No Ducks in Louisiana

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lah20car@aol.com

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Not to nit pic but the DUKW sinking mentioned by Splash happened near Hot
Springs, Arkansas. Not to say we couldn't sink a duck, we have sunk everything
else.
After checking a few things on google about it, seems the Coast Guard
found that work had been done to the axle seals just prior to the accident and
that no test had been conducted before use, something simple we might want to
think about before taking passengers.
Splash--enjoyed your stories of the good ole days with the VW's--I had
one of each also, including the first Thing in La. My favorite was the Karmin
Ghia.
Dave-got the manifold, thanks, let me know how you mount the
cooler--Ken


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nelson625@aol.com

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Ken
I remember now that it was Hot Springs, Arkansas. The report did
elaborate on the fact that the clamp on the boot over the drive chaft was not
tightened sufficiently which lead to the whole thing and also that the
apparently
adequate bilge pump was not functiioning. Sad, but educational for all of us.
Vic
"Splash" Nelson


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