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KIVALO 03-31-2012 10:19 PM

windmill powered catamaran? does this qualify as a sailboat?
 
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So my pops is on his way through the Okeechobee canal system and snapped this picture today. Would this qualify as sailboat? Apparently the windmill rotates 360degrees and powers a screw for propulsion. Looks home built to me but pretty cool toy nonetheless.

davidpm 03-31-2012 10:25 PM

Re: windmill powered catamaran? does this qualify as a sailboat?
 
Wonder how he reefs it?
Does solve the tacking issue maybe.

peterchech 03-31-2012 10:44 PM

Re: windmill powered catamaran? does this qualify as a sailboat?
 
There's a whole bunch of looooong thread on this at boatdesign.net

Here's one: The Wind Powered Sail-less Boat - Boat Design Forums

jrd22 04-01-2012 12:31 AM

Re: windmill powered catamaran? does this qualify as a sailboat?
 
Nah, it's obviously a powerboat, can't you see the propeller?:=))


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