Paul doesn't like driving on the beach when the tide is more than three hours in.
The softer sand higher up the beach can overheat the automatic transmissions in some four wheel drive vehicles.
Paul blew an automatic gearbox in less than five kilometers driving on the high tide line about eight years ago.
He has now fitted an external intercooler to the gearbox which is advisable for anyone who does a lot of beach or offroad driving.
It keeps the gearbox cooler for longer in harsh soft sand. Continued under map