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Old 12-31-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Is this amphibious camper the coolest camper ever? Quite possibly. | Roadtrippers
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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This one has popped up before. I question it's stability in the water.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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How is it propelled? I don't see a motor mount, and rowing would be a pain. Stability would be a concern, but it probably is like any flat bottom boat. A stiff breeze would also be a concern, especially if you are rowing. It looks like a sail to me.
Also, not much head room. It's like a tear drop.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:46 AM   #5
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The Sealander web site does now contain photos of it moving on the water under outboard power - see attachment.

But the ratio of its size to its occupants looks marginal to me - I wonder if one person can step onto the foredeck and it remain stable without another person on shore holding onto it.

Bigger amphibians are perfectly practical for inland use, such as the Caraboat that I have posted here before - though it didn't sell well enough to remain in production for long.

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Old 01-01-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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I think a Lil Snoozy, detachable from the trailer with a jet-ski propulsion would be great.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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Not fiberglass but what a wild ideal
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:53 PM   #8
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Hello, I just purchased a Caraboat state side and would be interested in any information you may have.
The refit page by Tom Bradley carries some great information. But all other links seem to end from there?
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The Sealander web site does now contain photos of it moving on the water under outboard power - see attachment.

But the ratio of its size to its occupants looks marginal to me - I wonder if one person can step onto the foredeck and it remain stable without another person on shore holding onto it.

Bigger amphibians are perfectly practical for inland use, such as the Caraboat that I have posted here before - though it didn't sell well enough to remain in production for long.

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No idea, but the Caraboat does look pretty stable and really cool.
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Thank you, total restoration of my Caraboat has just begun:my hands are full .
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With that much windage, with length to width ratio, what looks like a trolling motor would be overcome in all but the slightest breeze and make it totally unmanageable..........but you may be the adventurous type.

Hybrids such as that seldom do either job well.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:45 PM   #12
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Now that I have a Park Liner if Lake Mead is still around when I hit the road, I might get a pontoon frame for it.
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A Caraboat looks a lot like a very small houseboat, so should handle about the same in the water (badly, like an aircraft carrier or loaded container ship). It won't like winds very much, and I think I'd look into mounting a trolling motor off the bow end to use as a steering jet. Whatever outboard motor you use for primary propulsion you will probably want the shallowest pitch prop you can find for it. Seems like it would be a really neat way to camp the inland waterway system, though.

Is there any special provision for the wheel bearings? Continuous immersion is a rather different problem from the usual boat trailer issues.
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