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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #100 on: October 09, 2017, 11:40:15 AM »
 For me the easiest / quickest would be to Eurong then out to Central station that way depending on traffic / time of day.
The Southern lakes drive in from Dilly used to be a bit thin and rough and steep in places, but less traffic from memory, not that the drive from Eurong is much smoother.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #101 on: October 09, 2017, 11:50:50 AM »
As said above....around Hook Point and up the Eastern beach to Eurong, drive through Eurong on it's bitumin road and turn right at the roundabout that's out the back of the resort area, follow the track and signs from there
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2017, 11:52:05 AM »
Thanks Guys can't wait to get up there had a ball last time we went.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #103 on: October 09, 2017, 11:56:47 AM »
There's been plenty of rain - you'll be fine. Aggressive tyres aired down correctly are a non event. Turn left at Eurong to get to Central.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #104 on: October 09, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
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Eurong on it's bitumin road and turn right at the roundabout that's out the back of the resort
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Ooohhh its not a " Round a bout  "  Mal,   Its a "  Turn a bout "  Going by the sign ..  ;D ;D ;D When we saw that we cracked up.. Saying it with Put on Toffee nosed pommie accents ..  ;D ;D
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #105 on: October 09, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
Ooohhh its not a " Round a bout  "  Mal,   Its a "  Turn a bout "  Going by the sign ..  ;D ;D ;D When we saw that we cracked up.. Saying it with Put on Toffee nosed pommie accents ..  ;D ;D
i was trying to recall if there was a roundabout there or not actually...lol
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2017, 08:02:51 PM »
Nice new looking white wagon fast becoming a beach ornament in Eli creek this afternoon at high tide .. Video on the I got bogged site ..
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2017, 01:45:05 PM »
We leave Melbourne for Fraser on Friday for our second trip there towing the KK, last time we were there in August so it was a little cooler. I'm running slightly larger tyres this trip but they are a bit more aggressive so will be interesting to see how they go last time we ran 18psi on tug and camper and had no issues at all however I'm guessing conditions will be a little different this time around with the temps being a little warmer so will just have to suck it and see however we will be airing down to at least 18 before we hit the sand lol ;).

We are staying at Central station for a couple of nights then back up to Cathedrals, any hints on best route to Central station from the manta ray barge would be awesome.

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We did pretty much the same on our last trip.
Not much sun at Central if you're relying on solar power.

We took the first cutting before big Eurong signs, it's much less traveled and a bit more interesting. But it was very narrow, you will get scratches through there.
The next entry through the little creek would be my pick. It's less traveled the the main entry behind the resort.
But you eventually have to get onto the main track and bounce your way through the 'bus bumps' no matter which track you take to Central.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2017, 03:11:24 PM »
Just got back a week ago, took a group of folks largely unknown to me in terms of 4WD ability, and some definitely novice. I had warned them that Inskip was potentially the most difficult spot. Not sure what they thought when we breezed through there on the way in and way out. We did have a few recoveries, myself included, as the inland tracks were very cut up, with lots of hot dry sand in places, but the usual choke points were perhaps the easiest I’ve ever experienced them.
We left in the rain so super easy driving, only see on that group, people getting stuck at Inskip later that same day.


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #109 on: October 11, 2017, 03:30:33 PM »
Just got back a week ago, took a group of folks largely unknown to me in terms of 4WD ability, and some definitely novice. I had warned them that Inskip was potentially the most difficult spot. Not sure what they thought when we breezed through there on the way in and way out. We did have a few recoveries, myself included, as the inland tracks were very cut up, with lots of hot dry sand in places, but the usual choke points were perhaps the easiest I’ve ever experienced them.
We left in the rain so super easy driving, only see on that group, people getting stuck at Inskip later that same day.


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When did you get back Jules...they must have did maintenance on the inland tracks as when we hit them on Thursday they were in really good condition, flat smooth and could cruise at speed limit 30km/hr. The rain also helped.


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #110 on: October 11, 2017, 04:42:13 PM »
When we were there the first week of the QLD school holidays the National Parks had a couple of water trucks whose sole job was wetting down the inland tracks.

So the normal ‘soft/steep’ spots were a piece of cake.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #111 on: October 11, 2017, 05:01:56 PM »
When we were there the first week of the QLD school holidays the National Parks had a couple of water trucks whose sole job was wetting down the inland tracks.

So the normal ‘soft/steep’ spots were a piece of cake.

Cool, the tracks to McKenzie and kingfisher were flat as a tack


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2017, 06:01:35 PM »
When did you get back Jules...they must have did maintenance on the inland tracks as when we hit them on Thursday they were in really good condition, flat smooth and could cruise at speed limit 30km/hr. The rain also helped.


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They leveled off a lot of the inland tracks on the 3rd just after the rain which made a big improvement around central.

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Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2017, 07:02:46 PM »
They leveled off a lot of the inland tracks on the 3rd just after the rain which made a big improvement around central.

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That would be it....we went inland on the 4th or 5th

I'm guessing there would have been some decent washouts after the rain on the Monday night.


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2017, 07:26:38 PM »
That would be it....we went inland on the 4th or 5th

I'm guessing there would have been some decent washouts after the rain on the Monday night.


