High Speed With Low Power Boat Has Pontoons for Hull (Dec, 1932)
High Speed With Low Power Boat Has Pontoons for Hull
A NEW JERSEY inventor has introduced a novel type boat with which he expects to attain highest speed with smallest output of power. Five double cone-shaped welded steel drums which may be seen in the photo above support the craft on the water. It is pushed along by a 65 horsepower airplane engine mounted on the steel framework above the after floats.
As the boat gathers speed the water catches in small depressions in the drums and causes them to rotate. By this rotation they decrease the resistance of the water to the boat as a whole, and thus attain high speed. The boat is steered by an ordinary under-water rudder.