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Old 10-25-2020, 06:56 PM
Bert Sandlin Bert Sandlin is offline
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Location: New Orleans area 105 Field st. Belle Chasse LA
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My name is Bert Sandlin I have built some pretty impressive Aluminum Amphibious Vehicles. BUT I need help making my stuff look good. I have worked with structural shapes, flat plate, and crimped plate and rolled plate. I stayed south of New Orleans and rode Hurricane Katrina out and did many hurricane/flood recovery projects after the hurricane. I saw a real need for Government agencies, Utility Companies and/or anybody to have fast amphibious vehicles available for flood rescue and recovery help. It is sad that better emergency flood rescue vehicles are not available. Watch For me it is not so much about building recreational amphibious vehicles as building any amphibious vehicles that could possibly get used for future flood service.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:05 PM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
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Welcome to the forum, Bert.

Sounds like you've got a worthy goal in mind. I spent time cooking in NOLA in 94. It only took a few fast rising water/rain events for the farmer in me to realize that wasn't where I wanted to live long term.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:49 AM
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Kerry Pinkerton Kerry Pinkerton is offline
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Location: Near Huntsville, Alabama. Just south of the Tennessee line off I65
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Bert, that is some really impressive stuff! Impressive engineering!
Kerry Pinkerton
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:26 PM
Overkill Overkill is offline
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Default Thatís pretty interesting

Find a need, create a solution. Good work.

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