Sealegs amphibious boat powers over land and sea


June 4, 2004

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Actually more viable than the author of this article realizes. 99% of the places where one can use a boat do not have a boat launch ramp or a boat hoist. The only solution is to build a boat dock which adds considerable expense even if it is legal to build and likely to survive winter storms, which is highly unlikely.

All around the USA, Central America, the Caribbean, South Pacific, there are places where beach launches are not possible or where a boat trailer and expendable tow vehicle need to be used with the associated hazards. This is a great solution except that it is too small for widespread use. A 12\' size is the bare minimum to provide an effective solution for both private and commercial uses.

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