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Old 25-12-2009, 17:01   #1
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I was reading a thread about wind generators to power boats when a new idea just seemed to hit me!

If I were to take a couple of bed sheets and strench them across a couple of poles that were tied to the boat, I bet the wind could move the boat. And get this..it would be free. I'm going to try this up here in the Northeast next spring. If it works I think that it is possible to improve the sheet material with some darcon type of material that would have better strength and shape built in for improved performance, speed, and material life.

I wonder if I can get a patent for this? I'm going to be rich!!!
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Old 25-12-2009, 17:10   #2
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now that's some salt in a wound
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Old 25-12-2009, 22:52   #3
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Nah...tha'll never work....like that guy over in the other county that keeps playing with those funny rocks he carves to look like the moon with a smaller moon shaped hole in the middle.

And that other guy who keeps fiddling with those sticks and making that stinky spirit come out hot like the sun.

We got mammoths to kill and all these guys want to do is fool around
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