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      08-27-2017, 04:27 AM   #1
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E90 post 2017 Tasmania Cruise - 3 Nov to 9 Nov

Just an update for peeps wondering if this is definitely going ahead or not ?!?!?

Short answer is yes.

Dates are now confirmed and locked as Fri 3 Nov to Thur 9 Nov

Course details have been posted and we going to book hotel rooms next week, to make sure we have a place to stay lol

Cabins on the spirit of Tasmania are selling out fast, there are only a couple of 4 bed cabins left, so you will need to grab one in the next day or two (or sleep on the recliners on deck)







E90 Forum Tasmania Cruise - 3 Nov to 9 Nov

Repeat of last years Tassie cruise
Everyone welcome


Fri 3 Nov
Depart Melbourne 7:30 pm on the Spirit of Tasmania

Sat 4 Nov
Arrive Devonport 6:00 am

Wed 8 Nov
Depart Devonport 7:30 pm on the Spirit of Tasmania

Thur 9 Nov
Arrive Melbourne 6:00 am

Details of the course and accommodation in Tasmania will be posted shortly

Based on last year, costs for the trip including ferry transport, accommodation, fuel, food and drinks was between $1500 - $2000

A return trip on the Spirit of Tasmania, for 1 car and a shared cabin is about $800

As it will be difficult to arrange more then 5 shared accommodation rooms at the hotels we stop at along the way, we will need cap the cruise at 5 groups of 2 or less

You can either grab a buddy and share the cost of cabin on the ferry and the hotel rooms along the way, or gone alone and pay the full cost yourself.

Either way accommodation is limited, so as always add your name to the list peeps


Room 1: Socket and Sonja (paid)
Room 2: Vtl (paid)
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Room 5:


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Vid from last years cruise (thanks Vu)


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Rough proposed outline of the routes, don't mind the ETAs we found the google maps estimates were very conservative last year

This route sees more of the east cost than last year, and incorporates the Targa Tasmania routes as well


Day 1

Devonport, then to Miena near the great lake. Heading to the east coast staying in Binalong bay

Get lunch along the way


https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/D...41.2491264!3e0






Day 2

Drive along the east coast of Tasmania south finishing up at Port Arthur.

Eat lunch along the way

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/B...d-43.17746!3e0






Day 3

Port Arthur to Gordon Dam, then Gordon Dam to Bronte Park

Buy lunch to bring with us to Gordon Dam for a Picnic.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/P...-42.142184!3e0




Day 4

Bronte park to Queenstown, doing many of the Targa Tasmania routes. Then head to Stanley

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/B...-40.766667!3e0



Day 5

Stanley to Arthur River, then back to Devonport via Cradle mountain

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/S...41.1770585!3e0

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Room 1: Socket and Sonja
Room 2: vtl
Room 3:
Room 4:
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Worth reading the thread from last year, was an epic trip and had an amazing time.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292623

Trips like these don't happen often and might not happen in the future, so deifnitely lock in your name while you can
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Don't know if I can make this one :/
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I've always been keen to do Tassie, should be right for the 2017 trip
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Here's a list of mandatory items that you need to bring:

Powerful UHF radio

Please get yourself sorted with a high power UHF radio, the cheap mini ones do not cut it!

This is the reccomended radio to get:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Baofe...UAAOSwWfFXkeJS

Order it ASAP to avoid shipping delays and be without a decent radio. Make sure to bring the charger from them as well, people forgot to bring chargers last time and was a bit of a headache.

This is the programming file for the channels we will be using. This also has digital squelch so we only hear transmissions from our radios.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wkogicwksf...0DTCS.csv?dl=0

Fuel container

Don't bother showing up if you don't bring one along, you will run out of fuel. DO NOT RUN E85 on this trip! There is nowhere to buy it where we are headed.

20L fuel container:
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...0-Litre/103115

The supercheap branded fuel containers had trouble with fuel leaking out of them. Just remember to not overtighten them as it can deform the oring and prevent it from sealing.

The spirit of Tasmania prohibits carring fuel containers that are not empty, fill it up when we are in Tasmania and make sure to empty it before heading back to Melb.

Tyre repair kit/Spare wheel

At a minimum you should be carrying a slime kit. Best solution is to bring along a spare wheel/space saver. I will be bringing along a space saver wheel. Even the space saver isn't ideal since it is limited to 80 kph.

One of us will be carrying a full size spare (18" ET49 with AD08R), we also have a tyre puncture repair kit.


Sea Sickness Relief

The Bass Strait is pretty choppy and people just assume they won't get sick because they don't get motion sickness normally. Bring motion sickness pills and take them prior to sailing! No point taking them while you're already sick and puking. I highly recommend any sea sickness medication that has Meclizine in it, don't get useless placebos like ginger tablets you want REAL medication. Even if you don't think you will get seasick you should take it anyway, some of the guys last time got pretty sick and had a rotten time on the return trip. Port Philip bay is very calm but as soon as you get out of the bay the sea becomes pretty choppy.
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      08-27-2017, 11:09 PM   #9
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I'm in for the vast majority this time. I'll put in for the time off work. I'll get back soon with confirmation which nights/places I'd need accomodation.
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Room 1: Socket and Sonja
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Dates are locked and cabins on the spirit of Tasmania are selling out quick due to the Melb cup long weekend.
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Enjoy guys, I can't take that time off work this year, have some other leave nearby
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Room 1: Socket and Sonja (ferry booked)
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Room 3:
Room 4:
Room 5:
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Quote:
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Room 1: Socket and Sonja (ferry booked)
Room 2: vtl (ferry booked) and DR-JEKL (ferry booked)
Room 3:
Room 4:
Room 5:
1. Socket and Sonya (confirmed)
2. Vtl (confirmed)
3. Dr J (confirmed)
4. Terminator (tentative)
5.
6.

Gonna try and obtain leave from skynet for the period and if approved, will book trip.
2016 was epic, wanna do it again in 2017.
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1. Socket and Sonya (confirmed)
2. Vtl (confirmed)
3. Dr J (confirmed)
4. Terminator (tentative)
5.
6.

Gonna try and obtain leave from skynet for the period and if approved, will book trip.
2016 was epic, wanna do it again in 2017.
Awesome
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Im pretty keen on this. Just need to check work dates this week and get back to you guys.
$800 is what's needed to book. Or we pay a larger amount and you guys sort out everything?
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Im pretty keen on this. Just need to check work dates this week and get back to you guys.
$800 is what's needed to book. Or we pay a larger amount and you guys sort out everything?
Just book the ticket for the Spirit of Tasmania for now, accom will be sorted out later once numbers are confirmed
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seems all the deluxe cabins are booked out

are the dates non-negotiable? I dont think i can make it unless i bring my wife haha.
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You might have to book a 4 bunk for you and your wife instead, which is what Phil and Sonja are doing. Dates are non negotiable as 4 people already have tickets for the dates.
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You might have to book a 4 bunk for you and your wife instead, which is what Phil and Sonja are doing. Dates are non negotiable as 4 people already have tickets for the dates.

6 people now me and John are locked in!
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