Talk About Any Ideas You Have Thread

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by mgriffin, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. mgriffin

    mgriffin Previous Member

    I have started this thread to gather some good ideas from people with good ideas. I have a few myself, like the PDE (Pulse Detonation Engine) or Valveless Pulse Jet. You have probably never heard of it, so here's a link to explain: http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/valveless.htm. I was studying these fascinating engines when I realized that I could probably find some way to use one of these on a boat. Of course, I would need to find some way to silence it. I got to thinking, and I had an idea. I once read an article about firearm silencers, and I read how you could fire an .22 rifle with a good silencer and it would be almost impossible to hear. I know how to make a homemade silencer out of steel wool and some metal piping. I was wondering if a silencer that is covering the whole jet would work. To show you what I mean by these engines needing a silencer of some sort: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-grFuXZ9U
    Oh yeah, these engines can burn pretty much any flammible gas or liquid.
     
  2. mgriffin

    mgriffin Previous Member

    Another example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teQXaqeEnl8.
    It has 10lb thrust as mentioned in the video.
    This one seems to be the most effective design, it develops 50lbs thrust.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LNGDB9CNgQ&feature=related
    I like this idea because you could use it to drive the boat propeller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WwvESgPxk&feature=related
    Why aren't we using this technology on airplanes or other stuff?!! It is WAY cheaper to build than piston engines and it has no friction and requires little to no repairs!! (the only one that has any friction is the turboprop one, the last one).
     
  3. Rangerspeedboat
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  4. mgriffin

    mgriffin Previous Member

    interesting...
     
  5. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Mike, please come back to reality...... or what is named so.
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Arrrrgh, - - - it is Michaels thread and fantasy - develop your thoughts and ideas - having declared your position, - - - - no embarrassment or ridicule should be forthcoming as it is in the realm of the creative spirits... ?another rum? - - and have fun with your thoughts/ideas....
     
  7. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Yeah, and you did follow it the past 6 month? Masalai, sometimes it is better to stay just outside the topic..
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  8. mgriffin

    mgriffin Previous Member

    Huh? I was just metioning some ideas I had. I am still going to build WeeVee. I was just wondering if I could improve an idea that already exists.
     
  9. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The best way to improve an idea, that you didn't/couldn't engineer/develop, is to paint the finished product a different color when the mood strikes.
     
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