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    Just because the trade winds are the way they are on this planet , does not mean that they have to behave the the same on another..
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    I am not sure that would be possible .. i dont think any sailing ship ever sails directly into the wind anyway ..you can tac close to it but never directly into it..
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    a solar still is simple , evaporated water condenses on the skin of the evaporator and drips into a container.. http://www.epsea.org/stills.html
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    i dissagree..think about it, some wind turbines like www.otherpower.com have 17 foot spans . three or four of these babies on a hundred foot ship might be able to power it in every direction but directly into the wind.. i am assuming these wind turbines in your story are geared , like a...
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    since it was fiction i did'nt think it had to actually work .. so skip the car radiator idea..ok , he has a welder , so they could bend and weld sheet steel together building up the hub with layers till it looked like a real prop.. question are these prisoners willing to work for their freedom...
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    Hmmm, have you thought of a catamaran type boat.. ps i was typing when you posted ..which is unusual for this site..
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    Are you sure this is fiction ?? kidding.. sort of... :bugeye: for the propeller/s you could bend the radiator fan blades of some of the older cars.. how detailed do you have to get.??
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    this windmill store power in batteries?? to be used when navigating narrow channels.??
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