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12-22-2010 06:01 PM
Matvolver
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Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
Started laughing so hard it induced a coughing jag that resulted in an asthma attack. Now that I have that under control (you gotta love drugs), I have a question:

Where do you plug in the fan?
Ahh, Billy, here's the wonder of the flux capacitor for you - since it is directly mounted to the V6 from a DeLorean, you simply replace your current engine package. Although, several people have commented on a scruffy-looking fellow showing up and commenting on how he hates manure. Have been unable to locate said individual to ask him to stop harassing my customers, need to hire a PI to track him down. Anyone know if Thomas Magnum might be available?
12-22-2010 12:18 PM
L124C
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Originally Posted by ssneade View Post
c'mon guys. yer not thinkin' green. several of these placed strategically around yer vessel gives you better weight distribution and allows you to do your part to protect the environment......
not to mention the performance enhancing qualities......
You could even make them swivel 180 degrees so that they would suck and blow!
12-22-2010 09:03 AM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
Started laughing so hard it induced a coughing jag that resulted in an asthma attack. Now that I have that under control (you gotta love drugs), I have a question:

Where do you plug in the fan?
BillyR,

Sorry about the coughing fit.

If you were asking about the the SailFan (TM) technology, I must have forgotten to mention that it is self-propelled, so does not require an external power source. That is one of the many beauties of the product.

Also, for those concerned about noise, the SailFan's foils have been re-engineeered so they are virtually inaudible. You'll only hear the wind in the sails and the water on the hull as you point up to within a few degrees of true, and pass all the other boats that are slogging to windward.
12-20-2010 12:44 PM
Boasun We have boats with giant fans on them. They are called "Air Boats" and they operate in the swamp lands of Florida, Alabamba, Mississippi and Louisiana.
They are a bit top heavy and you have to be careful when making a turn with them..
Note: These fans are mounted on the back of the boat and blow aft.
12-20-2010 04:36 AM
ssneade c'mon guys. yer not thinkin' green. several of these placed strategically around yer vessel gives you better weight distribution and allows you to do your part to protect the environment......

not to mention the performance enhancing qualities......
12-19-2010 10:34 PM
sailingdog At the dock, in the shore power post... you just need a really long cord.
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
Started laughing so hard it induced a coughing jag that resulted in an asthma attack. Now that I have that under control (you gotta love drugs), I have a question:

Where do you plug in the fan?
12-19-2010 10:17 PM
billyruffn Started laughing so hard it induced a coughing jag that resulted in an asthma attack. Now that I have that under control (you gotta love drugs), I have a question:

Where do you plug in the fan?
12-19-2010 03:36 PM
L124C
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Originally Posted by SailorMitch View Post
... But that will slow the boat down, so.......uummmmmm....... maybe just put all that money into some decent sails?
Or, simply buy a power boat! One of my favorite parts of sailing is when I shut the boats stinkpot off, as she silently heels over and turns into a sailboat. If you are trying to get somewhere fast, you've got the wrong boat!
12-09-2010 02:07 PM
Cruisingdad
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Matthew,

My apologies, but we are now so heavily back-ordered that we can't promise delivery on any new individual orders until well into 2015. We scored a big contract with Catalina Yachts, not just for their new boats but as retrofit to all prior production. Seems they would like to see if our SailFan technology can finally get their boats moving under wind power alone.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this backlog. Please watch for updates in coming months.
Well maybe you wouldn't be so heavily backlogged if you weren't running off to Asia to crew on the boat with your budette Tango Dancing Woman!
12-09-2010 12:08 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by Matvolver View Post
Ahh, John, I'm glad I finally found your product! You see, I was being flummoxed by an inadvertant byproduct of the Flux Capacitor I'm having problems promoting. It seems that when you fiddle with the space-time continuum to propel a vehicle, it cuts out any wind in the immediate vicinity of said vehicle! While this, of course, isn't a problem for the hovercar it was originally developed for, it seems that sailors are a closed-minded group who just have to be able to see their sails out in all their glory - even though they might be only for purely aesthetic reasons!

Please contact me at your leisure to work out a contract bid - I am eagerly awaiting your response!

Cheers,
Matthew Magelssen

Matthew,

My apologies, but we are now so heavily back-ordered that we can't promise delivery on any new individual orders until well into 2015. We scored a big contract with Catalina Yachts, not just for their new boats but as retrofit to all prior production. Seems they would like to see if our SailFan technology can finally get their boats moving under wind power alone.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this backlog. Please watch for updates in coming months.
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