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Where did this happen at?
All i can say is oh my.
 

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Thanks for being a good trail buddy and helping the guy out. Hopefully the dude will pay it forward if someone else has issues and he can help.
One thing I’d recommend is throw a jacket over your winch line next time. When your cable breaks which they do, the jacket will take the energy out of the cable as it’s coming back at you around 300 mph. Also look into a snatch block and proper techniques on using it. With a proper snatch block set up you can maximize the winch’s pulling ability.

Again thanks for being a good trail buddy
Cheers
Baja Charlie
 

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Especially throwing a heavy jacket over the winch line or tow rope when trying to yank someone out with the tow rope.
 

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Don't pull in reverse either. The reverse chain in the transmission is a weak point. If it snaps, I hear it does a lot of damage. I leave mine in park and stand on the brakes. Let the winch do the work.
 

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Thanks for being a good trail buddy and helping the guy out. Hopefully the dude will pay it forward if someone else has issues and he can help.
One thing I’d recommend is throw a jacket over your winch line next time. When your cable breaks which they do, the jacket will take the energy out of the cable as it’s coming back at you around 300 mph. Also look into a snatch block and proper techniques on using it. With a proper snatch block set up you can maximize the winch’s pulling ability.

Again thanks for being a good trail buddy
Cheers
Baja Charlie
Thank you Baja Charlie, yes a good tip we will do next time.
 

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Where did this happen at?
All i can say is oh my.
Johnny 7,
the location is Namibia if you check on maps and look for Rooibank church Walvis bay you see a remote church from there you see the Kuisib river, we drove up to Gobabeb.
the last time the river was wet was 2011, so this was a unique experience
 

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Awesome pics @4x4hans ! That is some NASTY mud!

For you guys that haven't seen our blog, we did a little write-up on Hans and his Namibian adventures recently!
 
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