Salt Water Swimming

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Arnold Hite, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. Arnold Hite
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    > Message: 5
    > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:45:27 EST
    > From: dbran40112@aol.com
    > Subject: Re: Digest Number 232
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    > Arnold
    >
    > Where do you go to "swim". Do you go in the Cooper, ocean, or fresh
    water?
    >
    > Dave


    Dave,
    No salt water for me. Even the Cooper River is salty for 20 miles
    inland. I usually go up to Monks Corner near the Dock Resturant. Nothing
    like a couple of hours of Amphicar-ing and a Cat Fish dinner at the Dock.
    If I'm just checking a new part, or seal, and need to get into the water,
    I'll go to the Goose Creek Reservoir. It's much closer but too small to
    have much fun, except at night. The resevoir is full of alligators. Their
    eyes glow when your headlights shine on them.
    Sorry you won't be coming to the Hartwell Boat show. I'm looking
    forward to it since I couldn't make Mount Dora this year.

    Arnold
     
  2. Ren? Pohl
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    Arnold,
    I can imagine how much fun it is to swim in the Goose Creek Reservoir. Once
    I was stuck with in Amphi-Ranger on a submerged invisible tree, right in
    the middle of one of those brown Alligator rivers in Costa Rica. No help in
    the middle of nowhere, only bobbling eyes on the surface. We were three on
    board and already suggested to pull short sticks to choose the one who is
    going over board to push the car off.
    Thank god this adventure came to a happy end and we were able to beach back
    before nightfall! But I really do not want to experience something like that
    again, especially in the night. So take care!
    With the Amphi-Ranger we went in salt-water on the Pazific side. Once we
    crossed over to Isla San Lucas, which used to be a prison island not so long
    ago, but is unhabitent since a few years. That was something real great,
    exploring the djungel of an unhabitant island with sreaming monkeys in the
    trees, cut your way free through the plants and finally find all the old
    housings which were starting to be taken back by the djungel.
    But you are absolutely right, not to take the Amphicar into salt water.
    However I took my Amphicar once into the Eastern Sea (I had to experience
    that), but steamed it afterwards immediately from the in- and outside
    allover. I found paint and grease is a quite good rust protection and I
    could not find much damage on my car, except all chroming and alloy parts
    can?t be protected well enough. From that on my hubcaps started to rust
    again and I can not stop them! This is my third couple and I probably will
    change them now finally to some stainless. If I only could get those
    chromed...

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Arnold Hite <ahite@Charleston.Net>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 4:19 AM
    Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Salt Water Swimming


    > > Message: 5
    > > Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:45:27 EST
    > > From: dbran40112@aol.com
    > > Subject: Re: Digest Number 232
    > >
    > > Arnold
    > >
    > > Where do you go to "swim". Do you go in the Cooper, ocean, or fresh
    > water?
    > >
    > > Dave
    >
    >
    > Dave,
    > No salt water for me. Even the Cooper River is salty for 20
    miles
    > inland. I usually go up to Monks Corner near the Dock Resturant.
    Nothing
    > like a couple of hours of Amphicar-ing and a Cat Fish dinner at the Dock.
    > If I'm just checking a new part, or seal, and need to get into the water,
    > I'll go to the Goose Creek Reservoir. It's much closer but too small to
    > have much fun, except at night. The resevoir is full of alligators.
    Their
    > eyes glow when your headlights shine on them.
    > Sorry you won't be coming to the Hartwell Boat show. I'm looking
    > forward to it since I couldn't make Mount Dora this year.
    >
    > Arnold
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