New From WoodyBoater Labs. Multi-Port Ventilator That Can Service 24 People At One Time!

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Breaking News Break-though Design = WOOHOOO!

We have exciting news to report from our Medical division of WoodyBoater labs. Chief Engineer Dave VanNess has devised for us a way for us to help during this trying time. Chad Durren Lead Designer of the newly formed division Durrenwerks has created a breakthough mask as well Now called the Cor-Rester Here is the official new release and technical paper. Grab a cup of Coffee varnish.

Twin Matching engines

NEWS RELEASE – March 25, 2020 –  Woodyboaterville.

The Medical Division of WoodyBoater labs is proud to announce the successful repurposing of Chris-Craft 6 cylinder Model K engines for the use of multi-patient ventilators.  The design concept utilizes a fully functioning and running Chris-Craft Model K engine coupled through a high horsepower more-flex coupling to another like Chris-Craft Model K engine. 


The first engine, to be known as the driving engine, and the driven engine, to be known as the multi-port ventilator.  Due to the immediate need for ventilators, we are asking all members of the wooden boat community to please donate their Model K engines for the health and well-being of our country.


Prototype COR-Rester

The operational concept is to run the driving engine and connect the driven engine (multi-port ventilator) to the Durrenwerks®  Cor-Rester Zenith CPAP machine, which would provide one CPAP per spark plug hole.  The design benefits from the standard multiple stroke of a 4-cycle engine is useful as follows. 

Exhibit A

Ventilator #1 would be closest to the flywheel and, as the piston for #1 traverses downward, it inducts air into the system.  For those who have low oxygen saturation, additional O2 can be added through the air cleaner carburetor system.  Constant monitoring of O2 SATS and regulation to maintain 90% O2 SATS (or better) can be accomplished by regulation of what had previously been known as the throttle on the Model K engine. 


As the piston traverses upward, pressure would start to build to above the atmospheric standard.  This pressure would be captured by the Durrenwerks ® Cor-Rester Zenith CPAP mask which now has been coupled to the hole formerly used for a spark plug.

Safety Adjuster.

In an attempt to keep the lungs from exploding, the Cor-Rester Zenith CPAP mask will have an adjustable blow-off valve to keep the alveolar pressure to something short of a spectacular event.  This adjustment must be made by trial and error, so it is recommended not to fully explain its operation to the patient.  Once the proper volumetric respiration has occurred, calculated approximately by 239 cubic in. divided by 6, respiration is at about 3.9 liters, give or take a little bit.

Each Multi -port Ventilator comes with this sign. SAFTEY IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN

    The next step is the deflation of the lungs.  The lungs like to exist at atmospheric pressure at rest, which would normally not be a problem for standard ventilators.  For the newly created multi-port ventilators, as the piston moves downward during deflation, some method must be employed to ensure that the lungs are not sucked out of the patient and into the cylinder of the former Model K engine.  Therefore, this is an additional reason for the Durrenwerks ® Cor-Rester Zenith CPAP mask to contain an adjustable blow-off valve so that only a portion of the air is removed so violently during deflation. 

How it flows


     The third step is quite critical.  The air that is now present in the multi-port ventilator is contaminated with viral components.  When the respirator goes through the exhaust stroke thereby pushing the expelled air through the exhaust manifold, the contaminated air must be collected through an exhaust pipe into an appropriate container which is an antiviral environment.  This environment can be created by routing a portion of the exhaust gases into the collection container of the respired air to kill the virus.  The remainder of the exhaust gases from the driving engine can be utilized by the anesthesiologists, the palliative care department, and, otherwise, depressed individuals. 

Multi Use -Multi Port Ventilator Jolter.

Clearly, this conceptual explanation would lead one to realize that the Chris-Craft K 6-cylinder engine could take care of six patients.  It is also possible to conceptualize that the heretofore unused ignition system could have some benefits for those patients who are not doing very well, and their hearts may need a little jolt to keep them going.  It must be remembered, though, that control of that jolt must be timed with the inspiration to get the best transfer of oxygen.  Subjective factors, such as the patient’s hair standing on end, may indicate an excessive use of this system.


      When considering the multi-port system and maximizing the utilization of resources, less densely populated regions might consider using the same design parameters built around the use of the Chris-Craft Model B 4-cylinder engine.  Likewise, in more densely populated areas, use of the Scripps V12 engine would be very helpful since the V12 engine has two spark plugs per cylinder, which would enable the use of 24 Durrenwerks ® Cor-Rester Zenith CPAP masks. 

Clean Room!

 We are certain that the woody boater community is anxious to rally around the cause, remove their boat engines and have them delivered to our new manufacturing facility in Reedville, Virginia.   

To close, just remember . . .  if necessity is the mother of invention, the father is pat pending!

Thanks Mr Van Ness and Chad Durren, for what makes America the home of invention. STAY TUNED for further “genus thinking”

29 replies
  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    Thats why we changed to an electronic ignition system. No points. We thought of everything. Thats the power of a think tank.

  2. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Interestingly on this subject, The Ford model A engine was also used as a self running air compressor with 2 cylinders powering the engine normally and 2 cylinders supplying the compressed air using a different manifold.

  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    The concept was inspired by the Ford 8N tractors and older pickup trucks that had a throttle that could drive farm equipment. One good engine can drive all sorts of good things. I do think we are the first to design a human medical devise from an engine. Maybe not. But certainly a Flathead Chris Craft engine. After all versions of Ventilators were designed as far back as 1670.. Yup!

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    That’s interesting, but during this outbreak, most people can breath without support. What we really need is a replacement for toilet paper. I am working on an invention that cleans your nether regions using water instead of rolls of paper. I am thinking of giving it a French sounding name, like bidet.

    • @$$ Wipe
      @$$ Wipe says:

      There is a replacement for toilet paper. Its called leaves, old newspapers and political flyers work too. Political flyers are much more fun to use. I heard the other day that the old sailers used bits of rope then washed it in salt water, ouch!

  5. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    I think thats brilliant!… but what do you use to “tow it” with, if it quits?
    PS, Ill take a couple of those K’s if you need additional engineering test sites…

  6. Rick
    Rick says:

    I don’t want to even think about a backfire. As far as M-Fine’s invention consider the exhaust water flow. So now you can use the engines for ventilators and bidet. Waste nothing

  7. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    I think you might be missing a important detail on this, the driven engine needs to be an opposite rotation of the driver, if not, you won’t get proper flow of air. Correct me if I’m wrong on this.🤨

    • Captain Nemo
      Captain Nemo says:

      We can solve this by using a gear drive rather than direct coupler, then you will have the same rotation on both.
      I’ve been on lockdown too long. This is a nice diversion for me though 🤪

      • Sparky
        Sparky says:

        Well actually if you couple transmission to transmission you’re driving the ventilator in the right direction

  8. Johnny
    Johnny says:

    Jethro Bodine ain’t got nothin on you Matt. You’re like them NASA fellas.

    What octane laughing gas are you running down there?

  9. AJ
    AJ says:

    With a posi-trac rear, one driver engine could run two multi-port vent engines….
    And as a contingency plan, an open engine hatch concept should be developed so others are alerted to the need for a tow…..

  10. Arnie
    Arnie says:

    You forgot the reduction gear – human respiration is onlY 12-16 breaths/min. There also has to be a sigh programmed into the ventilator, about six per hour. Keep up the good work.

  11. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    Yikes. I think you need a break from your coronavirus induced hibernation Matt. Can we just have Troy and his photo collection be a guest host one day.

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