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    Best Wishes Andy, you're just a young'un.

    Best Wishes Andy, you're just a young'un.
  2. Nice! Presumably for hardcore users? Have...

    Nice!
    Presumably for hardcore users?
    Have never seen one in real life. Are they a lot bigger/heavier than low mount Warns? What sort of pulling power are they rated at & what sort of amps would...
  3. Thread: Cape York 2021

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    Send me $300 & in return I'll send you a...

    Send me $300 & in return I'll send you a certificate stating that you are one of the 7.7% who do the right thing, along with a Donald Trump face mask.
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    'Long Breakfast' was also a daily ritual at...

    'Long Breakfast' was also a daily ritual at Portland Roads.

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    MrsTea's daily 'hammock time' at Portland Roads,...

    MrsTea's daily 'hammock time' at Portland Roads, Cape York, generally followed her 'long breakfast' across the road at the beach.

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    'So good to sit down after a hectic & unsettled ...

    'So good to sit down after a hectic & unsettled few days'.

    After getting kicked out of our house sit prematurely 'cos of Covid 19, & having nowhere to go, & Cape York plans being cancelled, we...
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    I think it would cost more than half the cost of...

    I think it would cost more than half the cost of the lens given that it's inside, & I'd question whether it was worth it to be honest. If it was an easier lens to use I might feel differently. It's...
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    It's a Pelican 1520, I think the case(with foam)...

    It's a Pelican 1520, I think the case(with foam) weighs around 4.5kg.Not sure of fully loaded weight . I'd guess around 10 kg. They do a large range of sizes.
    Since posting earlier, I decided to...
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    Was talking to a photographer when up at Portland...

    Was talking to a photographer when up at Portland Roads & he asked me how I was storing my camera & lenses. "In a soft carry bag" I said. This brought on a drawing of breath in through his teeth....
  10. I think you should expect your money back . If it...

    I think you should expect your money back . If it were me I would be making that firmly but politely clear to whoever is in charge & telling them that both a) it was fine before they adjusted it & b)...
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    If you want to pull it off road your choices are...

    If you want to pull it off road your choices are very limited if you want to keep the weight down. I can't thing of anything with a hard top which beats the Tvan for weight. (Ours is 1100 to 1200kg...
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    I think it may be time to talk to Hayman Reese? ...

    I think it may be time to talk to Hayman Reese?

    As I read it, the towbar below won't increase the weight you are allowed to carry or tow with your car, but it will increase the allowed towball...
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    I don't think there is an official towball...

    I don't think there is an official towball weight. There will however be a max weight of what can be towed.

    I stand to be corrected, but I think the person who told you that bolting on a higher...
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    The lens is 150mm to 600, & f5-f6.3. I think f5...

    The lens is 150mm to 600, & f5-f6.3. I think f5 is only available at 150mm.
  15. Thread: Radiator Screen

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    If you haven't seen it the Bachsten Creek Camp...

    If you haven't seen it the Bachsten Creek Camp Face book page is an excellent source of info re conditions on the Munja especially to monitor when the track is being opened. (Usually around the end...
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    The auto/manual focus on mine is called DMF...

    The auto/manual focus on mine is called DMF (Digital Manual Focus I think)
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    To my eyes both tree trunk & bird are very...

    To my eyes both tree trunk & bird are very 'soft'.

    Do you have a setting which enables auto focus AND manual focus? It may help to get 'in the ballpark' with auto focus & then try to tweak it...
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    I'm still experimenting with the Sigma lens. A...

    I'm still experimenting with the Sigma lens. A few things have made it focus quicker , but stuffed if I can remember precisely what. I have used the Sigma software to change how some of the functions...
  19. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    We left the Tvan & Patrol in storage & went up to...

    We left the Tvan & Patrol in storage & went up to Portland Roads, Cape York for 5 weeks. A taster of what is to come later in the year when we return to the Cape with the Tvan. Now back near Cairns &...
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    Resizing for forums is problematic because most...

    Resizing for forums is problematic because most have a relatively small file size limit. If you reduce the file size you lose clarity. One way around this is to use an online photo host - upload to...
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    There are many ways to stay safe with water. We...

    There are many ways to stay safe with water. We used to do what Steve does - filtering on the way in & out when we had our bus. Less room in the patrol called for a different method. Now we just...
  22. Thread: Radiator Screen

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    Depends upon what long sort of long grass you are...

    Depends upon what long sort of long grass you are driving through. We carry 'shadecloth' & window insect mesh, although the window mesh we have is the nylon type.

    For stuff with 'sticky' seed,...
  23. Thread: Where is it?

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    Devonian Reef? - I'll take a stab at Chillagoe?

    Devonian Reef? - I'll take a stab at Chillagoe?
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    You'll have to take an average, as the power...

    You'll have to take an average, as the power consumption rises & falls with breaths in & out - or at least mine does. You'll need to wear the mask & get it up to pressure, with the humidity turned to...
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    I suspect it may not be a battery problem per se,...

    I suspect it may not be a battery problem per se, but rather a CPAP machine which uses way more than mine - most do. It is quite likely , for example, that a Resmed machine will want 50Ah+ per night,...
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