90% boat-10% vehicle amphib

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Squidly-Diddly, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Here is a new "truck" that looks about right, maybe even over-powered (no doubt uses lots of fuel), for a basis for a Self Portaging Amphib Cabin Cruiser of approx Option One size.

    Take a Phibian's running gear, install on slightly larger but lighter constructed semi-displacement hull, use skinny tires and smaller engine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCUGSA0E0Kw


    "A plural component "system" might be the cheaper/easier where 4wd tows a front loading barge & then a simple derrick or skip bin lifter style loader whacks the trailer onto racks...... or similar, an old school landrover had a pto to run propulsion from to sterndrive or similar....... like a "de-constructed" amphibious.. recovery winch on the front could be directed to derrick...
    or there's this bloke...
    J."

    Click my Gallery for my trailer able/containable cat design. The mast is the trailer frame, and I was hoping it would be possible to carry the tow vehicle (ford F-350 etc) on the boat itself, although would require disassembly on each change.
     
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  2. Jamie Kennedy
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    Jamie Kennedy Senior Member

    Very cool, and not even coal powered. :)
     

  3. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member


    Any coppers give you any guff about "agricultural machine" (full bar, shag carpets, etc) just tell them its an "algae harvester".
     
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