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-FOUR DILLS DUMPED IN 'DILLY BY DAM' ​DISPOSAL DINGHY. By "​Rudolf"​. +=====Four Dills Dumped In 'Dilly By Dam' ​Disposal Dinghy.===== 
-All, what a fine day it was as I flowed between the majestic walls of the Burragorang Valley! Flowing between the tree-lined grassy banks I felt at peace with the world. There were no canoeists racing over me - no bushwalkers with hobnailed boots treading in me, no tourists throwing tins and rubbish at me - indeed, this seemed to be my lucky day. At my favourite rapid near Central Burragorang I laughed as I was thrown around by the rocks but, as I turned the bend my laughter changed to horror. There on the bank were four ridiculously clad creatures carrying a large one-man.dinghy. Yes, it was the R.A.A.B. (Royal Australian Assault Boat ) hLOVERDUCK"with four members of the S.B.W. (Sydney Blimp Wreckers). As I looked across her broad bow I saw on the bridge :- + 
-Ken Angel - under-water expert and navigator +By "​Rudolf"​. 
-Bob Abernethy - chief engineer and saboteur + 
-Brian Anderson - otherwise known as The Admiral"​ +Ah, what a fine day it was as I flowed between the majestic walls of the Burragorang Valley! Flowing between the tree-lined grassy banks I felt at peace with the world. There were no canoeists racing over me - no bushwalkers with hobnailed boots treading in me, no tourists throwing tins and rubbish at me - indeed, this seemed to be my lucky day. At my favourite rapid near Central Burragorang I laughed as I was thrown around by the rocks but, as I turned the bend my laughter changed to horror. There on the bank were four ridiculously clad creatures carrying a large one-man dinghy. Yes, it was the R.A.A.B. (Royal Australian Assault Boat ) "LOVERDUCK", ​with four members of the S.B.W. (Sydney Blimp Wreckers). As I looked across her broad bow I saw on the bridge:- 
-Jim Hooper - chief photographer and the man who couldn'​t stand wet pants. + 
-As the smashing of champagne bottles ended, RAAB LOVERDUCK was thrown into the water. With gear packed away in kero tins and a kit bag, the crew jumped aboard, and started on their mission "​Operation Loverduck"​. I can still see them,the way they laughed when the first rapid was passed successfully. Oh, what conceited confidence - I thought - just wait until they reach the next rap idIfll show them who's master. Down the rapid they go with the dinghy jumping up and down, but... hullo! Brian, who was rowing, has stopped, and grabbed the opposite rowlock ​-for support. I say, what a shameHe's knocked Jim overboard. Come, Mr. Hooper, you'll have to run faster than that to catch the dinghy... Oh dear, these clowns will never learn! +  * Ken Angel - under-water expert and navigator 
-Of course, I forgot to mention that every hour or so our glorified boatmen had to go ashore, empty the dinghy and pump it up. During the process air leaks were stopped with Bostick Rubber Solution, which also stopped some of the crew from going avenoard +  ​* ​Bob Abernethy - chief engineer and saboteur 
-if they sat on enough of it. At last, after mu dh discussion, Ken and Jim came to the conclusion that Bob and Brian are hopeless as a pair so, as they race down the next rapid, Ken and Bob are at the oars .. well, for a while, when Bob seems to have taken the plunge. +  ​* ​Brian Anderson - otherwise known as "The Admiral"​ 
-The sun was going down and the air becoming cooler so I thought that one more piece of b  was needed to put the crew of "​Loverduck"​ in the right mood before they camped. Having only suffered two mishaps (the departure of Bob and Jim into the water) they were feeling so confident that to survey the rapids in the turns seemed an unnecessary action. Well, I'll soon change that, I thought, what a surprise they'​ll get when they come around the bend into a rapid and find a bridge with only two feet clearance. Here they come - MY! what panic has broken out. It's the first time I've seen a bushwalker pull his head in, let alone four at once ... the dinghy is spinning around in the turbulent water but - curses! - they passed under without mishap. Ah, this is the sight I've waited all day to see. As Jim yells "Look out!" the dinghy hits a submerged tree. With +  ​* ​Jim Hooper - chief photographer and the man who couldn'​t stand wet pants. 
-the force of the water the dinghy flies 1.11D on its side and four amazed faces are hurled into the water one by one. Like all ship +  ​ 
-stories, the Admiral hangs on to the last, but an unknown saboteur +As the smashing of champagne bottles ended, RAAB LOVERDUCK was thrown into the water. With gear packed away in kero tins and a kit bag, the crew jumped aboard, and started on their mission "​Operation Loverduck"​. I can still see them, the way they laughed when the first rapid was passed successfully. Oh, what conceited confidence - I thought - just wait until they reach the next rapidI'​ll ​show them who's master. Down the rapid they go with the dinghy jumping up and down, but... hullo! Brian, who was rowing, has stopped, and grabbed the opposite rowlock for support. I say, what a shameHe's knocked Jim overboard. Come, Mr. Hooper, you'll have to run faster than that to catch the dinghy... Oh dear, these clowns will never learn! 
