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"TWO SOAKS C96"

August/September 2016 Expedition Summary

 

Interesting Data

Started Tour, Alice Springs N.T. – 10th August at 8:33 am
Finished Tour, Halls Creek W.A. – 6th September at 2:19 pm
Kilometres = 2,519.9 kms
      Off-road = 1,957.7 kms
      Off-track = 562.2 kms
Engine Hours = 106.7 hrs
Number of travel days = 27
Average daily engine time = 3.95 hrs
Average daily distance travelled = 93.33 kms
Average speed (kms/hrs) = 23.62 kms/hr
Longest distance in a day = 431.8 kms – 10th August
Shortest distance in a day = 23.2 kms – 30th August
Longest driving time = 6.50 engine hours – 10th August
Shortest driving time = 2.23 engine hours – 24th August
Coldest Morning = 9.1 0 C at sunrise – 11th August
Camps – Alice Springs, Lamanbundah Outstation & Halls Creek, all others were in the bush

Comparison of engine hours against vehicle odometer

      • 24 kms/hr average for 106.7 hrs = 2,520 kms
      • 60 kms/hr average for 106.7 hrs = 6,402 kms
      • 75 kms/hr average for 106.7 hrs = 8,002.5 kms

Tyre Troubles - 19.5 - (see 2016 tyre report for more detail)

All vehicles were fitted with Bias tyres on split rims
9 tube pinholes
4 patch failures
3 unknown problems (Mick didn’t see them)
2 tread stakes
1.5 shoulder stakes (this is explained in the report)
      All tyres were repaired & serviceable but quite a few tubes were ditched

Vehicle Problems - (see 2016 vehicle problem report for more detail)

Battery a bit dodgy – cleaned terminals
Rear drive/tail shaft snapped – not much we could do about that
Front differential noisy – not much we could do about that either
Fridge failed – turned off for a couple of days then switched on & came good

Water & Other Things

Found quite a few major water points that more than likely have not been seen by modern white folks.
Was able to dig for & get water in all but a few cases. Pretty happy with what we located.
• Several soaks & many tools
• Several Native Wells & many tools
• Some rockholes & creek waterholes with many tools

Fuel Figures - for Land Rover Defender TD5, 130 Dual Cab - Bias 7.50-16

Fuel used = 417.7 Lts (419.7 - 2 lts for small spillage every morning)
**Average fuel consumption = 16.55 Lts/100
Average fuel consumption by hour = 3.91 Lts/hr
Best daily fuel figure = 10.44 Lts/100kms – 11th August
Worst daily fuel figure = 41.38 Lts/100kms – 30th August

      ** Using Bias tyres adds 1 – 1.5 Lts/100kms normally

 

Mick Hutton & Connie Sue Beadell
Beadell Tours, October 2016

 

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