Introducing FAD # 4 FV Barge Arse

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Post by Blinky » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:08 pm

If it's media spotlight you're after, my daughter's a Journo on Channel 9, I'll ask if they would be interested in running a story.


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Post by BarraBeast » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:30 pm

thank you for your ideas's and offers FFF's, C bandit, Petto, Silver s, clive, Blinky, Doulble Haul. :cheers:

I'll let you all know what the plan is in about 2-3 weeks.

It's likely I'll get the barge moved to a better location, then have all the items that will form the structure delivered to the one site. Then it's a matter of plugging a couple of small holes, installing the scuttling plugs, arranging the structure on deck(here's where the artists amoung us can shine), secure the lot with welds, chain and cables.

We all know a fad is not complete without a BBQ, a mate has donated one for the cause. 8-)

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Post by SMITHY » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:47 pm

keep up the awsome work bb, i take my hat off to you and others like yourself for the commitment to improve our fishing. :applause: :applause: i cant weld much but can serve drinks and cook if you need another hand as i would love to be involved in this :mrgreen:
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Post by Blinky » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:45 am

BB, check your PM's mate...........Ch 9 are keen to do a story.
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Post by meter_seeker » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:02 pm

Hey beastie, just a question seeing as i never got a chance to ask any of the boys at work. But whats the go with the area where the dumb barge is? its all fenced off, Perkins still own that? I went for a wander late a night to have a flick in the costal area from the international, and those pilons were fenced off along witht the barge that i wanted to have a look at to. Alot of childhood memories there of catching barra when the old boy worked for perkins, now i cant fish it on my time off.
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Post by BarraBeast » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:30 pm

the barge is at Francis Bay marine and they have a huge dog behind the fence :rofl:

access, when we start working on it will be organised and cleared with the owner in advance. Just waiting for a percentage of the funds from the old boys in the Wedding Cake :sleep: :sleep:

then were good to go. :surf: so get that 9inch grinder out and have it ready :mrgreen:
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Post by punter » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:52 am

Hey BB, just a thought, if the barge is still sound enough.....

With all the other bits of FAD you have lined up, would it be a good idea to keep the barge operational for transporting them, and future donations, to various sites and dropping them off as an ongoing project???
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Post by 2rods » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:21 pm

Sounds good Punter...might be worth a look.

BB crane work for the next one should be easy to organise..... :wink:
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Post by BarraBeast » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:32 am

BarraBeast wrote: Just waiting for a percentage of the funds from the old boys in the Wedding Cake
ThunderBirds are GO! We have the financial backing to get this project off the ground(and onto the bottom of ocean) 8-)

The barge has deteriorated since I first saw it 12 months ago. I'm looking at borrowing a pair of Yokohama's from a (ahemm) mate of mine)

Stay tuned the wheels are turning! there are a few options for safe delivery to Lee Point. :wink:
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Post by BarraBeast » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:39 am

punter wrote:would it be a good idea to keep the barge operational for transporting them, and future donations, to various sites and dropping them off as an ongoing project???
yep that's a great idea, but not this particular barge! it's a one way trip for her. but at the same time the condition of it will make an excellent reef. as the deck is very rusted, it will provide many a hidey hole for fish to hang out rather than just being a flat surface. the remainder of the barge has thick sections of steel that will be there forever to support what we put on top.
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Post by unseen1 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:44 am

I have an old A frame at work, steel that can be welded on.

Count me in for a working B and sinking.

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Post by Buckaneer2 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:03 pm

Hi Guys,
The truck is still available on most weekends but I will be away from the 20th to 30th Dec. If this is happening soon then it will have to be next weekend otherwise in the new year. :cheers:
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Post by jimbobbolty » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:26 pm

Has there been any progress with the wreck??????
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Post by 2rods » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:03 pm

jimbobbolty wrote:Has there been any progress with the wreck??????
Things are moving just not at any record pace :| this one has a few more "issues" that need to be sorted out :mrgreen:
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Post by BarraBeast » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:30 pm

forgot to mention we arent sinking the THIS PARTICULAR barge anymore - see new post for hthe replacment barge.
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