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General Discussion / Re: Guy ropes and poles
« Last post by paceman on Today at 06:14:23 AM »
They way I do it is simpler than that.
The rope comes up to the pole and is wrapped around the pole once and goes under itself and then straight up.

Bit like the red rope in the top part of this pick. The blue is the pole.  (ignoring it going under the blue loop at the bottom)

that is more like what i do....
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General Discussion / Re: Which tyre?
« Last post by Paddy16 on Today at 06:00:27 AM »
That conclusion came completely from following random threads in a few 4x4/camping forums over the last 10 of years. It's all comparative though, compared to a HT they are tough as nails, compared to the BFG AT they are not as strong in the sidewall. Someone's offroad is different to another's offroad too.

They are on par with many other similarly priced tyres.
The reason I bought BFG after lots of research was about the stronger sidewalls. Granted I bought muddies which don’t chip but been very happy.
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General Discussion / Re: Guy ropes and poles
« Last post by #jonesy on Today at 05:57:57 AM »
They way I do it is simpler than that.
The rope comes up to the pole and is wrapped around the pole once and goes under itself and then straight up.

Bit like the red rope in the top part of this pick. The blue is the pole.  (ignoring it going under the blue loop at the bottom)
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General Discussion / Re: Which tyre?
« Last post by bruce93 on Today at 03:55:14 AM »
Bruce, was that just for the tyres?
Or will they fit them as well?
Because It's going to cost money at another tyre fitters, if that's just for the tyres.
No thats complete price.

So includes fitment of tyres. Old tyre disposal. They fill the tyres with Nitrogen.
Also offer free wheel rotations and balances every 10K klms. And lastly they offer free puncture repairs for the lifetime of the tyres...

So not too bad of a deal in my opinion.


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General Discussion / Re: Fraser island
« Last post by Symon on Today at 03:33:57 AM »
When we go to Fraser we usually beach camp in the Marloo area Zone 8, personally I like to stay north of Indian head as the tourist bus's and the backpacker crowd don't go up that far.  It is much more quiet.  Once set up there you are only a short drive from Orchid Beach where you can get the essentials if needed, and there is fresh water as well as toilets and hot showers at Waddy Point.

Only downsides of camping up that way is that you are a long way from the attractions, and depending on the tides it can take 3+ hours to get up there.
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General Discussion / Re: Bought a house with a hidden pool
« Last post by Ragman on Today at 12:15:25 AM »
if its been filled in it probably has had some big hole punched in the base, otherwise the fill would be slop.

sounds like a lot of work for little gain in digging it out?
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General Discussion / Re: What made you smile today - 2017
« Last post by BaseCamp on Yesterday at 11:07:30 PM »
Getting some really cool HD drone pics of some real estate I am about to advertise...

Those (professional grade) things are really amazing ....

The guy charged $200 for 3 finished photos....

Up several hundred feet in the air - you couldn't even hear the 4 blades running....   The realestate agent was "directing" the shots....   getting the drone pilot to "pan or tilt the thing a bit this way or that way".....    All looked so smooth and easy....   What a great business to be in, I thought. ....

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General Discussion / Re: Which tyre?
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on Yesterday at 10:06:59 PM »
Bruce, was that just for the tyres?
Or will they fit them as well?
Because It's going to cost money at another tyre fitters, if that's just for the tyres.
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General Discussion / Re: Fraser island
« Last post by Black Diamond on Yesterday at 09:52:31 PM »
A lot depends on conditions prior to you getting there and weather / tides etc  ..
Once I hit the island at Hook point  its a steady 60 kph or less cruise up the beach for me depending on conditions [  If using the inland track from Hook point add another hour as its 16 klicks of rough as guts corrugations and tennis ball + size gravel ]  .
Good conditions flat wide beach 3 hrs either side of low tide, Not too many wash outs and water filled low tide lagoons and  sand at the Poyungan and Yidney rocks 1:45 min give or take + or - 10 min ..
Rough beach lumpy  angled not real wide and soft with lots of bays/ washouts etc,  lots of coffee rock at poyungan / yidney and chard rocks .. could be 2.5 hours +..
In 2009 we battled our way up the island for a good 2 + hours  and couldnt get past the Chard rocks [ normaly covered over with sand ]  just north of Happy Valley  even at low tide as the seas were pushing well in .. That was winter time though .
Pic taken just north of the  Chard rocks a few days after the seas had dropped off.
Thanks Edz  :cheers:
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