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Old 05 December 2007, 07:29   #1
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E-TEC Evinrude powered "land-boat"

http://www.gizmag.com/sealegs-amphib...d-record/8458/
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Old 05 December 2007, 07:41   #2
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I saw one in Guernsey several times in the summer. Must admit it looked really good.
Drove straight onto the beach, no mucking about with a tender
No mooring fee's just find a place to drive and park
No we backsides for trying to off in the surf, just drive through it!

Looks good!
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Old 05 December 2007, 10:01   #3
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Prices seem to have come down a bit!

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We first encountered Sealegs back in 2004 and since then the company has come along in leaps and bounds. An aluminum vehicle was launched in 2005 and a new 6.1 meter, aluminum D-tube model in July this year retailing for around US$8,600.
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The write up in RIB Intl a while back quoted a price of somewhere up around 40k if I remember rightly, so the prices have certainly come down!

I think it's a brilliant idea but calling it an amphibious vehicle is stretching the point a bit - more accurate to call it a terrestrial boat...

Would quite like one - drive it out of the water and into a garage - bet you get some funny looks driving it on a road though
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Old 05 December 2007, 10:25   #5
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Prices seem to have come down a bit!
I think there is some mis info there - I think it should say the solid tubeds versions is about $8600 more expensive than the existing version see: http://www.gizmag.com/go/7611/
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It couldnt go on a road, legally, would need all that malarkey that other amphibious vehicles have like lights and number plates and tax, now I depressing myself.
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Paul Tilley does the tubes for these.
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Hysterical

Saw the very same boat in Guernsey, St Peter Port, this summer.
However........ approx 150 meters into the harbour and at least the same amount to go for the water, the thing ground to a halt in about 2 ft of sticky black mud. The spring tide was still ebbing!

The demur young lady in the bows looked distinctly un amused in her light summer frock and sling backs as the galant skipper rolled up his chinos to disembark and summon help. (presumably a helicopter)

The huge audience that had gathered around the natural amphitheatre of the harbour wall enjoyed the spectacle no end. One tourist was heard to say.. 'these channel islanders will do anything to impress their girl friends'!
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Saw the very same boat in Guernsey, St Peter Port, this summer.
However........ approx 150 meters into the harbour and at least the same amount to go for the water, the thing ground to a halt in about 2 ft of sticky black mud. The spring tide was still ebbing!

The demur young lady in the bows looked distinctly un amused in her light summer frock and sling backs as the galant skipper rolled up his chinos to disembark and summon help. (presumably a helicopter)

The huge audience that had gathered around the natural amphitheatre of the harbour wall enjoyed the spectacle no end. One tourist was heard to say.. 'these channel islanders will do anything to impress their girl friends'!
LOL....
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The E-TEC powered "land boat" amphib officially set the speed record today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00125.htm
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