Where is Happy Skipper?

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Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Raffles » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:02 pm

Roomer has it he's found another ride............

:worthless:
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby happyskipper » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:28 pm

[quote="Raffles"]
Roomer has it he's found another ride............

:worthless:
[/quote]

The roomer is quite true, Raffles ol pal......  nowhere near as nice as what you're driving now, but it keeps me afloat (pun intended)....

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The "Annie-K" my new ride....

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Annie-K wheelhouse


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1st Dive job off the old airport, Sunday 23rd....



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View of "Dakota Beach from the sea......


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The aft deck on Annie-K - nice and wide....

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:24 am

Nice one HS :thumbs: Any chance of some pics of the "bridge"?  :please:
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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Raffles » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:59 am

[quote="Muntu Pilut"]
Nice one HS :thumbs: Any chance of some pics of the "bridge"?  :please:
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+1 You don't know how much i miss "home"
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Postby happyskipper » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:26 am

I'll post some more pics when I can, guys - thanks for the "likes"........

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby knobbies » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:34 am

[quote="happyskipper"]
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The aft deck on Annie-K - nice and wide....
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That'll be fun in a nice swell.....
Skipper, you need to take the Cat o' 9 tails to those deckhands and get them straightened out. That deck needs to be ship-shape and a good holy-stone scrubbing is in order.....
Carry on, now..... :whistle:

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Postby happyskipper » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:47 am

[quote="knobbies"]
[quote="happyskipper"]
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The aft deck on Annie-K - nice and wide....
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That'll be fun in a nice swell.....
Skipper, you need to take the Cat o' 9 tails to those deckhands and get them straightened out. That deck needs to be ship-shape and a good holy-stone scrubbing is in order.....
Carry on, now..... :whistle:
[/quote]

Hey, Knobbies - they are the divers, preparing the equipment for the first dive of the day...... they double as deckhands, so I tend to be a little lenient on them.......

There is actually a mean 2-3 m swell running in these pics, but the camera lens tends to flatten everything out.  We also had a strong current and opposite winds of 12 kts to contend with, all in all a difficult and challenging day.  The first weight we dropped landed 6m from the target.  The second weight  actually landed on the frame we were looking for, 15 m below..... looks like my days dropping "vleisbomme" helped with my accuracy......
Next job will be deploying an ROV just off the Durban Harbour entrance...

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Postby happyskipper » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:25 pm

My "Other" new ride - 2011 Peugeot 308 1.6 turbo 20, 000 km on the clockImage

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:47 pm

Looks like a sleek fast machine, HS :thumbs:
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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby knobbies » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:49 am

Nice wheels, Skip!

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Postby Raffles » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:14 pm

Cool wheels, you must have landed a lucrative job :bingo:
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Postby happyskipper » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks, guys..... Yes, Raffles, the "Annie-K" belongs to Subtech Diving, and I am the dedicated skipper of that boat... quite an honour, really.... and a nice promotion.....

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Propnut » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:19 pm

HS is one of the divers named "Abe" or something similar?
Still trying to catch the gravy train.

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Postby Kompos » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:24 pm

So glad for you Brother Skippie!

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Propnut » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:23 am

[quote="Propnut"]
HS is one of the divers named "Abe" or something similar?
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HS his name known by is Eben and he is base in Island View, so will work in the Durban area commercially.
Still trying to catch the gravy train.

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Raffles » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:22 pm

More pictures!
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Kompos » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:36 pm

[quote="Raffles"]
More pictures!
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Talking about pictures Brother Rattles-will love to view your new kp environment.

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Raffles » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:10 pm

[quote="Kompos"]
[quote="Raffles"]
More pictures!
[/quote]

Talking about pictures Brother Rattles-will love to view your new kp environment.
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Goto this thread : http://internationalflyerz.co.za/index.php/topic,3541.0.html
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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Postby happyskipper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:03 pm

And finally we have applied the name to my little yacht.....

My mom helped with applying the decals....

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Re: Where is Happy Skipper?

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Postby Raffles » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:44 pm

I hope we gonna go for a sail when we come down to Durbs!
Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D


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