[MHml] Power Tri
multihulls at steamradio.com
Mon Mar 19 04:40:57 EST 2001
I think he was planning on using a super-lightweight 5hp
engine and an air propellor. Flying on ground effect, I
don't think a water prop could be set up to always be in
--- Ed Nygard <nygard at localaccess.com> wrote:
> Sounds like an application for a surface piercing prop
> and a motorcycle
> > The couple who babysat my boat up in BC are developing
> a Ground Effect
> > Vehicle/Boat which he says will seat two people, use a
> 5 hp engine and
> > exceed 30 knots. His biggest problem, obviously, is
> the energy hump
> > required to get up onto a plane and then 'take off'
> into ground effect
> > In fact, he talked about possible failure of the
> project if he couldn't
> > a light enough engine. I couldn't get a good feel for
> whether it would
> > or not; IMHO ground effect is a very distance-limited
> > LOA was something like 10' if memory serves correctly.
> > -Rob
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