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Farmall Boats

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09-05-2002 14:03:24

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How bout if the junkyard wars stern-paddle boat made from oil drums had got the Farmall BN on it? If anything belonged in a dumpster that wasnt it. 'would've been sweet to watch the suzuki sink!

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09-06-2002 15:50:00

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 Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Chris, 09-05-2002 14:03:24  
Growing up in Mississippi along the river, I was especially interested in this episode. The tractor would have won had they installed some real paddles. They sure came up with a piece of junk for a boat too. Hated to see the old B get hacked on but was still hoping it would win.

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Did the B Win?

09-05-2002 19:51:55

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 Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Chris, 09-05-2002 14:03:24  
Just curious, but did the tractor powered boat and their team win?

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Red Dave

09-06-2002 05:08:04

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 Re: Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Did the B Win?, 09-05-2002 19:51:55  
No, the team with the B had a superior power source, but squandered the advantage with an inadaquate hull design, a lack of engineering skills and a poor performance from the driver/operator.

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09-06-2002 05:45:03

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 Re: Re: Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Red Dave, 09-06-2002 05:08:04  
I don't think that girl operating that B even had it wound up!!

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SAm in NS

09-06-2002 12:24:15

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Glenn(WV), 09-06-2002 05:45:03  
You could tell listening to it. It was running at idle or only just above. Even if she had opened it up it wouldn't have helped much as the paddles couldn't have put the power into the water. SAm in NS

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Red Dave

09-06-2002 07:50:22

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Glenn(WV), 09-06-2002 05:45:03  
I agree. And I don't think she had a clue as to why it had two brake pedals. That thing should have been reasonably manueverable by braking the left and right paddlewheels. Instead it seemed to wallow like a dead whale.
Of course, I wasn't there, just the way it looked on the tube.

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Farmall-A man

09-05-2002 16:32:36

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 Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Chris, 09-05-2002 14:03:24  
I saw that too!!!!! Made me sick to see such a nice restoration project being wasted on such a project as a paddle wheeler.

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09-05-2002 15:57:36

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 Re: Farmall Boats in reply to Chris, 09-05-2002 14:03:24  
I saw that!!! What a waste to chop up that tractor.

But it seemed to work good for 20hp only,... But they needed larger paddles. Oh well,....

But glad to see they actually made it work.

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