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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Boat mill

This is probably Australia's first and last boat mill it was cut up and a trailer was made from the hull. It was used for camping after a night out fishing for prawns. A small water turbine was placed at the rear and was driven by the tide coming in and going out. The power was used for the prawning lights and navigation lights. This was before the use of led lights. I still have the generator but not the turbine itself  It was coupled up using
olive pipe fitting for couplings. The olives were replaced with "O" rings and gave a good positive and flexable drive.

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