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Re: Suggestion for development of a second pop-pop poster child boat

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  • Frank McNeill
    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
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 28, 2009
      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.. ;-)

      old Frank


      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      > http://www.delta7studios.com/fulton.htm
      >
      > 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-
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Frank McNeill
      > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:40 PM
      > To: pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com
      > 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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