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Amphibious Go-Kart Goes From the Garage to the Lake


The dudes over at the YouTube channel Break Build Repeat live by a pretty simple code: If they can think it up, they're gonna try and build it. Whether it's Jeeps, mini bikes, or go-karts, these fabrication enthusiasts are all about working out a project in the garage, and then going out and test driving their creation. As far as introductions go, the trio consists of Daniel and Jason, who are both mechanical engineering majors at Texas A&M, and Joe, an architecture major at Texas Tech. These kids are destined for great things, that's for sure.

But, don't just take our word for it. For one of their most popular videos, the pals decided to try their hands at building an amphibious go-kart, and, as you can see from the above footage, it made for quite the interesting undertaking.

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"Some of the challenges we faced was making the frame completely surround the board without crushing it or poking a hole in it because it had to be sealed to hold water," reads the video's description. "Once we mounted the engine and the centripetal clutch above the board and ran a chain under the frame we were ready to test it! For the brakes we installed a go power sports drum brake and a brake lever and they worked great!"

"After we had all of these drivetrain parts installed we had to focus on steering. We mounted the steering above the board and made it completely isolated from the kart so it wouldn't get wet or damaged. After all the systems we done we mounted some all terrain tires and took it for a water bound test at Lake Lewisville and it was a complete success!"

For a couple of college kids, we'd say they crushed this project. Well done, guys!

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