Sand Spear

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 at 15:33
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Hi Folks

Anyone here had personal experience of using a sand spear on a beach for water extraction. 12 volt or manual.
Interested in any links etc. Looking at doing a remote bush trip in the Top End late in the dry. Will carry plenty of drinking water but need water for washing etc.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 at 17:28

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 at 17:28
Have you done a forum search Lyndon? Heaps of threads on sand spears.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 at 20:05

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 at 20:05
Spent 2 weeks at the Cape, didn't run out of water. Barnray
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:21

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:21
Hi Motherhen

Yep, tried that. Looks like there may have been some good info at some stage. Links all dead.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:22

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:22
"Spent 2 weeks at the Cape, didn't run out of water. Barnray"

Please elaborate.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:50

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 09:50
Are you saying you can't open the threads from a search Lyndon? They all work for me.

What device and browser are you using?
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 11:09

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 11:09
I can open the threads. The links are dead. Links to drawings, other sites etc.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 15:40

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OK, I get what you mean now.
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Reply By: Member - Michael W14 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:23

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 10:23
https://www.facebook.com/groups/offroadcaravan/search/?query=sand%20spear
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 20:46

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Hi Willie
Thanks for your reply. We don't use Face Book. Any chance you can copy and paste the info here or email me direct?

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Reply By: Member - Michael W14 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 21:30

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No, I can't.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 22:11

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ok, thanks
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 at 22:53

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We used to use one beach camping years ago, it was the inlaws and ran a 12V pump to extract the water for the shower set up. We actually then ran it through an instantaneous gas hot water system (similar to a Joolca Hot Tap), was fantastic for our group of 5 or 6 families that'd camp together for 2 weeks at a time and run the one communal shower. Biggest issue we had was matching 12V pump water flow rates for the spear aswell as the hot water system, in the end we ran 2 X 12V pumps that were different flow rates, one that pumped water from the spear into a large water drum, and then a smaller flow rated pump that pumped from the drum into the shower set up via the gas hot water unit. The drum would fill faster then the shower used the water, so it'd overflow back into the sand which wasn't an issue at all for us. The set up we used worked fantastic, and only used just over a 9kg bottle of gas for our large groups showers over a 2 week period. We used to dig a hole down to the water table in the sand and locate the spear that way, we'd fill the hole back in and leave the spear pretty much buried for 2 weeks so it w.asn't easily stolen.
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