Thread: Vane propellers
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:46 AM
Alan Bates Alan Bates is offline
 
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Then there were at least two vane-driven boats built. The paper I have shows a twin-screw version. The hull was 100' long, 23.5' wide, and the average draft was about 4.6 feet. Dispacement was 186 tons and speed attained was 9 knots. The vanes were driven by leather belts from the engines.
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