Best Hull design for a jetdrive

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Hundredcaliber, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Hundredcaliber
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    Hundredcaliber Junior Member

    Are there any hull designs that better match a jet drive for speed and maneuverability? Are there advantages or sitting the unit further inside the boat so not much hangs off the transom.
  2. anthony goodson
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    Medium to deep V ,constant deadrise along the planing area ,plenty of lift in the bow. More jet out of the boat ,means more room in the boat ,never found a downside to this, apart from longer boat length. If you do need a more mid engined setup ,try and keep the jet and driveshaft under the floor ,or you will loose a lot of usable space.
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  4. Olav
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    Olav naval architect

    There's a nice and quite comprehensive paper published by Ultra Dynamics Ltd. on design considerations for waterjet propelled vessels of various hull type and speed range. See attached file.

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