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17127Re: Cat with two power sources

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  • greg123452003
    May 13, 2013
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      --- In multimachine@yahoogroups.com, "David G. LeVine" <dlevine@...> wrote:
      > On 05/13/2013 06:56 AM, michael broadbent wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > http://longtailboats.webs.com/
      > > Hi Pat ,
      > > Interesting idea not sure it is suitable but the site as
      > > some good information .
      > > Mike
      > What I find interesting is that the long tail does not provide any
      > steering, only propulsion. This means that if the shaft or guard hits
      > an obstruction, there is little (if any) damage to it. The rudders (in
      > this case two of them) also will pivot if hit.
      > Since Jeremmy will be in an area where damage due to such obstructions
      > might be a severe disadvantage, such a drive system is a huge
      > advantage. Having a "spring throttle" (i.e. it goes to idle when
      > released) will be a necessity, imagine being in the middle of the lake
      > when an obstruction is hit, no damage to the vessel, but the operator
      > falls overboard. The boat stops rather than leaving him with a many
      > mile swim to shore.
      > Dave 8{)

      You're comparing chalk to cheese. The videos show a cat not the usual single hull fishing boat. Totally different concept for a totally different purpose.
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