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17125Re: [multimachine] Cat with two power sources

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  • Pat Delany
    May 13, 2013
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      Great!

      Thanks Mike!


      From: michael broadbent <bargemaster24@...>
      To: "multimachine@yahoogroups.com" <multimachine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 5:56 AM
      Subject: [multimachine] Cat with two power sources

       
      Hi Pat ,
                  Interesting idea not sure it is suitable but the site as some good information .
      Mike

      From: Pat Delany <rigmatch@...>
      To: "multimachine@yahoogroups.com" <multimachine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, 10 May 2013, 22:36
      Subject: Re: [multimachine] Jeremmy



      Thank you Mike

      Nothing from Jeremmy, Last time he was in the hospital the only way he had to contact me was from a passing visitor's laptop.

      Pat

      From: michael broadbent <bargemaster24@...>
      To: "multimachine@yahoogroups.com" <multimachine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 6:55 AM
      Subject: Re: [multimachine] Jeremmy

       
      Hi Pat ,
                    Not sure it is insanity . When I was 9 in 1951 my farther took a teaching job in Oxford, because of
      the housing shortage he bought a old landing craft that had been converted to a house boat. We moored on
      the Thames near to a boat yard that ran steamers on the river. I made friends with the blacksmith named George,
      who made me a metal catapult which got both him and I in trouble with my mother. The yard got a contract making
      steel boats that sold in Canada like hot cakes. They were copies of the traditional canoe made in sheet steel. I bet
      who ever suggested this was thought a bit odd at the time.
               I have sent emails to a section of people that might be of assistance ,the include a couple of Thai boat builders
       plus a couple in USA  and one to Honda marine will let you know any results.
              I hope you have received good news on Jeremmy well being .
       
      Mike

      From: Pat Delany <rigmatch@...>
      To: "multimachine@yahoogroups.com" <multimachine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, 9 May 2013, 22:10
      Subject: Re: [multimachine] Jeremmy



      Thanks Harold
      Heard from him twice in the last 3 weeks, usually email back and forth several times a day. Having typhoid AND malaria in a rural Kenyan hospital is very scary stuff. This is tearing me up because he is SO smart and such a good guy.

      But...at my age I cannot afford to have all my eggs in one basket so I have multiple fallbacks starting up.
      Hi Pat ,
       
      The boat power thing smells of my usual insanity but just think of the possible implications. Only 6% of the boats on lake Victoria are powered yet it is a major source of protein for 30 million people. Long tail boats have not made the transition from Asia, yet with a lathe, welder (one in town) and a way to cast propellers, everything else needed to build them are available there.

      5/8" (about) shaft
      1" water pipe
      pillow blocks or flange bearings (Jeremmy already uses them for grinders, wood lathe and sander)

      pat

      From: oldhermit <orwhut@...>
      To: multimachine@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:39 PM
      Subject: [multimachine] Jeremmy

       
      Pat,
      Have you heard from Jeremmy?
      Harold















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