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The Man Who Saved His Porsche from a Flood on an Inflatable Raft

Bill Musselman lives in Kentucky on the Ohio River. When it recently flooded, he certainly wasn’t going to let take away his prized 1992 Porsche American Roadster. So he and a friend lashed together three bladders designed to carry 7,500 pounds. It worked!

Built by AirDock, Smokey and Bill used 3 bladders that make up a system for supporting a boat up to 27-feet in length and 7500 lbs in weight. With the turbo bodied cabriolet weighing in at less than half that amount, the bladders worked perfectly. “Two of the three bladders were in the back where the engine weight is. It was very well balanced. It was surprising.” Each bladder has ropes that tie/lash them together and then there is a separate pump going to each section

Link via Jalopnik | Photo: Porsche Purist

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May 6th, 2011

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