hotchkiss cone propellors

tugtere
30th July 2009, 01:49
there was a few small inshore lifeboats fitted with these devices around WW2, also some small ferries etc. does anyone have any info on them please??? regards ray

Furball
30th July 2009, 14:42
They were the surf boats. There's one in the old boathouse in Poole, 'Thomas Kirk Wright' that still has the cones.

Lance

Galley Boy
2nd August 2009, 20:27
there was a few small inshore lifeboats fitted with these devices around WW2, also some small ferries etc. does anyone have any info on them please??? regards ray

RNLI Motor Lifeboats by Nicholas Leach has an article on the 32'0 Surf Motor Lifeboats, seven of which were fitted with Hotchkiss Cone impellers

tugtere
13th November 2009, 22:44
thanks for the leads guys.I am keen to make a working model. I know they were fitted to barges and suchlike too, a narrow boat "President" had them at one time.