Amphi-Friendly Waterways

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sdreich

Guest
Hi-

I bet we could put together an "Amphicar-Friendly Waterways" booklet. We
could do it as a color pdf file so there would be no publishing costs, just
time and effort. I image it would contain pictures of the lake or other
waterway, a description of its better features, a map, and any other
information gleaned from the web or Amphi owners. What we would need is the
name of the waterway, a geographical location, a picture of an Amphicar on
or near it, a URL (if available), and an Amphi sponsor to answer any
questions that arise in putting together the document. The idea came to me
after Amphipoda gave me a "Recreation Lakes of California" book (Thanks, so
much, John). So, just for fun, send me the name (off digest at
sdreich@pacbell.net) and location of a waterway with a picture of an
Amphicar (unencumbered with copyright issues) and any other information you
have on the facilities and features and location of launch ramps. I'm sure
we all have our favorite swimming holes. Let's see if there is sufficient
interest to actually pull this off.

-Steve
'64 red (AMPHICR) still in pieces
'64 red (I SWIM 2) great to have swum with Capt. Rick and Amphipoda this
past weekend


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Bill Connelly

Guest
I've often thought that a state-by-state, province-by-province "Favorite
Amphicar Waterways" type guide would be a wonderful idea. For example,
almost noone's ever heard of the Occoquan River in Virginia, not far from
Washington, D.C., but nevertheless it's one of my favorite Amphicar day
retreats. Being parkland along most of its length, it's so pristine and
undeveloped that you can burble around some of its bends and imagine you're
Henry Hudson or maybe some motorized Lewis and Clark. Also, since it limits
watercraft to 10 horsepower (please see
http://www.amphicar.com/members/amphicar_horsepower.htm for something useful
for this common issue), you won't have any wailing jetskis squelching that
illusion. And if you're looking for a place in the Adirondacks of upstate
New York to just kick back in a cabin on a lake for a week that'll only set
you back about $400 with a real nice beach perfect for young children that
you can also launch off of into a full day's worth of Amphicar cruising
along the length of TWO fine lakes, then there's Seaman's Cabins on Long
Lake (see http://www.adirondackacres.com/cabins.htm ).

So anyhow, I'm definitely keen on the idea, and you can count on me to lob
whatever you come up with onto the Club's website. I could also rig up a
form type thing on the Club website for folks to make suggestions directly
to you if you'd like.

~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----

Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphi-Friendly Waterways

Hi-

I bet we could put together an "Amphicar-Friendly Waterways" booklet. We
could do it as a color pdf file so there would be no publishing costs, just
time and effort. I image it would contain pictures of the lake or other
waterway, a description of its better features, a map, and any other
information gleaned from the web or Amphi owners. What we would need is the
name of the waterway, a geographical location, a picture of an Amphicar on
or near it, a URL (if available), and an Amphi sponsor to answer any
questions that arise in putting together the document. The idea came to me
after Amphipoda gave me a "Recreation Lakes of California" book (Thanks, so
much, John). So, just for fun, send me the name (off digest at
sdreich@pacbell.net) and location of a waterway with a picture of an
Amphicar (unencumbered with copyright issues) and any other information you
have on the facilities and features and location of launch ramps. I'm sure
we all have our favorite swimming holes. Let's see if there is sufficient
interest to actually pull this off.

-Steve
'64 red (AMPHICR) still in pieces
'64 red (I SWIM 2) great to have swum with Capt. Rick and Amphipoda this
past weekend
 
R

Randy Bograd

Guest
I, too, thought this would be a neat project. Others who are inclined
to participate may find the following resource useful. It's called
TerraServer and lets you find and save aerial photos of practically
any place in the U.S. I've placed a sample view in the "photos"
section of amphicar-lovers called "Aerial view of Celina". It's at 32
meters resolution, but the tool lets you get to 4 meters and maybe
even closer. Use the 'download' feature to save pictures.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/cmap.aspx?
src=0&ppd=1&r=4&c=3&W=0&ClickAt=%3F0%2C0

Make sure you string the whole URL together with no spaces.

