Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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at swim, one dog
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Gustaf was an engineer who mused to his nautically enthusiastic friend one day: "Dogs are great swimmers, so why not make an outboard engine based on one for a boat?" "I don't think it would be very efficient' retorted Stefan -

"Who cares about that - be just as good as that stupid Traction Iron you last showed me, that flattened my best cuff links - Besides, just think how much fun we can have building it and watching it race along behind the boat, with its churning legs and head and tail sticking out of the water."

"Here - take a look. I've done a wee scribble of it in my note book"

xenzag, Jul 24 2006

2strokedoggiepaddle https://sodabred.tu...ts-a-halfbaked-idea
outboard dog motor [xenzag, Jul 24 2006, last modified Apr 24 2018]

British Seagull http://www.britishs...l.co.uk/history.php
A beautiful little engine - glad to see still going [xenzag, Jul 24 2006]

better image of Seagull http://en.wikipedia...:BritishSeagull.jpg
but without the essential dog [xenzag, Jul 24 2006]


       Arf baked.
wagster, Jul 24 2006

       Un-leash it [xenzag].
ConsulFlaminicus, Jul 24 2006

       Feel the paw-er.   

       Looks like it'll run a bit ruf.
Worldgineer, Jul 24 2006

       I'm a little surprised that no-one felt compelled to give the dog a bone yet. Come out, come out where ever you are auto-boner, your dinner is on the plate.
xenzag, Jul 24 2006

       Isn't that a 4-stroke? I'll have one with Chesapeakes, thanks!
csea, Jul 24 2006

       And the cooling system for this engine would work by panting?
normzone, Jul 24 2006

       I like the drawing, but I have a few quibbles. The motor could be concealed in the dog's body, to enhance the illusion. The air intake could be in the dog's mouth and nose, and the exhaust gasses could go out a vent under the dog's tail. I can't figure out where to bring in the water for cooling the motor, but the outlet for the hot water should pee obvious.
baconbrain, Jul 24 2006

       One biscuit for you.+ I do like baconbrain's adaptation. That is more of what I expected to see, a whole dog as a motor.
xandram, Jul 24 2006

       Baconbrains varaition and Normzones' panting suggestion are all appreciated. My first thoughts were that the dog would replace the propeller on a "Seagull" type outboard engine, so it wouldn't have to contain the actual motor within its body, and all the problems which that would present. Will put up link to Seagull engine if I can find.
xenzag, Jul 24 2006

       But those motors look nothing like seagulls...
ye_river_xiv, Aug 21 2006

       Illustration transferred......
xenzag, Apr 24 2018

       Why "2stoke" ?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 24 2018

       ....it's meant to be 2stroke of course..... would you like me to change it? - I'll do it anyway.
xenzag, Apr 24 2018


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