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Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by masalai, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

    Humans should behave better than animals.
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi BPL,
    No animals were hurt during discussion by this discussion on the uselessness of cats, But would you rather cruelty to useful birds (you can eat the eggs and later the meat, and the down makes for nice pillows)... Cats are not even useful at catching rats or mice, and cats have no sense of conservation as they will kill everything that they can... A cat cannot be tamed or domesticated, it tolerates human presence whilst it is convenient, but remains always an instant killer... http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/cat-factsheet.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feral_cat to post just 2 links...

    Humanity has never been known for being moderate and kindly to all things - Humanity is up there with cats as being next to useless, unless constrained...
     
  3. Silver Raven
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    Silver Raven Senior Member

    Gooday 'masa' - Please - stay with the subject - or anything but let - the guy with the little 'willie' go off & play with himself.

    Willie - - last week - you were telling the whole world - that you were going to travell north & shoot sharks - into my backyard - with a gun & behave poorly - - if you cant' say something constructive - please - don't say anything at all.

    Why don't you give us a step by step commentary on the Syd Boat show - that would be SUPER of you - there are many of us - who just can't get there & we already know that you DO know your stuff. I'd really like to know - what new & innovative gear there is on the market of safert-gear - - Please

    Humanity has never been known for being moderate and kindly to all things - Humanity is up there with cats as being next to useless, unless constrained... 100% in agreement. I breed Australian tropical parrots & am not overly fond of cats but I return them to their owners & don't kill them - darned if'n I know why.. but then I do live 30 ks - out in the tropical rainforest.

    Careful when leaving down there to go north - BOM weather site - said - 9 mtr seas from Bris - north & it's been blowing the 'oysters off the rocks' up here. Not good fishing weather & it'd spill my tea. Cai, james
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi James,
    - I watch the met regularly, in particular, the following links The charts do not indicate favourable direction (significantly Cains to Samarai - as a northerly set there is best for me and inside the reef is not a significant concern except for Wide Bay bar and around Shoalwater Bay region where tidal flows and lack of shelter makes overnight stops not very comfortable... I have no intention of making overnight passages inside the reef... Nor long haul unnecessary passages outside the reef apart from Cairns to Samarai...

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/Australia.php
    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?type=sigWaveHgt&tz=AEST&area=Au&model=WG
    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/cha...pe=windbarb&level=10m&tz=AEST&area=Au&model=G
    http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/synoptic_col.shtml - - -
    - - - - which covers the previous 7 days and there - - you may find a little link which gives the next 4 days... and then sea surface temp :- - - -
    http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/forecasts/idyoc13.shtml?region=13&forecast=1

    I am not sure of the PNG trip yet (politics needs to settle in), so may venture N and suffer postal delays to finalise PNG visas to travel by boat... I am also waiting for replies from several letters dispatched recently seeking Melanesian employment...
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Animal cruelty is despicable, well it certainly is --do you know where there has been any.

    Incidentally while I was waiting for the ferry as there is only 2 per day during Ramadan I noticed many different variety of ants walking along the wall. Squashing one dead has some going berserk and some --the big red ones took the body away.

    Even if I badly mutilated a big red another would help it back to the nest I suppose.

    Do they have ant hospital.

    It was a 3 hour wait--for me not the ant
     
  6. sabahcat
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    Yep, bought 3
    Tender for my boat at this stage is a 4m tinny with a 20hp on back
    Figured these are perfect for it with a lifetime worth of spares in case of theft and breakage.

    The cost of doing business
    One of the other DSE's wanted 3 x that, so I jumped at the 1 off charge
    look to the bottom of the pic, it does say the price included the 10%

    Other bargains recently have been 10 of these stainless steel 480mm portlights still in the box @ $100 each

    [​IMG]

    and 10 of these Lewmar hatches (new, some with slight marks) at $240 each

    [​IMG]

    And thats only the recent deals :D

    The GFC has been kind to those that wait.
     
  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi Sabah,
    You have been having fun with your shopping... How far have you progressed with your build? how about a pic or so to make the spectators jealous - or maybe inspire them to get into the BUILD IT action mob.. :D :D
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Talking of depth sounders I have 2 ( one for the bridge) that fire straight the hull. They are mm apart in an oil bath. I was told they would interfere with each other and would not work.

    Horse manuere they are 2 different frequencies 50 and 150 (I think) and they both work fine.

    One is Auusi and one is US Humminbird and Eagle.

    No not expensive flash stuff,-- just needs to tell me how deep it is that all.
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Yep, my secondary depth instrument is a 15ft long "glass" fishing rod section. . . . I can even tell the nature of the bottom. . . . :D - - - - If I cannot see the bottom and the colour is deep blue - IT IS DEEP ENOUGH . . . If the water is murky-yellow following a solid rain event over adjacent land, then it may be shallow, and if I can feel the boat slowing in a jerky manner IT IS TOO SHALLOW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :D :D :eek:
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    The ants carried their wounded back to be used as food.
     
