Originally Posted by ssobol
Sealegs is an interesting idea, but from what I read the duty cycle on the motors for the wheels is pretty low. They're hydraulic motors and the power pack can only run a few minutes before things get hot. They're basically meant for launch and recovery. Its not like you can drive the thing down the road.
Out of curiosity I would like to learn more about Sea Legs.
As I understood it, the wheels spinning and wheel lifts are fully hydro, and are powered by an air cooled gas (Petrol) powered engine. Is that not correct? Are they, Sea Legs, having the hydraulic fluid heat up too much? Is the small gas engine getting too hot for continuous use?
I can see in many places Sea Legs being very beneficial. Wish I had one, even if just for launch and recovery.