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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2022, 07:10:32 PM »
.....Leave the camper off, I'm not doing the Old Coach Road with a camper on again.

But that was what made it for me.... ;D ;D

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2022, 05:15:43 AM »
But that was what made it for me.... ;D ;D

Yeah true, but I've done it twice now with the camper on - in both directions.  Might have an easier run this time :)
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2023, 12:19:18 PM »
We're one step closer to Cape York, ........... new Wildpeaks in 305 70 16, ready to get them a bit dusty  :cup:
How's everyone else's preperations going ??
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2023, 06:56:22 PM »
Hi JK , AT tyres , not intending to do the big bog holes this time ?
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2023, 07:00:33 AM »
Engineers have found major cracks in the Jardine Ferry hull
?? It's looking like the ferry won't be back in the water until at least mid July - council will be releasing a statement Monday

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2023, 11:53:27 AM »
Hi JK , AT tyres , not intending to do the big bog holes this time ?

We'll just have to hit them with a little more pace than usual mate !!😁😁
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2023, 11:07:44 AM »
Noel_w ….. Sounds good …. Looking to do it with the family and trailer ?

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I could be a starter mate, unsure at the moment but I would love to do the trip

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2023, 06:16:43 PM »
I could be a starter mate, unsure at the moment but I would love to do the trip

I believe the main group trip is not a goer.
We, as in Aussie Iron and my sister in our Canters (2 of) are leaving out of Cairns on the 16th July and you would be more than welcome to join us.
Also, " Symon " is apparently going earlier than us, His dates I believe are [ we are heading up on the 24/6 and back on the 7/7 ] so this is another option. You would need to message him.

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2023, 01:36:39 PM »
Apologies all but I have been flat out with work over the past couple of years (ramped up over the past 12 months) doing 5 different positions fixing different issues in the organization and progressing major organizational change. I was supposed to have my pick of job opportunities to apply for earlier this year but it just keeps dragging on and on. It now looking like June / July when I will need to be around to apply.

I am still trying to get my 4x4 ready in the vain hope I can still go this year. I haven't even been able to get out for a weekend of fishing this year so far. As advised above I know there are a few groups still planning on going and have set dates so if your keen ping them up / post here as they have all done the Cape previously.

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2023, 03:18:57 PM »
We are looking at being in Cooktown around the 8th August.
Will be towing the homebuilt hybrid so will spend most of our time on the PDR with side trips.
Probably be at Alua beach around 15th or so.

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2023, 07:55:20 AM »
What a differance 18 years makes, just replaced the original brakes on the camper in prep for the June trip north, .......... they've done quite well, all things considered !!
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2023, 08:01:42 AM »
And new Pedders Shocks, again, 18 years of good service from the first set  :cup: , can't complain !
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2023, 06:16:06 PM »
My trip is still on. Out of Cairns on the 16th July. Any takers on a trip.

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2023, 07:07:42 AM »
Hi Dan,
We're arriving at Lake Placid on Sunday 18th June ( checking out Cairns for a week ), and leaving Cairns for Lion's Den on Saturday 24th June. Might see you on the road !!
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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2023, 06:14:57 PM »
There's a really good chance that we will still be up there. Probably at or near the top. If you see us give us a yell ( we are really hard to miss ).

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Re: Cape York 2023 …. MySwag trip
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2023, 11:01:22 AM »
Just a heads up  the ferry fees are now $$$$
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