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Is this too ambitious?

Post by BarraBeast » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:37 pm

everyone remember the old wreck from the mouth of the Adelaide River?

here's some pics. geez it needs a coat of paint! :rofl:

Shame they didnt drop it on that rock bar right in the middle if the river to serve as a warning. Nasty lump that rock bar.

anyway I digress.

it would be a bit like removing old burnt out car bodies from the bush, but image this thing dropped at Cape Hotham, I can hear Fisheris going off their nut, but maybe a tow around to Lee Point would be better.

At least it would be free of charge!

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would need a temporay transom, bit of gardening :rofl: and 2rods and jasonmcc's magic touch. I wonder if it would float on a 7.8 metre tide? maybe with a few airbags strapped to it :shock: :idea:
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Post by Jules74 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:28 am

Always the thinker hey Beastie??

At least if it was sitting on the ocean floor it would be home for lots of little critters :fishy: :lobster: that we could all enjoy instead of, well it is a possibility it is someone's home there, the less fortunate of our society perhaps.
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Post by harmsey » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 pm

your nuts :bow:

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Post by Melv » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:54 pm

Hey Beastie - perhaps you could just get her sitting upright, wrap it in some insect screen add a small outdoor setting, some camp beds and the obligatory BBQ and turn it into an overnighter :chef2: :drinking2: :sleep: You could call it the FFF Adelaide River Camping Kingdom or FFFARCK for short!!!

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Post by Jules74 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:55 pm

:lolpoint: :rofl: :rofl: :lolpoint:
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Post by doggies66 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:49 pm

It might be someones plant pot

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Post by max » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:18 pm

Very good Melv. what were you on to come up with that.

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Post by SMITHY » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:57 pm

it would be a good reef bb and it wouldnt cost bugger all to float her. the simplest way would be with 10 kg of baked beans shared amongst us failed FFF FAT CLUB members, tie us off around the hull on high tide and we would be able to propel it with natural gas from the beans :lol: all we would need then is some NO SMOKING SIGNS :mrgreen:
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Post by BarraBeast » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:05 pm

:rofl:

well that's gotta be the most constructive set of posts yet, you guys are a crack up!


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yeah better leave that planter box alone, someone went to a alot of trouble to the get their garden feature looking authentic.

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Post by Kevin Kevinson » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:46 pm

amongst us failed FFF FAT CLUB members
i dont look upon myself as failed smithy...merely distracted :rofl: :rofl:

seriously though, the weight is still coming off, albiet slowly...i am still hopeful of my sub-100kgs...it just might be in December, rather than May. 11kgs down, 5kgs to go.
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Post by Melv » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:55 pm

Max - sitting in the old mans lounge room here in Tassie watching the wind blow the rain sideways for days on end does strange things to your mind. Apparently it's a lovely place in Summer.........................................

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Post by 2rods » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:01 pm

BB I think it might be a bit too much to get it to lee point mate..... BUT if it did float off on a high tide and sink somewhwere around hotham it would be a ripper fish house man 8-)
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Post by BarraBeast » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:18 pm

2rods wrote:a bit too much to get it to lee point
are you daring me man? :grin: :lolpoint: :bbad: :roll:

IF A 7.7 spring is not enough, then the flood water at run off time combined with a high spring would have to do it, to dislodge the keel and overcome suction.

So if there's water in that there camp next to it, and we put 2 to 4 2 tonne float bags on it then presto, floating rust bucket looking for and honorable end.

yeah Hotham would be a great spot for some FADs, although the approval process to get this done is a nightmare

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Post by Andy Grey » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:46 pm

How can you be too ambitious with this small rust heap? Maybe arranging for the Sea Princess to run aground and sink near Hotham creating a wonderful FAD might be too ambitious but I think that what you are suggesting is viable and very do-able to Lee point at least. Now get on with it would you Beast for god sake! :captain:
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Post by BarraBeast » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:22 pm

Andy Grey wrote:Now get on with it would you Beast for god sake! :captain:
I'm sharping the teeth on my chainsaw as we speek, those mangroves growing in there are history :hunting:
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