Show us your water crossing picture

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Show us your water crossing picture

Post by Dex38 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:59 pm

Thought I'd put up a photo of the kids and I crossing a small water crossing on the way back from the East a few years ago.

No snorkel, just a 50mm lift kit and some nervous moments when the bow wave picked up.

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Post by DNO62 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:41 pm

Mate that photo looks like it was taken from someone's boat :surf: :surf: :surf:

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Post by nomad » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Not sure if I put this before but this is not the best way to cross the Daly
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Post by Dick » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm

Granite Creek Apr 04. I slept in my car rather than cross :grin:

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Post by Dex38 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:05 pm

Looks like I should have made the topic about water crossing mishaps.

I was lucky enough to have DNO offer to take my wife across as ballast :rofl: in his boat, therefore we got a few nice pictures.

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Post by Dick » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:39 pm

Back on track :grin:

Fletcher's Creek about 600mm

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Post by Dingo » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:51 am

Nothing to deep

But crossing the Pentecost is certainly one of the most scenic crossings in the Kimberley. 8-)

And crossing the King Edward to get to Mitchell Falls, What a ripper spot that is. :mrgreen:
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Post by punter » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:21 am

nomad wrote:Not sure if I put this before but this is not the best way to cross the Daly



Those gubermint muddicas are meant to go anywhere!!! That was a brand new vehicle too eh!
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Post by bandit » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:47 am

this pic is from a few years ago, crossing the goyder on the road to gove.

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by fishfanatic » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:45 pm

Me driving a the work ute a few years ago here at the Tanami after some nice flooding rain. :| Would not do this with my own vehicle :D
I was lucky not to have missed the track :o :wink:
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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by nomad » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:45 pm

All work vehicles carry more load, go faster, never need a service and go thru deep water compared to your own unit.
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I used to do 4x4 tours and you wouldn’t believe the number of people who wanted to drive thru deep water or into the surf ‘like they show on the ads’.
I now only do deep water if the vehicle has a pointy end and a motot hanging off the back

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Post by BEAR » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:14 pm

crossing magela at 1.2m, dont try it unless you know how to repair your own vehicle or have deep pockets :bricks: crossing water this deep requires vigilent maintenance but the fishing is worth it :mrgreen:
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Post by ajbear » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Some top class pic's here. Somewhere I have a video of a crossing I did at .9 or 1mtr that comes halfway up the bonnet of my hilux, few tense moments there esp with the boat in tow, I'll try and pull a few stills from the video and post them!
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Post by Faulksy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:51 pm

A couple of cracker pucker tightening shots there.

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Re: Show us your water crossing picture

Post by nomad » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:32 am

BEAR wrote:crossing magela at 1.2m, dont try it unless you know how to repair your own vehicle or have deep pockets :bricks: crossing water this deep requires vigilent maintenance but the fishing is worth it :mrgreen:
You're right about the maintenance. Many people think that if they have a snorkel, they will be right. Not quite. The air filter has a valve in the base and that must work properly as well.
A blind across the front will also stop the radiator being pushed back into the fan

get a bow wave working and stay at the same speed, dont change gears or use the clutch

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