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Offline gameleaper

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My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« on: August 27, 2017, 12:31:47 AM »
My gift to the world, by Mark Ainsworth

imagine a wind turbine on a boat , that directly powers a prepeller via a drive shaft, Im not sure how big the turbine could be, and you would need wind to power the prpeller,

the benefit over sails would be no rigging or sails going up and down. also it would be auto rotated into the wind.

you would have a big turbine at the middle of the boat directly powering the propeller but with a tiller to control propeller direction

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 05:13:02 AM »
wasn't that Costner's boat with the sails down in Waterworld

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 04:04:03 PM »
Seriously, do we need to start moving these to "The Consolidated WTF" thread? I can't think of a better place.   :P  ??? :o

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 05:00:36 PM »
Seriously, do we need to start moving these to "The Consolidated WTF" thread? I can't think of a better place.   :P  ??? :o

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 05:04:34 PM »
It was only a weather balloon filled with swamp gas and piloted by Bigfoot.

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 06:10:56 PM »
It was only a weather balloon filled with swamp gas and piloted by Bigfoot.

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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 07:37:15 PM »
Sailing straight for Uranus.
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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 07:52:41 PM »
That wasn't swamp gas.  I ate Taco Bell for lunch.    ;D
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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 08:56:11 PM »
And what was wrong with the two-hamsters-on-a-spinning-wheel method of turning the boat's propeller used to date? That's how my ancestors got to America. And before you say it, no, my ancestors were NOT hamsters.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: My gift to the world, sailing the seas with renewable energy
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