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Military Board / Re: Army - Sayings -S Goed - The Audi Murphy Take.
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:35:50 am »
Unfortunately it is obvious to me that, like Trump,  you think that by throwing out BS as fact you actually prove a point, you don't, all it proves is that , like many supporters of those time, you actually have no first hand experience of the Army in the 1980's.

And that is where you fall flat buddy.

WTFAW was there. He has the pictures to prove it.

Unlike you, who hasn't produced a thread of evidence.

Give matt your force number. And let him check it out. Then we can either bow to your superior knowledge, or you can bow out of this thread.

In fact, after the statements you have made, if you don't produce proof of your military service I suggest you desist from participation in this section altogether. Some guys feel very strongly about it, and your comments, in their opinion, mine included, are disrespectful and dishonour the memories of those who paid the ultimate price.

Put up, or fuck off.
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Fishing Board / Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:25:19 am »
Couple of small fishes...

1. Mangrove Snapper

2. Redfish
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Ja hel very effecient and lekker to deal with professionals like that. Not like dealing with our cops or Metro Spietcops, ne Mnr Zog?  >:D

So I see you blanked out your work number, what afraid you will get some call outs to SA??  :3some:  :imaposer:

I blanked out the number because with that number the company name can be traced.

And just maybe, some twatwaffle decides to email the boss and link him to this thread.

I'd like to keep this thread away from the folks this side of the pond. I pour my heart out sometimes, and I just feel that it has nothing to do with my work people.  :thumleft:

Totally understand, was just pulling your leg, feel it?

 :thumleft: ;)
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Some days just get better...

So I was installing a new UV light in a water filter today. This was out "beachside" along the A1A.

Just as I had done the job and had received payment and was getting back in my van I saw this poppie walking down the road from the beach. She was, I reckon, very early 20's.

And that's when I realised that I just had to get a pic for all my mates back in SA and on the WD's. So I took a skelm pic on my phone.

I even did you'all the honor of enlarging the relevant portion.

Just for you guys.

Now I'll wait for Mrs Zog to bliksem me  :peepwall:

The things I do for you ou's  :sip:  :thumleft:  :imaposer:
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A frikken MONSTER  :o

So after a long stressful day at work, I stop off on the way home to throw a line in.

Just a tiny little pond, smaller than a standard ice-rink. But I have caught some really nice Bass there before.

I wasn't expecting too much though, because I think they are still on the spawn.

But I had a luck....

A MASSIVE Bass took my soft plastic lure... It jumped at least 4 times, completely clearing the water!  And I hooked it far out, at least 20 meters, so it was a long fight to bring it in. I was using 15lb test Braid, with about 6 foot of 17lb Flurocarbon leader. So I could not just bully this boy (or girl) in. The fish weighed very close to the breaking strain of my line, and it made several runs against the drag before it tired and I could lip it out of the pond.

Just a very quick set of pics, that one of my hand in front, my hand was actually touching the fish! And that shoe is a size 11! I guess the fish at about 24+ inches, and around 12 - 14 lbs. I could fit both my hands inside it's cavernous mouth!

After the pics I gently released it back into the pond, making sure that it was revived fully before it swam off again.

What an awesome catch, definitely my personal best.  :thumleft: :ricky:
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This morning the boss arrived at the office.

Earlier than usual... and then he said he wanted to see me in his office  :o

It's ok, I didn't get fired  8)   

He told me about the sale of the company. I acted like I was surprised.

Basically it will be a 6 month transition period. The purchasing company is a pretty large company from a couple of towns South of here that was looking to expand into our area. Also a specialist water treatment company, but they are not licensed plumbing contractors. My present boss is a licensed plumbing contractor. So he will hold the license for the next 4 years. Which is hopefully enough time for me to "do my time" and get my own plumbers license.

So we'll see how things go. Tomorrow morning we have a "meet & greet" with the new owner. Lets see how that goes...  :sip:
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Down at the beach today...

One of the things that I love so much about this country. Your stuff is usually safe. Point in case; as we left the boardwalk onto the beach Mrs Zog kicked off her flip-flops and left them at the end of the boardwalk. This was something that I could not come to grip with the first time I went to the beach just after we got here. Take off your shoes and leave them. Nobody takes them. It's almost a mind-fuck for someone like me that has learned to secure all belongings so well back in SA.

While we were walking along the water's edge a little plane flew over. I (hopefully correctly) identified it as a Piper Cub... Must be so lekker to fly along the edge of the ocean and see all the fishes and sharks and stuff.

