Fantail steam launches

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by confused, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. apex1

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    I think you can pull such a thing with a tractor type lawn mower powered by a 4 hp Diesel.
    But why are´nt you looking for a refit of a real old tractor, instead of trying to modify weak crap that could be used for a go - cart (if)?

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    Richard
     
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    Actually, my dad thought it was a good deal, so he's going to buy it and haul it home :)! so I get to keep my money, and my dad will probably make it my job to drive it, (as a chore!) either that, or he will just LET me drive it. :p
     
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    Good, now you will have time to build a BOAT.
     
  6. apex1

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    What sort of propulsion do you recommend?:D
     
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    Steam :) lol! I could have about say, 3 more of those engines (like the one for my birthday) and I could make a 4 cylinder in line steam engine, I know how to hook the shaft to another engine. It's pretty simple. All that's holding the shaft to the crank is a small bolt, and if I loosen that bolt and put the other shaft through the shaft hole, and tighten the bolt, then the shafts are connected. Then, I could mount them on a steel plate in line. So, voila! a steam engine powerful enough to push a 12 foot! (or as you would say, 4 meter) WAKE UP APEX1! MY TEACHER'S NOT COMIN' TODAY! ONE OF HER CHILDREN IS SICK!!! YESS!!
     
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    Do you have a boat like your avatar? (a real one?)
     
  9. apex1

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    Larger... my next one will be smaller and looking a bit like that.
     
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    huh. Nice boat! wish I had one like it. Well, we have a BIG problem with the tractor. the bid crashed thru the roof! my dad was willing to pay up to 300$, but it is now like 550$.
     
  11. apex1

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    Time may bring you such a boat...who knows. Have you seen the boats in my Gallery? Click my nick.

    Bad luck with the tractor, but that was just one, take it easy. There are for shure many more than this one. And some even for free.

    Regards
    Richard
     
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    Will a bigger flywheel increase torque? like a 13inch 50lb flywheel on a six hp?
     
  13. apex1

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    No Mike, only a gearbox with a sufficient reduction ratio (like in a tractor), can increase torque. A big flywheel on a small gas engine can make it stop working! The little engine might not be able to turn it on the first ignition.
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    Richard
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
    Mike
     

  15. apex1

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    I deserved a sixpack?;)
     
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