Went for the first time on the beach with my baby daughter at Emu Bay

Submitted: Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 11:40
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G-day all!
Went for the first time on the beach with my baby daughter at Emu Bay (Kangaroo Island) using my landcruiser 80 series … Found very difficult to keep her skin under the shade to protect her from sun. Do you have any ideas how build a “tend” to attach to my roof rack or do you know eventually where I can buy one in Adelaide?
Regards!

Luca
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Reply By: Gossy - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:12

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:12
I think you mean when you have stopped driving. TJM (and I think ARB) and also roofrack world on Gepps Cross corner have a canvas rollout (much like a caravan awning) which is connected to the rack. Just rolls out from the side and then you peg it up. Not cheap though but very effective.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:35

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:35
Yes, of course .... thanks! My daugther is 4 monts old ... Thanks!
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:22

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:22
I don't know how old your daughter is dedalus but you can't beat the old slip, slap slop. Once they get moving you'll never keep them in the shade anyway, far too much fun to be had exploring the beach. If she's not at the walking stage yet a simple beach shade from KMart of the like will do the job.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:40

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:40
thanks, we are using 30+ sunprotection ... but we need a "roof"
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Reply By: DP - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:24

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:24
G'day Dedalus,

we too took our young one (Cooper) on the beach at Emu Bay last week. A beautiful beach hey?
We took a "Moana Shade" beach shelter but found it a bit too breezy to use this. eventually we simply tied a tarpaulin to the roof rack and used the poles from the shade and pegged one end of the tarp to the ground.
for a more professional look roll-out awnings are available. Sar Major at St Mary's may laso be able to tailor make a cheaper option for you.
Good luck.

Dan
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:38

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:38
Yes, I think Emu Bay is fantastic! I'm living in Kingscote since 4 years ago and every summer My whife, friends, dogs, babies ecc.. ecc.. we are going at least 2-3 times at week for the "sunset" nibbles on the bay ...

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Reply By: porl - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:29

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:29
I've been thinking a lot about that issue and there some good plans on this forum for roll out ones in protective tubing etc.

However, mine was always going to get so little use i wanted something really cheap and really really easy to make.

I settled on a small piece of timber 3m long which i can gaff tape to my roof racks for the few times a year i go to the beach and want that shade. Into the wood are screwed some hooks that have an extra piece of bendy metal to close the loop to prevent the tarp rings from jumping out - u get these from mitre ten or any hardware store at the small hooks section. On the beach the 3m x 3.5m tarp is pulled out and goes up and onto these hooks in about a minute and then peging out the two poles take another couple minutes (to save time i use motorcyle tie downs rather than tent guy ropes). Looks cr#p but works fine and any dill can put this together. When i go home just cut off the gaff tape and put the piece of wood with hooks away in the garage somewhere.
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Reply By: cuffs - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:39

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:39
Ray' outdoors Main Nth rd have a shade with magnetic suction cups for the roof and two poles on the other end, sides all peg down about $100, I have one and use it all the time as a kitcken shelter when camping
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:41

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:41
Thanks, I will be in Adelaide in 2 days time!
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Reply By: Trev88 - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:29

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 13:29
Hi Dedalus

I use a tarp with a spreed bar cable tied to one end. this spreeder end is then cable tied to the roof rack and comes eith off the back or off the side. Then I use poles with ropes to the front. they even make sand pegs for the beach. Takes all of 5 min by myself to put up and take down.

I use a 3.6x3.6 for my small shade if im there all day I use a 3.6 by 7.2 so thet the car is in sade as well (helps the fridge work better)

All up cost around $100 for two tarps and the poles.
TM2CW

Trevor
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Follow Up By: porl - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:37

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:37
Hey Trev

what is a "spreed bar cable", i can't really picture what your set up is though it sounds a lot like mine though if yours is more robust i might go the "spreeder" whatver it is.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:50

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:50
Hi Dedalus,

Presume you have a roof rack (?) to fix something to. I've used a piece of sail track (get at Bunnings) to which I've attched a length of canvas. Roll up using 2 tent poles and keep it together with 2 straps. Pretty easy but requires a small amount of sewing and punching a couple of eyelets in the corner. Relatively cheap.

See it's attached to my fishing rod tube.



Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:23

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:23
That is the tallest dune flag I have ever seen :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 19:26

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 19:26
For BIG dunes David o???

Hi Dedalus,
Next time your on the mainland for a few days give us a call and we may be able to arrange a bbq with some of the locals, 0408 859 201

Sad to hear that a women was found dead at Emu bay this arvo.

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 21:17

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 21:17
David O

My flag pole was about the same height. Flag mounted on what is known as a Wog Pole. Telescopic fibreglass pole. They don't last though. These days I mount the flag on the HF aerial
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 22:32

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 22:32
G-DAY Pesty,
I will be in Adelaide in 2 weeks time but only for a couple of days. Thanks for the invitation for the BBQ, next time you will in K.I. giust send me an e-mail (llovison@bigpond.net.au) an will arrange a sunset drink on Emu BAy.
About the body found on the beach, I was at Emu Bay this afternoon at 4.00 p.m. .... waret was fantastic and very calm! I can't undestand what it may appens ....

Luca
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 17:37

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 17:37
You could do some real damage to this problem with a piece of heavy duty shadecloth,
some attatchment clips from Bunnings on one side to tie to your rack. Eyelets at the other corners through which you put tent poles and rope and tent pegs driven into the sand. Relatively cheap, fun to make.
Camper
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 19:58

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 19:58
hiya D.....type shade awning into the search bar at the top, change the search from active to Both.scroll down and you will find what i did to keep the sun off the little ones.

rick.
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Reply By: Peter - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 10:41

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 10:41
Bought a roll out awning from Supercheap ($79). Attaches to the roof rack with a couple of velcro straps then just rolls out. Legs and ropes are attached to the roller. Just roll it out, drop the legs and peg it down (pegs are included, as are 2 vinyl bags that can be filled with sand for weight). Comes with its own bag so just travels on the roof rack when not in use. Not much bigger than 2 decent sized fishing rods when packed up.
The material isn't heavy duty but works perfectly for shade
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