Modify Waterjet Propulsion to Surface Drive

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by rrudy007, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. rrudy007
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    rrudy007 New Member

    Hi,

    I have a 40-m LOA, 9.6-m Beam Catamaran ferry currently using a waterjet propulsion (2 engines). In its new operation, it will pass through shallow areas with lots of sands. I've heard that waterjet propulsion breaks down very quickly in sandy areas.

    Is it possible to modify a waterjet propulsion to surface drive? How tough is it and what is involved? Any helps and ideas appreciated.


    Rudy
     
  2. lausl
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    lausl carpe diem yacht design

    Hi Rudy, there is one other option, the sarodrive, i have just driven a motorboat equipped with that kind of propulsion, its basivcally a z without the z. passen streight through the transom and has a cover on the prop.
    http://www.saro-bootsantriebe.de/html/english.html

    Klaus
     
  3. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Hi Ruddy,

    I'm in Singapore till the end of this week. I'm in Pan United shipyard, Cresent Road Tuas at the moment. Please call me. +60 475 3454

    Cheers Rudi
     
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  5. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    Hi Ruddy

    I gave you the wrong number. +60 12 4753454

    Cheers Rudi
     

  6. snowflying
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    surface drives?

    are there any companies producting surface drives in China?
     
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