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Old 01-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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That door would have to seal one heck of a lot better than my Scamp!
Like a screen door on a submarine...
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #16
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I think that'll be my next mod. A scuba egg, Scegg (patent pending). Just need a good rubber seal on the door. The '69 aluminum jalousies seem tight and the floor has no soft spots so it'll be fine.

Just hoping to get some feed back on wether I should adjust my tire pressure according to Boyles Law and is it safe to use P rated tires?
Also can I change my towing capacity according to Archimedes Principle? How about in Europe? Is hitch weight now affected? Could I ad a second battery to the tongue?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #17
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Fiberglass subs are already out there- cobbled together by a real motivated group of entrepeneurs, too, and coming soon to a beach near you if the Coasties don't catch 'em first....Read all about narcosubmarines.

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #18
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Wow,... I wonder if they have rallies?

Sketchy stuff. Talk about home built.

Now with my last post I've probably been flagged by Home Land Security, the DEA and the RCMP....... They'd probably have to dismount to catch a sub though.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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Wow,... I wonder if they have rallies?
They sure do!



And it's not that hard to get an invitation, either...


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Old 01-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #20
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Ice fishing gone bad! Why drivable things should remain on land.

Let's see and the outlets and thermostat are in retarded places too. Or is it my husband just tends to sit on what ever is plugged in and the thermostat cover.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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Floating trailers seem like such a nice idea - until you get the details, where I don't think they work out so well:

- In fresh water, the trailer running gear may not suffer (much) but the trailer now has to be designed with nothing underneath it, unless you think things like black tanks and piping can be immersed.

- Are you happy to tie your egg up to a jetty with the fiberglass skin rubbing on the timer/metal of the jetty? Sure, you can hang fenders along the side, but how do you do that from the inside?

- A watertight door isn't that far-fetched, but how do you get in and out once the trailer's in the water?

- Few trailers have any 'sitting-out' space that you would want afloat.

- What's the advantage of taking the trailer running gear with you, when you have to leave the tow vehicle behind? I think a simple flat bed trailer with a float-off body would be easier and more useful.

Here are two previous British amphibious trailers and, for the ultimate amphibian, here's a repeat of some photos of an astonishing German folding amphibious one-off.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #22
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That last one definitely has some ingenious engineering going into it.

Still, I think I will stick to hauling my canoe. If I want to sleep out, a tent will suffice nicely.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #23
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I've long thought that Lil Snoozy is what you might call "missing the boat" in this department. It looks like a boat, its shape would lend itself to handling like a boat, it's mounted on a boat trailer, it has a rear door that could easily be built up above the float line...A little outboard motor would be plenty for pushing it around a lake- I've seen much bigger "BOP"-types propelled by remarkably small engines.

As for "lack of sitting out space": that's what the destination's for- at least for 99.9% of boats that are already on the water!

Some sort of "windshield" up front, a steering wheel...How hard would it be to make what look to me to be very small modifications to allow it to be offloaded from the frame into the water?

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #24
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I want that German made fold-a-boat!!!!
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That Schwimmer boat looks like a Uhaul. So if I take my Uhaul and hook it to my '69 Beetle which is supposed to float, I am all set up.

Oops, wait, the old Beetle got holes in the floorpans, and Kevin stole my cookie tins to plug them.


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Quick! Cindy's going under for the third time!

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #27
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I think at this point, we just her sink. (Happy Monday, Honey!)
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We just what "her sink"?

And Happy Monday right back atcha, Sweetie Pie!

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