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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2013, 04:19:37 AM »

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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2013, 04:27:46 AM »

Hi there some more photo's attached, showing the underside of the motor base with motor's holding down bolt's nuts recessed, then showing the plate covering them so as no chance of the nuts being pushed out, ready to be tied down for the transport to Bob's (Oldshrimper) tank testing facilities, if you don't here from me again on this Forum you will know things didn't go well.... :embarrassed: ......
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2013, 04:49:21 AM »

Very nice BB..... but a few questions  :((
1. do you take a six pack around for the day @ old shrimpers test tank?
2. are the tests conducted with old shrimpers assistants on call  {-) ....being the under 25 year old bikini clad safety officers?.....
3. that's a mighty big trailer for such a little vessel.........don't you have room in the motor home for transport?
4. is that an IVECO motor home?......................... %)  ......Derek
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2013, 08:36:44 AM »

Hi Derek, answers to your Questions, Q 1   actually I don't drink beer,never fancied the taste of it, I'm a coffee addict  %% .Q 2  if  Oldshrimper  has some of those assistances their ( that's a bonus) I don't think my fiancee would allow me to be going :(( , Q 3  What, do you think the trailer may be a bit of an over kill ? :o yep too many girly things in the motor home,  Q 4 Yes it's an Iveco Winnebago Esperance , bought it in 2011 ,nice to drive and to camp in O0 ...................
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2013, 09:23:04 AM »

it just needs some buckets in the racks , wont pass survey tomorrow other wise
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2013, 09:47:15 AM »

Arrrr geees , I think you may have picked up some bad ideas from those Surveyor's over the years ( don't check in the w house as there aint no Life jackets either) ;D ......
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2013, 09:50:39 AM »

well for a sponge roll with cream i may look the other way  :-))
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2013, 10:02:40 AM »

See , how easy is that , maybe I should have tried that when they use to come aboard (buggar) >>:-( ......
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2013, 05:10:48 PM »

Hello!!!
Really a great job  :-)) , congratulations

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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2013, 12:13:48 AM »

Lovely job Brian, it really looks the part :-))  Don't forget to visit us when you're next down our way - and bring Madonna with you O0


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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2013, 11:05:37 AM »

No worries Peter will do, some more photo's here I am holding the finished product, couple of stern views then the splash test, with all the running gear including the 12 V battery she still needs 800 grams @ side of the motor to lift her nose and drop her tail, the last shot showing Bob ( Old Shrimper) supervising the launch. I wasn't going to mention why there is no action shots of her but we had one of those unforseen electronic teething moments when the ESC decided to die on us <:( , ( they are no different to the real ones ,they have a mind of their own ,,,boats,not ,females, well thats not true either ).........
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2013, 11:07:16 AM »

The splash photo's......
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2013, 11:31:14 AM »

Looking good  :-)) :-))
 
and to put Derek's mind at rest where are the lifeguards %) %) %)
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2013, 11:44:09 AM »

It's hard to get good help these days , they didn't turn up  :(( ....
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2013, 01:27:02 AM »

Hi there ,well we did get to see her steaming around before the power supply decided to spit the dummy after a couple more runs, the photo's show the extra weights (900gram @ side) she performed well at full lock sat up strait and no bouncing around like a cork ,very happy,she weighs in at  7.4 kg   or 16.28 lbs.........
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2013, 11:03:11 PM »

Fantastic job, Brian, she looks great on the water :-))  It doesn't appear that the fishing would be too good though, the water's far too clear {-)


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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2013, 01:32:52 AM »

Thanks Peter, yeah we need a decent downpour flush all the silt and neutrions out, but i don't think Bob would appreciate muddying up his flume tank  :-) .......
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2013, 02:56:33 AM »

Hi BB I like your test tank. I would dare to guess that Bob was a very successful fisherman in his day & he has certainly built a very large & expensive test tank, LOL. Your boat is very nice & you have made a nice job of the build too. Mick B.
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2013, 03:38:48 AM »

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yes but the )*^#$^*( GFC put and end to it all
other wise id be out cruising in a 1.000 " cruise ship like we did for the first two years of retirement ( life was good then )


do you have some fast cars ?
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2013, 08:24:34 AM »

Hi Mick thanks for that, yes Old Shrimper was at the top of his game, he definatly knew his stuff, but ,we all became the endangered  species with all the rules and regulations ,we have to many tree hugers with to much say in this country ( they wouldn't even make good shark burly).She's a good  testing facility, actually its nearly good enough to swim in.   O0



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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2013, 06:01:43 AM »

Hi Bob, sorry for the delay in replying to your question on having fast cars. I have had a few, a Cooper "S" was a lot of fun. I raced it & an MG Midget. I never liked American muscle.I liked making small things go fast. Today we have a VW Golf GTI, you should take one for a test drive, it will blow your mind, it is a real sleeper but I warn you, you might wind up buying one, Cheers, Mick.
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« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2013, 08:59:12 AM »

OK VW has a very poor rep out here due to the injector and gear box problems they have had (engine suddenly losing power in traffic and getting shunted up the rear by whos ever following ) witch they don't fix under warranty  down here (people have spent up to $10 ,000  to fix them )they ended up recalling a few   thousand as the gov shamed them in to it
so the sales have dropped

yer mini are great had an 850 one back in the 70 s , i was just wounder thats all i have a 700 hp LS3 supercharged v8  Australian muscle chev motor though
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »

This is a superb build from start to finish. The quality of the build is exceptional and I think it deserves to be included in the Mayhem Build Masterclass section of the forum. Well done!  :-))
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2013, 12:29:50 AM »

ill second that  :-))
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Re: Prawn Trawler "MADONNA"
« Reply #74 on: September 25, 2013, 01:24:32 AM »

Thanks for the kind words guy's, just glad you liked the build.....
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