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 Post subject: hello from iowa
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:45 am 
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Well, I'm landlocked and earning a living running the system backwards (industrial refrigeration), but I'm in the design phase of a power system for my acreage that someday I dream will go into a blue water capable boat

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 Post subject: Re: hello from iowa
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:24 am 
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Looks like there are some lakes in Iowa you could trailer to. How big are you thinking?

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Well, I'm landlocked and earning a living running the system backwards (industrial refrigeration),

I might want to pick your brain, I have thought of trying to run a refrigeration system via a v-belt/timing belt from one of my steam engines.

One of the special family things this summer was having my 12 year old nephew light the fire to start the steamboat to cross the lake for the purpose of getting an icecream! :D

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 Post subject: Re: hello from iowa
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There are a handfull, but they are overrun with speedboats and jet skis. Though there are alot of navigable rivers locally that ive went canoeing on that would support a nice little scaled down version of a landing boat.

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lostintime wrote:
There are a handfull, but they are overrun with speedboats and jet skis.


Well, I haven't actually had a Jetski bother me yet, but my plan was just to blow my whistle 5 times until they got my drift. :lol: (Means Danger/I don't understand you)

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