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Old 13 January 2005, 16:14   #21
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Surely JP5 is closer to diesel than it is to petrol??? I can quite understand the problems to get a low compression engine to run on anything other than petrol!!!

Well if it was that easy how come no other manufactures have/can do it?
I could go into the spec for all the fuels but that would take just to long!!!.
It would be alot easier if the engine had to run on a single fuel, but making it run well on three different fuels is pretty hard.
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Old 13 January 2005, 21:02   #22
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Well if it was that easy how come no other manufactures have/can do it?
I could go into the spec for all the fuels but that would take just to long!!!.
It would be alot easier if the engine had to run on a single fuel, but making it run well on three different fuels is pretty hard.
Never said it was easy!!!!

What I was trying to say is YES getting it to run on JP5 compared to petrol IS a miracle - but diesel compared to JP5 is not quite as big a step.
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Old 15 January 2005, 11:25   #23
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Yes, a big diesel outboard is available

Take a look on http://www.jetpac.us/
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Old 15 January 2005, 17:27   #24
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I like that. 1.47metres long though.

200 & 250hp diesel may follow. You could have a hull made with a forward transom but the sides could be normal length so the pack is within the hull.. mmm.....
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Does the difference in length with a 15vhp o/b realy matter? In addition, the Jetpac is self buoyant and does not add any stress to the transom. And from a safety point of view, a water jet is unbeatable.
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Old 16 January 2005, 15:18   #26
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Daniel, do you sell these?

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Old 17 January 2005, 03:48   #27
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the Jetpac is self buoyant and does not add any stress to the transom.
Really ? so towing a boat on the road with one of these won't be a problem, won't stress the transom and wont effect the handling with all that weight at the back end?

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A a trailer could probably be modified to provide some direct support for the weight of the jet pac. As for handling, I couldn't imagine this steering nearly as sharply or crisply as a conventional outboard. It's an interesting concept that does have several advantages over a conventional outboard. nevertheless, the total weight is a drawback even if it is self bouyant.
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Here is a link to a picture of a Zodiac 630 + Jetpac Diesel on its trailer
http://www.jetpac.us/Assets/zodiac_H630%20sideL.jpg
Not easy to see if the trailer has been modified.
Why not asking Jetpac ( I am no reseller ) ?
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