trunk, roof, fins and engine cover modifications

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Marty & Caryl

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After a foot of snow on our poor outside Amphi, the trunk, roof, fins
and engine cover appear to be much taller. I think the wind on the
lakes would make us unstable if we really made these modifications.
Get the tractor battery charged, just get the tractor started, push
and push and snow, run out of gas in the driveway, get a new battery
and rest, get gas tomorrow, maybe. Hope someone has warmer weather.
Marty in WI
 
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WB6WSN

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After a foot of snow on our poor outside Amphi, the trunk, roof, fins
and engine cover appear to be much taller. I think the wind on the
lakes would make us unstable if we really made these modifications.
Get the tractor battery charged, just get the tractor started, push
and push and snow, run out of gas in the driveway, get a new battery
and rest, get gas tomorrow, maybe. Hope someone has warmer weather.
Marty in WI


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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">I don't think that extending the roof and fin height another foot or so would have any noticable effect on your Amphi's stability in wind. You just might have a little effect on exiting the water, should there be a really, really strong breeze parallel to shore. This would give you the same effect as a river current. An Amphi has so much mass and cross-section underwater that the amount exposed to wind is almost negligible. IMHO.</font>
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<font face="Times New Roman" color="#0000ff" size="4">BTW, as an ex-midwesterner, California law requires me to inform you that it was +66F here today (OK, it's raining, I wasn't supposed to say that!)</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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