Yup, the machine is a lot like a steam cleaner...


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Posted by Bob3 on February 07, 2003 at 21:23:49:

In Reply to: Wouldn't hot water be supplied from the surface? posted by DiverD on February 07, 2003 at 10:40:09:

The boiler sits on the barge/boat along with the air compressor/bottle bank, sucks water in from a few feet below the surface.
The Gulf has a fair amount of Portugese Men O' War, they ride on the surface with tendrils hanging down several feet.
EZ for them to get blown into the side of a barge & up the suction hose.
If indeed there's a real "Brian", the pieces of the puzzle are within the realm of possibility.
[cue scary music]
That's what makes it such of a great Urban Legend, it COULD have happened, but did it???


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