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Old 02-11-2013, 23:09   #181
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

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mine has the 15 hp 2cyl z600 kubota, 1.8:1 hurth box and 12x10 prop which pushes her along nicely,so should fly with a 20 hp and bigger prop.

infact i have a 14x 9 that might suit in the workshop if you have a 2:1 box.
Hi many thanks for the offer.
My shaft is 30mm so I have quite a big prop the idea was because the keel to the front of the prop is so wide I would lose about 40% of the output of any prop I fitted so went for a big one.

Just hoping now it all works out.
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Old 18-11-2017, 05:08   #182
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Re: MacWester 26 and the 'hina-ous' Crew

Just a quick question, asking for input.

With the ICW system in the US, I wonder why canal boats never became popular?
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Unworkable.. and by the time engines came along there was no need anyway..
Europe the canal boats were horse drawn.
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The European canal boats were a necessity.. to allow traffic in opposite directions in the narrow canals...
Like so many styles of boats, there is a certain romance of the canal boats.

With a boat that long, a powerful bow thruster is pretty much a necessity.
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They were used to transport 'goods' around England.

Now the canal boats are all re-powered by gas or perhaps diesel. I doubt if there are any canal boats engaged in commercial trade.

You are correct, the canal boats are just 'left overs' from a different era but then, so am I. SIGH
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