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AAWDC Fun Day: Feedback

What can I say.....? Just one thing and that is "HATS OFF" to the NORC Team....you people are just an awesome bunch - together as a Team we have pulled off one of the most successful AAWDC Fun Days ever!

The following link pays witness to this: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... p?t=193383

To my fellow Committee Team members - you are great as a management team - many thanks for your support over the past number of months!!

All glory to our heavenly Father who made it possible for us to pull off a huge successful day and kept the rain away until after the event.....
by georgeb
17 Aug 2014 17:34
 
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Rhett wrote:Did those figures include sand roads too?


Evening Rhett

Day 1 from Harties to Grunau - all tarmac. No fuel in the Jerry's or water in the tank on top - heavy loaded inside the car...
by georgeb
27 Sep 2016 20:03
 
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Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Afternoon everybody

I had the privilege of being part of a tour group with URI Adventures as guides, doing the Luderitz to Walvis Bay desert tour through the Namib recently. The Nissan contingent consisted of two 4.8's and believe it or not a stock standard Navara 2.5.

Here we go with a few pic's and stats:

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Day 1 - Hartbeespoort to Grunau - +- 1200 km's - average consumption 4.9 km/l

Had to take on some very necessary juice in Kuruman...

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Overnight at the Withuis outside Grunau - R600.00 per Unit.


Day 2 - Grunau to Luderitz via the Canon Roadhouse- +- 400 km's - did not calculate the consumption

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Overnight at the Luderitz Nest Hotel - quite pricy at R1, 910.00 per room B&B

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To be continued....
by georgeb
27 Sep 2016 17:15
 
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Day 2 continues....

On route to Luderitz we stopped over at the Seeheim Hotel...

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After arriving in Luderitz it was time for the Jerry can's. I took on 284 litres of fuel between the fuel tanks and the Jerry cans - 200 litres of fuel and 50 litres of water on the roof rack.



The "formal" kick-off of the tour was a dinner sponsored by the Organisers at Ritzi's

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For those who wonder what happened to the spare wheel - here you go...

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by georgeb
27 Sep 2016 20:29
 
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NOROC: Year End Function 2016: Saturday 2016-11-26

Hello all

This is confirmation that our YEF will be on Saturday 2016-11-26 at Kungwini, Bronhorstspruit.

Detail will follow.
by georgeb
07 Oct 2016 11:19
 
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

how the 2.5 Navara handled the dunes... being close to my 2.5 Pathy...

Hi Oetie

Let me give feedback on the Navara. We were all a bit concerned about the fact that the Navara has such a huge foot print i.e. wheelbase length and also it carried a significant load as well - there were 120 l water in the back alone!

Initially the drivers struggled to get to grips with the diesel in the dunes but hey - all of us struggled initially - as the time went on they got to grips with the vehicle dynamics and by the last two days they were really doing well.

In one of the huge "play holes" between the dunes an experienced driver took the Navara through it and guess what - successfully through first time - these holes are done at full throttle from the start and back!

The picture below will give you an idea of such a play hole - spot the tracks on the opposite side of the dune belt to my left...
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The Navara got stuck a few times but so did many a car (even our Patrol and the Guides as well) - if that Navara had an aftermarket suspension kit i.e. Camel it would have been a totally different story.

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Very interesting - during one of the days in the dunes we had a "quarter mile sprint challenge" on a large slightly uphill open space between the dunes and guess what - the Navara out run all the vehicles in the group by a good car length.
by georgeb
28 Sep 2016 14:59
 
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Re: PATROL FORUM IN DIE DRIVE OUT MEI 2017

SJC wrote:Ek hou van Faan se patrol stickers op sy deur...ek soek ook. (blaai nou deer die nuwe weg ry)...


Ons laat druk daardie in 'n oogwink - kom ons begin 'n nuwe thread en kyk wie sal belangstel - ek sal.
by georgeb
28 Apr 2017 13:59
 
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Re: NOROC: Strategic Session on the "Way Forward": 2017-01-1

Evening Alex

Was it only you that kept on pleading with NSA. I would have thought that Glyn Demmer has contacts there?

Glyn and myself, Gavin Reeder who attended on 14 January is Glyn's contact. Gavin indicated throughout that Nissan is still interested in supporting the Club but this "interest" has no definition according to me. Also, the Navara launch was put forward as the aspect that took all the attention the past number of months. Glyn indicated that there would have been a meeting today that he would have attended that was arranged due to the comments Ian made on Facebook on the Nissan page - this shook the castle at Nissan. I have not received any feedback today.

Has the committee met since 14 January

Yes

Do you know what the status of the club is now?

Yes indeed. We have a grand total of 23 members. The Committee currently consists of Glyn, Vaughn and Me - Kobus P has resigned as Secretary. Jorrie, Pieter B and Andre Durand assisted with a few events that we have organised thus far. The one event at Piesangkloof was relatively well attended while the one at Sandwani, although very well arranged and advertised, were poorly attended.

The Club is from a legal perspective not dead, as this decision and subsequent action(s) can only be sanctioned at an AGM or Special AGM - it is just dead in our frame of reference and opinion.

There are a number of loyal members that continuously support the events and also assists in arranging events. Based on this fact and not to disappoint these people and friends, I am still pretty much ready to rock and roll ahead with the Club - with or without membership fees paid - that is not a factor to me - enjoying the sport that I love with my friends is priceless.

I was just g@tvol the other day and that was the foundation for my outburst that I am finished with the Club. In the event that Nissan does not officially buy into the Club, we will continue as an independent group of Nissan owners and Club members - the same that we have done in the past - no complicated setup that is a burden to run - we have day jobs as well....

The Nissan Forum according to me is dead and will be discontinued on 30 June 2017. Whereto in terms of a Forum - I personally actually don't care much - we are members here on the Patrol Forum and with approval from the owner we will continue here. If this is not acceptable, we go without a Forum - the Wegry Kampvuur Forum has also recently been discontinued after being a Number 1 for a long time - Wegry now just uses their Facebook page for cyber presence.

In the event that Nissan becomes officially involved all of the above might be out the window - who knows?
by georgeb
03 May 2017 21:32
 
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Re: BFG KO1 - 285/75/16

Morning Cedric - long time no speak - good to hear from you again - here you go....
by georgeb
04 May 2017 10:28
 
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Re: Does anybody know who this is?

Al hierdie mede 4x4 entoesiaste is in my gebede - mag Vader vrede en genesing bring!
by georgeb
14 May 2017 14:26
 
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Re: Correct Octane Fuel for older Patrols

So lyk Uncle M se prentjie meer verstaanbaar...

Soos ek lees is dit standaard 93 in die binneland en 95 by die kus vir my...
by georgeb
20 May 2017 15:47
 
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Re: 4.8 Patrol on OLX below value?

Ek stel voor, bel en hoor Uncle.
by georgeb
23 May 2017 22:53
 
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