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Old 17 August 2014, 12:03   #51
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.. Err no he didnt, It was invented by the American motor co in 1895 or something like that.
Funny, I thought it was Gustave Trouve in 1880, but hey who remembers old Gustave & The AMC
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.. with this type of knowledge kinda dilutes the rest of your spiel.
Crass, as we'd expect.
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He's back. finished mugging old grannies have we?
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A bit of Google info and cut n paste.
outboard motor was manufactured in this country as far back as 1896! Called the "American," it was produced by the American Motor Co., of Long Island, New York.
The American was a four-cycle, air-cooled motor rated at one and two horsepower, apparently being built to burn either kerosene or gasoline at the buyer's option.
Meanwhile, a young man named Ole Evinrude, the son of Norwegian immigrants, had been growing up on a farm in Dane County, Wis. He did his farm chores as a good son should, but it was hard for him to repress a very strong inclination toward mechanical things. At the age of 16 he decided to go to the big city-meaning Madison-and take a job in a machine shop. He went to work in the farm implement shop of Fuller & Johnson at 50 cents a day. Quickly learning all he could from the machinists, he moved along to other places, ever in search of new knowledge. He worked in the Pittsburgh steel mills and Chicago machine shops, learning all he could from his daily work and evenings spent studying mathematics.

A very competent machinist and patternmaker, he eventually settled in Milwaukee and became a consultant to the E. P. Allis Co. Spare time experimenting with the then-new gasoline engine led to his building himself a four-cylinder, air-cooled car which he used for his own transportation. This in turn led to the establishment of the firm of Clemick & Evinrude, the goal of which was to pioneer in the manufacture of a standardized engine for the many small, inexperienced automobile builders springing up all over the country.
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. outboard motor was manufactured in this country as far back as 1896! Called the "American," it was produced by the American Motor Co., of Long Island, New York.....
Ah but! Good old Gustave lodged a patent for an electric outboard in 1880
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.........with this type of knowledge kinda dilutes the rest of your spiel.
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Ah but! Good old Gustave lodged a patent for an electric outboard in 1880
PD we are talking about Evinrude IC engines. Ha ha not electric or steam
If one of those electric engines were lounging around in a barn or something like that.. Wow!
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PD we are talking about IC engines......
Oh! I must have missed that, some one made a statement about "inventing the OB" didn't see any reference to the source of energy
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I was just responding to Seaflyers comment about Evinrude inventing the Outboard which as we know it today, was invented by someone else but your right if we are going down the electric route!But im sure there was a German chap who made an electric boat 30 years before that though. Internet too slow too look but anyway
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Nout to do with the original thread fellas ?
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Old 17 August 2014, 16:26   #60
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Nout to do with the original thread fellas ?
yer reet, big fella. I'm just makin' sure the wee boy gets his facts straight. We wouldn't want him makin' a fool of himsel would we
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