Australia. Sure, why not????

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:09 pm

Yahooooooo, Betsie is there parked out the front of the Expedition Center work shop in Sydney!!!!!

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Very hard to express how relieved I'm feeling right now!!!! Been a stressful few weeks waiting, and then last week the Customs and AQIS process, which actually went very smoothly in hind sight!!!

8 days of work to go :D :D :D :D
lax2wlg wrote:Is that like saying 'she's hot, for a crackwhore??

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby muddymatt1973 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:31 pm

DieselBoy wrote:The ship docked in Port Botany, Sydney, yesterday :D

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This morning the ship is on its way to Melbourne:

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That can only mean Betsie is sitting on the wharf in Sydney awaiting Customs and AQIS clearance. Maybe by the end of the week it might be through :D


Not to sidetrack the thread but how come we can see the position and heading of ships but can't planes.............. MH370????

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Latest idea :lol: :lol:

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lax2wlg wrote:Is that like saying 'she's hot, for a crackwhore??

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby wopass » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:41 pm

bro...

you missed some...



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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:01 pm

18,111 k's in that route, so would need to average 150k's a day.

That could be do able :D :D :D
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby oldyella » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:05 pm

Envious. That looks like an awesome mission!

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Big » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:20 pm

wopass wrote:bro...

you missed some...



:mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:04 am

And the adventure officially begins!!!!!!!!

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Postby snotgoblin » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:28 am

Awesome! Wishing you safe travels...

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Postby catalystracing » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:41 am

All the best for an epic adventure 8)

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Postby mercutio » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:11 pm

have fun and don't forget about us pic whores back home :mrgreen:
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby wopass » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:32 pm

:mrgreen:
If you already know everything, DON'T ask bloody questions!!

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Heath » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:11 pm

Jealous as Fk. Have a ball guys, stay safe and remember to make the dunes 50% taller and rivers twice as deep when retelling the tales.
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Jerry » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:21 pm

theres more pics on bookfacetube :D
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Postby uptomynutsinruts » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:11 am

Out there doing what we all wish we were, Have a blast, take shitloads of photos, stay safe and BURN THAT DIESEL FELLA!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Twodiffs » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Jerry wrote:theres more pics on bookfacetube :D


Link please Jerry?

Would be keen to follow your journey db...we just did south west WA.

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Postby coxsy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:28 pm

Cape York warning gear being ripped off
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/trips-to ... rs-195258/
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Postby DieselBoy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:40 pm

Cheers for that Coxy, will be just bushing camping it, but will be extra carefull after that warning!!!

Not much to post and report as yet, just been motoring north. Done nearly 1800ks since Sydney and have got as far as Tannum Sands. T . Shirt and shorts weather.

Problems so far:

Loose gear knob
Loose steering wheel boss kit
Coolent weep from low water sensor
Loose drive flange bolts on D.S front hub.

Stayed at with some friends in Burrum Heads the other night :D :D

This is Dave, and it has been EVERYWHERE there is to go in Australia. If there's somewhere worth going, it's been there!!
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At Inskip point, Fraser Island and the Fraser Island Ferry in the back ground
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby muddymatt1973 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:00 pm

Problems so far:

Loose gear knob
Loose steering wheel boss kit

Loose nut behind steering wheel??

Sorry - I just had to :D :D :D

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Postby coxsy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:01 pm

in a Aussie online magazine ,
first to drive to Cape York two New Zealanders in a Austin averageing six punctures aday and made a raft to get the car over the Jardine river
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:21 pm

From the top tip of NZ to the very bottom is 1610km.

We have done 2300km so far from Sydney and we are only at Emerald :D :D
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Postby coxsy » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:48 pm

how may litres so far :D
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:22 pm

Rough figures from yesterday morning:

Fuel consumption

251ltrs
2,384km
9.49ks per ltr
1,187.25 kms per tank


Have done another 500ks or so since then :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Billion__ » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:58 pm

nice to hear how you are going, 8)

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Jerry » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:36 pm

Looks like they have set up a FB page for this now

https://www.facebook.com/Bets1e
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby mike » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:28 pm

OMG look where this nutter and his family are!! :shock: :shock: That's some serious isolation :shock:

http://www.yit.co.nz/yacht/betsie
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Postby catalystracing » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:14 am

You have to zoom the map out for ages before you see anything but desert, when you do you see a great view of where hes been. Very impressive.

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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby Heath » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:20 pm

Living the dream!!

So what's the next dream trip after this one....?

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Postby mercutio » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:31 pm

mike wrote:OMG look where this nutter and his family are!! :shock: :shock: That's some serious isolation :shock:

http://www.yit.co.nz/yacht/betsie


luv this gives an idea of the scale of their adventure is there somewhere that gives you the total distance they have travelled
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Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Postby DieselBoy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:30 pm

mike wrote:OMG look where this nutter and his family are!! :shock: :shock: That's some serious isolation :shock:

http://www.yit.co.nz/yacht/betsie



Woohoo!! Made it to Alice Springs :D :D
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