Hi all, and excuse me 'coz I'm new here. I have a few questions and it seems this is the place to find a few answers.
I'm looking at the pros/cons of a Jet unit for a yacht tender? I have found a little from people here already, but I would like some specifics. For example, I can already assess that there is an overall weight penalty, but it is intended that the RIB be kept in a stern garage, so that's not so much of a problem. Dragging 300kilos over a sand flat may be a bit exhausting though
I understand that, even with the back-flush, fouling is a bit of a problem. Anyone with experience of this? Any one with a similar tender on a Yacht? Anyone who has already researched this option?
The main attraction is the ease (not having to cart around outboard motors, the integral fuel tanks, a steering wheel) and the power!! Figure these would make a nice sports car alternative at the end of the day. Really keen to hear comment from anyone.
Now the really silly question - do they all have reverse, and is it effective? Does it work like the aircrat jet engine reverse thrusters?