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Old 04-15-2003, 06:37 PM
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There is a turquois one on 7th Lake (Adirondacks, Upstate New York), and there is always a crowd around.

Looks a little scary to me. I have seen him coming back up the lake into the wind, with small lake white caps, and it doesn't look like it would take much to swamp him. VERY LOW "FREEBOARD."

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Old 04-15-2003, 07:22 PM
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Welcome Amphicar, We have quite a few Anphicars that hang out on the St. Croix river here in Minnesota. They are always a head turner when you see them swim on bye.

 
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:48 PM
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Welcome John

We saw several of your family at the Vintage boat show at MT Dora , FLSee link: http://community.webshots.com/user/gdfatha

I really liked the BEAK CAR- It had teak panneling on the back and and a teak bow beak. Check it out..

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Old 04-15-2003, 09:11 PM
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Very nice.

There’s a guy on the east end of Lake Cumberland that has one. He can just drive from town right to the houseboat. It looks very convenient.
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Old 04-15-2003, 09:16 PM
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Welcome Aboard!!! Got any pics?
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Old 04-15-2003, 09:24 PM
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Welcome to the board. Have fun.
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welcome John,do we need to lab the tires./have fun,I have saw one of these running around on the Strand inGALVESTON,PRETTY NEAT.Darin

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Old 04-16-2003, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for all the good words! I will try to answer all your questions.

Resale (or should it be re-sail?) on these can vary. It really depends on the quality of the car. I have seen cars go from $650 parts car to $55k for a concourse restoration.

They have a 3 blade nylon prop to protect the expensive tranny from damage.

>>Do you think I could slap a trailer hitch on one of them Amphis, and drive straight down the ramp forward, float the boat off the trailer; whip a u-turn with the car, and go park?

Sure I could! Why would I need another boat? There was a amphibious camper available. Imagine seeing a car towing a camper across the lake!

>>hmmm . . wonder if a 1500 Sterling and a #6 dry sump would fit in one

Yes it will! Anything will fit if ya push hard enough!

>>I have seen him coming back up the lake into the wind, with small lake white caps, and it doesn't look like it would take much to swamp him. VERY LOW "FREEBOARD."

With the windows down it has a 21" freeboard. Roll the windows up and you now have about a 42" free board. How many boats can double the freeboard like that?

They can take A LOT of water! I pumped about 250 gal out once when a seal in the front got peeled back. Easy fix and no sweat!

I have been in 4' waves breaking over the roof. They are quite sea worthy and handle rough waters with ease. Two of them crossed the English channel in 1968 in 20' (yes 20 foot) waves and gale force winds. see
www(dot)amphicars(dot)com/ukchancro.htm

>>Welcome Aboard!!! Got any pics?

There are some in the readers rides photo section and more at amphicar(dot)com and amphicar(dot)net too.

I know most of the people who have been spotted in various places mentioned here. All good people. If you see an Amphicar, go ask for a ride!

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Old 04-16-2003, 12:52 PM
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welcome,

so when are you droppign a supercharged big block in it?
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Old 04-18-2003, 09:38 AM
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so when are you droppign a supercharged big block in it?
Humm, now wouldn't that be turning the fun dial up to 12!

I could have the 1st Amphicar to get up on plane!

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