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One of the best places on earth - the Kimberly's. Another of gods greatest presents to Oz.

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I head away on my Kimberly trip next week and I'm nearly ready, hooked up the big 250 Watts oar panel yesterday, it all works perfectly, very happy with how it has all come together.

Just make up a few Led light strips to hook up to the gazebo for some light and re do the LED light in the canopy and then I just wait until i finish at work next Wednesday and head off, 1st stop will be coral bay and exmouth to pick dad up, then inland to tom price and karinjini, before dropping back into Karratha for a night and offload the wife and kids, then Dad and I will head off north.  Looking forward to it.

 

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5 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Sounds awesome. Hope it's everything you are wanting, and more.

 

Honestly I just want dad to have a good time, he’ll never get the chance again, I just wanna swim some of my favourite gorges in my budgy’s 😂.  I’ve been up there plenty of times and just love the place

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Kieran it would be great if you did a thread all about your trip with pics n stuff

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17 hours ago, KieranR said:

I head away on my Kimberly trip next week and I'm nearly ready, hooked up the big 250 Watts oar panel yesterday, it all works perfectly, very happy with how it has all come together.

Just make up a few Led light strips to hook up to the gazebo for some light and re do the LED light in the canopy and then I just wait until i finish at work next Wednesday and head off, 1st stop will be coral bay and exmouth to pick dad up, then inland to tom price and karinjini, before dropping back into Karratha for a night and offload the wife and kids, then Dad and I will head off north.  Looking forward to it.

 

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I did three weeks from Perth to Darwin in May. Loved it.

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22 hours ago, KieranR said:

I head away on my Kimberly trip next week and I'm nearly ready, hooked up the big 250 Watts oar panel yesterday, it all works perfectly, very happy with how it has all come together.

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Hey Keiran.  What did you use to attach the solar panel to the Rhino rack?  Just a L bracket or is there some fancy Rhino attachment to do it?

I want to do something similar for my next trip to Moreton Island so I can keep the aux battery charged while the fridge keeps the stuff cold in the back.  In the past I've just set the panel up on the sand when we were stopped

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7 hours ago, Surfer said:

Kieran it would be great if you did a thread all about your trip with pics n stuff

I can do that.

 

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38 minutes ago, -- AJ -- said:

Hey Keiran.  What did you use to attach the solar panel to the Rhino rack?  Just a L bracket or is there some fancy Rhino attachment to do it?

I want to do something similar for my next trip to Moreton Island so I can keep the aux battery charged while the fridge keeps the stuff cold in the back.  In the past I've just set the panel up on the sand when we were stopped

AJ

Hi AJ

Mate its very simple what i do because I'ma  very simple person, i just found some spare little rhino bits, they just have a square base with the bolt threat on them, drop them in the slots on the rack, drilled a hole in the frame of the solar panel, spring washer, washer and nylock nut.   As it tightens its spins the base around and locks up tight on the rack.. I have 4 batteries in this  Ute, crank battery, then a 100 amp marine battery under the bonnet, i went with that because of the heat and AGM's don't like excessive heat, the marine battery is only running aux power to all my 12 v points and the compressor, also wired it up to be able to jump start the Ute if the crank one dies.  Then i have 2 100 amp deep cycle AGM in the back, running the two fridges, one as a freezer, i wanted to have the fridges independent of everything else, so I've got shitloads of power.  everyone is saying the 250 watt panel is way overkill, but in reality it's not, i worked out the amp draw on the two fridges and If im stationary for a few days i will need the big panel to keep everything how i want it.  My dad also has a sleep apnea machine, and ive worked out i can run his machine off the marine battery for approx 2.5 nights without having to charge.  the solar panel does not supply the marine battery.

oops got sidetracked, i just like talking about what I've done ha ha, attached is the type of bolts i used to mount it

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On 06/08/2018 at 11:39 PM, KieranR said:

Honestly I just want dad to have a good time, he’ll never get the chance again, I just wanna swim some of my favourite gorges in my budgy’s 😂.  I’ve been up there plenty of times and just love the place

Not sure I want to know about the gorges in your budgies, favourite or otherwise, though I hope you have enjoyable trip all the same.

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