Swimming in January?

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wick68355@aol.com

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meet me in East troy , there is not ice on our ramp


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buoyant3

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We should have 3 feet not ? inch of snow in Wisconsin by this time of
the year and they are calling for 50 degrees tomorrow, that may just
be warm enough to melt the ice off Anchor Inn's ramp which would in
turn allow for a January swim, what's wrong with this weather?

Where did we read that someone is planning a group trip to Germany
this summer?

Marty & Caryl
BUOYANT in WI
'64 Turq
 
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Mike Israel

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How many folks actually do take their Amphi's swimming
in the winter?

Personally, this is an activity which I consider to be
MUCH more dangerous than flying a small plane. In 32
degree water you will have about 15 minutes to get out
before you are dead. No matter how much you trust
your Amphi, do stay close to shore and make sure you
are wearing a PFD. And by all means, make sure you
have a secondary, seperately wired, high-capacity,
bilge pump. A frozen impeller could ruin your day.

Mike Israel


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Randy Tusone

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Billy swims in the winter. If the river is not frozen
and it's at least 35 degrees F, he will go swimming.
Remember the calendar pics for Jan 01? Billy ice
breaking!

I will admit that it scares me that he does this and
that I very rarely go out with him when it's this
cold. We have cell phones so we can communicate. The
only problem is, the river area is a huge dead air
zone!
Randy


--- Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com> wrote:
> How many folks actually do take their Amphi's
> swimming
> in the winter?
>
> Personally, this is an activity which I consider to
> be
> MUCH more dangerous than flying a small plane. In
> 32
> degree water you will have about 15 minutes to get
> out
> before you are dead. No matter how much you trust
> your Amphi, do stay close to shore and make sure you
> are wearing a PFD. And by all means, make sure you
> have a secondary, seperately wired, high-capacity,
> bilge pump. A frozen impeller could ruin your day.
>
> Mike Israel
>
>
> --- wick68355@aol.com wrote:
> > meet me in East troy , there is not ice on our
> ramp
> >
> >
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buoyant3

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Mike
We appreciate your water temp info and agree that it is safer to swim
in warmer weather. Our cool weather swimming is only done in our
river in front of the Anchor Inn. We do not recommend swimming alone
or very far from the beach just for a quick winter swim even in
Celina.
Marty & Caryl
BUOYANT in WI (temp is 51 today)
'64 Turq

--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Mike Israel <amphicar770@y...> wrote:
> How many folks actually do take their Amphi's swimming
> in the winter?
>
> Personally, this is an activity which I consider to be
> MUCH more dangerous than flying a small plane. In 32
> degree water you will have about 15 minutes to get out
> before you are dead. No matter how much you trust
> your Amphi, do stay close to shore and make sure you
> are wearing a PFD. And by all means, make sure you
> have a secondary, seperately wired, high-capacity,
> bilge pump. A frozen impeller could ruin your day.
>
> Mike Israel
>
>
> --- wick68355@a... wrote:
> > meet me in East troy , there is not ice on our ramp
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
> >
> >
>
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Al Heath

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Swimming in January isn't that bad. It's 71 today and the water's cold but
way above freezing, probably close to what some of the Northern spring fed
lakes are in during the middle of summer time. At least one won't get heat
stroke like you can in the summer when it 110+ or even hotter sitting in
the direct sun, and you don't get run over by all those big boats. Both
Amphi's got driven in the last two days, and still have the tops down, but
I will admit, I didn't drive them last month when it was in the 40's. Last
January I did put the top up to avoid getting wet from wind blown splashes.
January/February swims are some of the most pleasant.

