Roof top tinnys on 4WD's Interesting concept !

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:52
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Driving around in a coach, I see some amazing things through the windscreen. I was stopped at a red light in Maitland NSW a few days ago, when I saw this.

The method this driver chose to carry his tinnie got my attention.

Interesting if it started to rain.


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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:56

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:56
Depends if he has the drain plugs in or not.


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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:11

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:11
Yeah Peter, I reckon that's an important factor LOL
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:21

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:21
what is the forcast, maybe ya are expecting rain, heavy rains ... flooding .... and he is simply very prepaired hahahahahah
Interesting concept i must say, i have pondered doing that as it is a pain to take everything out and it also drip all sorts of crud over the roof when flipped up-side down, any sand, scales, mud, bait and so on falls on the roof, with all the light stuff as rods, life jacketes ect they can stay in if it stays upright and that is excellent for repeat use like when you are camping but dont have a trailer ...... sooo given THAT it is a dam good idea as far as praticially speaking goes..
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:09

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:09
Joe, there's no room on your roof.
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Reply By: Axle - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 13:02

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 13:02
G/Day Fred, ,,Ya could sit up there and have lunch!!, enjoy the view somewhere...LOL.


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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:12

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:12
LOL
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Reply By: Hairy (WA) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:40

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 14:40
Gday,
Maybe it doubles as a play pen for his kids......
Or a rainwater tank?

LOL
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:13

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:13
G'day Hairy. Could maybe prove important if he underestimates the depth of any water crossings...
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 15:09

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 15:09
That bloke has a lot more faith in the strength of a Nissan gutterless roof rack than I have!!
Maybe he's relying on the "lift factor" of the wind under the hull, when he's doing 110kmh, to ease the load on the roof rack bars? - and reduce his fuel consumption too?!
Could lead to a whole new meaning for the description, "low flying"?!
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:08

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:08
Ron, all of that went through my mind as soon as I saw it.

Those following gave him plenty of distance as the tinny rolled onto its side going around the corner.

Carrying a $500 tinny on $100 roof racks, in that fashion, on top of a $50,000 ??? vehicle....hmmmmmm.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:21

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:21
Fred - No doubt, he's the same bloke who carries his furniture on the same roof rack - and who gets three able-bodied mates to travel with him - each with an arm out the window, holding the item of furniture on!

If you want to see the results of lots of boat-carrying idiocy - just Google, "boat falls off trailer!".
There's plenty of like-minded people around, with the same attitude to load security! [:-)

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:33

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 17:33
I think its for deep river crossings!! Vehicle goes under, just climb out the windows and you are safe and sound!! I thought you of all people would work that one out Fred!! :)) Michael
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:46

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:46
Hello Michael. Where ya been mate?

You are correct. My immediate thought was, "This bloke does some serious river crossings. Traction could be a problem, though, as he would be at the mercy of the current :-))
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:34

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:34
G`day Fred,

He seems to be getting a few bites, well on here he is anyway. :>)


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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:51

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:51
G'day Scrubby. When I saw him coming across the bridge on my left, I couldn't get my phone camera ready quick enough. He got the attention of all on board who could see him, and the banter continued for many k's. Made their day.
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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:51

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:51
Fred,
I can see why he has mounted the tinnie on the roof that way.

Number 1 the nose gives him lift and when he starts the propellor spinning that makes it fly. All those out there use a diesel chips to get it up and boogieing don't know how to do it. He just uses the lift off the bow and his outboard propellor.

I also see you have an anti nissan deflector on the front of your bus windscreen.

All the best.
RA.

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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:59

Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 18:59
G'day RA

Now I hadn't considered that aspect. Makes sense mate :-)

BTW so far the deflector is working quite well LOL

Fred
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