Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ketchenany

Snow-Boat!

Recommended Posts

The abscence of any video suggests it may not handle the rough "seas" or like Irish said, 6" of slush. I'd love to see that thing in action.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Clamp-it, on the web site there is a link to "movies and pictures" that show the machine in trials. I saw it carrying 5 people.

 

Irish, according to Harry, he has sent information to manufactures but so far no taker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found the links. It seems like a compromise, between a sled and a boat, where neither is a benefit. I can see some lawsuits coming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gee, I like my idea of a snowmobile with a pair of pontoon floats at just the right position

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im sorry, i dont really like it... u gots a snowmobile with a tub around it.. then when you get into the water, you gotta go put down and start up your outboard, once you pop out of the water(even more of a pain if the pond/water is only a small area) you gotta shut off your outboard and tilt it back up so the skeg won't hit the floor...?

 

im confused...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That could possibly be the stupidest invention I have ever seen. Reminds me of a boat-car from the 1960's, we all know how well that one did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second that, thats extremely dumb.

 

You could easily snap a leg on that thing when you come off your machine.

 

Been there, done that, dont plan on doing it again.

 

 

I wonder if I could jump it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That could possibly be the stupidest invention I have ever seen. Reminds me of a boat-car from the 1960's, we all know how well that one did.

 

 

Many said the same thing about Mr. Bombardier as well...

 

And the amphi-car... my buddies got three of them. Think he got the entire production run ! LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And the amphi-car... my buddies got three of them. Think he got the entire production run ! LOL

 

And the prototype

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Many said the same thing about Mr. Bombardier as well...

 

And the amphi-car... my buddies got three of them. Think he got the entire production run ! LOL

 

Your buddy wouldn't happen to be Gord from Orillia would it Wayne?

I have a Panther and it is a trail sled(real heavy for a fan cool) more than a lake sled and 6" of slush is enough to slow you down considerably.If it's upgraded with a 1 1/2" paddle track at least that'll help you float and move.Would have a lot of fun doing drive and suspension associated bearings though every other week being constantly submerged.

Kerry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A novel idea. I'm sure there are others in the planning stages as we watched the video. With more trials and thought it could work. :dunno:

 

I don't cherish the idea of traveling over ice, no matter how thick it may be so maybe chickenpoops like me would entertain the idea of venturing out in a similar craft?

 

I still get a kick out of how this site self censors itself :lol: Ha ha...chickenpoops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gee, I like my idea of a snowmobile with a pair of pontoon floats at just the right position

 

I have seen one that had inflatable floats that acted like pontoons, pull the tab and they blow up on each side of the snowmachine or atv.

 

WOnder why it never took off?

 

Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×