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Dave Derer

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I was telling young Son to hit the ski slope with out fear. He said "
But Dad its the fear that makes it fun!". So very very right.
The real fear of sinking is part of the fun. My best memories are the
scariest. The first swim. The three foot high chops on Illinois River.
The eight foot high swells on the Ocean. The rip in hull from submerged
debris in Celina. The Alien abduction with Bilgemaster and The Aussie.
The wet German at Celina. (Doug Parsons made me do it). Coming back to
Eagles with a back seat full of blonde babes as I nervously waved at My
Wife. (Amphipoda made me do that.). Coming across drunk guys building a
three car high illegal floating duck blind thinking that Eric and I were
Police. Going past the sea wall for Lake Michigan with really big
friggin chops. That was a whoa shit moment!
Screw mechanicals, Its been Winter here since November I want some good
Amphi adventure stories. I want to get worked up again to work on my
rust bucket. Later Dave the tired of 6 degrees Wave
 
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Ed Price

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Derer
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:54 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] fear


I was telling young Son to hit the ski slope with out fear. He said "
But Dad its the fear that makes it fun!". So very very right.
The real fear of sinking is part of the fun. My best memories are the
scariest. The first swim. The three foot high chops on Illinois River.
The eight foot high swells on the Ocean. The rip in hull from submerged
debris in Celina. The Alien abduction with Bilgemaster and The Aussie.
The wet German at Celina. (Doug Parsons made me do it). Coming back to
Eagles with a back seat full of blonde babes as I nervously waved at My
Wife. (Amphipoda made me do that.). Coming across drunk guys building a
three car high illegal floating duck blind thinking that Eric and I were
Police. Going past the sea wall for Lake Michigan with really big
friggin chops. That was a whoa shit moment!
Screw mechanicals, Its been Winter here since November I want some good
Amphi adventure stories. I want to get worked up again to work on my
rust bucket. Later Dave the tired of 6 degrees Wave



Dave:

I had owned an Amphicar in Chicago in 1969, but I sold it around Labor Day to
buy a 31' Chris Craft. Although I had that Amphi in just about every puddle in
the Chicago area, I was too afraid to try Lake Michigan.

In 1970, I was cruising slowly along in my Chris, beyond the Oak Street beach
breakwater (just north of Navy Pier). I came across an Amphi, heavily loaded
with four adults, blissfully sliding up and down the relatively calm two-foot
waves. I was astounded by that guy's audacity, and I dropped into a course to
discreetly shadow him from about a 1/4 mile, in case I needed to pick up
survivors <g>. After watching for about a half-hour, I decided that he was
reasonably safe, and watched him continue north along the lakefront, about a
mile offshore.

BTW, Amphi's look really, really small when your point of view is from the
bridge of a typical medium size pleasure cruiser.


Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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buoyant3 <martyandcaryl@charter.net>

Guest
How about the time we showed everybody the bottom side of our Amphi
while out on Lake Geneva. This big, no, huge pleasure boat stopped
to watch us swimming. When they decided to leave, they pushed a
couple of tons of water into these massive waves. We didn't see the
incoming waves until they were upon us and we were hit from the
side. The first wave put our car up on its side and the second wave
filled the car. We just knew we were fish food at that point. We
did survive and were totally wet; the bilge ran for 30 minutes.
There is no moral to the story, just clean wet fun watching waves.
Marty & Caryl
BUOYANT in WI


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Dave Derer <dmd@e...> wrote:
> I was telling young Son to hit the ski slope with out fear. He
said "
> But Dad its the fear that makes it fun
 
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Eric M

Guest
Ed;

If you think an Amphi looks small from a medium pleasure cruiser it
can't be seen by your average Illinois River Barge (just ask Dave and
Mik) or your typical great lakes freighter.

With the Top up and a good bilge pump the seem to manage some decent
size waves. The just roll over the hood.

Eric-


> Dave:
>
> I had owned an Amphicar in Chicago in 1969, but I sold it around
Labor Day to buy a 31' Chris Craft. Although I had that Amphi in just
about every puddle in the Chicago area, I was too afraid to try Lake
Michigan.
>
> In 1970, I was cruising slowly along in my Chris, beyond the Oak
Street beach breakwater (just north of Navy Pier). I came across an
Amphi, heavily loaded with four adults, blissfully sliding up and
down the relatively calm two-foot waves. I was astounded by that
guy's audacity, and I dropped into a course to discreetly shadow him
from about a 1/4 mile, in case I needed to pick up survivors <g>.
After watching for about a half-hour, I decided that he was
reasonably safe, and watched him continue north along the lakefront,
about a mile offshore.
>
> BTW, Amphi's look really, really small when your point of view is
from the bridge of a typical medium size pleasure cruiser.
>
>
> Ed
> El Cajon
> 67 Rust Guppy
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
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