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Old 15-06-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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interesting steering setup

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....Whyyyy ??????
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Old 15-06-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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Well if the motor blows up at 120mph you can still steer the boat....
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Old 15-06-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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Well if the motor blows up at 120mph you can still steer the boat....
if your engine blows up at 120 mph and ur using "normal" then whats to say that you cant steer then aswell?
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Old 15-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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Boats haven't got wheels, there's not a lotta control with nothing to power it round the turn.
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I dis-agree! maybe if it was a jet boat then yea you would loose steering, but the whole gearbox would act like a rudder
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Old 15-06-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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But in surface piercing apps - hydros, cats - there's not much gearcase in the water...
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ok then dude in that pic it looks like the gearbox is pritty low kinda defeats the object of mounting the engine solid doesnt it?
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Old 16-06-2006, 12:03 PM   #8
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If tyou look closely the motor is "locked" in the boat. So no other choice & its easier to turn a metal plaque than a 200kgs motor.
Frankly its actually pretty clever imho...
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