Salt Water Swimming

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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
 
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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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