Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Pm sent
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  2. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Why am I watching American Chopper?

    Why are they still making choppers?

    Why haven't they discovered bobbers, brats and cafe racers?
  3. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    'cos choppers are the coolest, man.
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  4. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    Watching those two argue gets old fast.
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Looks like Clancy has it sorted :thumb


    Me too, be about 1968 for me, but not my first flight. My uncle had a licence and part owned an Auster Traveller I got to play in.
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  6. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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  7. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    any thoughts on the bamboo socks that are out there
    good bad indifferent ???????????
  8. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thin, soft, and comfortable, but I prefer cotton or explorer socks


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  9. BradventureRider

    BradventureRider Power to rip yer bloody arms off!!!

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    I’ve got a couple of pairs for riding, pretty good gear. Do take quite a while to dry though.
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  10. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    had the explorers
    good sock but thick , wanted a bit thinner

    looked at the merino wool
    cheaper buying a 2 sheep and wearing them on me feet


    thanks for the replies
    didnt think they would take long to dry though
  11. BradventureRider

    BradventureRider Power to rip yer bloody arms off!!!

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    I think mine are the explorers from memory, bought them from a disposals shop. Yeah they do take a bit longer to dry though, well mine do.
  12. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Not socks, but the jocks i find comfortable for extended wear
  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    this talk of the Catalina is making me ant to run away for a few days and go to Longreach
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  14. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated Supporter

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    You're correct, I fat fingered the 2


    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made an early decision to buy the Catalina. The first batch was ordered in August 1940 and delivered between February and October 1941. The RAAF eventually acquired 168 Catalinas and formed four squadrons, several air sea rescue flights and some ancillary units. They were retired soon after the end of the War and most were disposed into civilian service.

    From here https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/black-cats-catalina-flying-boats-australian-service

    Edit : 16 Cats were destroyed in one Japanese air raid in Broome.
  15. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Saw a Catalina floating down the Murray years ago. Someone had converted it into a houseboat.
  16. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    have been wearing bamboo socks in work boots for a couple of years, they are nearly due for replacement now. warm in winter, cool in summer, wick sweat away from feet, dont smell as bad as synthetic mix socks, dont give me toejam. Drying is a case of turning them inside out half way through dryer cycle, or owning enough to leave on the line for a couple of days.
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  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Like this...?

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  18. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    No, I don't think so. It looked like they'd just lopped the wings off.
    It had the distinctive prow and was very high above the water. It had a deck on the back. From memory the bridge was up towards the front.
    Maybe it wasn't a Catalina ?
    It was last century, the early 1980s.
    We were camped somewhere (Bundalong or Tocumwul ?) and skiiing, this thing went past and we didn't see it again.
    Looked more like this but the website says this photo was 1976, and the boat we saw was in better condition:
    Cat-A24-88-Moira-Forest-9.76-side-NKD-KOM.jpg


    Isn't there a flying boat museum or something at Bowen ? Imagine that bay during WWII with dozens of flying boats !
  19. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    Great to wear, but take an age to dry and really do need to go into a dryer. I too wear Explorers, now, warm, comfy, and dry quickly.
  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff Supporter

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    Maaate, you're not meant to wear them for a week. :-)
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