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paullalewicz

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Lots of posts lately from Amphi Owners wanting to go faster. Brass
props, cavitation issues, and computer simulations are proposed
ideas! If you truly want your Amphi to act more like a jet ski, there
is an answer that hasn't been considered!

By the way, this isn't my idea, it comes from a guy named Jack, but I
will present it for you to mull on! Here goes:

Affix multi bladed paddlewheels to the outside of your rear tires!
These could range from finned hubcaps to 16" diameter assemblies
attached to your lug nuts. Heck, make a quick disconnect and remove
them for street use so you don't have to act like James Bond, cutting
everyones tyres as you go down the road! I can see it now, 3rd gear,
3000 rpm, two roostertails, and pulling two skiers! What do you
think????

Paul in Michigan
 
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John Friese

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "paullalewicz" <paul@c...> wrote:
> Lots of posts lately from Amphi Owners wanting to go faster. Brass
> props, cavitation issues, and computer simulations are proposed
> ideas! If you truly want your Amphi to act more like a jet ski, there
> is an answer that hasn't been considered!
>
> By the way, this isn't my idea, it comes from a guy named Jack, but I
> will present it for you to mull on! Here goes:
>
> Affix multi bladed paddlewheels to the outside of your rear tires!
> These could range from finned hubcaps to 16" diameter assemblies
> attached to your lug nuts. Heck, make a quick disconnect and remove
> them for street use so you don't have to act like James Bond, cutting
> everyones tyres as you go down the road! I can see it now, 3rd gear,
> 3000 rpm, two roostertails, and pulling two skiers! What do you
> think????
>
> Paul in Michigan

Paul,
Don't take any advise from the friend that told you this. Paddles
were never very efficient and since most all of the rear wheel is
under water, the top side movement would almost totally cancel out the
force on the lower side of the wheel. He couldn't be serious with
this suggestion.

John
 
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