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mythbusters fan on a sailboat

tonight 9 pm discovery channel

mythbusters are trying the fan on a sailboat thing
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Don't we have a thread around here that settles that for all time?


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the bench top part of it just aired.. the boat moved forward with a fan blowing into the sail! and the fan is mounted on the "boat" Seems the air is reversing in the sail and providing forward thrust. Whoda woulda thunk dat?

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would like to see a beam reach with the fan blowing across the boat, not on a run
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wouldnt even need a circ water system
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WTF bother with a sail? Isn't a fan a propellor?

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did anyone watch the show? tell us what happened.
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