Snow-In

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steve reich

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<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">Hi-</span></font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">Now I'm jealous! All I get to do is swim the Amphi in winter under a crystal clear, warm sky, but you guys up north seem to be having a lot of fun out in the snow. Next thing will be a big get together in Celina to run the frozen lake in a snow-in.</span></font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">I have heard that Amphis handle very well in the snow because of the rear engine over the drive wheels, high clearance, and bow-shaped nose that acts like a plow. Any comments from the more adventurous snow amphibians?</span></font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">-Steve</span></font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">'64 red (AMPHICR)</span></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">'64 red (I SWIM 2)</span></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="921222815-14122004">Del Mar, CA</span></font>
 
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a_colo_native

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Steve,

As a 3rd gen Coloradan, snow is not a big deal until it gets 3'
deep! ;) Right now I am installing a new drive train (engine/Trans)
in my truck so my only transportation is the Harley (gravel on the
roads too dangerous) or the trusty Amphicar Extraordinaire. She is
quite popular at the mall when I'm shopping.

You can blow snow with the props! Like a VW, The flat bottom would
act like a sled over the snow. If the heater heated better, it would
be a great winter car. I have pics of my car surrounded by ice at a
local lake. Ahhh, to be the only boat on the lake.

John Bevins
IAOC Board Member
Rocky Mountain Amphicar

> I have heard that Amphis handle very well in the snow because of
the rear
> engine over the drive wheels, high clearance, and bow-shaped nose
that acts
> like a plow. Any comments from the more adventurous snow
amphibians?
>
> -Steve
>
> '64 red (AMPHICR)
> '64 red (I SWIM 2)
> Del Mar, CA
 
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WB6WSN

Guest
Re: Re: Snow-In

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Steve,

As a 3rd gen Coloradan, snow is not a big deal until it gets 3'
deep! ;) Right now I am installing a new drive train (engine/Trans)
in my truck so my only transportation is the Harley (gravel on the
roads too dangerous) or the trusty Amphicar Extraordinaire. She is
quite popular at the mall when I'm shopping.

You can blow snow with the props! Like a VW, The flat bottom would
act like a sled over the snow. If the heater heated better, it would
be a great winter car. I have pics of my car surrounded by ice at a
local lake. Ahhh, to be the only boat on the lake.

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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">One of the theories about the Titanic sinking was that the cold water had embrittled the hull steel and/or the rivets. When she struck the iceberg, the hull suffered far more damage due to the embrittlement.</font>
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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">An interesting caution to those ice-water yachtsmen who have steel hulls. <g></font>
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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">Ed
El Cajon, CA USA
67 Rust Guppy
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