Just keeping the thread warm ... not a lot of progress over the last week, mainly research and ordering a few extras for the Amarok - plus a little bit of remote IT work that I can do at my leisure.
Did get the young fella a fishing kayak for his birthday last week ... now I'm jealous and need to wait a respectful amount of time before I get one for myself. Most of the nice ones we looked at were quite expensive imports from the US, the crap ones came from Asia but we finally found an excellent locally made wide body, stable, 4m fisher that fits the bill.
(All of the extras are tucked away inside in Miles' room)
This week and next I'm planning to meet with several local shed/workshop/garage builders and custom trailer builders, with trailers being highest on the priority list.
I have had a total rethink on the bigger items for the workshop and would genuinely appreciate feedback on my thinking. My current train of thought is to simply go with Hammer slider, bandsaw and planer/thicknesser as the more I consider my goals the more I believe I'll end up investing in a CNC. The attraction for the full spec Felder kit with digital electronic "everything" was born from mindset of wanting to achieve anything I could dream up ... but I think my perspective is a little more refined to the point of prototyping and looking for efficient production options.
The exciting news is that I think I can get my hands on a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS Hunter Edition here in Oz
watch this space!