Mess for getting Dutton our of lake?

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by h2ofun@h2ofun.net, Oct 23, 2000.

  1. h2ofun@h2ofun.net
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    Looking at any ideas on getting my Dutton out of my lake into my back
    yard. My beach is pea gravel so it will not work w/o something to
    help. I really dont want something permanent like a concrete ramp.
    Someone gave me an idea about the military must use something that
    can be used in the field to drive vechiles up a back w/o geting stuck.
    Like a rolled out metal mess or something. Anyone have any ideas?

    dave
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    How about getting an Amphicar to help haul it out each time...Heh-heh...

    Seriously though, what about a big roll of that plastic astroturf? It
    wouldn't rot or mildew easily, it's fairly durable and tractionable, and you
    could easily roll it up and away when not in use. Pouring a mix of
    fiberglass resin and stones on the backing of the last three to five feet
    should keep the business end submerged and might provide enough
    "trafficability" to get up on land where you'll have a bit better purchase.
    Otherwise, if you want to go the military technical route, you can always
    check out the following item from your local library.

    ~Bilgemaster:

    Author: United States. Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
    Year: 1964
    Title: Trafficability tests with the Marsh Screw Amphibian on coarse-grained
    and fine-grained soils / Waterways Experiment Station.
    Series Title: Technical report ; no. 3-641.
    City: Vicksburg, Miss.
    Publisher: Waterways Experiment Station
    Number of Pages: vii, 52, [30] , 7 leaves of plates
    Keywords:
    Other amphibious vehicles.
    Motor vehicles, Amphibious--Testing.
    Marsh Screw Amphibian.
    Trafficability.
    Propellers.
    Notes: Technical report - U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station ;
    3-641
    Sponsored by Advanced Research Projects Agency under ARPA Order No. 400.
    Includes bibliographical references.

    > Looking at any ideas on getting my Dutton out of my lake into my back
    > yard. My beach is pea gravel so it will not work w/o something to
    > help. I really dont want something permanent like a concrete ramp.
    > Someone gave me an idea about the military must use something that
    > can be used in the field to drive vechiles up a back w/o geting stuck.
    > Like a rolled out metal mess or something. Anyone have any ideas?
    >
    > dave
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