Re: Suggestion for development of a second pop-pop poster child boat
- Hi Matt,
Thanks for sharing the results of your research. Your description of the Demologos reminded me of a guy who lived next door to my family when I was a kid- except for the rudders and spiffy paint job.. ;-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sparks, Matthew - McClatchy Corporate" <msparks@...> wrote:
> Did a lot of research on the demologos when I designed it for a paper
> model series of Fultons ships.
> From this I learned that Fulton ,while a genius had absolutely no idea
> about hydrodynamics...
> The Demologos would have been more aptly named Wallowing Pig.
> It went just as well forward as back, which is to say very very poorly.
> It carried just enough fuel so that it could make it out under power to
> the area where the winds were brisk enough to cause it to lose headway
> then it ran out of fuel... and would usually have to be towed home...
> It had 4 rudders, to to act as steering and two that basically acted as
> speed brakes...
> Still it had a spiffy paint job!
> Matt Sparks - McClatchy-
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> Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Suggestion for development of a second
> pop-pop poster child boat
> Hi All,
> I believe the time has come for us to consider development of a second
> pop-pop poster child boat and would like to nominate Fulton's Demologos
> steamboat for modeling consideration. There has been a lot of rancorous
> discussion about the use of bow rudders that could be eliminated by
> voting for a steamboat that had four bows, and presumably, four bow
> rudders. The name "Demologos (voice of the people) might be changed to
> "Vox Populi" or "Vox Pop-Pop Populi" (voice of the pop-pop people.)
> old Frank
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