Old Stone wrote:
Dave - Any pictures of Forest Dream to show us? What a way to grow up!
*The Forest Dream was my Grandfathers Schooner. I searched the arcives at The Grenfell society In St Anthony and could not find any photos of her I did find records of her tying up to the co-op warfe. I did speak to an maritime historian for Newfoundland and learned when she was sold and put into service hauling coal and Lumber to Labrador.
Powered with a Make-or-break**gas engine. . I remember*my grandfather starting it with a wooden dowel stuck in the flywheel. He would give it a spin*and then work it back and forth * then bang bang bang off she would go. It didn't even use a battery just a what I think was called a low tension magnito. No external coil is required in this case because the winding of the magneto itself becomes the inductor and the circuit is simplified, also the IGNITER is normally closed and trips open only when a spark is required. The timing of the magneto and the ignitor is important so that its "peak" output occurs at the igniter "break" time.
I don't think she made more than a 1/2 knot under power. Just enough to get her out of the harbor
How did you learn of the Forest Dream?
-- Edited by skipperdude on Friday 19th of August 2011 01:37:56 PM