- My idea was not to have two hull, but just one, with the wheel mounted
on a framework that pivoted to allow steering. Further details in my
To me this seems mechanically simpler and more efficient than a
generator and two motors. The best way to find if my idea would work
would be to build it -- and I have no intention of going there.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jon & Wanda(Tink)" <windyjon@m...>
> If you want to make a sternwheeler easyer to turn the easyest andmost
> practical way is to use a split wheel(two narrow ones side by side)
> with independent electric or hydro drive so one can go forward while
> the other is stoped or reversed. Another way to do it is with a bow
> thruster. Eather is easyer then two hulls piveting.
- Here's 'Red Racer' a PDRacer #38, tow-planing?
Or howsabout Skimmer? With 4 aboard you wouldn't want more'n 2HP,
and her performance under 7ft oars would never be sparkling, but
empty at 8 knots she'd have to plane, wouldn't she? What total
displacement is she rated for? Have a look at the rest of photo
folder #23 here
--- In email@example.com, jhkohnen@b... wrote:
> Of course this is what the Best Dinghy looks like when tagging
> John <jkohnen@b...>
> Missionaries, my Dear! Don't you realize that missionaries are the
> provided food for destitute cannibals? Whenever they are on the
> starvation, Heaven in its infinite mercy send them a nice plump
> <Oscar Wilde>