-rives the craft a final pull as he goes over, and the AdmirR1 ​follows his shipmates into the river. (How could you do such a thing, Bob?) + 
-Bob, Jim and Brian have appeared, but where'​s Kan? Trouble does not end at this stage for Ken. Bob, who catches up with one of the floating kero tins, hurls it on to the top of the upturned dinghy. Ken caught under the dinghy, receives the tin fair and square on'the head, with the result that a pair of feet, with Ken following them, fly out from underneath. These dare-devils of the dinghy sure look a sight - the fcoir of them shivering with the cold, waist deep in water, gear +Of course, I forgot to mention that every hour or so our glorified boatmen had to go ashore, empty the dinghy and pump it up. During the process air leaks were stopped with Bostick Rubber Solution, which also stopped some of the crew from going overboard ​if they sat on enough of it. At last, after much discussion, Ken and Jim came to the conclusion that Bob and Brian are hopeless as a pair so, as they race down the next rapid, Ken and Bob are at the oars... well, for a while, when Bob seems to have taken the plunge. 
-floating everywhere, and the dinghy upside down. Unable to take any more water work, camp is made for the night.+ 
 +The sun was going down and the air becoming cooler so I thought that one more piece of b  was needed to put the crew of "​Loverduck"​ in the right mood before they camped. Having only suffered two mishaps (the departure of Bob and Jim into the water) they were feeling so confident that to survey the rapids in the turns seemed an unnecessary action. Well, I'll soon change that, I thought, what a surprise they'​ll get when they come around the bend into a rapid and find a bridge with only two feet clearance. Here they come - MY! what panic has broken out. It's the first time I've seen a bushwalker pull his head in, let alone four at once... the dinghy is spinning around in the turbulent water but - curses! - they passed under without mishap. Ah, this is the sight I've waited all day to see. As Jim yells "Look out!" the dinghy hits a submerged tree. With the force of the water the dinghy flies up on its side and four amazed faces are hurled into the water one by one. Like all ship stories, the Admiral hangs on to the last, but an unknown saboteur ​gives the craft a final pull as he goes over, and the Admiral ​follows his shipmates into the river. (How could you do such a thing, Bob?) 
 + 
 +Bob, Jim and Brian have appeared, but where'​s Kan? Trouble does not end at this stage for Ken. Bob, who catches up with one of the floating kero tins, hurls it on to the top of the upturned dinghy. Ken caught under the dinghy, receives the tin fair and square on the head, with the result that a pair of feet, with Ken following them, fly out from underneath. These dare-devils of the dinghy sure look a sight - the four of them shivering with the cold, waist deep in water, gear floating everywhere, and the dinghy upside down. Unable to take any more water work, camp is made for the night. 
 As on any expedition, mutiny is always liable to break out amongst the crew. I fear that Bob's reasons for mutiny were poor but I suppose anyone would feel rebellious, standing around in wet clothing, unable to get dry clothing because of the ridiculous knot Ken had tied an the kit bag. Well, at last a fine meal of six green peas and half a cup of tea sweetened with sand, and the intrepid adventurers settled down for a night'​s sleep clad in warm T-shirts and shorts. Needless to say, little or no sleep was had by all. As on any expedition, mutiny is always liable to break out amongst the crew. I fear that Bob's reasons for mutiny were poor but I suppose anyone would feel rebellious, standing around in wet clothing, unable to get dry clothing because of the ridiculous knot Ken had tied an the kit bag. Well, at last a fine meal of six green peas and half a cup of tea sweetened with sand, and the intrepid adventurers settled down for a night'​s sleep clad in warm T-shirts and shorts. Needless to say, little or no sleep was had by all.
-IT  WILL COST YOU ONLY 9d A W77KEND ​  +
-TO INSURE YOURSELF AND YOUR CAMERA ON YOUR WALK +
-It isn't a question of whether you can afford it - +
-the question is - can you afford to be without it ? ? ? ? +
- ​.... +
-CAMERA & PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE +
-VALUE PREMIUM _ BENEFITS +
-5 7/6d . +
-15 10/-d Dpathby Accident.....2100 +
-25 12/6d Total Disablement......2,​100 +
-50 15/-d Partial Disablement..... 50 +
-75 17/6d Weekly Benefit whilst +
-100 or 20/-% Temporarily Disabled.... Z2 +
-over Medical Expenses.....3/​3/​0 +
-Covers on Australian Premium. ...... .....1/​2/​6 +
-Mainland & Tasmania Additional for Skiing +
-& New Zealand Risks ......... ..... 2/6 1 +
-AIRCRAFT TRAVEL INSURANCE 1. 2/- per 1,000 PER DAY +
-Other Insurances Effected and Supervised - +
-HOUSEHOLDERS COMPREHENSIVE FIRE MOTOR CAR WORKERS COMPENSATION PUBLIC RISK LOSS OF PROFITS +
-See Club. Manber +
-Brian G. Harvey,. 12 Mahratta Avenue, Wahroonga. JW1462 +
-14.+
 At the break of dawn my banks burst into action again as the four bodies prepared for the second day of the journey. Again there was a near crisis. It was discovered that Jim Hooper had eaten one more baked been than the rest, but owing to an oversight by the Admiral they were unable to make Jim walk the plank, so he was posted to the pumping room for five hours. At the break of dawn my banks burst into action again as the four bodies prepared for the second day of the journey. Again there was a near crisis. It was discovered that Jim Hooper had eaten one more baked been than the rest, but owing to an oversight by the Admiral they were unable to make Jim walk the plank, so he was posted to the pumping room for five hours.