After the beach we drove along a road called "Jungle Trail", and stopped at a little park called the Butterfly Garden. It's actually a nature reserve, and the indigenous vegetation has been encouraged, and there are lots of butterflies around. Also other animals too, like snakes. We saw two "Black Racers" next to the pond. We did get a couple of pics, but very difficult because as soon as we got close enough for a cell-pic the snakes would move off. Anyway, really pretty snakes, and non-venomous constrictors that eat frogs and mice and stuff.
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The tale of the truck...  :sip:

So after Mrs Zog got home I headed over to the Parts Store. I had a really good look at both of the versions they had, and decided on the Helicoil version. Not just because it was cheaper, but also because it had a solid insert, not the spring-type insert that I know. It also meant that in future I could still use the standard spark plug, and not the special longer one.

I also got a new spark plug, and the boot that goes down between the coil pack and the spark plug. As well as a small bottle of Lock-Tite.

Back at home I was moerofa nervous, because I knew that I had just one chance to get it right. Get it wrong and I am definitely looking at a new cylinder head.

So I turned to the teacher.. youtube  :imaposer:

There I found a video done by an older guy, qualified motor mech, who showed how to do it, step-by-step, with the exact same kit that I had bought.

Fortified with this new knowledge I started the job. First up was to get some shade from the sun. An umbrella that I had scored long ago was just the trick.  :thumleft:

And a stool to stand on, the affected plug was at the back of the engine, and it's a BIG truck...

The wrecked boot, spring, and spark plug,

And a pic of the kit that I bought.
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I feel like I went 10 rounds with Gerrie Coetzee...  :eek7:

Today I did not one, but two artesian well head repairs.  :o

Some may not grasp the concept, but imagine digging a hole in soaking wet beach sand, down to around 6 feet below ground level. Then cutting through the steel pipe that is leaking above, slipping on a repair coupling, inserting a new piece of PVC pipe with a ball valve already glued on, tightening it all up, and then shutting off the ball valve to stop the flow of water.

Sounds easy. And the last few steps actually are.

It's just the digging down to get to pipe that isn't rusted fuckedup so you can repair it.    :patch:

Pics below show where the hole is about 80% done, and then when the job is done and we are filling the hole back in. I had help on this one, dude with his back to the camera is my shop manager.  :thumleft:
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I got on the boat, started the outboard, and headed downstream.

The tide was almost full, and I wanted to try fishing the main part of the river just before it opened up into the Indian River Lagoon. The wind was calm and the water flat, but the speed limit on the entire Sebastian River is "SLOW - Minimum Wake" because it's a Manatee area. So I puttered on down at around 10km/h on the old Garmin.

I anchored at the last bend before the entrance to the IRL, and fished there for about an hour, without even a bite. So I pulled up the anchor and moved back up river a few hundred meters to a bend with a cove. Tried again. I got a good bite on a shrimp, but was very quickly bitten off, something with sharp teeth made very short work of my 10 lb line...  :o

After about another hour I noticed that the tide was dropping fast, so I decided to head back up-river to a spot where the mangroves formed a nice little cove. It had a deep spot just in front of the mangroves, and I hoped that the fish would congregate there as the water level dropped. Just after pulling away I stopped, put the motor in neutral, and moved forward to fully raise the trolling motor to reduce drag. I stepped off the back bunk onto the deck in my Crocks, slipped, and fell overboard!  :imaposer:

The water was warm, not cold at all, but I knew that there were lots of Bull sharks (we call them Zambezi sharks back in SA) in the river, so I pulled myself back on board quickly-like!  :imaposer:  I was completely soaked, but it was refreshing, and I continued on my way up the river. The wind was also starting to pick up a bit...  :sip:
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: April 10, 2018, 04:33:18 am »
I'm glad you finally did get to fulfill your dream and hike to the Glen.

When I was working in the DRC I really wanted to go fishing (properly) in the Congo River. I just kept putting it off, and then suddenly that contract ended and that dream was never realized.

And in Lesotho I really wanted to hike and explore the valley below the mine, again, I just kept postponing it. Then I left, and that was another dream I'll never get to do.

Live for the day. It's easier to apologize than ask permission. Realistically, you'll probably never set foot on Gough again. So take the time to hike, and fish, and take many more pictures. Every day you postpone, is another day you'll never get back again.

