Volvo IPS is really awesome!

Discussion in 'Pod Drives' started by corsair.p, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. corsair.p
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    corsair.p N.A.China

    My last design 11.9m 12tons boat run up to 37knots with Twin IPS500........
    my forecast speed is only 32knots.....
    the volvo guys Really surprised me~
    :cool:
     
  2. DanishBagger
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    DanishBagger Never Again

    Just wait - your forecasts won't really surprise you, until you hit some floatsom! You will be rocking that boat – literally – all the way to the shore!

    By then you will be pretty pissed, that you put that sticker on the back:

    "Don't come a'knockin when the boat's a'rockin'"

    ;-)

    Seriously, though, that's quite a difference between the two.
     
  3. Karl2
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    Karl2 Junior Member

    I'm assuming you are talking about hitting something and that would be bad. Do you have any first hand experience with IPS and striking something ? Please Expand.

    Karl
     

  4. DanishBagger
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    DanishBagger Never Again

    No, no, I haven't any experience with IPS. I do have experience with murphy's law, though: What can go wrong, will go wrong.

    Hitting anything with a prop is bad.

    The grounding part, was a halfassed joke, but I can't help but think, what will be done to protect the props? Weed, rope, a piece of wood, a grounding and so forth? Personally, I am very wary about things like this, because it introduces a source of problems in order to gain speed (and economi, as it were).
     
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