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Old 22-10-2012, 00:24   #1
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anyone had a waterjet type bow thruster im thinking of fitting one to a hudson 50
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Old 22-10-2012, 12:07   #2
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anyone had a waterjet type bow thruster im thinking of fitting one to a hudson 50
I have seen a system with a centrally located pump driven off the engine, with four pipes going to each "corner" of the vessel. Water flow is controlled by opening / closing solenoid valves. In fact it should be possible to move sideways!
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Old 22-10-2012, 12:35   #3
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Ugh. At least four more thru-hulls!
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Old 29-10-2012, 01:57   #4
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True , i might look at a conventional type , i just thought the water jet may be easy and a useful fire hose etc . thanks .I will look at a 9hp unit .i want plenty of push .
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fitted a 12 hp max power unit ,great toy it just about breaks the mooring lines , best thing i eva did ,, stress free berthing
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In fact it should be possible to move sideways!
You can move sideways with a normal bow thruster, too. Just use counter-rudder and the right amount of forward power, while actuating the thruster. It's one of the very most useful bow thruster tricks.
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