Bulletin board disaster.

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bootlegger
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby bootlegger » 10 Feb 2019, 08:28

As quiet as the BB has become i still believe its a great repository of info. Facebook is like a newspaper. The news on it is only good for one day.

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WoodRay
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby WoodRay » 10 Feb 2019, 08:42

" Hey Ray, Vanguard motor for sale at Albury this morning, $75 Aus dollars, will double the value of someone's project !!!!"

You're a hard man Andy. :lol:

4541 Andy
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby 4541 Andy » 10 Feb 2019, 10:40

Dunno Craig, just grabbed 2x202s and a grey all for $80.00,

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Chivs
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby Chivs » 10 Feb 2019, 12:17

Ahoy all

At ramp today saw this no idea (yet) what it carries but more fodder for future news letters re tow vehicles which I enjoyed I know there is some cool trailers out there!!

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rayza1
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby rayza1 » 12 Feb 2019, 22:50

I'm with you guys regarding the demise of the forum, i want to post more stuff but in reality i havent done much for a while now. I check this site several times a week but i guess we're all too busy to put stuff up! As Chivs has noted Lightning 111 has made it's way back across the strait and has joined it's sibling Pagan at the Clifton Springs residence. This will be a slow restoration, more a retirement project really. While i still work full time i can't do it justice. One thing I am curious about, how many small skiffs are there? For that matter how many of each class? Is this something to look forward to in the future, enough boats to run classes. Anyway, enough of my ramblings for now, will put up a few pics of the trip home when i can. cheers all

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Darren
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby Darren » 13 Feb 2019, 00:01

I suppose in reality it is up to us. Social Media has become a business. I think the strength of a bulletin board is the more permanent nature of the information posted.
But it also requires posters or it dies.

Will
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby Will » 13 Feb 2019, 16:10

It is up to us. A resource like the forum cannot be substituted by the likes of social media sites
The info and experience of the members is so specialised and specific that newbys to the sport like me could not progress at all in any sort of restoration without the forum help.
Im as remiss as anybody with my slackness in posting, Ive had Buster for many months and done little except accumulate some parts. Its easy to make excuses for yourself in the time poor life we all live.
Hey Ray Im not sure about your retirement scenario - Ive been retired for 14 years and still can barely see light at the end of the tunnel !!
We MUST keep the forum alive

4541 Andy
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby 4541 Andy » 13 Feb 2019, 20:22

Chris,
Somewhere in Facebook land on the weekend, I spotted a series of photographs of vintage outboard runabouts made from the fibreglass type trees. They were at the festival and this trailer would have to belong to the red unit. At least one of the boats was a Haydon Hydrodyne, the only wood I could see in the photos was a steering wheel. Interesting that they were at the wooden boat festival!

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Chivs
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby Chivs » 14 Feb 2019, 08:14

Hi Andy (and thanks Greg for fixing the photo WTF!)

Yes mate these guys came down from up north there were three boats of the Bellboy variety or similar if you saw the blue one it was very well done right down to the more modern Mercury outboard with the chrome bands on the cowling to make it appear period correct, however he wished he put a four stroke on rather than the oil burner!!

What site did you see them, I don't prowl face book and only on a couple of sites that others have recommended.

Good to read other positive and supportive comments re the BB

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rayza1
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Re: Bulletin board disaster.

Postby rayza1 » 14 Feb 2019, 11:12

I have some pics of the Hydrodine, lovely restoration!


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