Friday, October 24, 2008

DUKW .... Duck Pilot

This is a DUKW kind of duck truck.
It was invented by a different Roderick, Roderick Stephens, for use in World War II.
You can read more about it at various links such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DUKW

This particular one is at Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
I drove the one in Branson, Missouri out on the lake and got a Duck Pilots License.

You can inflate and deflate the tires while you're driving. (Deflate the tires for driving on sandy beaches and increase the pressure for normal roads)

2 comments:

Dave Mows Grass said...

Cool Duck! Say, I posted this one a while back with you in mind. Did you catch it?

http://davemowsgrass.blogspot.com/2008/09/guitar-porn-pick-of-week.html

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I really admired the highly polished rotational molds using integral decorations.
I've certainly been tempted to venture into that arena.
We made fiberglass canoes when I was in scouts, using a canoe as a form .... beeswax all over the original canoe, then use the layering process to make canoe halves. The two halves would be pulled off the "form" and fiberglassed together. Our most noteworthy effort was a canoe race from Bahia Honda to Key West.

Around here, a kind of neat trip that you would likely enjoy in the kayak would be to put in at Hwy 45 and paddle down to War Eagle Mills.
Me and Adam did that in an Old Town canoe. There's a low water bridge to portage and a 3-5 foot rocky waterfall to contend with. Otherwise, it is just nice scenery.

But right now, I'm out of ducks and duck wings .... there never seems to be enough time to do the things you wanna do once you find them!
Quack, Quack!