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We had 250mm overnight.  Never seen sand flood before.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #115 on: October 15, 2017, 04:38:38 PM »
I drove up on the 29th and even the beach was hard driving, really soft (got off the barge about 30mins after low) everyone was talking about how bad it was.  Drove back on the 3rd after the rain, Orchid to the barge in about 1hr 45, could have done the entire run in 2WD.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #116 on: October 15, 2017, 04:56:19 PM »
I drove up on the 29th and even the beach was hard driving, really soft (got off the barge about 30mins after low) everyone was talking about how bad it was.  Drove back on the 3rd after the rain, Orchid to the barge in about 1hr 45, could have done the entire run in 2WD.

29th Sep?? We were on the first barge on the 29th.....drove all the way to sandy cape and I thought the beach was a good.  It was a little soft at the bottom end as the tide was still going out


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #117 on: October 29, 2017, 06:25:14 PM »
We had 250mm overnight.  Never seen sand flood before.

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We stayed at rainbow on the 14th and it was wet lol jumped on the barge on the Monday and to say it was a little damp was an understatement after the deluge at rainbow in the kk and the guys we were travelling having their first camper trailer trip with a 4 month old we decided that a couple of nights at kingfisher might be a good plan instead of central station ;) was the right move as the amount of rain was crazy. Driving to kingfisher via Euronav was quite the experience with it almost like driving through a creek the whole way lol. After two days at kingfisher we headed to cathedrals and the weather really improved. It was our second trip to Fraser and it was awesome having another car with us, allowed us to see a lot more of the island and do some of the more challenging tracks. The week was amazing though and managed to snag my first decent tailer which was a good experience. Was a great trip will post some pics at some point.


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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #118 on: December 19, 2017, 07:37:19 AM »
How's the latest lot at Mudlo Rocks, abit of salt water never hurt anything aye (scroll down page to the video) https://m.facebook.com/igotboggedatinskippoint/
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #119 on: December 19, 2017, 08:32:03 AM »
I saw it this morning. Muppetry of the highest order.

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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #120 on: December 19, 2017, 10:19:36 AM »
How's the latest lot at Mudlo Rocks, abit of salt water never hurt anything aye (scroll down page to the video) https://m.facebook.com/igotboggedatinskippoint/
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Well just had an awesome 9 days on Fraser. What a beautiful place to spend some time. This was our third time on the island and just want to comment on how things are changing, and not for the better.
 A few simple things I was taught and read about just as common courtesy to fellow travellers and for safety are now few and far between. So so many self absorbed fkn morons all over the place now, the most common thing that’s gone is headlights on on the beach, really how hard is it to flick them on so fellow drivers can see you. Using your indicators to signal your intention is also hardly ever used now too. My biggest problem is the complete fkn morons that either stop in the middle of the main travel line (hard sand on the beach) and the other fkn idiots who just decide that it’s cool to either throw a fishing line across it (like the hero camped just sth of Dundaburra a few days ago) or just park up and expect everyone else to hard to travel up in the loose Shit sand because your to fkn lazy to park at the top
 Of the beach and walk your lazy ass down to the water. Then there’s the idiots that park smack bang in the middle and put their hazards on while they have a stroll in the water and also expect everyone else to make their way around you, then have the hide to try justify that by saying you’ve been there X amount of times (like that gives you special exemption) as an excuse to your ignorance. Ffs ppl, have a bit of respect for your fellow traveller and use a bit of common sense when driving the island so it’s enjoyable and safe for everyone. Anyway I hope everyone has a great time if ya traveling over to Fraser and also have a great Xmas, my rant is over. Lol
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #121 on: December 19, 2017, 11:22:10 AM »
gotta love thisbloke
read that guys rant and thought whilst there is merit in some of what he wrote, driving with headlights on is something I have never done, nor do I indicate, i just follow the road rules as we are meant to do and stick to the left. Can't blame some people for how they park on the beach either, the way some dickheads speed close by families / anyone, is the reason i use my 4wd to block where we are fishing these days. The amount of times i've seen clowns drive through somewhere they easily could have just gone around and made it safer for those parked on the beach, is enough for me to protect my family first instead of caring that they can't sit on 80kph the whole way down the beach.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #122 on: December 19, 2017, 12:18:55 PM »
I also saw that rant on Facebook and couldn’t be bothered replying, but quite a few didn’t agree with his post.

I don’t turn my headlights on during the day as I personally don’t think it’s needed.
I will indicate if I have  another 4WD close behind me, or the 4WD if front is hedging his bets on what line to take or the 4WD in front is towing a big Boat/Caravan then I will be nice and indicate to say they can stay on the hard sand while I go up onto the soft.
Like many other I occasionally park near the water to keep the kids safe from the guys who think the beach is a racetrack.

For me going to the beach is meant to be relaxing, so I’m not going to get upset because I’ve got to do some soft sand driving going around a family. More likely the people who get upset are the ‘hero’s’ running full tyre pressure and this 20 second detour turns into hard work.
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #123 on: December 19, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »
I also saw that rant on Facebook and couldn’t be bothered replying, but quite a few didn’t agree with his post.

I'm not actually on Facebook (never joined), so I must not be able to see all the replies that go on there, i just usually look at the videos and shake my head...lol
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Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Reply #124 on: December 19, 2017, 12:38:34 PM »
Yep quite a lot of variables with this one ... Im in the no head lights and only indicate basket as as Beachman. though I do get a bit miffed by the Goobs that cant be bothered to park up of the dry line ..  Back packers and fisho's . when the beach is thin, Families near the waters edge with littlies  its wide birth and off the pedal as much as you safely can, I have no Drama with . ... Makes for some hard towing and quick  shift n pedal work at times to get past behind them .
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