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Old 07-28-2010, 03:20 PM
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Harry Schoell and Brownie of Cyclone Power Technologies are building a boat and engine to set a modern day ‘World Steam Powered Water Speed Record’. The 21’ DDC hull will have one of the new 100 HP Mark Five radial Cyclone engines. The engine, termed “a heat regenerative, self contained, water lubricated, 6 cylinder, environmentally friendly, high efficiency, multi-fuel steam engine” is a modern day offshoot of the technologies of a hundred years ago.
The boat will be driven by Cyclone executive, Frankie Fruge, and named for her. The craft will be called “GG Mom”, for Great Grand Mom, and will be pit-crewed by three generations of her female offspring.
The existing record is 45 mph, set in 1903 by C.W. Flint. Frankie expects to go about 60 mph, which will break the steam boat record. It also will be the fastest boat on algae fuel, waste oil, or any one (or more) of a variety of non-imported biofuels. The date for the attempt will be announced soon, as will the date for the recovery of the Steam Land Speed Record, using the same engine type. A group of British racers recently broke the record set by a Stanley Steamer in 1906. They reached about 150 mph with a large streamliner on the salt flats. An identical Cyclone engine to GG Mom’s will power Chuk Williams streamliner.

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That is way Cool, hope she gets the record and a safe run!
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sweettttttttttttttttttt can't wait to se it run . robbie
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:58 AM
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Very cool!
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Awesome, Brownie. That's very exciting and way cool.

Make sure you all check out the website:

There's some fascinating technology being developed over there at Cyclone.

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Very cool and like the Pulse Drive also. Do you know the gentleman well that builds them Brownie?

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:09 AM
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Hey Brownie, do those cyclones come in 1000 hp versions?
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Good luck...........

Interesting project............
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All I can say is that is Way cool and I wish you guys the best !!!

Very Classy !!!
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