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Old 04-08-2017, 11:37 PM   #141
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Not for long. He's going to Bali for a week on the 20th and if his remaining stuff isn't gone when I get back to the yard I'll just remove it and leave it on the deck of his yacht.

Meanwhile, Montys have just posted a notice in the ablutions block stating that anyone emptying Porta-Pottis in the toilets will be evicted. This is pretty unreasonable when my yacht is 250 metres from said facilities, so a written complaint has been made to the management.

In other news, the federal government has confirmed in February that vaping is still illegal despite 90% of civilised countries accepting it as a valid means of quitting cigarettes. I should note that even possessing a vaping device is illegal in WA, and that possessing nicotine for vaping carries a $9000+ fine in Qld.

I'd already be living overseas in an actually free country, except that if I leave before claiming the pension I won't be able to claim outside Australia for two years.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:02 AM   #142
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Shows some people should not let us old farts wait to long for an answer to some questions...Whilst waiting for three different marine electronics dealers to get back to me on a price for new Autohelm/Autopilot I pulled the old Nautech 3000 off the boat and stripped and tested it, The outer tracks on the circuit boards copper had deteriated and become non conductive. Used a track pen and tested system and it now works again. This time have covered tracks with sealant and new O'ring on body of unit.
Dont need a new one now. Who said easter holidays are a waste of time. Grin.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:52 PM   #143
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About 12 months ago I mentioned starting a business, then dropped the subject. I had done a startup challenge and, like most of these things, found it distinctly lacking in content and more about attitude, which can only get you so far.

While I was doing that, however, I did come across an opportunity in a totally disrelated field to the business I was intending to start, and have been pursuing it constantly since March 2016. I'm happy to report that my small investment is now up 75% on the money I put it, and although it could be immediately cashed out it's doing so well that I've decided to "let it ride" and see how far that goes.

I'm predicting a million dollar return within 5 to 7 years.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #144
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Are you back at the boat or at brothers still?
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:52 AM   #145
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Been back at Montys for a couple of weeks now. Pissing rain and it has turned to mud here. I'll be able to laugh about it in a couple of years when I have enough cash to afford a house.
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How is Montys? Dried out a bit. Just work here at the moment, Very little time for play. Just making a solid hardtop instead of wooden roof and canvas sides.
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Spending a lot of time inside the yacht at the computer. My little investment has gone from 75% profit to 200% since May 8th, and I've been bold enough to buy a couple of new servers to continue with my cunning plan to make a million bucks. Dropping another $16k into the pot wasn't part of the plan at all but it seems to be a sure thing at this point.

My co-tenant in the 20' container has now cleared most of his stuff out and only uses it a couple of times a day to prepare meals, so I'll be setting up the new hardware in there. With what they're charging me Montys can hardly complain about electricity usage, and at least I'm not running grinders and paint stripping guns all day.
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