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Wave powered propeller

I'm working on a wave powered propeller, with alternator. It should be able to match sail boat speed with a much smaller apparatus.

What are your thoughts on a market for this?

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Re: Wave powered propeller

I'm trying to grasp the physicists in my head and I'm losing. But hey If it works go for it. Would love to hear more on your ideas.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

I would be in for one except I just blew all my cash on a matter/antimatter propulsion system for my boat.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

I am with weinie except I just bought a cold fusion generator that seems to work fine.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

Will it interfere with my Mr. Fusion?
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Re: Wave powered propeller

Lost my cash on the flux core capacitor; hold on, let me check in with you in a couple of minutes when i get back from the furure. I'll let you know if your idea worked.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

Paul,

Sounds intriguing and a little out there. But I look forward to a good report. Post pics or sketches if you can.

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Re: Wave powered propeller

If its anything like a perpetual motion machine, I want mine to include a 'power take off'.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

I think this exists. I remember a towed device with a propeller attached to a generator to produce electricity. A variation that may be more practical might be to allow your prop to spin while underway (from the sails) and the prop shaft turns a generator.
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Re: Wave powered propeller

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I think this exists. I remember a towed device with a propeller attached to a generator to produce electricity. A variation that may be more practical might be to allow your prop to spin while underway (from the sails) and the prop shaft turns a generator.
Might power the instrument lights if they are LED.
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