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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Hello all,

After a lifetime of work it's finally time to retire, relax and re-visit some old hobbies, I used to air gun a lot in my younger years when I lived in the UK, I even managed to achieve a Webley marksman badge in the early 60's lol.
I now live in a remote small fishing village right on the beach, I'm surrounded by hundreds of KM's of bush, plenty of grouse and rabbits etc, so I'm looking to get set up with a decent PCP rifle to do some hunting.

Lot questions for you guys i'm afraid, because things have really changed since the old days regarding air guns, I'm starting out by reading up on PCP's mainly concerning the charging issues, there are no dive shops up here and I don't want to spend thousands of $ for a compressor etc, anyway that's a Q for later!.

Nice to be here

Robbie


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:09 am 
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Welcome aboard Robbie. Nice country you live in.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:40 am 
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Thanks Hillbilly,
Yes it's a beautiful area up here, I see you are in NB?, I bought a 38' lobster boat in Tracadie-Sheila last year, very pretty place also, there's hell of a lot of water between us that's for sure, it took me almost 4 days to steam the 700 miles to get the boat home.
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Robbie.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:18 pm 
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Hi Robbie.

Welcome from one new old guy to another.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:23 pm 
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Welcome from yet another older-ing-ish guy.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:10 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Robbie! Congrats on the retirement as well!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:17 pm 
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Thanks guys, must admit I escaped work a couple of years early :lol: , well worth it though, 20+ years working in Montreal contending with the traffic, stress etc almost killed me, now I have a place right on the water..Atlantic ocean, peace and quite with 100's km of uninhabited bush right on my door step.

Robbie.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:28 pm 
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700 miles in a 38 footer whew! Quite the run.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:58 am 
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She was a working lobster boat, now a cruiser, here she is on dock, photo taken from my lounge window..I can keep a good eye on her whilst watching TV. lol

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:36 pm 
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Welcome Robbie - does she make about 8 knots?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Hi Daryl,

Yes, she will actually make 10.5 knots at 1800 rpm. 135 hp Perkins.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:22 pm 
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Your lounge window is better than anything on the TV


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:31 pm 
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Hillbilly wrote:
Your lounge window is better than anything on the TV

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Definetly a great view Robbie!
I am a rather young retiree at 52 also enjoying life while I am still mobile!
I know what you mean about getting away from the city and stress!!!

We'll answer questions!! Lol!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:29 am 
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Hi Rick,
52 wow that is early retirement!, I'm 63, already had 2 heart attacks and I blame that on the stress of working in the city, I suppose my career in aviation didn't help either, I rarely worked less than 12 hours per day, lived in hotels etc, etc.

I'm looking forward to get out and doing some small game hunting, trying to get my PAL organized is the first job I think, then I have to decide on which rifle to get..that's the fun part!!.

Robbie.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:37 am 
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robbiearnold wrote:
Hi Rick,
52 wow that is early retirement!, I'm 63, already had 2 heart attacks and I blame that on the stress of working in the city, I suppose my career in aviation didn't help either, I rarely worked less than 12 hours per day, lived in hotels etc, etc.

I'm looking forward to get out and doing some small game hunting, trying to get my PAL organized is the first job I think, then I have to decide on which rifle to get..that's the fun part!!.

Robbie.


Take it easy now, Robbie - time to relax and "putt" around. 10.5 - good show! You've earned it.

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