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Old 29 August 2016, 03:55   #1
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Gas turbine RIB?

Has anyone ever horsed a gas turbine into their rib or taken the piston engine off an outboard and replaced it with a turbine? Any good builds out there?
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Haven't heard of one being done but have always wanted to build one. The rr250 unit would work im sure
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I would have though that it would work on larger ribs only where the prop never leaves the water. I suspect that the variation of loading on such a turbine would cause it to self distruct.
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Good video Wilk
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At least it makes normal boat stuff look affordable.
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I would love to build a turbine RIB!

I think the US navy had some turbine outboards built as a test several years ago in order to remove the need to carry petrol on their patrol boats.
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