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  • Richard Mundy
    Jan 3, 2009
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      Hi Frank,
      this is very interesting. As this boat is a half scale replica, I
      assume the only development work was to figure out how it was made
      and how it worked. Has anyone experimented with this system to
      improve efficiency?
      Dick


      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Frank McNeill"
      <frankmcneilll@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Dick,
      >
      > Click on <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvTnm7MRqsU> for video of
      the
      > first jet powered boat. Actually it was an intermittent jet boat
      > similar in some ways to pop-pop boats.
      >
      > old Frank
      >
      > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Mundy"
      > <coracles18@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Frank,
      > > thanks for the reply and the link, I am well aware of the poor
      > > efficiency of the pop pop etc and the likelyhood of
      disapointment. I
      > > never travel without a paddle and this does look like a
      particularly
      > > interesting creek. It appeals appeals to my tinkering nature and
      the
      > > cost in time & plumbing per engine is comparitively low.
      > > The group has opened my eyes to huge range of possibilities for
      > > experimentation,
      > > I will post any results for all to jeer at, at the moment I am
      still
      > > exploring the fine print as to how the things actually work,
      there
      > > are a lot of factors I hadn't previously considered,
      > > Dick
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Frank McNeill"
      > > <frankmcneilll@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi Dick,
      > > >
      > > > Welcome to the group.
      > > >
      > > > Go to <http://www.nmia.com/~vrbass/pop-pop/#payne> for
      information
      > > > about the use of pop-pop engines in full-sized boats. For in-
      between
      > > > sized boats, go to our Photos section to check out the albums,
      dory
      > > > pop pop By: danoyes1, Large pop-pop boats By: jeanyves_renaud
      and
      > > putt
      > > > putts By: darylcanada73 which indicate the possibility for
      using
      > > large
      > > > or multiple coil type engines to propel a dory, skiff or canoe.
      > > Don't
      > > > go too far up that infamous creek without a paddle though!
      > > >
      > > > Best wishes, Frank
      > > >
      > > > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Mundy"
      > > > <coracles18@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi all,
      > > > > Just joined this group, some years ago I made several engines
      of
      > > > > varous types and mounted them in cut down cans (I had not the
      > > > > patience to build the hulls) all worked, but the most fun was
      > > large
      > > > > and made of welded steel. This I powered by a gas blowlamp
      and
      > > > > mounted in a square biscuit tin. Performace was very poor but
      it
      > > > > galumphed around my bath in a very satisfying manner.
      > > > >
      > > > > I am totally amazed by some of the boats and engines in the
      group
      > > and
      > > > > am inspired to carry on experimenting. My ultimate objective
      > > would be
      > > > > to power a canoe but I guess might not be practical!
      > > > >
      > > > > I live in Essex in the UK.
      > > > > Dick
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Pete B."
      <georgeyyy@>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Good morning & Happy New Year!
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Welcome... members new and established.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I hope that you find/continue to find our group both
      > > interesting and
      > > > > > informative. Experience and knowledge runs from beginners to
      > > > > > "professionals".
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Please write a little something about yourself, your
      interests
      > > and
      > > > > post
      > > > > > on our message board.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > P.R.Baker
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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