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    Default Watagans C+ 26th November

    Similar route to the C grade trips in October, but this time looking for some challenge and hopefully a bit of technical driving. We are not particularly chasing scenic views or pretty glens - the focus is on interesting driving.

    Where: Watagans

    When:
    Saturday 26th November 2016


    Meet:
    M1 Motorway services travelling North, just past Wyong. On Google it's called F3 Wyong North-bound (Twin Servos). Servo is a Caltex. There is a Macca's and a healthy fast food as well.


    Time:
    8:00 am for 8:30 departure. Please be fueled and fed.


    Grade:
    C+

    Some risk of damage - slight (nothing guaranteed though). Overgrown tracks - probably not a trip for polished "mall crawlers". One or two (proper) bogs unavoidable - it is the Watagans afterall. Possible need for a snatch in the bog at CPT80 (the exit is steep and slippery). Some limited rock crawling.

    Tracks may include:
    x CPT80
    x Sawpit (not the end blocked by B+ bog)
    x Greens Break Rd
    x Creek Road
    x "Borneo" (Athens+Junction point)

    As usual we can try to forward track plots if you have HEMA explorer.

    Requirements: Radio, food/drink of choice, camera. Full fuel tank. Recovery points front and rear. Recovery kit: snatch strap, rated shackles, dampener. First Aid. Sun cream. Sense of fun and adventure!

    Recommended but not required: Protection, lift, side rails, larger All Terrain or Mud tyres. To be fair Kerry and I did a lot of C+ when the Rubi was stock - so stock should be fine but the mods do give comfort. Think about it though in your brand new Grand Cherokee.
    EDIT: Creek Road does need a little clearance. It's generally hard dirt under the diffs so scull dragging could be tried if you are happy about it. Otherwise lower clearance vehicles will be diverted to meet us up ahead.

    Winch and related kit: Not required.

    This run is limited to: 10 - including lead vehicle. A couple of experienced club members would be appreciated!

    Contact: Dru Spork 0419 855 121

    Attending:

    1. Dru: Dru'n'Kerry; JK
    2. jaden124: Jaden; JK
    3. Steve t: Steve; TJ
    4.JohnSilver; John; JK
    5. Steve x: Steve and Lisa; JK



    Last edited by Dru; 26-11-16 at 07:01 AM.

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    Hey dru plz add Di and myself


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    Kerry driving Creek Road.







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    Hey Dru, please add me in the JK for this one too Might need to go out and buy a good recovery kit for this one :P

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    The ARB pack is one of the better ones. Has everything you need and reviews of the snatch showed it to be one of the best, even when wet.

    Do check the shackles fit your recovery points.

    Dru

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    Hey Dru,

    Please put me down for this one, never been to the Watagans before so should be fun!

    Cheers,
    Will


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    Hi Dru, may be interested in this trip if my right arm mends to be able to take the knocks. Talk to you at the next meeting I'm hoping to attend.

    Cheers RobS

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    Put down to attend please....
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    Dru, please put me down as a tentative at this stage. I'll check some of the sections I'll be able to see at next week "C" grade trip. To as ertain if I'm confident in doing it.

    Cheers Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncaged123 View Post
    Dru, please put me down as a tentative at this stage. I'll check some of the sections I'll be able to see at next week "C" grade trip. To as ertain if I'm confident in doing it.

    Cheers Rob
    Rob, I'm happy to talk it through (not on the thread) but I'll put you on the reserve list. When you can commit let me know and I will transfer to the list.

    cheers

    Dru

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