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2225Re: sternwheeler

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  • Jon & Wanda(Tink)
    Jan 7, 2009
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      The wheel arms are what the wheel shaft bearings set on. Most modern
      drives in all the links posted are pully to jackshaft then chain to the
      wheel. Many with a oil bath chain reduction transfer case in the
      system. Chains take a beating and belts save drive trains when the
      wheel gets fouled by a snag. Take a closer look in the links at what is
      being done and info on systems.


      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Michael Walther <michawalth3@...>
      > Hi, Just thought to add this idea to the mix. Instead of wheel
      arms, one might use chain & sprocket (newer tech) as in motor cycle.
      When I was a kid, I had an old three speed bike with a chain guard that
      covered the whole mechanism, I guess that helped keep out the elements
      as well as for safety. Thanks, Mike
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