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Old 02-27-2017, 01:56 PM
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I would think it is going to float.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:39 PM
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In all seriousness though, I would be very concerned about the ***** squeezing out of the chains. That is a 700+ pound machine plus you, that is a lot of force. Then I am sure you would have to give it some pretty good gas to get it moving in the water, that spinning force might make it very unstable.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:12 PM
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It might float but you won't be going anywhere very fast.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:14 PM
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In all seriousness though, I would be very concerned about the ***** squeezing out of the chains. That is a 700+ pound machine plus you, that is a lot of force. Then I am sure you would have to give it some pretty good gas to get it moving in the water, that spinning force might make it very unstable.
Yes I'm concerned about them slipping out too. I'll either add more chain, or better yet put some kind of material on there that would keep them from slipping out and also protect them.

As for being unstable, when going about 20mph on the snow they started to bounce around a lot. I imagine in the water, the exercize ball would be deformed, with the bottom side flattening out due to pressure, and as the wheel turned, it would have to reshape itself. I hope this effect helps push it through the water. I'll test it in shallow water first, of course!
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:18 PM
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Please post video of the test!
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:42 PM
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The test didn't go very well. The ***** did well in the snow but when driving over sticks and rocks one of them punctured, and another started leaking air. I was able to drive over some water using just 3 of them, but it rode low and I got water in the clutch. Then I damaged another ball on the way back. I;m going to try something else instead:



ATV with styrofoam pontoons
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:52 PM
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This nice thing about this method is that its easy to assemble and carry, just the two pontoons, two ratchet straps and a plank that goes under the ATV. so I can leave it in the woods beside my crossing and not worry about it getting stolen.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:56 PM
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Cut the front of the foam at an angle for a true boating experience. I'd love to watch you trying all your inventions out.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:08 PM
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Cut the front of the foam at an angle for a true boating experience. I'd love to watch you trying all your inventions out.

Me to as long as it is his money!! Quite interesting though!
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