"That one, second left in the front," says Jono. "He's number 53...my last one. That's why he didn't have time to shave!"
"Had a mate take a look at these. He's ex-army, old school, been around a while, knows a bit. Gave them a nod, then told me that back then they used put Brasso on the brass bits on the webbing then burnt it black...so it didn't shine. I guess mine are all non-smokers, so didn't have access to flame!"
"And for the record, all the painting has been done from this desk. Now, time to clear the MySky planner and get the surfboard back in the water. Bye from Tauranga!"