CORK for Fishing Bobs

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 13:47
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Anyone know where you can buy cylinders of CORK about 60 mm in diameter and 200 mm long - plastic (as in wine tops not suitable) - old fellow used to make his own float bob and so far has been unable to buy cork. Thanks.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:20

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:20
Cork in that size would be expensive I would think.

Perhaps consideration could be given to polystyrene foam (Styrofoam is one trademark) as used in anything from cheap eskys to model making to (would you believe) fishing floats.

I know it is used at work for pattern making in the automotive industry.

If this is a suitable alternative to cork I can make further inquiries as to a retail outlet Ruth.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:31

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:31
Made some enquiries anyway.

RMAX
Peachey Road, Elizabeth South South Australia

Internet:- RMAX

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:59

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:59
Thanks Sand Man, will give the old fellow something to do tomorrow.
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Reply By: Rod E B - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:37

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:37
What about using BALSA
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:00

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:00
He didn't want to go down that road - but definitely a consideration. Good one.
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:54

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 14:54
Hey Ruth, just how much water are you expecting???

Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:02

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:02
Hi Happy Trails - probably not much. This water is the result of Cyclone Hervey which dumped 8 inches on Winton about 8 - 9 weeks ago. Didn't make much impression on Birdsville really - just more fish!!!! Will be keeping an eye on the levels for you intrepid tavellers. Going to create havoc with The Great Australian Cattle Drive leaving Birdsville on 2 May though.
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Reply By: noseyp - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:52

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 16:52
Hi - there is a place in Melbourne (Dandenong - don't know their number but directory should get them) called AMORIM CORK - they make cork products as the name suggests - give them a go.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:02

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:02
Thanks Noesyp - Ian will contact them tomorrow.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:54

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 17:54
gooddday ruth
further to last post www.amorimcork.com.au
if you like i can make further enquiries as its not far from home if its not urgent i might be able to deliver in august

steve
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:03

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:03
Thanks GOB & Denny - will try the web tonight and keep you posted!
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:05

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 18:05
Thanks everyone for your prompt assistance - stuck indoors because of a duststorm right now - has come with the change to southerly wind - I think those wet things were drops of rain! Hope the southerly brings a cool change as well. Will keep you all posted on the cork issue.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:01

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:01
G'day Ruth,

Dust storm eh? Haven't had one for a while, but plenty of whirly-winds about.

I recently got some floats from Whitworths mail order, for use on electric cables, to Solar Pumps. Got a few red plastic ones, and some slightly bigger(100 mm dia.) white foam ones. Not too dear, around couple of bucks each, from memory(not that it's reliable!!!).

Whitworth's website is: whitworths.com.au
Service is prompt, and prices okay.

River has stopped running here, for some weeks now. Feed is still good, so cattle are delighted.

hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:32

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:32
Thanks for that Bob, will have a go tomorrow for him. He's determined to make some (like in the old days!!). Good to hear your cattle have some feed - very ordinary down here - saw six decks go out today, more last week. Nothing much south of here either - so Cattle Drive trying to source hay to feed on the road. Pity they can't eat gibber. Maybe the rain drops will join up - nah, not likely. Think it might have blown away now - just checked, still a few spots of rain - wonder how the panic levels are out there, hehehehe! C ya.
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Follow Up By: duncs - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 10:41

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 10:41
It actually ran (dribbled is more accurate) down the gutters here in the Hill yesterday but it was all gone by lunchtime. Just enough to stop the guys tennis.

The caravan parks here are reasonably full too They are heading your way Ruth.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:12

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:12
Good news duncs, we are ready for them. Also good news about rain.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:58

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 20:58
What about using a wine cask bladder instead of cork?
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:27

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 at 21:27
He doesn't drink them fast enough.
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Reply By: greenant - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:31

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 20:31
What about drag bait net floats from tackle shop??????

Greenant
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:13

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:13
Good thinking - will try that. Thanks.
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