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General Discussion / Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Last post by Bigfish on Today at 09:11:58 AM »
Wasn,t the original price for the new Nissan patrol around $90,000?  A year later I seem to recall it dropped $20,000 overnight as people realised it was worth no where near the asking price...
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General Discussion / Re: Fraser Island advice
« Last post by Beachman on Today at 08:27:20 AM »
I spent 2 nights camping next to Woralie Creek in May last year and had a fantastic time. First night only one other couple camping about 100m away and the 2nd night not another person sighted from 10am until 10am the next day when we left. Getting to Woralie didn’t involve crossings any creeks, but going to Awinya creek would have meant crossing a creek.

Very few mozzies, but quite a few horse flies. It was also rather cool at night as the wind was blowing from the East so the rainforest acted as a natural air-conditioner and pumped out cold air on the western side. 

I didn’t do too much driving on the western side as didn’t have any other 4WD’s with me, plus seeing it was quiet I was happy to camp where the track met the beach. 
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General Discussion / Re: Fraser Island advice
« Last post by GBC on Today at 08:08:58 AM »
Cheers mate, looking at the tide times I reckon we might try leave the western beach maybe a couple of hours before low to get back over the eastern side for low. Plenty of experience on the soft stuff and there will be 3 rigs so hopefully won’t be too many dramas.

If the beach isn't weeded you'll get down at half tide. Its is an absolute doddle of a beach when mother nature has been playing fair. Other times it can be an extremely trying place. Leave plenty of space between the cars, if one goes into weed at 60 kph you don't want the others to follow. If you do hit weed, floor it and head for the ocean if you can - where the sand has ripples there can't be weed. Lessons I've learned from the old timers....
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General Discussion / Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Last post by Fizzie on Today at 07:33:15 AM »
all these other companies are coming clean

From the article:

"He stressed the company had not sought to gain any advantage through the underpayments ... The latest revelation bumps the total cost for Super Retail's staff underpayments to $61.2 million"

No, we didn't plan on doing anything wrong, but $61 mill x 2% = $1.2 mill, which goes nicely towards my bonus for the year, thanks very much >:(
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General Discussion / Re: Driving to the conditions
« Last post by #jonesy on Today at 07:15:53 AM »
You are pretty much right, but still need to adjust a bit. Wet roads should change the way you driven but not by half.

If the road is wet the coefficient of friction is reduced  (less grippy). Braking distances are increased and corner speeds reduced.

So if you loose it on a bend or lock up you were going too hard. Aquaplaning is very rare. 
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General Discussion / Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Last post by Rodt on Today at 07:05:26 AM »
A lot of it may be they are using similar software. After one identifed the fault all the other companies looked to see how their system stacked up and also picked up faults.


They are being paid pay scale "A".
But cause of X. They should have been paid on "B" which has different rates , times etc.

I reckon this is it. The bigger the company the less personal interaction there is
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General Discussion / Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Last post by Bigfish on Today at 06:55:53 AM »
A very moving story about bullying and the positive effects that our sports people can have in our society.
Much respect to our Indigenous NRL boys.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/quaden-bayles-offered-chance-to-lead-indigenous-all-stars-onto-field-in-nrl-all-stars-game/news-story/d0161f3cc86a1d36396e240228c435ad


That is a great thing to do indeed. The little bloke that was bullied will hopefully have his spirits lifted and lets hope the bullies and their parents learn a lesson on how to act respectfully and as required by society..
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General Discussion / Re: Fraser Island advice
« Last post by Annieandandy on Today at 06:54:28 AM »
So if the dingoes, sharks or stray croc don’t get me the sandflies will, I need a new tour guide LOL the smoke from your cooking Andy should keeps most things away,

Thought we nominated you for the cooking?
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General Discussion / Re: Fraser Island advice
« Last post by Annieandandy on Today at 06:52:58 AM »
You will get caught out by the exposed coffee rock ledges and there is also Bowarady creek to cross. I would never advise driving the west beach as a novice at high tide. That is where the weed hides and the soft shoulders at the creeks.

Cheers mate, looking at the tide times I reckon we might try leave the western beach maybe a couple of hours before low to get back over the eastern side for low. Plenty of experience on the soft stuff and there will be 3 rigs so hopefully won’t be too many dramas.
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General Discussion / Re: The Random Question of the Day Thread...
« Last post by #jonesy on Today at 06:51:50 AM »
Simply put - Once one was outed, the others have gone "oh s#1t" and are now self reporting before the regulators step in.
 
A lot of it may be they are using similar software. After one identifed the fault all the other companies looked to see how their system stacked up and also picked up faults.


They are being paid pay scale "A".
But cause of X. They should have been paid on "B" which has different rates , times etc.
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