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« on: October 16, 2012, 08:48:36 AM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/amphibious-vehicle-_-part-atv-part-jet-ski-_-to-go-on-sale-soon-in-us/2012/10/15/a1a31300-170c-11e2-a346-f24efc680b8d_story.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 02:16:50 PM »

Oh,man....people would love that down here in Texas. Play on land,play on the lake....perfect. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 02:36:59 PM »

I recall something similar from the Banana Splits Show:


I even remember them driving on water in them.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 12:07:47 PM »

I recall something similar from the Banana Splits Show:


I even remember them driving on water in them.
-Ed


Bingo! My favorite Banana Split. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 12:39:07 PM »

I can see a lot of people around here taking trips across the border to get their hands on one of these before they're sold in Canada.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 08:47:20 AM »

Oh, this HAS to be in the next Bond film...
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 11:10:51 AM »

I can see where the cops and rescue workers around here would benefit from one of those. Lots of rough terrain and water to get over. A vehicle that can do both fast would be perfect. I wonder how much equipment it can safely carry.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 12:12:45 PM »

I recall something similar from the Banana Splits Show:


I even remember them driving on water in them.
-Ed

I've seen pictures of 6-wheeled and 8- wheeled vehicles similar to this.  I believe they were amphibious.  The one in the article, however, could probably travel faster over water.  The wheels on this vehicle would create too much drag; that was the problem with the Amphicar, if memory serves.  A 6-wheel vehicle does look cooler.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 01:57:40 PM »

I've seen pictures of 6-wheeled and 8- wheeled vehicles similar to this.  I believe they were amphibious.  The one in the article, however, could probably travel faster over water.


That would be an Argo. They've been around since the 60s. Canadian made, not too far from where I grew up. They are slower in the water when using the wheels as paddles, but they have a mount for an outboard motor. Not quite as smoothly amphibious as the 4-wheeler though.


A number of companies marketed similar vehicles in the 60s and 70s. The Banana Splits used an Amphicat.
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