-Many a tourist on the way to Bimlow was impressed by the sight of that dinghy and eight legs running down my shallow rapids. With only + 
-miles to go (4 hours dinghy time), tragedy befell this group of dead losses. In a wide open part of the river Admiral Anderson stood up in the boat to survey a rapid 150 yards ahead. As he did this, Bob looked at Jim, Jim looked at Ken - and the poor Admiral fell overboardAttempting to climb back into the dinghy the Admiral received a rude shock - trying to climb into the dinghy from the water has the effect of tipping it up, so the S.dmiral ​began the dangerous 30-yards swim (in a lifejacket) to shore, where the others picked him up. It would be bad luck for a voyager to fall overboard in the middle of the Pacific - one would have an awful long way to swim before getting back in.+Many a tourist on the way to Bimlow was impressed by the sight of that dinghy and eight legs running down my shallow rapids. With only 1 1/2 miles to go (4 hours dinghy time), tragedy befell this group of dead losses. In a wide open part of the river Admiral Anderson stood up in the boat to survey a rapid 150 yards ahead. As he did this, Bob looked at Jim, Jim looked at Ken - and the poor Admiral fell overboardAttempting to climb back into the dinghy the Admiral received a rude shock - trying to climb into the dinghy from the water has the effect of tipping it up, so the Admiral ​began the dangerous 30-yards swim (in a lifejacket) to shore, where the others picked him up. It would be bad luck for a voyager to fall overboard in the middle of the Pacific - one would have an awful long way to swim before getting back in. 
 At approximately 2.0 P.m. RAAB LOVERDUCK was pulled out of the tide at Bimlow, after the roughest trip it had ever undertaken. At approximately 2.0 P.m. RAAB LOVERDUCK was pulled out of the tide at Bimlow, after the roughest trip it had ever undertaken.
-Well, members of S.D.W. - you can see that dinghy transport is now quite the thing - so what about it. The crew of RJ.1AB ​LOVERDUCK will challenge any other crew, in a similar type craft, to a race from Bimlow to the Nepean River, via the Warragamba River. But, before you take up this challenge, remember you must have certain qualifications. Firstly, a craft similar to RAAB LOVERDUCK - a crew of bright, brainy, breezy boys and girls - but most of all, each crew member must be a Prize ratbag.+ 
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 +Well, members of S.B.W. - you can see that dinghy transport is now quite the thing - so what about it. The crew of RAAB LOVERDUCK will challenge any other crew, in a similar type craft, to a race from Bimlow to the Nepean River, via the Warragamba River. But, before you take up this challenge, remember you must have certain qualifications. Firstly, a craft similar to RAAB LOVERDUCK - a crew of bright, brainy, breezy boys and girls - but most of all, each crew member must be a Prize ratbag. 
 + 
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 + 
 +====It Will Cost Yu Only 9d A Weekend...==== 
 + 
 +===To insure your camera on your walk.=== 
 + 
 +It isn't a question of whether you can afford it - 
 +the question is - can you afford to be without it?? 
 + 
 +|Camera & Photographic Gear| |Personal Accident Insurance| | 
 +|Value|Premium|Benefits| | 
 +|£5|7/​6d|Death by Accident|£100| 
 +|£15|10/​-d|Total Disablement|£100| 
 +|£25|12/​6d|Partial Disablement|£50| 
 +|£50|15/​-d|Weekly Benefit whilst temporarily Disabled|£2| 
 +|£75|17/​6d|Medical Expenses|£3/​3/​0| 
 +|£100 or over|20/-%| | | 
 +|Covers on Australian Mainland & Tasmania ​ & New Zealand Risks|Premium|£1/​2/​6| 
 +| | |Additional for Skiing|£2/​6| 
 +|Aircraft travel insurance|2/​- per £1,000 per day| | | 
 + 
 +Other Insurances Effected and Supervised - 
 + 
 +Householders Comprehensive - Fire - Motor Car - Workers Compensation - Public risk - Loss of profits. 
 + 
 +See Club Member Brian G. Harvey, 12 Mahratta Avenue, Wahroonga. JW1462. 
 + 
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 + 
 CONGRATULATIONS TO : Elsa and Malcolm McGregor - a son, born November 17th. To be named Robert. CONGRATULATIONS TO : Elsa and Malcolm McGregor - a son, born November 17th. To be named Robert.
 Ruby and Bill Hall - a daughter - we understand born about mdd-November. Ruby and Bill Hall - a daughter - we understand born about mdd-November.
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