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  1. Jokes

    Paddy McCoy was an elderly Irish farmer. He received a letter from the Department of Employment stating that there had been a complaint received by the Department to the effect that Paddy had not been paying his staff the minimum basic wage and an inspector would be sent out to interview the effected employees. The inspector arrived in due course and said to Paddy "Tell me about your staff and the pay and conditions they receive from you." Paddy said " Well, there's the farm hand. He is paid 250 pounds per week and gets free rent of a cottage for his family to live in here on the farm . Then there's the house keeper. She gets 190 pounds per week and free board and lodging in our house. Then there's the half wit. He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work around here and he earns about 25 pounds per weeks, plus a bottle of whiskey and , as a special treat, occasionally gets to sleep with my wife ." The inspector was aghast and said "That's disgraceful . I want to interview the half wit." Paddy said "Well now, that'll be me."
  2. Jokes

    A stockman named Bruce was overseeing his herd on the stock route in Western Queensland when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the stockman, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" Bruce looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ...Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the stockman and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves." "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bruce. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bruce says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?" The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?" "You're a Senator from Canberra", says Bruce. "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?" "No guessing required." answered the stockman. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog."
  3. Max hp

    Thanks Rick,much appreciated.
  4. Max hp

    Hi,does anyone know what the max hp is for one of these stejcraft boats?It's a friends boat and he can't find the max hp anywhere.Maybe someone has been the owner of one now or in the past. Cheers.
  5. Cleveland Tinnie

    It's a 302 to me.But was it a Cleveland ,Windsor or both.I'm intrested who manufactured this boat too as I haven't heard of them either.
  6. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    It wasn't a surprise was it?Don't worry too much as I'm sure your not the only one out there with an unrated chain.Besides if you look around you'll see many trailers that you wonder how they are still on the road.
  7. No more tight shackle pins

    Glad you guys liked it.The clip is a good idea too Rick.
  8. New boat trailer rust protection prevention

    Do what I do and keep your rig in the garage dry without use.It will never rust then.Just kidding.All trailers will rust from the inside out that are made from rhs eventually regardless of what you spray on them.The easiest, cheapest and best way I know is to end cap the rear end of the side rails and seal the small gap underneath the ends of the cross members and the centre drainage holes (A grommet works great here). I did the above to my old trailer and it was always dry as a bone.It was just a matter of hosing the exterior after launch/retrieval. I heard the hitch helmets are good but pricey and I just use a standard trailer lock.Some people add wheel locks etc also.
  9. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    That sounds like the ideal boat to own.I can certainly feel my boat on the back of both my cars,when lifting the nose by hand etc.Either there's kryptonite around,or I've got a hull full of lead. As some one else mentioned ....she is always lighter on the way home because I "Never" catch fish and have fed all my bait to help Yowies fish get big and strong for him to catch in the future for the return trip home.😁
  10. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    Well done mate. $1000?Did you ask them if 2 bits of timber and a bit of carpet are worth more than gold these days?save the coin and do it yourself mate. You'd be surprised how much your half cab weighs fully laden ready to fish.I'd put it over the weighbridge to confirm its weight which I think will be an eye opener for you. Good idea with any boat.
  11. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    It is for me as I struggle to catch a garfish which is as close as I get to a marlin.
  12. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    Another thing I think dealers should have the responsibility of ensuring is that the boatie that buys their boat has their rig set up correctly "Before" driving out the yard.I:e have the correct tow vehicle in the first place with the correct towball down weight etc. If the boatie hasn't organised this before hand or didn't even know they needed to do this,then the yard should insist before goods exchange hands no ifs or buts. But I'm well aware of the chances of that happening is the same as me catching and landing a Marlin.
  13. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    Dealers have one thing on their mind and one thing only.What is the easiest way to take your money and transfer it into their account.After that it's fend for yourself. You only require 2 chains when your gvm goes north from 2.5t.And the chain size goes up accordingly etc. Here's some info I think everyone should memorise.
  14. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    Chains should be stamped with a weight rating on the links from the chains manufacturer and the link that is welded to the trailer should be welded at least half way around its circumference like these photos is my take. If you look around there's a heck of a lot of all types of trailers that would fail today's laws in the older built trailer brigade.