Introducing FAD # 3 FV Van Bruggen's Dream

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Introducing FAD # 3 FV Van Bruggen's Dream

Post by BarraBeast » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Introducing FAD # 3 FV Van Bruggen's Dream

The time has come to send another broken dream down to Davey Jones's Locker. I apologise for the delay in informing the forum members but the project was underwraps until milestones were achieved in terms of approvals and finance etc.

The hull was kindly donated to the artificial reef system at Lee Point. Additions to these reefs usually lays within the responsibilities of the governments Fisheries Recreational Unit. As keen Fisho's sometimes oppurtunites arrise where we can work together with this department to kick some goals by expanding the reef system thus creating more room for everyone to enjoy these outstanding FAD's.

Introducing 'FV Van Bruggen's Dream'. It will form part of the new location for the Mick Clancy memorial Reef, which will be located approx 100m north of the Rick Mills site. The original Mick Clancy site has been abandoned as the hull has broken up from the impact with the sea floor from the sinking and anchor damage. The sea floor around the Rick Mills is mostly sand which provides a harder surface for heavy structures to rest on.

This new hull is 15m long, weights 16 tons and being made of steel will have a long useful life as a FAD. The bare hull has been modified by 2rods, Jasonmcc, Warren Clancy and Matt Flynn to include 3 dimentional structures and 'swim throughs' which attacts more bait fish thus more predators. It also has many enclosed area's to support the long term resident species.

The scuttling date is Wednesday 2nd July. We expect the hull will be floated off Vesty's Beach at 1600 and to be in position to scuttle by around 1730-1800.


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Post by A_Nomad » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:13 pm

Congrats to Beastie and all in involved, :clap: you guys are legends of the sea. :mrgreen:
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Post by pagey » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:14 pm

Great news Guys. Im begining to believe nothing is safe from you BB. :lol: :lol:

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Post by 2rods » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:28 pm

A few hard hours of hot dirty work but it will be worth it in the end.. more homes for jewies can't be a bad thing can it :fishy: :catch: :catch:

I am looking forward to this one going down to the bottom. one more broken dream gone :mrgreen:

There will be a very special addition to the bow sprite on sinking day too... it would be worth the arvo off just to see it...trust me :angel: :angel:

By the way where is the next one....I am on a roll with this oxy set and welder :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by jasonmcc » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:04 pm

Cant wait for this one to hit the bottom, because its an ugly bugger. I had a great time welding some of the "Art-work" on the deck, plenty of hidey holes for fish.

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Post by Matt Flynn » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:44 pm

This one's a real credit to you Beastie, but I still think you should have just painted it and put an outboard on the back :grin:

Anyone going to look at it don't wear old Crocs because the three-corner jacks growing all around go right through the soles :evil:

2rods, Wazza and Jasonmcc did the good work, it's going to be a good mackerel troll and a cod/jewie hole. There's room inside for two VW-sized gropers.

I'm there for sinking day, I can't wait, what a fantastic new wreck :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by dodgyone » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:47 pm

Great stuff guys. This wreck sinking thing is seriously addictive though. Going through the preliminary stages of planning a FFF Pilbara sinking. Got a long way to go but getting there slowly. :wink: :wink: :cheers:
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Post by Faulksy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:29 am

Nive work all. :applause:

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Post by grumpy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:48 am

On YA!!!! boys job well done :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Look forward to the video of the sinking still chuckling over the last one :smile: :smile: :smile: :wink: :wink:
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Post by whomper37 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:31 am

Love that last pic of 2rods!! Could give me nightmares :rofl: All ready feeling a little sick might have to have that day off :captain:
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Post by Gibbo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:14 am

Well done fella,s :bow: :bow: :bow:
have that day off might try and get there for the sinking
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Scuttling...

Post by fishfanatic » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:12 pm

well seeing how I probably wont get too much sleep from the night of July 1 (cracker night) :grin: :grin: I may as well go. Be nice to see a new addition to the reef.
Thanks go to all those whose hard work contributed to this venture... :clap: :clap: :clap:

sorry 2rods but you look like Biggles in that last photo mate... :lol:
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Post by 2rods » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:20 pm

BIGGLES :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

We also need to mention that Kieth Daly gave us his full oxy bottles so we could cut the holes in it...he might be working in QLD but his heart is here in the NT :mrgreen:
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Post by Petto » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:03 am

unreal work guys, being in katherine i wont be fishing it anytime soon but its a credit to all involved.

it would make interesting reading as a story in the next fishing nt mag, i would love to hear how it came about the theory behind the altercations to attract fish and how the sinking went and then maybe even some info on how it is sitting on the bottom etc..

forgive me but how do you go about sinking it in the best position ie upright or on the side etc... it sounds like a mission.

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Post by Harty » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:25 pm

Hi fellas,

Great work!! A project like that is a credit to everyone involved. 8-) 8-) 8-) If you have any projects like that coming up I have plenty of tools/equipment and a little bit of time and a couple of skills :roll: that I can donate so dont hesitate to contact :mrgreen:

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