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southerlytide2

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Posted: 04/26/09 07:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a 12000 lb warn winch on my truck camper some for me and the rest for others. I sure would have tried till something gave even if was my winch. I would want it for me. Remenber what goes around comes around that goes for good deeds too

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Unless you are use to the beach and tide changes, it can be a real trap. I never take the truck past the mean high tide water mark. Usually at Demo that means the highest eel grass line on the sand. There is aways one or two trucks or SUV's lost to the sea each year there. Thirty five years of beach driving has taught, sand and sea are very unforgiving. Even a small surf will distroy a boat or vehicle in minutes. Saw a lot of campers going to Demo on Sat as I walked Jones Beach, was one of them yours Lizard?





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Yeah we sunk a JEEP & a Dually both back in the 80's.

Last of the pics from Saturday.

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So if you get stuck on one of these DRW banned beaches, do they have to find a SRW tow truck to pull someone out? [emoticon]





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Surfrat wrote:

Unless you are use to the beach and tide changes, it can be a real trap. I never take the truck past the mean high tide water mark.


Around here, the bulk of the traffic is on the wet sand near the water. The wet sand is easy to drive on but the dry sand will sink you fast.

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Surfrat wrote:

Unless you are use to the beach and tide changes, it can be a real trap. I never take the truck past the mean high tide water mark. Usually at Demo that means the highest eel grass line on the sand. There is aways one or two trucks or SUV's lost to the sea each year there. Thirty five years of beach driving has taught, sand and sea are very unforgiving. Even a small surf will distroy a boat or vehicle in minutes. Saw a lot of campers going to Demo on Sat as I walked Jones Beach, was one of them yours Lizard?

Yea, me and my little girl went there after the SSC clean-up at Jones to soak some bait...nothing doing but the weather was so nice we spent the night.

I've seen a couple of trucks and boats lost at the point over the years, it does leave a lasting impression and a healthy respect for the power of Mother Nature.

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Matthew_B wrote:

So if you get stuck on one of these DRW banned beaches, do they have to find a SRW tow truck to pull someone out? [emoticon]

LOL, lucky enough Duallies are allowed on the beaches here. Also while the hard wet sand is easy to ride it can fool ya. If it is new pushed up sand it's very unstable. If there was a pounding surf you also get cuts in the beach with walls you can not get over. I've see a monster truck buried up to it's pan trying.
Boy from the photos Higby Towing was making some big bucks last week end. 350 bucks a pop to get towed off and Higby has the state contract for the local beaches.

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That sucks.... I can only imagine how the owner felt as he watched the surf take his TC. This is easily one of the better definitions of "having a bad day" [emoticon]

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Here's another pictues of that lost camper.

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Yeah Higby has the beach contract for as long as I remember.
-This is a good JEEP STUCK AT THE BEACH video.

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