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Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's a Car! It's a Boat! It's the Swimarai!

Coming back from the grocery tonight, we saw the most amazing vehicle out in the river. At first I thought someone drove off the bank, but closer inspection showed this was a seaworthy craft.
He even got a chuckle out of the local fisherman, while he waited to come ashore.

The wheels are outfitted with these paddles for propulsion, although there was a small elvinrude engine on the back end.
Pumping out the bilge after landing. Most of the water was back splash from the front tires, not leakage.
And here's Cap'n Lee, who built the Swimarai in 2007.

1 comment:

mjs said...

Any post with the word "bilge" in it is okay by me. It looks like it rides a tad low for my tastes--I worry about striking icebergs and such. Heh.