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Old 05-08-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mlees View Post
Would a paddlewheel be considered an analogue to a fish fluke?
Not really - a paddle wheel is just a variation on a pair of conventional rowing oars. Analogous to the pectoral fins of some fish, I guess.

A yuloh (single oar commonly seen on the back of Chinese boats like this) would probably be a closer analogue to a fish tail.

Last edited by Mangetout; 05-08-2012 at 04:00 PM.