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Old 30 May 2015, 16:52   #1
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Problem steering

I have had My weedo 22d in the sea for the first time

But I have a problem with the steering it is almost impossible to sail it in a straight line.

It Will go from side to side the hole time .

Any one that have an idea with this ?

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Old 30 May 2015, 16:56   #2
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Excuse me for asking, but have you driven a "jet" before?
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No i have not it is the first time ever thats why i thought that some one here could help 😉
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No i have not it is the first time ever thats why i thought that some one here could help ��
Ah, OK. They don't drive like prop boats. You will either have to play about with it or get someone with jet experience to show you the technique. It's not difficult, but it's not intuitive either. That said, maybe someone on here can give some good advice.
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Had a V8 jet boat for a couple of years. Just wouldn'd go in a straight line till it was at semi-displacement speed. Was also guilty of sucking pebbles of the bottom in shallow water and firing them through the jet, kept damaging the impeller.
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You lose your steering when you lower your revs, if you try to drive it like a normal boat you'll be in trouble, take it somewhere quite, pull the revs up to about 2k, move the bucket till you're stationary, put your steering over to full lock then move your bucket control from neutral to forward and then reverse, it will take some practice but you should get the boat doing circles in its own space.
When working at one rib builders we were experimenting with skegs to get the jet boats going in straight lines better at speed, politics at the company didn't let us finish our testing


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What jet (manufacturer ) are you running?
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I have the setup of a VW engine and a castoldi 05 jet
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You lose your steering when you lower your revs, if you try to drive it like a normal boat you'll be in trouble, take it somewhere quite, pull the revs up to about 2k, move the bucket till you're stationary, put your steering over to full lock then move your bucket control from neutral to forward and then reverse, it will take some practice but you should get the boat doing circles in its own space.
Problem I found was trying to stop it doing circles in it's own space. Didn't really have a "neutral" so even idling it tended to try to spin. To encourage it all that was required was to give it a little bit of throttle in "neutral" and the combination of the bucket and nozzle position pushed the stern sideways without any forward or reverse movement, but it was a pain, if you were trying just to sit still the engine had to be stopped. (PP Jet)
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They are buggers to drive for sure


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