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Amphibear - traveling around the world

Traveling around the world, including crossing the ocean, by car.



Crossing the ocean ? in a car | Racing photography. And other pictures.

Amphibear

People want to know how small of a boat they can use to cross oceans. This should be interesting to watch.

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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

.... why??????

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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

Ron, isn't that obvious?

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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

Not really.. He has a death wish, perhaps??

Interesting to see that his sponsor put one sicker on upside-down, is it so that his rescuers can read it when the thing capsizes during his first crossing?

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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

the pontoons rotate up above the truck when driven on dry land.. so that upside down sponsor sticker will be read upright when on the road

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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

The' Half Safe', amphibious jeep did it back in '54 (I think). People asked why then too. I remember this because when I named my first boat I found that the name had been used before.
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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

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.... why??????
Because he's a nut?

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Rube Goldberg would approve.


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Re: Amphibear - traveling around the world

I would also slap a big a$$ sail on it just in case I run out of gas in the middle of an ocean...
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I would also slap a big a$$ sail on it just in case I run out of gas in the middle of an ocean...
No no no!

From the safety section of his website: "Major advantage is really small wind drag, meaning less risk to capsize due to wind than sailing catamarans."

So there you go.

He claims he's leaving on Saturday, I wonder if he actually does it.

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