Needs more power! The 690 is has 14/45 on it, and it will run 100+ sustained in the sand. I however will not run 100+ sustained in the sand! And thats not even the packed sand, us backmarkers don't have the luxury. I'm officially out this year. Freaking doctors and their "advice". My wife has gotten wise and now goes to the doctor with me, so she heard him say, "no sandblast". She's already got us nice plans to attend some damn wedding. So, the best I can do is to follow along on here, and do my best to get a world class hangover on the open bar. At least the wedding is at a winery.