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Old 11 October 2005, 16:25   #1
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What do you mazke of this?

I spotted this in Victoria Marina, St Peter's Port this morning just before heading back to the Hamble. Interesting concedpt, bet he don't run out of battery power!

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It'll top the batteries up nicely with a bit left over for the national grid.
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Yes I saw that as well - as with everything else not exactly a new idea though!!!

Would be interesting to know how well it performs!!!

Some really wacky ones here!!!

http://www.rexresearch.com/boats/1boat.htm

Also the Flettner rotor ship - used rotating cylinders

http://www.tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2002/may9.htm
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That big propeller isn't for propulsion but for making fresh bread and grinding coffee beans.
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They had one of these in Plymouth a while back.

Instead of a prop they had solid sails which could be mechanically altered to catch the most wind.

Did not look very efficient but as it was attached to a cat it was very stable.

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Looks damn dangerous to anyone on deck

How does it work then - I cant see how this thing could be used to sail anything more into wind than a beam reach - unless the power generated is used to power a prop in the water.
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it is so if it capsizes it can still motor home....


has another one on the other side too
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Cool photos

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