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    Posted: 06 Nov 2020 at 7:38pm
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My father in law Alan and MiL Carol have had some hard times. Both at 70+ and an unfortunate death by suicide of the boy over a year ago they raised who was disowned by Alan's daughter Disapprove has made their retirement years difficult.

Carol's son (my wife's brother) Darren is an annoying little guy at times but still a very good mate. He hasn't forgotten how I looked after him when he was a loser, stoner teenager.

He is now a successful businessman in Australia and bought Carol & Alan a house for them to live in - close to where we live.

A couple of months ago he gave Alan $10k to buy a boat. We found one that need some work but was basically sound. We had a couple of K's left over to fit it out as a fishermans boat.

A day at Burnsco in Manukau and with Alan bolting stuff on since then and tomorrow i'm going to connect some wires. Then we're going for a test run and a test fish Big smile

So looking forward to helping one of my old fishing mates out. Called round today to see what we need and the happiness from Carol & Alan was so apparent.

So happy to be able to help. Hope the boat floats though Big smile/


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That's really nice that he looks after them like that. Often a change to a new country can release the potential in people - both getting away from bad influences but also being forced to think for yourself rather than falling into the same old safety nets can make a huge difference.

Hope it goes well tomorrow Beer
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That is awesome
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That's real good positive stuff
All the best for tomorrow smudge. let's know how it goes.
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Thanks guys, will post an update. Hope we get it ready in time to have a quick fish before I'm on BBQ duties for our inaugural 'Biff Your Sh!t Out'surfcasting competition. 
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I really don't know what to say to that Smudge.  Some good stuff mixed in with some not so good.  
Have a great day tomorrow.  Is Darren in WA?
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Yeah a sad story alright  but they are ok now. Darren is in Brisbane and owns a landscaping buiness
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Best of luck tomorrow 👍
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Thanks Mr W
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Awesome stuff Smudge.
Tight lines and hope the day goes well for you all Thumbs Up

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hope all goes well and weather plays ball. First trip is the best trip. Shake down then a list of changes for the rainy days. Plus the ABs game you have a good weekend ahead!
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Nice One there......  don't forget the bung!!  good Luck
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Good stuff there Smudge, best wishes.

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Weather was a bit suss so we didn't take a rod. Got the boat sorted though. Not too many teething problems but a nice little boat. Bit rough when cold but otherwise ok, as long as Alan picks the good days it will serve him well. It is very stable for a 5m boat and as expected she slams a bit in the chop but overall it's not a bad little tub at all. At least it's fitted out with all the safety gear.
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Time on the water - therapeutic. The rest is a bonus. good story smudge. Good luck to all.
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Great story Smudge. I'm sure Alan and hopefully Carol will get great enjoyment out of the boat.
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