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Old 20-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Jet Turbine engines...

Has anyone ever had anything to do with these engines in a boat?....

I have an idea & a big Cat
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Old 20-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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Is this want you mean?

http://www.turbinemarine.com/

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Jason on here dude, I think Matt knows a fair bit about them too
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Thats just what i mean Pizza!, what a site....

OK Burt, will ask away...ty ty ty.

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Has anyone ever had anything to do with these engines in a boat?....

I have an idea & a big Cat
Bob and Ian Nurse fitted one in a Cat in the Seventies ....I had a run in it at Windermere....strange beast I thought .

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Old 20-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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There are some pics of them on the site here
1 was the old "Catapult" which had a Turbine in the other was a mono very "Moppie" looking but TBC- Little Nige would know more. Both called Black & White Whiskey.
As i said biggest problem is the transmission, recall the brake they shaft on the US ones to shift in & out of gear, but that will create EGT issues on the wrong type of engine. So something very agricultural and not to EGT sensitive really.
I had a GTC-85 here I was playing with but a box & drive would have cost more than a few new 280's so was a no brainer really.
MTT have done some intresting projects. My Fav is the Turbine outboard, coupled onto a 2.4 Leg
That has potential and would kick the new Verado into touch
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SCS Transmissions are the best to use with turbines as long as you use a disk brake to stop the free power turbine while shifting.

Still working on my turbine project but spare time is hindering progress.
Here is a video of our first test run of the 1600hp motor idling at 20,000 rpm

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