Originally Posted by Andre
I am expecting a price and will post it. Adam Younger did a good job on the hull. The deck and engine box is our design and for the initial tests we only had a laminated plywood deck, no engine box and a remote fuel tank. The first results were so encouraging that we quickly made a deck and engine box mould. The engine box had to consist of two sections due to total length. Also it had to be service engineer friendly. We have a 5 axel fully auto CMS m/c for making plugs and moulds so this was more or less an overnight job. The moulded deck also reduced the weight of the rib and that was the idea. Also a moulded deck and engine box will enhance any rib.
Andre - the boat really looks like a very nice and serious piece of equipment, congratulations! The layout looks a bit like the jetboats Delta made end 90ies for the MOD (have one myself and converted it to outboard) I like the way you put the silencer at the lost space around the drive shaft !
Did you lower the jet intake outside of the hull to avoid cavitation issues on short / steep waves or is there another solution for that (possible) problem?
My boat was with the jet very tricky on the helm on speeds below planing. Was this considered in the design of the hull or will the boat have some foil at the stern to cope with the effect that the boat tends to go to all directions except the one you want? (=applying constant corrections to the helm)
@ NCP :speaking from experience with a hamilton HJ212 unit it is in particular the neutral setting which is interesting in a gearbox with inboard/jet (so you can idle the engine without pumping water) which makes the boat much more easy to handle instead instead of start going everywhere after you started the engine ...