View Full Version : Looking for a pic...

maa. melee
11-30-2005, 08:14 PM
Probably my weirdest request ever...

I'm looking for an old picture of someone's idea of a wind powered boat using a screw propellor. Basically, it's a boat hull that has a long shaft running from the screw prop underwater to a huge canvas windmill type prop mounted on the same shaft on deck. When wind turns the big windmill, it delivers power to the underwater prop directly. No gears, no neutral, no reverse. This pic is just for demonstration but I'm having a hard time finding it. Wondering if anyone has ever scene this handsketch before?

Rick Clark
11-30-2005, 08:29 PM
OK >>>> yes I have the web site for that, mite take a day or two to find it. If I do I will post it here

Rick Clark
11-30-2005, 08:32 PM

I think this is what your looking fore.

maa. melee
11-30-2005, 08:43 PM
:D :D This is one of the sites I was looking for. Thanks alot, i really appreciate it. However, there is one specific picture I'm looking for which looks very old, maybe from the early 1900's.

11-30-2005, 09:09 PM
flettner rotor ship (http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Miscellaneous/Rotor_Ship/Rotor_Ship.html) Maybe this one?

11-30-2005, 09:25 PM
Also see Rig 100 in Bolger's book 103 Sailing Rigs.

maa. melee
11-30-2005, 09:53 PM

something like this but old and handdrawn.

[ 11-30-2005, 09:54 PM: Message edited by: maa. melee ]

Rick Clark
12-02-2005, 07:18 PM
maa. melee
Have you found that Picture yet?

Wild Wassa
12-04-2005, 04:26 AM
maa. melee, the Bainbridge Redwing. A two blade propeller on a Redwing. The British boat Redwing not the US Redwing.

The boat appeared on the TV programme called Wind Driven on the Discovery's H&L Channel (a few years ago). H&L is now called Discovery 'Real Time'.


[ 12-04-2005, 04:44 AM: Message edited by: Wild Wassa ]

12-04-2005, 07:39 AM
There was an article in WoodenBoat quite a few years ago about a windmill boat built by Havilah Hawkins in Camden, it would sail directly to windward. He was one of the original Windjammer captains and to say he was a character does not do him justice.

A search in the magazine section should get you something, or perhaps one of the Camden locals who frequent this place could help.

12-05-2005, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by maa. melee:

something like this but old and handdrawn.That is the idea of rig 100 in Bolgers book. I have the book but no electronic version of the drawing, but you basically have the idea there.