stuck for the night

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Robert

Guest
I had a nightmare experience on Lake Michigan. I was having a ball at the
swin-in in lower Michigan. I decided to go on the lake of which I do
frequently, conditions permitting. I have learned that you never "stop
moving" once you are on sand, but I did (a major DF). The car definitely
became stuck about 10' from shore in about 6" of water and it was almost
dark! Don't forget, 6" turned into close to 2' deep once the rear of the car
was framed-out. Luckily there was a boat near and they gave us a ride up the
river back to Saugatuck where my buddy luckily had his car. We drove back to
the hotel in Holland where I had a long conversations with Hugh and other
club members about how I was going to get myself out of this jamb! Even
though the lake was like glass and forecast was great, it was a sleepless
night. Fortunately, everything was perfect the next morning lake-wise, and
my float-actuated #2 bilge pump helped save the day.

Ed Koops and his son-in -law picked me up in the morning and we drove down
to where the car was. The Amphi looked great and the lake was like glass.
The home owner near had a Polaris 6 wheel-drive Ranger and commenced to pull
the car out. It wasn't easy, but with Ed's and his son-in-law's help, we got
it out. I definitely have respect for that machine. What an animal!

It would not have happened without Ed Koops help! Thank you.

Rob Vondracek
'64 red
Valparaiso, IN








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Ed Price

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert
To: Amphicar Lovers
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 7:56 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] stuck for the night


I had a nightmare experience on Lake Michigan. I was having a ball at the
swin-in in lower Michigan. I decided to go on the lake of which I do
frequently, conditions permitting. I have learned that you never "stop
moving" once you are on sand, but I did (a major DF). The car definitely
became stuck about 10' from shore in about 6" of water and it was almost
dark! Don't forget, 6" turned into close to 2' deep once the rear of the car
was framed-out. Luckily there was a boat near and they gave us a ride up the
river back to Saugatuck where my buddy luckily had his car. We drove back to
the hotel in Holland where I had a long conversations with Hugh and other
club members about how I was going to get myself out of this jamb! Even
though the lake was like glass and forecast was great, it was a sleepless
night. Fortunately, everything was perfect the next morning lake-wise, and
my float-actuated #2 bilge pump helped save the day.

Ed Koops and his son-in -law picked me up in the morning and we drove down
to where the car was. The Amphi looked great and the lake was like glass.
The home owner near had a Polaris 6 wheel-drive Ranger and commenced to pull
the car out. It wasn't easy, but with Ed's and his son-in-law's help, we got
it out. I definitely have respect for that machine. What an animal!

It would not have happened without Ed Koops help! Thank you.

Rob Vondracek
'64 red
Valparaiso, IN



Rob:

It sounds like you pulled the Amphi backwards onto the beach, right?

Did you tie the tow cable onto the rear bumpers, or someplace else?

Ed


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Randy Tusone

Guest
Wow, it sure is nice to know that Billy isn't the only
one who gets stuck places!

Blessings,
Randy

--- Robert <rjv@drakebuilders.com> wrote:
> I had a nightmare experience on Lake Michigan. I was
> having a ball at the
> swin-in in lower Michigan. I decided to go on the
> lake of which I do
> frequently, conditions permitting. I have learned
> that you never "stop
> moving" once you are on sand, but I did (a major
> DF). The car definitely
> became stuck about 10' from shore in about 6" of
> water and it was almost
> dark! Don't forget, 6" turned into close to 2' deep
> once the rear of the car
> was framed-out. Luckily there was a boat near and
> they gave us a ride up the
> river back to Saugatuck where my buddy luckily had
> his car. We drove back to
> the hotel in Holland where I had a long
> conversations with Hugh and other
> club members about how I was going to get myself out
> of this jamb! Even
> though the lake was like glass and forecast was
> great, it was a sleepless
> night. Fortunately, everything was perfect the next
> morning lake-wise, and
> my float-actuated #2 bilge pump helped save the day.
>
> Ed Koops and his son-in -law picked me up in the
> morning and we drove down
> to where the car was. The Amphi looked great and the
> lake was like glass.
> The home owner near had a Polaris 6 wheel-drive
> Ranger and commenced to pull
> the car out. It wasn't easy, but with Ed's and his
> son-in-law's help, we got
> it out. I definitely have respect for that machine.
> What an animal!
>
> It would not have happened without Ed Koops help!
> Thank you.
>
> Rob Vondracek
> '64 red
> Valparaiso, IN
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> removed]
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