Sabula Iowa Swim In June 7th 2008

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
:dft003:Fabula Sabula Iowa. This great island city was made for Amphicars. Plus in Savannah Illinois (across) the river is the Worlds greatest Indian motorcycle collection housed in a three story bar/church and tattoo parlor. Camping in Sabula is really really cool. With nearly all sites surrounded by water. There are Bed and breakfast places too. Plus regular motels in Savannah. Call Me with questions 815 849 5498. Later Dave the Wave
 

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Midwest Amphicar

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:dft003:There is a small chance a Hydra Spyder will be attending the Sabula swim. Just a tad faster than an Amphicar! He wants to attend but car may not be ready.
 

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Midwest Amphicar

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11 degrees today but soon We will be meeting at The Iron Horse Social Club. :D
Follow this link to see some of the outstanding bikes.
IRON HORSE SOCIAL CLUB
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58078
Looks like You will have to cut and paste the advrider link. Front of bar does not do it justice. Three stories of antique bar and bikes. Plus the fun of going over the scary bridge between Sabula and Savannah.
 

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Amphipoda

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Bar/Church & Tattoo parlor? This might just be the place I get my first body ink. :dft012:
Torn between a mermaid (left arm), Amphipoda logo (right arm) Amphi Logo (chest)
and SS# barcode (forehead). Maybe get all 4. :005: Any suggestions?
 

Midwest Amphicar

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Poda ,since You will be doing Sabula, here are a couple more pics. :005: Open waters, sandy beaches, and cool sites to visit. :dft003:
 

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Amphipoda

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Looks like I'll fly into Cedar Rapids - dates to be determined, and I'll likely
rent a car (non-amphibious). The photos look great! I'm psyched to have
this on my calendar. Mermaid wants me to go... and she doesn't want to
be an anchor, HOWEVER getting a tat isn't something she'll likely approve.
Let me know the where and whens so I can arrive on schedule. Left to
my own vices I'll miss the boat and simply wait at Poopy's until someone
finds me on the ink slab passed out cold.:020:
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Bed and Breakfast places on Sabula. The Castle is almost on the river itself. Boat ramp is very close too. As of today rooms are available, starting at 60.00 a night. Ph 563 687 2861.

Bounded By Water a very nice place but rates start at 129.00 815 541 4919

Castle Bed & Breakfast, Sabula, IA : reviews
This link will show assorted other B+B's
We are going to have a blast. Looks like Kamakazi is going to try to fly in.
California, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania?, Michigan? States so far being represented. Later Dave the Wave
 

amphigill

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Hey dave, looks like I can borrow a car from Wayne!! Much more fun than riding Shotgun!! Tom n Cindy, "Finzilla"
 

Amphipoda

Amphicar Expert & Forum Contributor
I'm confirmed, e-ticket in hand!!!
Arrive Thurs 6/5/08 afternoon, rental car Chrysler Sebring (wo/bilge pump)
Depart Sunday 6/8/08 evening.

Dave, please bring extra duct tape for my Sebring in case it leaks water! :005:

Whooo Hooo! Amphipoda WILL BE AT SABULA!!! :011:
 
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Ron Green

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Quote: "Dave, please bring extra duct tape for my Sebring in case it leaks water!"

They probably wouldn't mine if you liquid nail the doors and stuff shut to make it water worthy.
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
With only days left to get ready, BW4 is looking good. Phone has been ringing all week end with people pumped about Fabula Sabula. Finally the longest Winter is over. Every one is getting excited. Hopefully today I can get car started. Later Dave The Really Getting Excited Wave:D Viva Sabula !!!
 

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LAH20CAR

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Lookin good

Take the phone off the hook
Put fuel in tank, fill it up
1/4 inch plywood over of the trunk area, about 6 sheetmetal screws with duct tape over all edges
3/8 plywood over door area, few screws--duct tape edges
Duct tape over signal light holes
Seats if you got um, but a couple lawn chairs work or maybe large ice cooler for front seat would be worth having
Leave the engine cover off and run straight exhaust up

Keep it simple--just a few ideas to speed you on your merry way

Oh, do a little experiment---on the front hubs----get a new metal bearing cap from those nice California folks and then get C-man to lend you one of the rubber ear cover/shot glasses and see which bearings go first

Inquiring minds and that Chinese guy want to know
 

Amphipoda

Amphicar Expert & Forum Contributor
Dave,

I took a look at BW4 and am a tad bit concerned about
water worthyness... err the possible lack there of. Now
I do know how to swim, but should I bring my bright yellow
water-wing inflatable donuts just in case? :005:

No doubt you'll have that car in ship shape by swim time
and I know you always carry a caulk gun for those little
leaks and duct tape for the big holes and lots of bailing
buckets. No worries... Right? :D

Less than a week of waiting to go - viva Sabula!
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Fabula Sabula. !!! Its gonna be friggin rockin!!!!!! BW4 is not done:dft004:. But it does have the cool guy multi band Blaupunkt and cool guy banjo steering wheel, and cool guy canoe shifter! :dft003:Oh yea and oh baby the blue seats are sAweet. :DNo I dont have a door yet!! But I do have plates and insurance!:005: Maybe will have tires and wheels Monday. 30 sleepless nights. April 21 I started. One more all nighter....... Viva Sabula and 79 degree days!! Later Dave the almost gonna float Wave.
 

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LAH20CAR

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No I dont have a door yet!!

Door----you don't need no stinkin door---plywood, 2x4 across door jam on inside with large washers and lag bolts from the outside ----duct tape to keep the air in

Or better yet-------------plexiglass

Don't forget beer cooler for front seat
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Roger Sallee is coming to Sabula. He has two rebuilt engines, one a stock 1147 and one 1500 with bigger cam. Call him if You want him to bring them up. He also is cleaning up his basement and has some new and nos parts for sale. Later Dave the Wave
 
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