How long can Amphi float?

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Arnold Hite, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. Arnold Hite
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    Marc Schlemmer passed my name on to one of the organizers of the Charolette
    Motor Seedway fall car show. The show is the weekend immediately after the
    Classic Boat show in Moorseville that we've all been invited to. They are
    all excited about putting an Amphicar on display down on Pit road (efidently
    a place of honor). I'm happy to go and park Amphi in a place of honor
    comensurate with its status, but the guy is also talking about installing a
    swimming pool and putting my Amphicar in it. There is also talk of a pool
    deck and live TV weather forcasts featuring my Amphicar.
    Marc advised me against this, but I am considering it. Actually for a
    couple of years now, Sharon and I have toyed with doing this at a local car
    show. We've been looking for a discarded above-ground swimming pool to use
    for displaying our Amphicar. But I never though my car would be in the
    water for more than a few hours. This show last four days. I wonder if
    there is some special problems I need to watch for. I figure I will need to
    repack all of the berrings and lube up the grease fittings after the show,
    but is there something else? Can modern paint sustain four days in the
    water? What is the longest somone has left an Amphicar in the water without
    damage?

    Arnold Hite
    Johns Island, SC
     
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