Friday, September 28, 2012

NRCMCC 2012 Rally Photos Friday and Saturday.

Eltham Hotel for lunch

Had a great lazy day  following ( or waiting for ) the pre 1960s bikes  in and around  Uralba , Eltham and Teven  on the 1st day of the 2012 Rally.. My objective was to find locations with no "datable" backgrounds to age the photos  so as long as the riders were wearing  open face style helmets  it is hard to tell at first glance how old the photo is once I have a play with them . .    Lunch was at the Eltham Pub  and I can say after my sister and I had lunch there yesterday it is a great venue with excellent food and friendly courteous staff . .

I have put  few of today's photos on Photobucket in an album   called   Fridays Photos  .

 I got  back today  and took more photos and   put them in an album called   Saturday Photos  so you can now search  by specific day and the photos are in a timeline order  .

These three photos are an example / attempt of what I'm playing with .

A beautiful little Triumph in very original condition.

My photo of the day and almost the last one taken .
Stick Shifting up Uralba hill.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Toyota Coaster Motor Home SOLD via Gumtree

1992 Toyota Coaster Motor Home  SOLD 8/10/12
FYI .  I advertised the bus on 3 commercial websites as well as this blog and my own website . Gumtree out performed the other commercial  sites  by well over ten to one with genuine inquiries and phone calls and sold to a Gumtree buyer .

I'm selling my motor home for the simple reason I cant use  it and  hope it goes to a good home .

NOTE:And please DON'T email me if your name is Greg Crisell . Google this low life's name (obviously not his real name if he even exists as a person ?) . I did before I told him/it  anything that isn't already on this blog, Caveat Venditor .

Good Stuff.
There are  30 detailed photos of the converted bus  on this link  Holty1352 motorhome photos  if you are interested that should answer most of your questions .    I purchased it from the people that owned it when the conversion was done  after they drove it back from Albany in WA  and  still have all the original paperwork , invoice's etc for the conversion .. To contact me please use the email contact on this site so I can ensure no spammers or ring me on 0412794812 ,  Thanks .

Main Details
  • 1992 Toyota Coaster  6 cylinder 4.2 5 speed manual
  • 225000 klm with rego until 26 November 2012 
  • Located in the Northern Rivers area of NSW  south of Ballina
  • $28000 ONO 
 Fittings and Accessories ( in no order)
  •  Fiamma 4.5 awning and full "Privacy Room " including floor , extra poles and  roof struts with wind straps ( see bottom photo)
  •  Smev 0335 FGT 3 burner gas stove and oven  
  • Dometic CK155 Range Hood
  • Atwood Gas Water Heater
  • Shower with Thetford Cassette Toilet
  • 4 Seasons Roof Hatch
  • 2 24 v internal air conditioners plus  a fitted 240 v Carrier Air V  ( roof mounted )
  • External Hot and Cold Shower
  • Tinted Windows
  • 2 Freshwater tanks 120 litres in total   
  • 1  Grey Water Tank 50 litre
  • Bull bar , Spotlights , Rear tow bar. 
  •  80 Watt Solar Panel

New Fittings and Accessories
  •  Waeco Coolmatic MDC 90 Fridge Freezer ( Never Used )
  • Sinergex 1000 Watt Inverter
  • Foam Mattress's
  • Front Tyres
  • 240V Smart Trickle Charger 
  • 2  X 90 AH Solar Batteries

Drivers side showing Gas Water Heater and Cassette Toilet access points

Single beds with 3 way storage access
Easy Clean . :)

Full 4.5 m Fiamma "Privacy Room "

Friday, September 14, 2012

Testing Dragon Naturally Speaking12 Premium Wireless

 Updated 28th  . While the program  has potential the extreme learning curve required may put a lot of users off , me included .  I have spent maybe 20 to 30 hours training it including letting it read all my old emails , blogs , webpage typing styles etc and it still has issues sometimes .  If I was to continue using it I would also look at a different headset that is more stable and stays in place . I have trouble keeping the mouth piece in the same location especially wearing glasses . 

 I'm typing this  test blog  using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Wireless     that I purchased from the Australian  supplier and  now testing it to see how it goes without having to use a keyboard.  For what ever reason, keyboards and I don't get on anymore but that's another story .:)

 I am "typing this, standing up", about 5 feet from the monitor with my arms crossed and using the Plantronics blue tooth headset that came in the kit..  I have only been using it for half a day, but I think, if you have a reasonably new PC, with enough guts to run the program ( read their specs and then add some ) , and enough time to "teach it " your personal idiosyncrasies it is a viable option for anybody with a slight impairment or worse , or anybody with poor typing skills that does a lot of typing . Budding authors , anyone that still  "hunts and pecks "  and the list goes on .

 I will update  this post then go online and edit, as and when I see any improvement in my technique.

Holty .


Be patient ,
Try and learn Photoshop in a week , you have more chance of flying to the MOON  !!!!!!...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

1992 Toyota Coaster Motorhome FOR SALE ( soon)

About to sell  my Toyota Coaster motor home and have been waiting on  a mobile  auto electrician to come down and check ALL the electrics including the solar to make sure everything is in good working order before I advertise it .   I have been having a few problems getting someone to  even turn up let alone getting anything done  UNTIL a friend of a friend put me on Wired Auto Electrics in Tweed Street North Lismore . The guys name is Clayton (Clay ) Woodford  and yes he turned up EARLY , went over all the questions I had  ( patiently ) , tested everything I wanted tested and DIDN'T   rip me off ..   I cant say much more ..

Alco Batteries from Ballina came out and fitted 2 new solar batteries . So now the bus has a new 1000 watt inverter , solar batteries, new front tyres, new 12 , 24  , 240V 90l  Waeco fridge.  New mattresses, new LED lights, one internal one external, and the list goes on.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Coraki Veterans Open Golf Day 2012

I went to Coraki Golf Club today to catch up with a few guys I played golf with there a year or so ago and to take a few photos of their 2012 Vets Open  Golf Day sponsored by the Summerland Credit Union Lismore .  The young bloke in the photo must be a rep for the  credit union because he sure isn't over 55 . ( A prerequisite for playing veterans golf .)
The weather was exceptional for the day  and Max told me there was around 131 players  in two shotgun starts , 7:30 am and 12:30 pm to fit them in . Northern Rivers veterans golf goes from Yamba , Iluka up to  Club Banora and Cooolangatta Tweed Heads  and out as far as Woodenbong and I have even been to Bonalbo  for their Open Day . 

All these blokes have three things in common , yes they are over 55 , yes they are breathing  and yes they can still hack their way around a golf course .  I don't think their swings or their scores are of much importance to 99 % of them ...

I have put 60 plus photos on   my Photobucket site   and if you want to view and then download them use this link please.      Coraki Veterans Open Golf Day 2102 

 Added 6th FYI    A bit of Northern Rivers  and NSW Veterans golf information  if anyone is interested .

This  is a link to the Northern Rivers District Golf Association and while not just vets it gives you a yearly program if you are around the area on holidays and looking for a hit . Unless its club championships Im sure most if not all clubs will welcome you with open arms . Coraki would for sure .

This one is for vets only and is the  New South Wales Veteran Golfers Association and if you are that way inclined you could golf your way around New South Wales  and have a great golfing holiday for almost 12 months of the year , if not just have a great golfing week almost  anywhere in NSW and I know there is a NSW 2012 sand greens comp on out west every year as well , this year Walcha  . Never played on sand but one day maybe , pitching wedge ,  putter and the corset :)