Fah Kiew Tu

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About Fah Kiew Tu

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    Tasmania, Australia
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    Boats, books and bulldozers

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  1. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Well seeing as your first statement is wrong, the rest needs no response. You can't even anchor anywhere you please. As you'd know if you ever owned anything bigger than a kid's dinghy. I'd give you references to support my statement but given your track record of ignoring such, I can't see why I should bother. FKT
  2. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    So what - I've got enough 22LR ammo to keep me supplied in wallaby & kangaroo for a long time in the future. Last resort though as I'm guite fond of my wildlife. The plan is to take the boat out tomorrow & head off for a couple days. As I leave from my property & go to another one of my moorings this doesn't constitute any violations of movement restrictions, plus we can go fishing on the way. Did I mention that it's still legal to fish with a gill net in Tasmania? FKT
  3. Fah Kiew Tu

    Australian Sailing

    Sail number? I don't even bother having a registration number. FKT
  4. *NOW* you tell me! Still and all, the plasma cutter will get it back off again, no probs. FKT
  5. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Hmmm. Not a bad idea. Wonder if cats would work as well - I could go back to trapping the feral ones around here. On second thought, no. Don't really want a feral cat loose on the boat, likely worse outcome than dealing with the cormorants. Oh well we'll probably go & self-isolate in a different bay for a couple days, that will force them to find another boat to shit on. If I toss an opened can or 2 of sardines on someone else's boat over the other side of the bay that might help. FKT
  6. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Plenty around here you could practise on but you'd need a big strong Maori to get it done... BTW anyone got a good recipe for cormorant (other than the 'add a stone and eat the stone when soft') because there's an oversupply and I'm tired of them using my boat as a guano repository? FKT
  7. Fah Kiew Tu

    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    It's a good start for sure. Now how about Mikey's claim that it can be done with the contents of the average home handyman's workshop? Because I kind of doubt too many of those have $600 O2 concentrators lying about. Let alone a decent mask as well. Friend of mine bought a positive air pressure full face mask with belt mounted filter/pump when he started excavating under his house - also common(ish) for serious welding. $1800 a pop - might be cheaper ones, I haven't looked. Also be a good start. I'd hate to have to try to make one from scratch though. Another friend of mine owns a dive shop that does most of the servicing for the fish farms - they have a lot of full face masks that also might be the basis of something useful. Expensive bits of kit and once again you're not going to be making one in the home shop. That's my objection. This actually came up on another forum - Practical Machinist. The guys there *make* shit all day every day for a living. A home brew build didn't get much of an enthusiastic response. FKT
  8. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    We felt sorry for those Canucks. They're sort of like Kiwis except polite. FKT
  9. Fah Kiew Tu

    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    Fine - now let's see *Mikey* build one using the tools & supplies he has in his workshop.... I've got a bottle of industrial oxygen in my shop and a couple bottles of clean dry air (firefighting breathing apparatus cylinders in fact). FKT
  10. If it's on a sailboat I can break it and that most definitely includes marine electronics. My Simrad G09 plotter hasn't managed to even last until the warranty expired... FKT
  11. Fah Kiew Tu

    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    As I said, when you have one working and can give us the BoM plus a live demonstration with you as the test bunny - get back to us. FKT
  12. Fah Kiew Tu

    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    I'll bet that you can't do anything of the kind. That is, a ventilator that actually works and does more good than harm based on stuff in the workshop. I'll also bet that my workshop contains a lot more stuff and a lot more tooling than 99% of you guys here. However I'm willing to be wrong. Off you go, let us know when you've got a prototype working and are ready to be the test bunny. I won't wait up. FKT
  13. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Around here Bunnings is sold out of seeds, apparently. But Chickenfeed or some equiv still had plenty. My GF has enough stored seeds to re-stock 5 market gardens all by herself. Not a panic buy thing, just she likes growing stuff & saves seed from the various varieties of tomato in particular but whatever else she can get. And we've a lot of fruit trees. Just finished picking the apples and there's still a fair amount of late season peaches. Having a few acres of reasonably fertile land is a good thing. I've got some Canadian refugees on one of my spare moorings now. They won't be leaving Australia any time soon. FKT
  14. Fah Kiew Tu

    US ranked #1 to best deal with a disease outbreak

    Sure. We watch Trump closely, listen to his recommendations, then we know what *not* to do. FKT
  15. Fah Kiew Tu

    I still call Australia home

    Haven't got to complete lockdown here yet. I just stocked up on antifouling paint and other boat supplies. Bought my usual amount of diesel which has actually dropped in price. Might do a bit more grocery shopping, fresh bread etc tomorrow. Marina/boatyard is still functioning. Problem is, if I get hauled out there's no guarantee I'd get the boat put back in the water. Shrug. Small beer in the grand scheme of things so whatever happens, happens. I'm hoping that they keep ramping up the testing so we've got a handle on the spread and how fast (or not) we're getting on top of the infection rate of growth. Quite happy to stay home for a couple weeks if it's brought in. I can always start re-reading some of my home library. FKT