WRT the catfish, weve been eating snapper, bluebone and barra all the way up the coast
my vote bluebone groper wins hands down for taste
the truck, runs like a dream, but because of the constant head winds my fuel economy has dropped a tad to about the 20L / 100 mark maybe a tad worse but by large ive been managing about 1000K to the tank
the only down side is the ride, but you know about that one ?
theres some great driving on this side of the country but the corrugated dirt roads really get on your nerves after the first couple of hundred K's
every wash out makes you think the front bump stops are about to come up through the floor
theres only one thing im going to change as a result of this trip
new suspension - parabolics of course coz the wife wont wear the cost of coils
new wheels - i like the look of alans bling wheels and am suoer impresed with the feed back from aussie iron but im thinking ill go 19.5's
and maybe new seats
I know thats 3 things but if i say it fast it sounds like one and the wife doesnt ask questions
still not sure how shes going to get into the truck after that cause shes only short
ill be sure to show it off when it happens
That story sounds so familiar. My wife said to keep dreaming so I did then one day she saw something different about my truck. In the beginning I said we will just do one thing but that quickly multiplied to air compressor paraboloics wheels and a towbar modification. Just waiting for confirmation on some flared front guards and then I will be set (for now).
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about 26K's out of town in the Nitmiluk National Park
the only way to see the place is by boat
or you can walk but its a bloody long way and all uphill
Yeah.... but that makes it all downhill on the way back.or you can walk but its a bloody long way and all uphill
As usual, nice photos Stu.
Did you use your own tinnie?
My attempt to build something to go somewhere else...
No nice pictures no pleasant vistas not yet anyway we still have to start our sightseeing tour of the top end
On a sad note
I started my first day of full time work today, only 18 months to go
IM NOT SURE I LIKE IT
dont know how you guys do this every day of the week
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just a few numbers from our little jaunt to Darwin
Laden weight combination van and truck - 9 T
Distance by road from Bunbury to Darwin - 4160Km
Distance travelled by odometer - 12006
Fuel used - 2750 lt
Fuel cost - $4468.40
Average - $1.63 per lt
Economy = 22.9 L/100km - thats 38 cents per kilometer
no breakdowns, puntures, or problems (except for a stone chip on the windscreen)
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the one thing I take from this trip is the need to upgrade the suspension
That fuel economy is not to bad considering what your carting around, what was your average cruise speed? also what was the cost of refreshments?
without van its about 100 kph (mcs) or 91 to the rest of you
on average it was 4 cans of beer per day for 184 days, thats 24 cases of beer (30's) or about $1080 in beer
but lookoing under the bed I know for a fact we are short 2 cases of white wine, 3 bottles of chivas, 9 bottles of bubbly and 2 casks of red
me thinks the wife has a drinking problem