Of course you do have your responsibilities, and like me, you take them seriously. That's good. But also think about yourself. And take those calculated risks. Don't grow old one day and think back, and say "ai, as ek maar net so- of so- gemaak het op Gough".

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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:19:34 am »
This move is not for sissies! I can tell you that much. Hardest thing I have done in my life. But if you cut all ties back home and leave no back door like I did you can do it through pure determination. I can not go back, can not afford to. So going all out!


I'm in the same boat. Can't even think about going back, and after two years, I actually don't want to.

And just like you Ant, Immigrant was there when I started my first job and sent me the most awesome gift. I still use that gift almost daily. He's a good man  :thumleft:

Hang in there, things DO get better.  :biggrin:
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The Cornfield Bomber

On 2 February 1970, an F-106 of the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, piloted by Captain Gary Foust, entered a flat spin over Montana. Foust followed procedures and ejected from the aircraft. The resulting change of balance caused the aircraft to stabilize and later land "wheels up" in a snow-covered field, suffering only minor damage. The aircraft, promptly nicknamed "The Cornfield Bomber", was then sent back to base by rail, repaired and returned to service, and is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  :imaposer: :imaposer:

 :eek7:   :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: My African Dream
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:32:17 am »
Good to see you back on the forum,

and also back in the air again.  :thumleft:

The PC12 is a MACHINE! The mining company I worked for in Lesotho had one, and flew into the mine regularly. STOL ability at 10 000 ft was impressive  8)
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I was really busy at work.

Sweating with an install of a new special "Hybrid" hot water heater.

My phone has a special alert tone when I get a message from my son. That tone sounded... 

I got the pic that Mrs Zog posted for me, and "THANKS DAD!!!" from Thomas.

I stopped work for a minute, sat down and chatted to the boy. He was SO excited... it brought a tear to my eye to hear him that happy.

So thanks again to Bensien.  :thumleft:

There was a lot of pollen in the air today.
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:44:54 am »
Looking forward to the pics Tom.

I'm really glad you are happy again. Keep that positive spirit.  :thumleft:
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When a child is kidnapped.

The authorities get the word out. Big time.

Today a 8 year old girl was taken, and cops suspect she is in the company of a man and a woman.


I was driving back to the shop from Titusville today when I saw one of the overhead info boards telling about the abduction, and a lookout for the car the suspects are believed to be in. Every single info board thereafter had the same message.

About 10 minutes later my phone went off. A loud alarm-like sound. And a message on the screen about the abduction, and the lookout details. And the number to call if they are spotted. An easy number, *347, or *FHP (Florida Highway Patrol).

So not only was this message displayed on ALL info boards throughout the State, it was also send to ALL cellphones in the state. You cannot unsubscribe from these type of messages. It is also on every single news channel in the State, with pics of the child, and the two suspects. Basically every single citizen in the State, about 20 Million of us, are on the lookout for this kid.

Unless they are already holed up somewhere tight, I don't think they will be able to get very far.

Stuff like this makes me realise just how efficient the cops are over here. The lookouts were put out within minutes of the info on the suspects and the kidnapping / abduction being obtained.

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Ride Reports / Re: The Dinosaur,The Quarry, The Newbies and Mud Mud Mud
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:35:21 am »
Lekker man Allen!

Cold ones and mud... always a good combination.

Give my regards to Albert and Zanie  :thumleft:
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As an aside.

While I am writing this it is raining hard. We really need the rain, the garden is very dry, and the lawn has almost died. Been very dry for Florida apparently. And the TV is on, showing the "Superbowl"  ::)

So a comment on American Football. Just my observations, as I don't know anything about the rules etc...   What a load of KAK. These guys are hailed as the best athletes around. They earn sickening amounts of money. Yet they don't do much at all. Form up ion the field. Two rows of overweight fuckers. Yip. Fat as fuck fuckers. With big biceps. Then the whistle blows. They charge at each other, a rough melee ensues, another fucker throws the ball, and the dude who must catch it usually misses it. Then the whistle blows and they all stop playing. Action lasts about 5-10 seconds, then stops. Then they start all over again.

BORING  >:D  :pot:  :peepwall:

Rugby is so much more exciting, requires much more skill, and more than anything, rugby requires FITNESS. These fat fuckers wouldn't survive 30 seconds in a real sport like rugby.  :deal:  :imaposer:
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:51:11 am »
Beautiful architecture.

And that MacDonalds must be the prettiest one ever  8)  :thumleft:
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