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KBIO

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The GHIBLI (steam launch)
« on: February 04, 2021, 08:35:47 am »


Hello!
One day , somewhere , I found a poster of a long boat sailing with passengers on board.
I cannot find this photo anymore , but I remember that it was a steam bus going up & down on the Thames.
I managed to draw something out of it and I decided to build something approaching the shape of the hull.
The final weight of the boat is 2.8 Kg for 130 cm long by 14 cm wide.
The steam set is an earlier 2cc oscillating ANTON
The GHIBLI as I named her, is fast enough now that I screwed  the right propeller but I have to be very careful not to hit the smallest wave.
Athough I unbalanced her and  put more weight more on the stern for the sailing.
I still have to work out the details. As I use to say :
-  Ill see that later on ! and later last a long time ! %)
The GHIBLI is a sand wind named as so in the Lybian desert!
Hope you like it.
Have a good day!
https://youtu.be/3MTUSQnI2VI

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Re: The GHIBLI (steam launch)
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 10:17:13 am »

Ive experienced the Ghibli many times working in Zawia, Libya. 55C gets up to Malta and shrivels plants in its path. Used to be the hottest place on earth at 56C but its regularly in the mid 50s.


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Re: The GHIBLI (steam launch)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 03:18:37 pm »

I see what you mean!
50C and no pub, no beer!!! >>:-( <:(


Ghibli is excellent for sand blasting your car and your screen before sending to the bodyshop!
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