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Submitted: Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:31
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Hi everyone, before i get a thrashing for being a drongo i want to give a special thank you to JohnR (VIC), Nino, who came down from Puckapunyal to help, Bill a good friend of Johns, Steve & Sandy and Willem who phoned and SMSed and Bruce.

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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:44

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:44
Hi Baz,

From one recently stuck member to another - know how ya feel! Glad to hear you posting again and all the wiser for the experience.

Cheers

Muddy
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:50

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:50
G'day Baz, Glad everything turned out alright and you're all safe and sound.
Next time someone posts about the high country, you can at least say "been there done that" Hope the rest of your trip is less exciting. LOL
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 23:01

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 23:01
You weren't stuck Baz, just think about it as being temporarily inconvienced. There aren't problems only solutions. Are you laughing about it yet or is it too early for that.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 00:07

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 00:07
He was laughing on the phone tonight Ray, and tomorrow in the Gramps we shall be fine hahahaha, if we never venture we never experience the REAL Australia hahahahah
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 23:07

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 23:07
Hey Baz,

Good to hear that you made it out with out any damage to the 4wd or yourselves.

Sandy and Steve
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Reply By: Member - Brian B (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 07:30

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 07:30
Hey Baz,

Good that you guys are all OK. It's equally positive to see people willing to get involved and help out.

Cheers
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 07:49

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 07:49
Ahhhhh..........bitumen........

Welcome back cobber!

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:16

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:16
I wanted to thank everyone for your concern i've put more pics up too, only short messages keep getting logged off for some reason.

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Not happy Jan !!!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 11:35

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 11:35
That track looks easy Baz, easy to keep warm while the cavalry comes to help that is!! Glad you're out and all the more richer for the experience.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 16:33

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 16:33
Sorry to hear it happened to you mate , but its these stories that get told around camp fires , not ones were you made it .

Wheres the undertaker when you need him lol
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:13

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:13
Thats a good question, after he got a bit hot under the collar that last post he put up about the challenge he vanished, he did take it a bit too serious i think.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 16:14

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 16:14
goodday baz
glad youre all out safe and sound ( apart from a bruised ego ) looking at photos i would have gone down the track to .its a problem most 4wheel drivers suffer from "that looks ok lets do it "'uhoh?????
any way glad alls well

steve
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Reply By: rolande- Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:50

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:50
Now, if your looking for some REAL mud :) :) :) :)
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Reply By: Moneypit - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 02:42

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 02:42
Baz,

I saw the emails when you got stuck and was happy at the responses on this system. Midn you not too many got up and went but a lot of them spoke as if they would when they could arrange it.

I've had a look at the pic on this link but what was it that stopped you getting out of where you were?? The road does not look to bad in the pics

Dave
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:46

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:46
Hi Baz
Nice to see your out, But what happenend precisely the photos are not very clear in regards to your predicament.
The vehicle does not look hung up or bogged to me.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:51

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:51
Forgot to add a recent comment made to me during my recent trip to NT and WA by a local.
"You can tell the Victorian 4by's by the winches fitted for the high country"
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:44

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:44
John,
have seen to pics - all of them, know it is not easy to make rapids look big either even though they may have scared you before doing them. The slipppery conditions and just not being able to get a grip on the incline. Burned rubber on some stones I have seen too.

The interesting thing was the chains needed by the recovery truck and the claims that chains are better for the environment. I wonder why everyone would prefer a winch to a set of chains? I guess if you are a big male dog, you want to show the pair of big ones under the tail. You don't show your chains do you?

I feel I may be best with chains next rather than a winch.
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:10

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:10
Bad luck Mate but tell us how did the Explorer go???? were you happy with its Abilities? or would you change something to help you in a similar predicament.

Basically I am asking What happened. As a Newbie I want to know what is it that can go wrong and what I should bring to get myself out of such a mess.

I figure if I don't ask I wont get.....

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:55

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:55
CHAINS, the towie got stuck too, so he pulled out a set of chains wacked em on and bingo straight up no prob, thats the first thing i'll be buying when i get back. The other thing is make sure your with someone else that can help you get out or dont go down if you have second thoughts, as for how did the Explorer go, it went well any 4b would of got stuck on this hilltraction was the problem and i had none, it doesn't look that steep in the photos but it was and it was slippery as well. Do a training course you will learn heaps.

Baz.

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:09

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:09
I forgot to add i could'nt get the hand winch to work it was locked in but it was not pulling the cable through properly going to fix that when i get home. What happened you ask, well i made an bad judgement call and got stuck. Sometimes even the experts get stuck and have to call for help
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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:03

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:03
I think I am starting to see a picture emerging. Even though it wasnt excessively steep you were driving on a VERY greasy surface so no amount of good rubber was going to fix that problem.Even though you came prepared having an equipment failure was what let the side down.

If ever it rains in Bundaberg I will get an old friend who has a lot of experience to show me some tricks of the trade.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:15

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:15
That last comment made it sound like i was an expert, i'm not far from it had to clarify that.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:20

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:20
I've seen it before Baz, a few of us in the Wombat forest. The 80 went down to explore a track while the rest of us hung back. It was a dead end and he couldn't get back up the gentle slope without the winch.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:37

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 21:37
Baz,
Glad you eventually got out of there without too much drama. It reminds me of a situation I found myself in a few years ago in the Brindabella's near Canberra with 2 other vehicles. @ of us had winches and were able to winch ourselves to the top. Once there we got the 3rd bloke to drive up as far as he could which wasn't far enough to be reached by one winch cable. So the 2 of us with winches had to turn around, I lowered the other winch-equipped Patrol down as far as I could (attached to his rear recovery point. He then had to winch the 3rd bloke up to the front of his truck, chocked the wheels and I had to winch the middle truck back to the top and he then winched number 3 all the way to the top.....took a couple of hours and there was snow on the ground and daylight was just about exhausted,,,,, we were glad to get out of there and thank cripes for winches!!! LOL
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