad » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:48 pm

did you need a hand to weld the side bracing to the hull or more cutting? sing out when

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Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:14 pm

oh boy do we ever, bit more cutting and were also ready to attach the stabilizers, sorry UNC DUG we may have to weld up those oxy cuts on the cradle yet. !! :bonk:
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by nomad » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:19 pm

when is it planned?

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by UNCLDUG » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:39 pm

WHAT!!!!!!!!! Weld it up!!!!!! :bonk: :bonk: The only thing i have to say is that you were the BOSS that day Beastie and i was just following orders like a good soldier does without questioning why :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Post by BarraBeast » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:49 am

nomad wrote:when is it planned?
looking like Saturday 4th of December, just waiting for the harbour master to do his inspection.
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Post by BarraBeast » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:52 am

UNCLDUG wrote:WHAT!!!!!!!!! Weld it up!!!!!! :bonk: :bonk: The only thing i have to say is that you were the BOSS that day Beastie and i was just following orders like a good soldier does without questioning why :wink: :wink: :wink:
:lol: were winning the battle but to win the war we have to adapt and overcome. :wink: we may still take those beams depending on how we go with the stabilzers. it may only be a matter of cutting them off as the crane holds it in the air.
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Another sterling effort from shane and jordan doevy over the weekend, stage 1 of the stabilizers are in place and I've finished all the cutting. Damn fun that oxy acetylene only way it could be more fun is doing underwater. I think it would have been easier to launch a space shuttle than this lump but we are alost there. Ps banjo your up for more sealing ?
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Post by nomad » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:51 am

Whoops. I was going to come over and help out but i forgot all about it..
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by Banjo » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:13 am

Yeah beast too easy mate, when you next out there? what else needs to be done?

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by BarraBeast » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:56 am

latest pics. banjo - I'll call you - one arvo this week.
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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by GoodLookinPete » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:18 pm

I have a welder, a 9" angle grinder and some spare time over the next few days. Anything need cutting or welding?

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Post by BarraBeast » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:32 am

GoodLookinPete wrote: Anything need cutting or welding?
absolutly - fore and aft gussets for the stabilzers and the uprights with 'skids' on em too. we have to do all this around the cradle so the hull will still float off. the project manager :bonk: had no other location for use for the stabilzers.

anyway - from 4pm onwards tomorrow - (thursday) i'll be there and maybe Banjo too.

i also got carried away with the oxy cutting so one of the panels needs a tack or two! :bonk:

we are locked in for the 4th of dec, 0900am to lift and haul down to the beach - weather permitting we can tow by 4pm othewise we have to moor it overnight and tow in the morning. so who's up for another overnight barbie and karioki session? :rofl: last time 2 rods and jasonmcc had the bbq flamming so high it started to freak out the sailors nearby who were leaving in the morning ambon race.

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Re: good grief - another reef!

Post by UNCLDUG » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:43 am

Sounds good Beastie , will give you a ring to see if ya need anything else mate

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