"100HP at the props please stay clear"

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 7/2/03 12:29:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
nelson625@aol.com writes:


> Ed-
> Regarding your mention of "remember the declaration of marine HP being
>
> under 10 HP" - to what are your referring? Is this somewhere in the Amphicar
>
> Specs that the HP available to the props is less than 10? I ask because at
> one
> local lake, they limit "boats" to some fairly low HP - I'm not sure just how
>
> low, but it is posted. I'd be glad to learn that our craft have only 10 HP
> to
> the props that I could support with printed specs. Vic Splash Nelson - 67
> Split Personality

Hi Splash,
I remember we discussed that topic and I think we (a list member) did put it
in writhing. That is, that an Amphi has something a little less than 10 HP at
the prop. I think there was talk of making a decal that was official looking
to be applied in the area of the VIN number plate under the bonnet.
But to answer your question yes, your car is legal to swim in a lake that has
a 10HP max restriction.
I think you are like myself in that our computer skills are still being
developed but Bilgemaster is the undisputed keeper of Amphi facts.
Bilgie will you be so kind as to point us to that info? It is the time of the
year many of us will have use for it.

Maybe we could have two sets of decals made, one that stated the correct HP
at the props less than 10. And one we can use at the car shows "100HP at the
props please stay clear"

Well, off we go, it takes a surprising amount of work to keep "The greatest
show on earth" the greatest show on earth. But in can be a lot of fun.
Tommy in Tampa
White 64


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Bill Connelly

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Like Tommy says, that "Amphicar Water Horsepower Statement" suitable for
printing and tossing into the glove compartment can be found at
http://www.amphicar.com/WaterHorsepowerStatement.htm . This should get you
into those restricted bodies of water with that commonly encountered 10 hp
limit, such as reservoirs and the like. If enough club members express
interest in a similar decal or rivet plate stating same, as described in
Tommy's posting below, then this could certainly be a possible candidate as
an end-of-year members gift, like last year's excellent tranny dipstick. I
suppose it all depends on the level of interest, which actually hasn't been
on the radar scope at all until now. Whatever may come, in the meantime
that printed statement should easily work the charm if any Ranger Bob types
do ask. Works for me on the Occoquan River Reservoir.

In case anyone's interested, a much fuller description of the whole matter
of horsepower on land and in the drink, including info on David Chapman's
GPS speed and rpm tests (which also confirmed the "Amphicar Water Horsepower
Statement" figures) can be found at
http://www.amphicar.com/members/amphicar_horsepower.htm .

~Bilgey~

> Ed-
> Regarding your mention of "remember the declaration of marine HP
being
>
> under 10 HP" - to what are your referring? Is this somewhere in the
Amphicar
>
> Specs that the HP available to the props is less than 10? I ask because at
> one
> local lake, they limit "boats" to some fairly low HP - I'm not sure just
how
>
> low, but it is posted. I'd be glad to learn that our craft have only 10 HP
> to
> the props that I could support with printed specs. Vic Splash Nelson - 67
> Split Personality

Hi Splash,
I remember we discussed that topic and I think we (a list member) did put it
in writhing. That is, that an Amphi has something a little less than 10 HP
at
the prop. I think there was talk of making a decal that was official looking
to be applied in the area of the VIN number plate under the bonnet.
But to answer your question yes, your car is legal to swim in a lake that
has
a 10HP max restriction.
I think you are like myself in that our computer skills are still being
developed but Bilgemaster is the undisputed keeper of Amphi facts.
Bilgie will you be so kind as to point us to that info? It is the time of
the
year many of us will have use for it.

Maybe we could have two sets of decals made, one that stated the correct HP
at the props less than 10. And one we can use at the car shows "100HP at the
props please stay clear"

Well, off we go, it takes a surprising amount of work to keep "The greatest
show on earth" the greatest show on earth. But in can be a lot of fun.
Tommy in Tampa
White 64
 
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