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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Thanks, but I'll have to pass.

Boy am I bummed now :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:51 pm 
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And as far as a patent expiring, why isn't there another coca-cola made by another company now that the original patent has expired? Does "classic coke" actually prevent this from happening?
I honestly feel patents get in the way of progress.


Actually there is another coca-cola made by another company. It's called Pepsi. And the two companies battle for intergalactic domination constantly, causing a downward pressure on price.

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So how do you explain a simple rescue balloon device that could have saved many lives not being available yet?


It's not that great of an idea. No offense. If it were a bang-up idea, someone would have put it into production and made money off it. Never doubt the profit motive. Or maybe it was produced once-upon-a-time and it was a miserable failure.

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It truly does take money to make money thanks to patents.


You have to spend money to make money, patent or not. That's a universal axiom. Again, without the protection afforded by patents, there would be no incentive to invent, and therefore, we wouldn't have near the technology we do nowadays.

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f anyone could make a product then the one who can make it best or most efficiently will be the provider until someone else makes it better.


Think about this: Hobie has a ton of money. A lot more money than you or I. You or I invent the Mirage Drive. But there is no way to patent it. Hobie finds out about it, and since they have the money to do so, they rip it off and find a way to make it efficiently, and put it into production. You or I didn't make jack off of our time, effort, and any money invested in inventing the Mirage Drive. A patent prevents this. It is the only mechanism by which the little guy can put the screws to the big guy. Most products are not so unique that they cannot be improved in some way, form or fashion. Improvements to a design or to the materials used in a design always place a downward pressure on prices.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:23 am 
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Geez... Isn't it time to kill this thread???


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:34 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:20 am 
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........ 18 pages ....... it's Way past burying time for this thread .........


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:49 pm 
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No offense, and as the sport grows we may well see many more people putting motors on their kayaks (some have been doing it for years)

But in that scenario the future of kayak fishing is no longer kayak fishing, it is power boat fishing.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:40 pm 
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Heck, it practically sport at this point....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Yep, blow the mother away... :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:23 am 
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Or... just stop reading it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:03 am 
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------Stop reading it
















Stop reading it ALL, again, & again,& again..... only read the the last post on the last page!!
Regards.....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:13 pm 
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This is powered by rc jet drives
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6qM2dVFUt0&feature=fvst[/youtube]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:26 pm 
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J0HN wrote:
This is powered by rc jet drives
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6qM2dVFUt0&feature=fvst[/youtube]


Any idea on the specs of the jet drives powering that kayak?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:38 pm 
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It would be nice to see it run full out for a couple hours instead of 15 seconds.

"Some" systems will do that easily.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:28 am 
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I followed the links from the YouTube site to a couple of forums where the guy posted details of the video. The rc jet drive shown in the video was such a success he decided to rip them out and go in another direction.

According to his post on the forum, the jet drive consisted of Two, Graupner Jet Units.

The problems he experienced were overheating of the motors and lots of noise. He indicated it sounded like you should be traveling really fast because of the whine of the motors, but only going a few mph.

It sounded like he had a good idea but did not like the initial results and did not want to pursue it farther.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:33 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
It would be nice to see it run full out for a couple hours instead of 15 seconds.

"Some" systems will do that easily.



Ok Tom. Seriously, we get it. You've got something we don't na-na-boo-boo. You are starting to sound like a child.


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