Originally Posted by Weyalan
The OP talks about strapping the engine
to the bottom of the keel
. Is there any reason why a marine
deisel wouldn't run on biodeisel, per se?
Got a mate ( friend ) who runs all his diesels on veggie oil
. he collected it from fish
and chip shops and Thai restaurants. He drove his land cruiser from one end of Australia
to the other and then motored his boat from Australia
to the Solomons with it . Even saw him chucking in the oil
from his sardines through the coffee filter he used before it went into the fuel tank
( waste not want not)
So I am pretty sure coconut oil could work ... just got to hope there are still coconuts. And you have the strength or know how to press it out.
You do need something to get the motor
started initially though, so some kind of flammable fuel
is still required ... rum
? hmmmmmm might gum the works up a bit . sugar and an engine
do not seem like a good idea at any time. vodka maybe?
Another slightly tangential thought... since I am a relatively nubile wench, does that mean I get to stack a couple of muscular , useful with a knife and machete, males below for use to crack those nuts occasionally?
The thing I want to know is, how long do you need to stay offshore
till the stink on land goes away? and those Zombies have starved, so you can collect the coconuts.
btw, its always better to take most of what I say with a pinch of salt
for example when you read ' relatively nubile wench' ... I actually mean , well built , slightly tough, gentle natured married woman with a seriously warped sense of humour. A couple of well built six packs (extra crew) would come in handy though. ;-)