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Re: [bolger] Looking for info on new boat design looks like a bolger

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  • Bruce Hallman
    ... Hmmm? Topic: green boating Solar power vs. wind power. I think I would choose the wind powered boat.
    Message 1 of 42 , Apr 9, 2008
      > Would a conventional prop would be better (more efficient)?

      Hmmm? Topic:"green boating"
      Solar power vs. wind power.
      I think I would choose the wind powered boat.
    • Michael Walther
      Hi Bob, So you using it for fuel. Mike ... ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound,
      Message 42 of 42 , Apr 18, 2008
        Hi Bob, So you using it for fuel. Mike

        --- On Fri, 4/18/08, loosemoosefilmworks <loosemoosefilmworks@...> wrote:

        > From: loosemoosefilmworks <loosemoosefilmworks@...>
        > Subject: [bolger] Re: Shallow Water Sailor photos
        > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Friday, April 18, 2008, 11:53 PM
        > Oops...Sorry I hate to do things wrong!
        > First off the Honda 1000 and 2000 ( and the Kipor clones)
        > do not use a gravity tank. The
        > fuel is pumped to the carb with a small but powerful vacum
        > pump.
        > The whole idea of the remote tank was simply means of
        > having a longer period between
        > refuels AND still be able to use the internal tank if the
        > need arose without costing very
        > much money in the process. An after effect advantage is
        > that it is far easier to fill the
        > remote tank at anchor than the generator.
        > I'm not sure what good it would do to get rid of the
        > internal tank ( except to make the
        > Honda 2000 louder) or bypass it which would have entailed
        > drilling holes in the body and
        > adding more parts including a valve of some sort but hey
        > I'm not very bright and always
        > willing to learn from my betters.
        > The next project is a 48V alternator run off the old Honda
        > 2000 motor as a direct charging
        > system for my boats electric drive bit that will have to
        > wait till I have a chance to build the
        > Reubens Nymph and island hopping down to Trinidad for the
        > coming "H" season.
        > Bob
        > Currently at anchor in Marigot St Martin where the rum is
        > three dollars a liter...
        > http://boatbits.blogspot.com/
        > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Slimak"
        > <otter55806@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > Another thing wrong with the remote gas tank
        > conversion is that,
        > > looking at the web site, it does not get rid of the
        > gravity tank,
        > > mearly keeps it full. The conversion consist of
        > drilling and tapping
        > > a hole in the gravity tank filler cap and screwing in
        > a barb fitting
        > > for the gas line coming from the remote tank.
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