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Old 28 August 2008, 03:12   #1
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Saw this at the weekend

They loaded up on the beach with the front wheel raised and then did a nice three point turn and set off

Looked like a very well finished bit of kit it had a 100 hp fitted but would take 115 and the second engine for the wheels sounded like an air cooled petrol engine
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Old 28 August 2008, 03:14   #2
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Old 28 August 2008, 09:02   #3
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Nice idea - but I can't decide if it looks worse on the water or on the beach

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Old 28 August 2008, 09:17   #4
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I had a look at these at the Earls court show last year. They do have an air-cooled petrol engine running a hydraulic pump to give a top speed of about 6MPH from memory. I think the hull is all aluminium? The top speed is pretty low as they weigh loads!
I've seen one since down on the Helford River in Cornwall.....
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Old 28 August 2008, 10:14   #5
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The system looks like it is very well built.
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Must have been a weekend for them, one at Findhorn on the Moray Firth on Saturday. They have changed the design of the front wheel since I saw them in NZ about 4 years ago. The front went into a cutout section in the bow so sat higher out of the water.

The guy I saw had a bit of a problem he didn't start his engine before the wheels left the seabed so drifted into the pontoons opps.
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I was looking at these things at the Southampton boat show a couple of years back. I thought they seemed a bit cumbersome however I read a review in a boat mag shortly afterwards that said the on water performance was really impressive (they also hold the world speed record for amphibious craft!). Neat idea but a bit pricey. They are built in New Zealand, with hulls and consoles made from aluminium.

Jim having seen your very impressive trailer engineering at Penmarlam, I'm sure you could develop something similar for your Osprey

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I like them, very expensive though! About 40k I think, there was an article on them in Rib Intl a year or so back.

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Old 28 August 2008, 13:23   #9
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A great idea if you are have any dissabilities or are getting on a bit especially if you live by the sea and have a route down to the water.
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A great idea if you are have any dissabilities or are getting on a bit ...
Surprising that there aren't a few Sealegs owners on this site if that's the case.
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