water jets, suitable for shallow river ops

Discussion in 'Jet Drives' started by kapil, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. speedboats
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    speedboats Senior Member

    Tom, I've read a number of your posts, most seem sound, but this one baffles me.

    One of the beauties or waterjets is their simplicity, lack of gearbox or the requirement of a reverse gear, simple installation (not quite as easy as an egg-beater) and ease of maintenance requirements.

    Bill Hamilton did take one of his boats up the Ganges River. I believe the 'From the Ocean to the Sky' expedition included Sir Edmund Hillary.

    Don't get caught out trying to adapt a boat to a waterjet, rather design the vessel around it.
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