Long-Tail Boat – Thailand

Long-Tail Boat - Thailand

The long-tail boat, known as Ruea Hang Yao (in Thai) is a type of watercraft native to Southeast Asia, which uses a secondhand truck or car engine as a readily available and maintainable power plant. A craft designed to carry passengers on a river may include a lightweight long canoe hull, up to 30 meters, and a canopy. The engine is invariably mounted on an inboard turret-like pole which can rotate through 180 degrees, allowing steering by thrust vectoring. The propeller is mounted directly on the driveshaft with no additional gearing or transmission. Usually the engine also swivels up and down to provide a "neutral gear" where the propeller does not contact the water. The driveshaft must be extended by several meters of metal rod to properly position the propeller, giving the boat its name and distinct appearance. (Wiki)

Posted by TrekLightly on 2015-07-11 04:59:05

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