Saturday 25 June 2011

Sea Legs

We were sitting by the slipway watching as a fleet of Optimists and their support boats were recovered from the river when a large rib drive straight towards the slip way, no sight of a trailer or trolley in sight. It didn't stop, instead rose out of the water on three large squashy tyres and proceeded to drive off through the dinghy park, the helmsman in full control.

Closer inspection shows that the rib is fitted with Sea Legs hydraulically operated struts and powered wheels which fold down to provide amphibious capability.


  1. Where does the "drive" come from once the outboard is out of the water?

  2. Presume there must be some auxiliary power maybe electric that runs the hydraulic motors in thelegs

  3. Parallel parking would be a problem


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