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"CARNEGIE, WELLS & HANN"

July / August 2017 Expedition Summary

 

Interesting Data

Started Expedition, Laverton W.A. – 26th July at 9:04 am
Finished Expedition, Tjukayirla Roadhouse W.A. – 22nd August at 2:48 pm
Number of travel days = 27
Distance = 1488.2 Kms
Off Road distance = 806.2 kms
Off Track distance = 682 kms
Engine Time = 95.63 hrs
Average travel per day = 55.12 kms
Average engine time per day = 3.54 hrs
Average speed (kms/hrs) = 15.56 kms/hr
Longest distance in a day = 220.1 kms – 22/8/17
Shortest distance in a day = 17.1 kms – 19/8/17
Longest driving time = 5.62 engine hours – 8/8/17
Shortest driving time = 1.88 engine hours – 19/8/17
Coldest Morning = minus 1.6o C at sunrise – 31/7/16
Camps – Laverton & Tjukayirla Roadhouse all others were in the bush

Comparison of engine hours against vehicle odometer

Tyre Troubles x 14 - see website 2017 tyre report for more detail

All vehicles were fitted with Bias tyres on split rims

All tyres were repaired & serviceable but some tubes were replaced

Vehicle Problems - see website 2017 vehicle problem report for more detail

Damaged & destroyed IFS boots – wrapped in tape or replaced with tyre tube
Vehicle stopped dead – engine electrical short – worked around it/manual engine stop
Vehicle starved of fuel – bypassed blocked fuel strainer (poor maintenance)

Water & Other Things

Found a heap of sites that had water even though it was dry. We also found quite a few of what we call "forgotten" rockholes, which we dug out and got water, a pretty successful expedition in all.

Fuel Figures for 2005 Land Rover Defender TD5, 130 Dual Cab - Bias 7.50-16

Fuel = 283.6 Lts approx’
Average Fuel Consumption = 19.06 Lts/100 kms
Average Fuel Consumption by Time = 2.97 Lts/hr
Best daily fuel figure = 10.76 Lts/100kms – 6th August
Worst daily fuel figure = 35.42 Lts/100kms – 17 August

Section 1 – Laverton to Tjukayirla Roadhouse

Section 2 – Tjukayirla Roadhouse & return

 

Mick Hutton & Connie Sue Beadell
Beadell Tours, October 2017

 

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