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    Here ya go, Dent. These are the sort of vehicle you need. These Inters were the first trucks to go from Cooktown to Weipa, in 1931. (But a couple of blokes took a car there the year before.)
    Check out the winching arrangements on the rear wheels.
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    I've seen series I landy's with a similar arrangement, and a little later a capstan on the front which you ran a rope around like a yachts winch, speed was governed by the amount of pressure you applied to the hemp rope.
    Come to think of it I think some early rally cars (Gelignite Jack era) had similar rear wheel winches.

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    At work in the '60s we had Landys with capstan winches on the front, but they were forever breaking shear pins. Also, friction on the rope often caused it to break. We winched about 10 miles in the Barrington Tops - snow, broken half shaft - and when the 3/8" wire rope went, it was like a rifle shot, and would have cut anyone standing in line with it in half.
    The capstan winces were succeeded by Olding drum winches, which, from memory, had 1/2" wire ropes with a hook.
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    Today it is wire or dyneema, I use the latter for halyards as there is bugger all stretch and the breaking strain for diameter is greater than wire rope, but then, so is the price.
    For memory 6mm Dyneema (or Amsteel, and another one) is about 1.4 tonnes.
    Useless for anchors as the stretch in silver rope acts as a shock absorber, not good for painters either for the same reason and puts a lot of strain on deck fittings.

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    Good for halyards though.

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    reportedly its good for halyards
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    Any good for the trossachs and the girnals, Iain?
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    No, only for halyards.
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    No good for Vincent Van Gogh or Lindsay Norman or Peter Paul Rubens.
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    Now...that is proper hijacking

    When you travel country like this it truly gobsmacks you how the old shavers did it. ...that is a tale for another time

    So we leave Coen ( your father is not mister coen !!!) Heading for the Archer . Thats 65 clicks. We race there in about 4 hours.

    Got breath tested and then the Constable and the Skip compare handguns.

    Archer River . $18 for two instant coffees. Well that blows the skin off $85 for a block of cans at coen.

    4 hour wait for water to fall enough . We had it on the top of the tyre but got across in front only behind another toyota towing a trailer with another toyota on ( a pissed ringer hit a concrete culvert at Lakeland downs and the crash tore out the transfer case along with the two shafts and other reportable damage) that could easily have been managed if all wheels were driving some hours earlier

    Of all the vehicles waiting to cross the Archer . There was an Isuzu 4wd truck with " tourist body" two semi's and a metric shit load of cruisers


    We were limited again to 60 or so but the road is so fucked it does not matter

    Forget gulf roads for at least 2 months

    Anyway we got 2 dories out of the yard ...scrubbed barnicles ..made broken shit work... the yammies started first string after months of neglect and make our way across the embley to roberts creek. And there she is . Sitting just where we left her . There is birdshit,weathering,barnacles.. one or two batteries needing some emf..one siezed fan in the snap....a jar of anzac bikkies gone mouldy... 14 clothes pegs are fucked...

    The really wonderful thing is cancer can fuck off. Dent gave a promise to his Skipper to get better and go fishing again in the field of 2 solid opportunities to do something else.

    He is asleep in his cot now...i know he is tired ...he is back on his boat ..he can sleep and trust me to watch

    It is good to be home
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    We got well and truly robbed the other day. Ran out of coffee and a few minor things after being at sea fir nearly a month we took one of the doreys over the musgrave to Mapoon to visit the local store

    With a docket showing

    4x 2litre milks
    4x loaves of tip top white bread
    1x 500gm nescafe instant coffee (yuk)
    1x5kg bag white rice
    3x 2litre cordials
    1 packet of smokes, 1 400g peanut butter and a maple flavoured syrup

    I shit you not....it came to $469
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    Drop the smokes, and the maple flavoured syrup ( at that price it was obviously made by bare breasted virgins on an easter sunday in a leap year)
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    Funny thing is the smokes and the maple ( flavoured) syrup were at normal prices......I assume the Chairman is a smoker

    The 500gm coffee was $63

    Milk was $17.96 for 2 litres

    Mapoon is easily the tidiest AB community I have ever visited. I have lived in 3 and seen scores. Aurukun, the community south of Weipa , is a freaking warzone the two places could not be more different
    Redheads..." They will be the end of a good man, the envy of many and the sweetest thing once they are tamed"

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