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Steam Powered Rowboat

New Boat Concept Lets Steam Do The Work

— March 6, 2008 — Tech
Although the actual boat, known as "Steam Rowboat II", is still in the development phase, the proof-of-concept mechanism (AKA Steam Rowboat I) seems to work very well! Artist/inventor I-Wei Huang has also built many other steam powered devices, which are described on his website Crabfu.com. Unfortunately, we don't know when the rowboat will be finished, since, in Huang's own words, "it just seem to be too much headache, too many potential problems, sinking a nice engine being my number one concern :)" Hopefully he changes his mind. I'd like to see this thing in action!
Trend Themes
1. Steam-powered Boats - Innovation opportunity to create eco-friendly, sustainable boats using steam power as an alternative energy source.
2. Alternative Energy Transportation - Opportunity to create unique and sustainable modes of transportation using alternative energy sources like steam power.
3. Personalized Watercrafts - Design personalized watercrafts with steam power technology for recreation or transportation.
Industry Implications
1. Boating and Marine Industry - Innovation opportunity to create sustainable and eco-friendly boats using steam power technology in the boating and marine industry.
2. Transportation Industry - Opportunity to create unique and sustainable modes of transportation in the transportation industry using alternative energy sources like steam power.
3. Recreational Sports Industry - Design personalized watercrafts with steam power technology for recreational use in the sports industry.
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