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  • Chester
    Chester
    16 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan.  I'm probably a few years off but I like the idea of selling my house in the suburbs and doing something similar.  There's been a lot of interest in these container homes.  That one looks good.  Put off road tyres on the Evo, you'll be right.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    16 days ago
    be trading that sporty in on a boat with a bigger fuel tank
    good luck with it all
  • twistie
    twistie
    16 days ago
    Quoting Chester on 11 Jan 2021 01:32 AM

    Sounds like a good plan.  I'm probably a few years off but I like the idea of selling my house in the suburbs and doing something similar.  There's been a lot of interest in these container homes.  That one looks good.  Put off road tyres on the Evo, you'll be right.

    either that or a road - off road bike or quad. another reason to go    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjRQwN0Xm60

  • twistie
    twistie
    16 days ago
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 11 Jan 2021 01:39 AM

    be trading that sporty in on a boat with a bigger fuel tank
    good luck with it all

    Nah thanks. I started with boats in 75. Navy weapons mechanic & ships diver Vampire & Melbourne. Comercial (construction, demolition survey & recovery salvage) diver 12 years &. 9 & half years at maritime college running rigging & seamanship section. I know about half doz skippers of fishing boats Ive trained that live there. I have a 12 mt comercial boat lic. Ive owned a few boats during my life from tiny tinnies to 40ft ocean going yacht. If I pick up any work driving boats around Flinders that would be nice. But now at 61 Im a bit over boats as a hobby. Still like to snorkel & kayak for dinner with mrs. Time for us to drink well eat well crayfish, abalone & urchin roe plus bush tucker wild pig & wild goat & pheasant & cape barren geese. Hunting is great there game reserves throughout island. for those of you tax minded geeks Flinders island is a "special zone" when it comes to income tax ?
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    16 days ago
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 11 Jan 2021 01:39 AM

    be trading that sporty in on a boat with a bigger fuel tank
    good luck with it all

    Quoting twistie on 11 Jan 2021 02:54 AM

    Nah thanks. I started with boats in 75. Navy weapons mechanic & ships diver Vampire & Melbourne. Comercial (construction, demolition survey & recovery salvage) diver 12 years &. 9 & half years at maritime college running rigging & seamanship section. I know about half doz skippers of fishing boats Ive trained that live there. I have a 12 mt comercial boat lic. Ive owned a few boats during my life from tiny tinnies to 40ft ocean going yacht. If I pick up any work driving boats around Flinders that would be nice. But now at 61 Im a bit over boats as a hobby. Still like to snorkel & kayak for dinner with mrs. Time for us to drink well eat well crayfish, abalone & urchin roe plus bush tucker wild pig & wild goat & pheasant & cape barren geese. Hunting is great there game reserves throughout island. for those of you tax minded geeks Flinders island is a "special zone" when it comes to income tax ?

    I tried to join in 81, underwater weapons or clearance diver, "not enough A's and B's in the school report"

    sounds like you have it all sussed, good luck with it all
    personally, I'd like all the food but for the abalone, I find it tasteless only for what it is cooked with, yet many people like it,
  • twistie
    twistie
    16 days ago
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 11 Jan 2021 01:39 AM

    be trading that sporty in on a boat with a bigger fuel tank
    good luck with it all

    Quoting twistie on 11 Jan 2021 02:54 AM

    Nah thanks. I started with boats in 75. Navy weapons mechanic & ships diver Vampire & Melbourne. Comercial (construction, demolition survey & recovery salvage) diver 12 years &. 9 & half years at maritime college running rigging & seamanship section. I know about half doz skippers of fishing boats Ive trained that live there. I have a 12 mt comercial boat lic. Ive owned a few boats during my life from tiny tinnies to 40ft ocean going yacht. If I pick up any work driving boats around Flinders that would be nice. But now at 61 Im a bit over boats as a hobby. Still like to snorkel & kayak for dinner with mrs. Time for us to drink well eat well crayfish, abalone & urchin roe plus bush tucker wild pig & wild goat & pheasant & cape barren geese. Hunting is great there game reserves throughout island. for those of you tax minded geeks Flinders island is a "special zone" when it comes to income tax ?

    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 11 Jan 2021 05:42 AM

    I tried to join in 81, underwater weapons or clearance diver, "not enough A's and B's in the school report"

    sounds like you have it all sussed, good luck with it all
    personally, I'd like all the food but for the abalone, I find it tasteless only for what it is cooked with, yet many people like it,

    IDK ? I fucked up bad in high school. I only completed year 8 before I began getting into trouble everywhere. The roughest school chucked me out. The cop sergeant gave me the choice. criminal life & jail or defence life ? So with falsified docs at 14 & half years old I joined navy & 12 months at HMAS Leeuwin in fremantle . Shit that was tough. No As or Bs required with me. So at 14 I was a member of the defence forces. Never had a normal teen years. No bombing around in cars & that sort of fun shit. More info if required. cheers
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    16 days ago
    so you have lived a sheltered life then twistie ? 
    I am an experienced " boaty " myself.   The first boat I bought was a 12 foot tinny, kept that big girl for a couple of years and then progressed to a Quintrex 500.   
    That is the end of my experience with boats. 

  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    16 days ago
    I have a mate on Flinders, we grew up on King, if you need mechanical shit fixed you will probably come across the big fella.
    Good luck in paradise.
  • twistie
    twistie
    16 days ago
    Quoting beaglebasher on 11 Jan 2021 10:49 AM

    so you have lived a sheltered life then twistie ? 

    I am an experienced " boaty " myself.   The first boat I bought was a 12 foot tinny, kept that big girl for a couple of years and then progressed to a Quintrex 500.   
    That is the end of my experience with boats. 

    sheltered yep. From the real world ? Finished my navy career with 63 days in the slot (Holsworthy). Came out with great respect from army MPs running the show. They asked if I wanted time in the army. I said mabey. So after 18 months in Rhodesia & angola working with remnants of shotgun Charlies crew & a company owned by Maggie Thatchers son I returned (before I got into real trouble over there) & did 6 years in Aust army as Infantry Battalion small arms fitter.    
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    16 days ago
    Interesting story there twisty.  Who was  shotgun Charlie?  Never heard of him.
  • twistie
    twistie
    16 days ago
    Quoting beaglebasher on 11 Jan 2021 11:48 AM

    Interesting story there twisty.  Who was  shotgun Charlie?  Never heard of him.

    He was a real fucken wild nutcase & so was his crew.       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Christodoulou    & its twistie btw