Al
 
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Ren? Pohl

Guest
Okay, here is a funny story happened to me a few years ago in late January
on river Rhine /Germany. Had a beautiful swim with two friends in my Amphi
until it was getting dark. You know the sun was shining, but it was freezing
cold and everything was white from snow. However, late afternoon we decided
to beach and make our way home on road, so we hit for the river bank at a
particular quiet area. But unfortunately we got stuck about 5m off shore in
very shallow water. Someone had to climb out and push. Of course I was
elected for that job! So I took off my shoes and socks, crumbled my trousers
and jumped out. Jesus was the water cold. I pushed as much as I could with
my friend at the wheel. No success! After a while a car showed up the path
on the bank - a fisherman driving home. He was required to help, so we
connected both cars with a rope to pull the Amphi out of water. Again I
pushed, my friend at the wheel and the fishermans car spinning wheels on the
slippy snow of the bank. No chance at all! While pushing suddenly I noticed
the waterlevel was sinking until it was all gone! Hey, what happened? Who
pulled the plug? So I turned around to see where all the water was going.
Two large cargo ships where passing each other right behind me in the
distance and they made quiet a wave. So they soaked all water for a moment
to build up this huge rear wave, which of course I was facing by that time -
too close to run away! Every body part below my breast was shock frozen! But
ey - the Amphi freed itself and popped up for a moment swimming free. Arrg
almost! My clever friend tried to back up into deeper water, but remember
? - the rope was still on the other car and the fisherman had no intention
to follow us. So after all Amphi was stuck again, the angry fisherman left
us alone with our destiny and I jumped back into the car to get off my
soaked clothes and warmed up by my girlfriend. She lend me her coat and we
waited for the next big ship to come which hopefully would lift up the Amphi
again. You what happens if you wait for something to happen? Nothing!
Meanwhile it was really dark and I could not really figure out how to shiver
syncron to the music playing on radio. A look up on the map showed the next
village about 5 miles away. Too far for a walk. So after a couple of hours
sitting there in the open car suddenly a pair of lights apeared in the woods
ahead - a car! This time it was my friends turn to get out. He got off his
jeans and walked to the beach, but when he crawled up the snowy bank he
slowed down by noticing not one, but four cars coming out of the woods. And
while thinking it over suddenly a spotlight flashed at him! What a view - a
young man in pans stepping through the snow in spotlight! It was the police
asking if everybody was alright? Well, they were informed by some boatsmen
believing we were dumping a car in the river! That for every car was filled
with 3 police men to make us stop this. When they had to learn that the
facts were a bit different, they argued about if they should give us a
ticket for unallowed beaching. But they could not really find a law that was
fitting our case, so they started pointing out the marine lights would not
fit the newest coast guard regulations anymore. They did barely believe that
we were already sitting there for hours and I was not driving the Amphi on
the water at night.
When I asked if they could please give me a hand to push the car out, three
of the cars immediately left! The last one was giving me tht 5 miles lift to
the fire brigade of the next village. When we entered the office the officer
was sitting behind the desk reading the newspapers. He did not look up until
the police man told him: " Ey man, this guy has got a problem!" So the
officer dropped the paper and looked at me standing there in my pans and a
womens coat and replied: "I see!"
They offered me a fire truck to pull me out - of course on my own expenses!
A nightmare lots of money. I just wanted a lift into the village to ask
somebodyx with a 4WD to pull me out, but the police denied saying this would
be "public disturbing".
So after all I called a professional car towing company to ask for their
costs. They were not really interested in this deal, you know it was in the
middle of the night and they were tired. Until I mentioned my insurance
company. Within 10 minutes two 10tons trucks were beside the Amphi. Why the
hell two? "Oh," the manager answered, "you know one could get stuck in the
snow on the bank!". Thank godness I had not to pay for that, but I got a
letter from my insurance company a week later with a lot of unbelieving
questions. However with such equipment it was a finger snip to get Amphi to
dry land again. From all the waves of the river I shipped a bit of water,
but of course with all the police around I better did not pulled the drain
plug. Instead we said Good Night and took off for the next petrol station.
There I took the chance to get this necessarity done, but while lying there
under the car a notice a pair of high heels next to me and a blond voice was
asking "what kind of car is that?". So I stood up to answer but unluckyly
the coat opened in this very moment. Well, I had no chance to give her the
answer, just watched her flewing.
We made it home, but it was a tired, cold and bumpy ride. The shocks were
frozen!
So much on winter turns.
Take care,
Ren?


----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Tusone <randy6789@yahoo.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Swimming in January?


> Billy swims in the winter. If the river is not frozen
> and it's at least 35 degrees F, he will go swimming.
> Remember the calendar pics for Jan 01? Billy ice
> breaking!
>
> I will admit that it scares me that he does this and
> that I very rarely go out with him when it's this
> cold. We have cell phones so we can communicate. The
> only problem is, the river area is a huge dead air
> zone!
> Randy
>
>
> --- Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > How many folks actually do take their Amphi's
> > swimming
> > in the winter?
> >
> > Personally, this is an activity which I consider to
> > be
> > MUCH more dangerous than flying a small plane. In
> > 32
> > degree water you will have about 15 minutes to get
> > out
> > before you are dead. No matter how much you trust
> > your Amphi, do stay close to shore and make sure you
> > are wearing a PFD. And by all means, make sure you
> > have a secondary, seperately wired, high-capacity,
> > bilge pump. A frozen impeller could ruin your day.
> >
> > Mike Israel
> >
> >
> > --- wick68355@aol.com wrote:
> > > meet me in East troy , there is not ice on our
> > ramp
> > >
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > > removed]
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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