How does Sasuke’s boat work in Ponyo?
Sosuke’s Boat is a toy boat that Sōsuke plays with. He’s able to hold the boat in the beginning and later when Ponyo sees his boat and uses magic to make it big enough to ride in, Ponyo and Sosuke carry it outside his house. Sōsuke uses candles to make it move.
How did the boat in Ponyo work?
The boat moves because of Newton’s Third Law. This law states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. The water being pushed out of the engine is counteracted by the outside water pushing back. This thrust, called Machian Propulsion, is what causes the boat to move forward.
Who invented the putt-putt boat?
Thomas Piot first patented the putt-putt boat in 1891 in the United Kingdom. As you review Piot’s original patent for “Improvements in Steam Generators” on the next two pages, see if you can match his descriptions in the section called “Complete Specification” with his drawings on the second page.