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Dannypenguin

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Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:37:17 PM »

Just a quick question. How does a stern wheel paddle steamer (like a missisipi type) steer???
 
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 06:57:15 PM »

My Creole Queen has no less than 3 long rudders at the stern, well, It will have when it's finished.
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »

Are they behind the paddle??
 
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 07:51:45 PM »

A picture tells a thousand words !
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 09:26:01 AM »

Some model sternwheelers have been known to need rudders both ahead of and behind the paddlewheel, four in total. There are also a couple of designs which have two separate wheels with a gap between. These can be steered by using separate motors and drives to each half wheel. Hope this helps. Cheers, Ian.
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 10:00:35 AM »

ps Manuwai, Yarrow built,  started life with 3 rudders as per the drawing, 2 more where added mid-life behind the wheel
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Re: Stern wheeler paddle steamer info
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 11:30:45 AM »

Thanks for that. Just been looking at some photos and I wandered how they steered.
 
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