Amphicar cold storage

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Craig Taylor

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<font face="Arial">What can you cold weather Amphi owners tell me about cold winter storage? I have an area I could store an Amphi but its not heated. I've been told if I want to keep an Amphi in good shape I really need a heated garage. Can I get away with out one? I'm concerned about water in the bilge freezing and rust getting out of hand. Anything else I should think about?</font></font>
<font face="Arial">Craig, Flat Lake Alaska</font>
 
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Bill Connelly

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What can you cold weather Amphi owners tell me about cold winter storage? I
have an area I could store an Amphi but its not heated. I've been told if I
want to keep an Amphi in good shape I really need a heated garage. Can I get
away with out one? I'm concerned about water in the bilge freezing and rust
getting out of hand. Anything else I should think about?
Craig, Flat Lake Alaska

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Well Craig, I'm not living in ALASKA like you are, but we also get snow and
freezing weather here in suburban Virginia, near Washington, D.C., and I've
managed just fine without a garage for getting on 7 or 8 years.

Then again, the difference between Virginia and Alaska is a matter of
"degree" (pun regrettably intended), isn't it? After all, no matter how
unseasonably frigid it may get here, I'm never really likely to instantly
turn into a big hairy Irish popsicle if I forget my jacket if I go out to
get the pack of smokes I left on the dash, am I?

Still, with that said, you might find the tips on my old "Amphicar
Winterization" page at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/8389/winterization.html
useful...particularly the tip about the antifreeze in the nooks and
crannies.

~Bilgemaster~
 
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David Chapman

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>What can you cold weather Amphi owners tell me about cold winter storage? I
have an area I could store an Amphi but its not heated.

I think there is something in the archives about this, search for
winterization.

I have a heated garage here, but that's really just to try and reduce
humidity which is the real killer, if you can keep it below 50% thats great
but with the UK climate I struggle to get it below 75% - a dehumidifier is
most important, the best solution is the carcoon, this has been available in
the UK for many years and works really well, it's now being sold in the US,
www.carcoon.com as they say the key is airflow and reduced humidity - best
the best solution is to drive Amphicar.

They are great in the snow, if it's really deep it just slides over the
drifts on it's flat belly !

David Chapman in the UK
 
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eric.m@ameritech.net

Guest
I'm certain that our beloved Bilgemaster will suggest that you search
the archoives on this.

I'd suggest winterization or storage.

The bilgemaster wrote a wonderful piece on what he does. It included
putting antifreeze into the bilge.

I have store mine without the antifreeze in the bilge the last few
year in an unheated garage. I realize that our winter in Chicago
aren't that bad compared to in Alaska.

I'd also note that if you actually drive the car on land with the
bilge plug out there is minimal if any water left in there. Most
flows out the bilge hole as you drive and the engine heat evaporates
the rest. Dave the Wave and I generally have at least a 30 minute
drive from the river back to home base. This doesn't work for those
who trailer or live extremely close to the water.

Eric
 
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alindoo@prodigy.net

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--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Craig Taylor" <craigtaylor@a...> wrote:
> What can you cold weather Amphi owners tell me about cold winter
storage? I have an area I could store an Amphi but its not heated.
I've been told if I want to keep an Amphi in good shape I really need
a heated garage. Can I get away with out one? I'm concerned about
water in the bilge freezing and rust getting out of hand. Anything
else I should think about?
> Craig, Flat Lake Alaska\

You might to try a plastic bubble to store it. I have one for my Jag
and it keeps it dry and clean. A small fan inflates it and helps dry
out the inside.

You can find them at www.carcoon.com or www.carcapsule.com

Rod
 
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Craig Taylor

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Ok wise ass that hurt!!!! I just enjoyed what may be the last real good day
of the summer in Alaska, in the sun on the dock with a drink in my
hand........
PS Bilgmasters comment about mouse pads the other day really hurt!!!! Yes
I'm a wanaaaaabbbeeee!!!!!!
Craig, Flat Lake Alaska
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