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RBBI Marine Drive Design Papers
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Polson Enterprises Research Services

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  1. Propeller Driven, Recreational Marine Drive Designs;
    Learning from the Past with an Eye to the Future
    . March 2001.
    Discusses current designs, identifies several emerging designs, related technologies and trends.
    Adobe Acrobat .pdf document

  2. Marine Drive Design Blog
    Our daily notes, references & links on drive design since the above paper.

  3. U.S. Commercialization of Innovative, Propeller Driven Recreational Marine Drive Designs. June 2000.

    The effect of industry dynamics and relationships on drive innovation.
  4. Marketing New Marine Drive Concepts Similar to Outboards and Stern Drives: a Difficult Path for Independent Inventors and Small Companies. December 2005.
    Identifies problems for Independent Inventors bringing a marine drive to market, companies that might license the drive and areas to focus on in addition to technical development.
  5. Marine Stern Drive Production Volumes and Market Shares: An Overview. July 2004.
    Identifies stern drive manufacturers, provides current and historical market share data.

  6. Innovation Lag. 2000.
    A process to determine the aggressiveness of a particular industry. Uses contrarotating propeller drives as an example and graphically portrays the increasing intensity of innovations in this area.
    Adobe Acrobat .pdf document.
  7. Propeller Guard Presentation. Jan 1999.
    Slide presentation presents the concept of using sensors to detect people in the water near the propeller vs. traditional prop guards.
  8. Product Innovation: The Key to Growth in the Boating Industry. Oct. 1998.

    Discusses how product innovation could be used to grow the boating industry.
  9. Boaters vs. PWC's; Can Some Answers be Found in Prior Recreational Conflict Research?. Feb. 1998.

    Promotes the concept of learning from previous recreational conflict research surrounding snowmobiles an cross country skiers, snowmobiles and ski touring, canoeist and motor boat users, hikers and mountain bikers, water skiers and fisherman and trying to apply the successful methods to this situation.
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