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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:43 pm 
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Come on Steve, you cannot let us down two years in a row, your needed on site. Either get our finger out and finish the Land Rover, or tell him it won't be done and make your way down to Folkstone, you've got just over a week

Guess my brakes will have to wait.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:23 pm 
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At the moment Dave, yes unfortunately... your not the only one of my better paying customers, that have been let down, unfortunately this rebuild customer feels he as grounds for legal action, as he feels he's not getting it when promised.
I never promised anything, and other outside influences... like my mum passing have caused delays. Not to mention his unrealistic budget, based on the condition the pile of scrap was in when I collected it. He don't have any grounds for complaint legally, he is getting a much better vehicle than other 'companies' are turning out, not to mention..it's his choice whether to stop paying. Most of the costs incurred is in parts..which I don't have any control over, the labour is only a fraction of the parts cost.

Doesn't stop his unfair attitude though.

At the moment it looks like I have to prioritise getting his vehicle for him to be at War and Peace, over me and Jay getting there for our holiday. I wouldn't be surprised if he waits till the last minute, to say he will wait longer for it and move his 'self expected deadline' until a week later and the 'Billing show'.

Most people wouldn't book for an event in a vehicle until the vehicle is finished... :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:15 pm 
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Customers don't you just love em.

Well do your best Steve, and we'll see you there next week.

Anyhow, I have just got back from a very wet and windy Folkstone Racecourse. What a day, wind and rain all the way there and it stopped when we arrived. Unpacked everything then it started raining again. Eventually managed to get the area marked out and started putting the 12x12's up, only to have them and the wife blown down and over by the high winds. Ended up breaking two poles, a tee piece foot joint and a soaking wet wife. not happy when I said she's not getting back into the Evoque like that. Eventually managed to get one tent up ready for next week, the other one will have to wait till later, possibly tomorrow.

Just as we were finishing the wind died down a little and it almost stopped raining, typical.

The area is the same place as last year, so no problems there, if fact, may even be slightly larger, but that is due to the extended area for the rain run off in the corner of the field. The only problem so far is the grass, the majority of the field has been cut, where the new grass has been planted and growing, but the old areas around the edges have been left long, ready to be cut, but with the weather today, who knows. Have left a message with Rex Cadman and am awaiting his reply. Have spoken to the field management team, and they are unaware of any future grass cutting.

Luckily we took a petrol strimmer down with us and managed to cut the area around our tent positions, but that ran out of strimmer line and petrol. So we are taking it down next weekend to have a go at other areas like around the toilets. good thing is it will make the ground softer to sleep on.

We took a couple of photos so you could see the conditions and the area.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:30 pm 
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Couple more photos, in-between the wind and rain......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:31 pm 
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That will have to be cut for hay..surely. They will not be able to leave it that long, or it will get tangled up in the tracked vehicles tracks.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:47 pm 
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wow
that seems long no sign of it being cut for next week then.
keep us informed brian may have to think of a way to chop it down to size
you got your rake there brian?
steve are you going or not.

anybody heard how Edward sidders hands is?
is any one to blame for his accident not wanting to point the finger.
oh this is just going to get out of hand we hope.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:29 pm 
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If you look carefully, you will see we did actually cut back some of the grass with a petrol strimmer, so it can be done, one way or the other. Still awaiting a reply from Rex Cadman, if and when he is going to cut the grass.

I will be going down to the venue again tomorrow, and see what is going on.

It's not the end of the world, just some grass, and can be dealt with by use of negotiation and/or tools.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:13 pm 
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quite right brian

i can bring something with me to cut the grass if needs be.
maybe a disposable mower.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:38 pm 
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thanks for keeping us informed brian very good of you if the grass is not being cut behind line can we not just camp infront of line and use the long grass as a boundery at back of camp just a thought cheers les.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:24 am 
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Ok, so have had a reply back from Rex, the grass is not being cut by the W&PR Team due to reasons I am not going into here. But if we are sensible and only cut smallish areas, this should not present a problem.

I had the same thought of placing the camping in front of the long grass area, but the roadways have already been marked out, and would present an open area for wannabe off road types to play games in. Which would not be nice to be next to.

Let's play this by what people want to do on the day, but I am loath to move now, after all the hard work completed yesterday and today. Spaces are going quickly, was quite surprised at how many people where on site today, and how much space has been claimed by the various groups and clubs. Even the public camping area has been extended into Kitcheners Field, so losing space for vehicle owners. Cannot see them not using our space just because of the long grass. Just makes it harder for future years.

Looks like its going to be a busy event, even more so than last year.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:34 pm 
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thanks brian for the heads up
now that we know about it we can deal with it one way or the other.
lets see what we can all do to overcome
it'll not spoil things.
after all in the scheme of things it's
just a trifle

see you next saturday some time.
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Brian,

I can certainly bring the petrol strimmer down on the Wednesday if it helps? I can meet Toddy at M25 Cobham services and hand over the strimmer if he is going at the weekend?

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Mike, thanks for the offer of the strimmer, and will be most welcome.

Don't think we will need it from Saturday, as I will be bringing one down with the team, for use during the first couple of days. As we do not want to cut it all down in the first few days, and we need to leave some areas as we find it. So if your coming down on the Wednesday, leave it till then, and we can cut as and when required.

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I know all about long grass & strimmers.....I feel for you & that task!

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looking at the density of the grass it seems to me
that you need a strimmer thats also a brush cutter
one that has the ability to fit a solid blade to cut
denser material, does yours have one of those.

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Dave,

We managed the area with a normal petrol strimmer, but yes my one does have a bush cutter.

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Mine too...its a long two handled job so should make short work of the grass :) How big is yours Brian? Size is everything!!!


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Did not really want to discuss size, but we have two, a two handle job with a 450mm strimmer and a slightly smaller one, with a 230mm brush cutter and a 430mm strummer.

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right so one way or other sorted

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i'll come m1 way so i don't go past cobham do i?
anyone else teravelling saturday?


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Brinv8 wrote:
Did not really want to discuss size, but we have two, a two handle job with a 450mm strimmer and a slightly smaller one, with a 230mm brush cutter and a 430mm strummer.

Brian...I should really have known better than trying to compete :P


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