We are heading to Sunshine Coast for a day trip at the end of July! With an easy beach entry, the Tuwanek site offers two different dives at the same location. You can either go to the left islet for a nice wall dive, or swim out to the right islet looking for resident wolf eels and octos. The abundant marine life and amazing underwater topography make this site a favorite!
As always rentals will be 50% for members. The only other cost will be the cost of carpooling and the ferry! Interested in coming? Make sure to RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuwanek Day Trip
July 30, 2017, 7:00am - July 30, 2017, 7:00pm
We are heading to Sunshine Coast for a day trip at the end of July! With an easy beach entry, the Tu...
We're aelling our great diving vehicle, holds 4 plus gear:
We’re buying a larger car to accommodate our growing family and have to part with our beloved 1997 Toyota Rav4 with 307,500 km. It is the 5-speed manual version with AWD and button-operated central diff lock. We bought it in March 2014 and drove it for 36000 km, mostly long distance for roadtrips and weekend getaways. We get our new car on July 20th and need the Rav4 until then. It will likely be around 310,000 km.
Ready to adventure edition: - roof rack - ski box - bike trailer - tire chains for all four tires - no snowy road has stopped me. - 2" receiver hitch, has to be installed and bolt holes re-tapped - additional fog and driving lights - Seats 5 plus gear for overnight trips. - Seats 4 plus full PNW scuba dive gear - Sleeps 2 in a comfortable spoony-squeeze (we did a road-trip to SF in it and spent many nights in Squamish, etc.). - 5 speed manual, AWD, button-operated diff lock, short entry/exit angles - no logging road has stopped me. (No 4 lo, but undergeared 1st which allows crawling) - Nokian WRG2 tires: snowflake-rated winter tires that can be used year-round and have approximately 2/3 tread left. - Full repair manual for the DIYer. We got it inspected annually, fixed as needed and oil changed according to schedule. The previous owner was a mechanic and we have his maintenance receipts as well. It's a rebuild status, a previous owner dented the front at a lamp post, we have the pictures. All recent repairs are outlined below. The last inspection was in March 2017 and came out clear beside radiator/heating hoses that we had replaced. The main quirk we’re aware off is the check engine light due to an EGR valve code. This is a common issue in Rav4 of that generation. The part is not expensive, but it is located in a really unfortunate position which makes it a lengthy repair (a good DIY description can be found on Rav4 World). We kept a OBD2 scanner in the car and regularly read the code to ensure nothing else is up. At times (when entering a speed limit on the highway, it's hard to switch into 4th gear after driving in 5th gear at higher speed. Two independent mechanics confirmed that clutch and transmission are fine and couldn't determine the reason. My workaround is to brake until switching into 3rd is an option since it only happens when slowing down anyways. There is also a little squeak at one of the wheels (I believe rear left) but the mechanic couldn't find the reason. Fixes arranged by odometer (sale projected at 310,000): 224000: clutch, release bearing, ring gear, flywheel machined 225000: rear brakes, transmission oil 235000: steering rack, power steering oil replaced 260000: thermostat, coolant outlet pipe, coolant replaced 270000: timing belt, timing belt idler, timing belt tensioner, camshaft seal 275470: fluid exchange: powersteering, clutch fluid, brake fluid, rear diff fluid 277876: radiator hose, alternator belt, power steering belt, rear differential mount, throttle body clean 289606: front brake plus rotor, front brake hoses, rear brake service adjust, wheel bearing front left 294949: rear shocks 296519: front and mid exhaust pipe, muffler, 299416: inner and outer tie rod both sides, transmission seal at shaft to rear differential, transmission fluid replaced 305231: radiator and heater hose ... See MoreSee Less