Good luck,

Randy
Blue '67
Gaithersburg, MD
=========================
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<billiam@e...> wrote:
> I've often thought that a state-by-state, province-by-
province "Favorite
> Amphicar Waterways" type guide would be a wonderful idea. For
example,
> almost noone's ever heard of the Occoquan River in Virginia, not
far from
> Washington, D.C., but nevertheless it's one of my favorite Amphicar
day
> retreats. Being parkland along most of its length, it's so pristine
and
> undeveloped that you can burble around some of its bends and
imagine you're
> Henry Hudson or maybe some motorized Lewis and Clark. Also, since
it limits
> watercraft to 10 horsepower (please see
> http://www.amphicar.com/members/amphicar_horsepower.htm for
something useful
> for this common issue), you won't have any wailing jetskis
squelching that
> illusion. And if you're looking for a place in the Adirondacks of
upstate
> New York to just kick back in a cabin on a lake for a week that'll
only set
> you back about $400 with a real nice beach perfect for young
children that
> you can also launch off of into a full day's worth of Amphicar
cruising
> along the length of TWO fine lakes, then there's Seaman's Cabins on
Long
> Lake (see http://www.adirondackacres.com/cabins.htm ).
>
> So anyhow, I'm definitely keen on the idea, and you can count on me
to lob
> whatever you come up with onto the Club's website. I could also
rig up a
> form type thing on the Club website for folks to make suggestions
directly
> to you if you'd like.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphi-Friendly Waterways
>
> Hi-
>
> I bet we could put together an "Amphicar-Friendly Waterways"
booklet. We
> could do it as a color pdf file so there would be no publishing
costs, just
> time and effort. I image it would contain pictures of the lake or
other
> waterway, a description of its better features, a map, and any other
> information gleaned from the web or Amphi owners. What we would
need is the
> name of the waterway, a geographical location, a picture of an
Amphicar on
> or near it, a URL (if available), and an Amphi sponsor to answer any
> questions that arise in putting together the document. The idea
came to me
> after Amphipoda gave me a "Recreation Lakes of California" book
(Thanks, so
> much, John). So, just for fun, send me the name (off digest at
> sdreich@p...) and location of a waterway with a picture of an
> Amphicar (unencumbered with copyright issues) and any other
information you
> have on the facilities and features and location of launch ramps.
I'm sure
> we all have our favorite swimming holes. Let's see if there is
sufficient
> interest to actually pull this off.
>
> -Steve
> '64 red (AMPHICR) still in pieces
> '64 red (I SWIM 2) great to have swum with Capt. Rick and Amphipoda
this
> past weekend
 
B

Bill Connelly

Guest
Re: Re: Amphi-Friendly Waterways

There's no doubt that finding new "Amphi-friendly" waterways can be a real
challenge in some parts of California. With this is mind, "El Cajon" and
his cohorts around San Diego have quietly been cobbling together a real
model for a regional Amphicar Owners Guidebook that's now hosted on
Amphicar.net.

Here's your essential guide for pretty much everything soup-to-nuts that the
Southern California Amphicar Owner might want to know, from the lowdown on
all sorts of service vendors to available waterways to the local crew of
web-toed motoring characters. It's an impressive and helpful source of
info, and you'll find it at www.amphicar.net by clicking that California
Dreamin' button.

~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Bograd
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 9:07 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphi-Friendly Waterways


I, too, thought this would be a neat project. Others who are inclined
to participate may find the following resource useful. It's called
TerraServer and lets you find and save aerial photos of practically
any place in the U.S. I've placed a sample view in the "photos"
section of amphicar-lovers called "Aerial view of Celina". It's at 32
meters resolution, but the tool lets you get to 4 meters and maybe
even closer. Use the 'download' feature to save pictures.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/cmap.aspx?
src=0&ppd=1&r=4&c=3&W=0&ClickAt=%3F0%2C0

Make sure you string the whole URL together with no spaces.

Good luck,

Randy
Blue '67
Gaithersburg, MD
 
W

WB6WSN

Guest
Re: Re: Amphi-Friendly Waterways

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Connelly
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphi-Friendly Waterways


There's no doubt that finding new "Amphi-friendly" waterways can be a real
challenge in some parts of California. With this is mind, "El Cajon" and
his cohorts around San Diego have quietly been cobbling together a real
model for a regional Amphicar Owners Guidebook that's now hosted on
Amphicar.net.

Here's your essential guide for pretty much everything soup-to-nuts that the
Southern California Amphicar Owner might want to know, from the lowdown on
all sorts of service vendors to available waterways to the local crew of
web-toed motoring characters. It's an impressive and helpful source of
info, and you'll find it at www.amphicar.net by clicking that California
Dreamin' button.

~Bilgey~




The Reference is obviously focused on Southern California. I tried to limit the
information in it to only things specific to SoCal, like launch sites and
vendors; anything of interest to ALL amphibians should be posted to the Yahoo
group & any general parts tips should go onto the club cross-reference.

OTOH, if anyone would like to start a similar Reference for their local area,
you could use the outline of this document as a good starting point. Just load
the tables and replace the pixs with your local info. Everything was created in
MS Word 97. So, if anyone wants a copy of the doc, just email me and I'll send
you a copy.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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