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On 2/13/2019 at 8:54 AM, Jim Lad said:

Sorry, Druxey - obviously an Australian product.  There is (or was) a non-alcoholic drink sold in pubs (bars) and they had the slogan, 'the drink you're having when you're not having a drink.'  It's found its way into the language over here.

 

John

Us Aussies understood it, John. Just don't say anything about drop bears . . .

 

Steven

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Now you have 'dropped' him in it Steven  :)

 

A 'tongue in cheek' reference to our 'extremely' dangerous Koalas Druxey - cause a lot of damage and injury when they 'drop' out of the trees ;)  Just a warning to all those tourists looking up ;) 

 

Sorry John hijacking your thread here.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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48 minutes ago, BANYAN said:

A 'tongue in cheek' reference to our 'extremely' dangerous Koalas Druxey - cause a lot of damage and injury when they 'drop' out of the trees ;)  Just a warning to all those tourists looking up ;) 

I know we've slightly high-jacked this thread but I just had to add this to clarify Drop Bears  https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/mammals/drop-bear/

 

Rick

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Gentlemen, if so august a scientific body as the Australian Museum describes Drop Bears, surely you must believe in their existence.

 

Druxey, it is a fallacy that all Australian wildlife will kill you.  There is not a single record of a fatal attack by Budgerigars.

 

John

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Meanwhile, back at the model ……….

 

The stern after the aftermost frame was ripped out, leaving a mess on the sternpost and glue matted shallow frame rebates.

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The sternpost was cleaned up and fillers fitted into the rebates.

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The wing transom has been fitted. This transom is a straight line from sternpost to frame, but the transoms below it will be curved.

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Meanwhile the hawse pieces have been fitted and the bow roughly sanded.

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On 2/16/2019 at 9:01 PM, Jim Lad said:

There is not a single record of a fatal attack by Budgerigars.

Not amongst survivors ...

 

I've been distracted from your log for far to long. Glad your health has been restored, and you survived the droppings from whatever Aussie predator (carnivor or veggetarian).Hope you get some more building, and a little less talking time ... that is to say for us

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Transoms coming along nicely - one more to go.  I'll need to put in a couple of filling pieces below the transoms and then I can get on with some more fairing up and prepare to build the stern.

 

John

 

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John, just joining your build log and like, and your method of building frames is unique. There are a lot of ships through out history with the name " Meteor" how did you happen to decide to construct  this particular model beyond your great great grand parents ?  I will be viewing you progress for the rest of the build.

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It was precisely because this was the ship which brought the first Laings to Australia that I wanted to build her - also a little pressure from the extended family the build the ship that Alfred and Rachel came on! :)

 

John

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