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glennyrosa

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There's a saying in the aviation industry that there's no substitute
for horse power. I nevr really understood the need for muscle
cars. I drive a 66hp diesel Mecedes that is 25 years old. 277,000
miles later it's still drives great and get me from point A to point
B without a problem.

Problem:

I just logged over 10 hours of water time in my car. The last two
ramps I drove out from were steep. I didn't use them to to drive
in. Totally unfamiliar to me. If I was to drive in, I would guess
the nav lite would be almost under water before the bow came up.
Yesterdays ramp was a very confined area. I was able to back back
into the water, after a 1st failed attempt to get out, and get
about a 40' running start at the ramp. The back bumper was still in
the water before I stalled. With the props disengaged I was able to
make it a couple more feet so as not to get soaked removing the
bilge plug. With the few gallons of water drained I was able to
coax the beast up the ramp and make it home. This happened the last
2 trips.

Makes me start to wonder about the need for a better clutch and a
few more ponnies. I missed a great deal a few months ago when a guy
on Craigslist was giving away 3 Spitfire engines up in Seattle. May
have a new winter project to think about.

Anyway, my car floats great. Have one small leak to seal that I
know of. 3 years was worth the wait. Took my 82 y/o uncle out
yesterday and I thought he was going to soil himself. Great fun.

glenn in oregon floating down the Willamette
 
G

glennyrosa

Guest
There's a saying in the aviation industry that there's no substitute
for horse power. I nevr really understood the need for muscle
cars. I drive a 66hp diesel Mecedes that is 25 years old. 277,000
miles later it's still drives great and get me from point A to point
B without a problem.

Problem:

I just logged over 10 hours of water time in my car. The last two
ramps I drove out from were steep. I didn't use them to to drive
in. Totally unfamiliar to me. If I was to drive in, I would guess
the nav lite would be almost under water before the bow came up.
Yesterdays ramp was a very confined area. I was able to back back
into the water, after a 1st failed attempt to get out, and get
about a 40' running start at the ramp. The back bumper was still in
the water before I stalled. With the props disengaged I was able to
make it a couple more feet so as not to get soaked removing the
bilge plug. With the few gallons of water drained I was able to
coax the beast up the ramp and make it home. This happened the last
2 trips.

Makes me start to wonder about the need for a better clutch and a
few more ponnies. I missed a great deal a few months ago when a guy
on Craigslist was giving away 3 Spitfire engines up in Seattle. May
have a new winter project to think about.

Anyway, my car floats great. Have one small leak to seal that I
know of. 3 years was worth the wait. Took my 82 y/o uncle out
yesterday and I thought he was going to soil himself. Great fun.

glenn in oregon floating down the Willamette
 
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