mythbusters fan on a sailboat - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 05-13-2011
sailjunkie's Avatar
Mirage 29
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 307
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
sailjunkie is on a distinguished road
Discovery Channel's Cdn. section showed a different episode. How did this turn out?
__________________
Mark

S/V Avatar
Mirage 29'
Port Moody, BC

It's not my fault they named a movie after our boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 05-13-2011
deniseO30's Avatar
Move over Joan Rivers!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 5,989
Thanks: 51
Thanked 82 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
I saw the whole show.. amazing.. putting the fan on the boat with enough force blowing into a square sail apparently causes the air to make a reverse and drive the boat forward!
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

my current "project"!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 05-13-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
cspaniel is on a distinguished road
Yap, large sail, large fan (propeller) did the trick, though boat with propeller pushing alone reached 20mph, boat with propeller blowing towards the sail reached 3mph...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 05-13-2011
WouldaShoulda's Avatar
AEOLUS II
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: From The Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 2,720
Thanks: 3
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 6
WouldaShoulda is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cspaniel View Post
Yap, large sail, large fan (propeller) did the trick, though boat with propeller pushing alone reached 20mph, boat with propeller blowing towards the sail reached 3mph...
Just goes to show;

Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be done!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 05-13-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
PalmettoSailor will become famous soon enough
Just what the world needs, an airboat with a lead keel....Brilliant!
__________________
PalmettoSailor
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.