Opps of the year?

Submitted: Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:21
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:42

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:42
Had to fill in the gaps, West Coast of Tassie is a wild part of the world!!
When I went to that part of the world no way I travelled the beach without a local.

Great pictures,
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:39

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:39
lol, I couldnt be tossed typing it all..
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:44

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:44
Oops of the year - I concur.

Nice rig too......correction, was a nice rig. Enough to make you weep.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:50

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:50
Wonder how much he wants for the tires.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:55

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:55
Wouldn't get those ones. They're no good for sand work..........poor floatation characteristics.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:45

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:45
but they clean well if you look at #5
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 11:01

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 11:01
True, but I'd have reservations about their suitability for outback travel as well.

Don't seem to cope with washouts too well.

Hope the driver had a snorkel fitted.
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:31

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:31
Definately gives new meaning to the word "BUGGER".
poor bloke, bet he wept more than a few tears. hope no-one was hurt.

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Reply By: Jo and Mark - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 04:43

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 04:43
How would you feel!!!!!!

Now would his insurance company pay up? was driving on that stretch of beach considered part of a road? therefore the accident being 'on a road' they would pay.
But if not on what is classed as a road will they use that to get out of paying?
Jo
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Reply By: Sparkiepete - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 06:54

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 06:54
Look at the way the sand just swallowed that car! Amazing.

I would have never thought it would sink so far.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:00

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:00
Poor bugger!!

Hope no-one was hurt, and I bet he nevers tries THAT again.

Brian
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:08

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:08
OK, I'll be the one to ask... Was the Engel still running...???
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:50

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 07:50
Sure was. As fast as it could _away_ from the water :)
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:03

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:03
And was the beer still cold?
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:52

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:52
I wonder what he wants for the Engle - since he wont need it for a while.
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Follow Up By: Sparkiepete - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 11:46

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 11:46
Pajman pete writes;
And was the beer still cold?

Bloody oath, did you see what those guys were wearing. That is some cold looking water. Brrrrrrrr.
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 14:02

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 14:02
I didn't realise that you could submerge an Engle for at least one tide in salt water and it would still run. Gee they are great! I might trad in my Waeco!

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Reply By: Rigor - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:25

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:25
Can happen on any surf beach , there is more than 1 vehicle under the sand at Eli creek Fraser island . I like to think that it is natures way of weeding out those that shouldn't venture off road!!

Cheers Dave L.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:08

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:08
Been down to Sandy Cape, but never got close to the water like that.

The closer you get to the Cape the softer the sand gets.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:51

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 10:51
The story goes (From Outerlimits4x4.com)

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Yeah my mate, actually knows the poor guy with the 80 series.

The had just kitted it up to tour tassie first vehicle apparently made it through but when the 80 went in got stuck in the river wasnt that hard but what happened next was a wave came not knocked on its side killed the electrics then they couldnt get out.

Luckily passenger had his window down they got out and just as they got out another wave came knocked back on its wheels.

The sand was so soft it had sunk to its axels within minutes and was difficult to get out they tried snatching but nothing then another wave came slammed it on its side thats thats how it stayed.

i may have missed a few bits buts what happened.
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 14:06

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 14:06
I'm impressed that even with the bonnet (and batteries et al) under water the tail light was still working.
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Reply By: Member - Duke (TAS) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 20:03

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 20:03
Been to Sandy Cape on numerous occaisions.Beach can be like concrete going down and one hour later its low-low in the quick-sand for a couple of Kil.Three river crossings and the Thonton has claimed quite a few.DUKE
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 15:59

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 15:59
An that's why I'm SUPER cautious on the beach. It's gotta be your worst nightmare...

Almost happened to me once up near seabird in WA, you learn realy quick let me tell you! Lucky for me it was only a stock feroza so wouldn't have been as bigger disaster as that. I only got out by the skin of my teeth.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 16:04

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 16:04
Oh and I'd just like to add to all those people who laugh and think it will never happen to them....

It's easier than you think, can happen very easily. One wrong move and the right surrounding circumstances and WHAMO! All of a sudden that's you.

Be careful on beaches.

I'd been on the beach where it happened to me many, many, many times. I was actually turning around to go and help my mates who were all stuck behind me when it happened, it was all very casual and innocent until the tide started to come in. Then with your vehicle stuck to the wet sand on it's belly with waves comming around it and all your friends still bogged nearly 1km back down the beach, you do start to wonder where it's all going to end up...
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