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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by GoodLookinPete » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:33 pm

nomad wrote: An old bloke told me ages ago, cars = land, boats = water
That seems a little complex, can we go through that again?
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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by nomad » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:01 am

No probs
Basically, don’t take your car into water or it could end up as a boat.
You never know whats under the surface, like big rocks that may stop you. Once you're stopped you're buggered

there are plenty of floating cars in Qld now

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by Chronic » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:20 am

Hi Brad whats doin?

I agree with "dont cross" rather than "do cross" when it comes to deep crossings but...

I bought my troopie for this exact reason, heavy car with the ability to make it heavier and ive had lots of boats
float and move the trailer while crossing a river but they never move the car.
Ground clearance is a factor too but i think the biggest problem is the speed of the current,
gotta know what your doin :?

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by barrafisho » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:58 pm

Ahh the magela crossing. I used to hang out to get across that crossing and s bends so we could get to the east.

We went across in my diesel rodeo @ .9m - no snorkel and a vehicle that doesn't sit that high.

I used a tarp across bonnet, bow wave was higher than bonnet but it was lower in the wake of the wave.

No problems apart from wet carpets. Fishing was fantastic.

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by Davey D » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:50 pm

Had to do a 80 to 1M crossing yesterday between dalby and chinchilla in south qld wish i got a photo of that one also wish i had a snorkel
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Can we just take the warning stickers off everything and let natural selection take its place, I mean if its spinning fast dont put your fingers in it..... Its not hard

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by troamaru » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:54 pm

You'll have to excuse the photo I took it on my Phone but this is a pic of that blue hilux at Cahills Crossing on its roof in the water.. dont think that thing was recoverable! You'd be dodging some rather large crocs :croc:
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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by GoodLookinPete » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:02 pm

Probably stuck on a snag near megela by now.

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Post by troamaru » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:12 pm

nice piece of structure for the fish to hang around :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
makes you wonder though why you would attempt Cahills if it was getting up that high, especially in a lightish dual cab..the tide absolutely rips through there.. I'm not keen on swimming with crocs I'd rather be Inconvenienced then dead! :croc:

That's another Pic with the tide more up can only just see the tyres sticking out :shock:
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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by Till » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:20 pm

Check this out of a young fella from gove going through the goyder river
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjMqFJTAp4
Pretty lucky

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by sheps » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:39 pm

Till wrote:Check this out of a young fella from gove going through the goyder river
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjMqFJTAp4
Pretty lucky
i saw a 3 trailer roadtrain bogged in that crossing a couple of months ago.

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by barrafisho » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:44 pm

That landcruiser ute was very lucky.

Youtube has some beauties.

This one the snorkel almost goes under http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBODxhsP ... re=related

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by GoodLookinPete » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:13 pm

That's all well and good but I'll bet the air to air intercooler was not working as designed.

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by Dick » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:27 pm

Till wrote:Check this out of a young fella from gove going through the goyder river
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjMqFJTAp4
Pretty lucky
That was too close, that was way too close :roll:
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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by nomad » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:22 am

troamaru wrote:. I'm not keen on swimming with crocs I'd rather be Inconvenienced then dead! :croc:
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Spot on. the trouble is that people see vids like these and think "I can do that too" long time dead

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