• Taking on a Transformers-type shape, definitely putting the ‘recreation’ into RV

A Story with a Happy Ending

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Milkboys aren’t made out of milk. And you can’t wrap fish and chips with a paperboy. As for sand ladders, well, won’t the tide simply wash them away? Not if they’re made from a decent aluminium my friend. What do you use them for? When the going gets tough basically. Soft sand as well as [...]

  • Paddling is something I do in between swims – and yes, the look of fear is real! Getting tossed about through the Hamilton rapids on the Waimakariri River, a spot made famous by some bloke who invented a jet boat

Unimog Episode 4

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

“It seemed as though every tradesman in New Zealand was up to their eyeballs in work. That being the case I had to play the long game. When I discovered it had nothing to do with planning but more to do with waiting for my turn at the crease I stopped fretting. Actually, I took [...]

  • What boy wouldn’t love his very own crane? Puts an entirely different slant on picking up hitchhikers… or kayaks for that matter. Dave Clark thinks about adding a weighing scale for large boar and marlin… “You’ll need to know how much they weigh Hughesey!”

Change Tack and Adapt

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Ionce sat beside a bush hut in the rain for seven days waiting on a helicopter to arrive. I’d already been there for four and a half months, through a long hard winter, trapping possums for a living, only to have my extraction delayed by huge mountain storms. My gear was all neatly packed; all [...]

Torsion Tuition

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The call from Marty of Marty’s Paint and Panel to get down quickly to check out a major issue uncovered by the sandblasting rocked me. What part of the Mog, I wondered, and exactly how bad was it? Which is precisely the moment Dave Dobbyn decided to lend the project a hand. Onya mate. His [...]

Project Build – Fit for a Mountain Man

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The guy standing in front of me has just called me a liar. Obviously this may not go so well. A quick check shows my pants aren’t on fire, so I press on. “Yeah-nah. It was about four years ago mate. I came and talked to you about painting my Mog so I could build [...]