  11. pdwiley
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    Not sure if you're talking to me or not but if you are, I have to say that your written English expression verges on the incomprehensible, so I really can't respond. Sorry.

    Mas: there were a number of people selling RO systems and the starting price seemed to be around the $7K mark for anything with reasonable output. Still a lot of dollars. Lithium batteries are getting mainstream though, current cost ~3.5X lead-acids but as you only need half as many, not as bad as it looks. I've a year to go before buying mine so I've hopes the price will drop further.

    PDW
     
  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi PDW,
    Thanks - I should be able to do a reasonable 60litre/hour system for less than Au$4000 but it depends on "rip-off" attitude of suppliers of the 40 inch long main filter and element contained therein (usually sealed with the preservative held inside), and when set up the whole "pickling content" is flushed out... I am in no hurry at this point in time...

    With the GEC refusing to go away, the high-tech stuff needing a vibrant economy, - just will not happen... (batteries and Ro watermakers etc)

    Politicians who are too gutless and excessively self-interested to do the right thing, (A strong desire to keep feeding greedily at the swill-trough of the "Banksters", and the Banksters continue their execution of global assets to stupidity feed their and self-serving interest of blatant theft by fraud, this horrible group identified as the 1%'ers both ensure that the can of indecision will continue to be kicked down the road of 'not on my watch'... Whilst the sheeple and blind-roadside-watchers make themselves available as victims to continue being ***** and suffer the loss of their pensions and other hard earned assets because of their own greed... Maybe this will work for a while in Australia? http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2011/09/australia-needs-a-tobin-tax/ and is a follow on essay relating to this http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/08/arming-the-australian-dollar-for-the-global-currency-war/ Something on background data I have been searching for for quite a while...

    This disease will only be cured after fair, honest and trustworthy behaviour is exhibited by the leaders for all others to follow and adhere to as a principle of correct moral behaviour... Do not hold your breath in waiting :eek: :eek: ? ?

    PV panels have significantly dropped in price (3 years ago my panels were about $700 each, now I see - - - - "solarconsultants.net.au - 2kw Inverter 8/190w panels $1590" - - - - 8 - of the same capacity -, plus an inverter for $1590) :eek: I expect that LifePO4 batteries will come down significantly as soon as capacity is met for electric cars and surplus volume reduces the price... ? ?


    Found here http://www.caseyresearch.com/gsd/edition/swiss-gold-repatriation-movement-leader-interviewed JUST FOR FUN - - "THE FUNNIES"
     

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  13. pdwiley
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    I'm hoping that the lithium batteries drop further but IMO they're cost-competitive with lead-acids now if you consider their superior characteristics - esp for weight-limited vessels like catamarans. Lead-acids are just a bit more ballast for me. What I like is the ability to draw down to 20% or less, so 80% useable capacity, and the ability to fast-charge them thereby minimising engine running time. Running my main engine just to charge batteries is inefficient and expensive. Plus the claimed number of cycles over the batteries' lifetime leads one to believe that, if you take some care, they should last 2X as long as lead-acids subject to the same usage pattern.

    As for the PV panels, Ebay price seems around $270 for 200 watts which is getting very close to my $1/watt buy point for tiling my house roof with them. Marine panels have a premium which may be reflected in higher quality build, I don't know as I haven't really looked into it. I'm limited on deck space anyway and intend to ignore marine PV panel issues until I'm ready to spend money - this time next year I expect.

    PDW
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    hope these are not repeats Here some more images of boats in "Monties Marina" 0974 is for sale?, - 0975 and 0976 taken today, - - and 0959 is no more and 0953 is for sale too...
    155980
     

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  15. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Here is an interesting site with stuff that should have something for everybody - Please note this is a USA (northern hemisphere sits so seasons are 6 months out and the warm/sunny side of the home is the Northern side For those living nearer to paradise in the Southern Hemisphere...

    http://www.peakprosperity.com/ is an interesting website - initially, heavily into GEC and financial commentary, now it seems to have morphed into a useful site where innovative ideas are quietly discussed and presented... http://www.peakprosperity.com/podca...-exploration-thoriums-potential-energy-source is on energy, and this on Hydroponics http://www.windowfarms.org/whatisawindowfarm and Inspiration from one of Denmark's oldest eco-villages http://www.treehugger.com/slideshow...fundet-dyssekilde-denmark-oldest-eco-village/ How to dehydrate carrots :eek: :D http://newlifeonahomestead.com/2011/09/how-to-dehydrate-carrots/ , , , How to Make Lacto-Fermented Pickles - http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidb...email_newsletter&utm_content=node_title_79393

    How does your garden grow?

    Gold, during the weekend break is Au$1517/oz troy or AU$48778/kg (US$1603.45/oz troy) - - - 23 bars of 9999 pure gold weighing 10 troy Oz each and the boat is yours as a trade, fuelled up and ready to go...
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