Jason AUS

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  1. Jason AUS

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Bang on - I stand corrected. Apparently Geoff has hinted at a return to sailing if the rating rules ever setttle down. Which means he’ll continue to enjoy his powerboat for many years to come!
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    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Which makes that the old deep green Yendys 99 ex IMS 50 Banco Espiroto Santo. Yendys 98 was the Beneteau 53 that was trashed in the Hobart race. Ring frames popping and delam all over the place IIRC. It had an extended holiday in Hobart after the race, and may have come home on a truck. The Farr 49 Yendys that became Sting (for Terry Mullen’s) then Knee Deep was a 2000 / 2001 vintage when the green boat proved that IMS was not a fast boat rule.... That pale blue boat was sold after it won Hobart on handicap as Farr apparently used every last trick to pen a winning boat, and it got smacked by the handicapper shortly thereafter. That was then replaced by the R/P 55 Yendys know known as Wedgetail.
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    ........ to Noumea

    I don't want to think about how hard it would be putting together a pie crust in those warm conditions. I guess you could always wrap the whole bird in foil and put it next to the engine when you're doing a battery charge...
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    ........ to Noumea

    Well, apparently Frantic finished first an hour ago and Yeah Baby is 0.3 miles from the finish. I have to say, that while I'm sure the race itself was awesome that the reporting has been... virtually non existent?
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Touch wood.... I recall the Lupa of London guys sailed their boat out here for the Hobart race a couple of years ago and didn't even make it half way up the harbour before getting involved in a port / starboard incident that saw them back on the dock by 3pm on the 26th.
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    Now I'm wondering if they'd taste better with teriyaki sauce or sweet 'n' sour?
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    Would you slow roast them, or a nice hot wood fired roast? Actually.... how would they go with a nice crispy batter and a deep fryer?
  8. Isn't that option 2 in the background of the photo ? Just add some letters on the transom... HOPPY'S WINGS
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    Oh, and when you flip your pancakes over to cook the second side NEVER pat them down with the spatula as that breaks the air bubbles inside and you'll end up with pan-flats rather than pancakes. It's also why that tricksy, impressing the woman you spent all night romancing "watch me flip the pancakes over" shit is a bad idea. Sure, it's impressive looking but being known as the guy who served up beautiful fluffy blueberry pancakes after a night of amazing cunnilingus is what'll keep her coming back. And bringing a friend. Shit, did I take this off topic again?
  10. Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
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    It's a pain in the ass, but separate your eggs. Mix the yolks in with the other ingredients, and whip the whites until you get stiff peaks. Then fold the egg whites into the rest of the mix. This will ensure that your pancakes stay light and fluffy, whether they're buttermilk, blueberry or whatever.
  12. Given that there's a switch, a whack of wiring and no sign of a pump handle - what are the odds that the head has a macerator on it and everything expelled from the boat is errrr... sludge?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Got a contact number for the owner?
  14. Jason AUS

    Lease or Buy

    I've worked in the lease/finance industry for 15 or so years, mainly in passenger vehicle and commercial truck leasing. It's a great tool if you can deduct some or all of the finance payments as a business expense. If you go down the route of a fully maintained lease through a deduction from your pre-tax salary (which is popular here in Australia) then it's a great tool if you're bad at budgeting. You don't get that "whoops, the rego and insurance are due and I don't have the $1500 to shell out" moment - it's all included in the cost from the finance company. Plus fuel, servicing, tyres etc. So you don't really have an excuse to not change the tyres or get the timing belt changed when it falls due. I personally leased all my cars even if I couldn't write off the payments, as I like flipping my cars every 4 years. Knowing that there is a balloon/residual at the end of the term is OK if you're careful with your cars... and I am. So I know that even though the final balloon is maybe $10k still owing to the bank, if I can take my well maintained and straight body car, flip it to a private buyer or car yard for $12k (using the profit to take the missus away for the weekend) and then lease the new model then it works for me. Plus - if I was going to finance under a personal loan arrangement and make 10x $1 payment to drive a Hyundai 4KSB, or I was happy to lease and make 10x $0.60 payments plus 1x $4 payment instead, then I could (and did) make 10x $1 payments plus 1x $4 payment to drive a Subaru WRX instead of the Hyundai. BUT.... as mentioned above you've got to look after the car, otherwise the bank is going to nail your ass to the wall under "fair wear and tear" guidelines. I think of my cars as a big, expensive DVD rental (pre-Netflix). I borrow it, I look after it and I return it on time in good condition then I'm all ok. If my kid scratches the bejesus out of it, then I'm going to be paying for a looooong time.
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    The Refit - Andrews 43

    Is it going to be a simple registry office wedding for you two, or a big church do? NTTAWWT Awesome project though - I'll be waiting for all your updates from down here in the freezing Sthn Hemisphere!