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Old 24 March 2011, 19:15   #11
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Just a few pics I found of them. Gives a good idea of how they work.
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Old 25 March 2011, 03:52   #12
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cool .. so you have reverse too .. I wonder how efficient they are compared to props ? .. and issues such as weed and stones getting caught in the turbine area ? cavitation etc... Also would the gearcase need to be a different ratio ? sorry questions questions, just I am interested by the design
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No problem, i just learned about them too. They are supposed to lose a bit top end (not anywhere near a normal jet- maybe only a few mph) but low end they give alot more thrust so the hole shot is considerably faster. They say if weeds get in, just reverse and its supposed to clear them easily. Also, its a stock gearcase with (I think) stock gears.
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They say if weeds get in, just reverse and its supposed to clear them easily
No big deal. For the most part, that's what I do with a standard outboard.

So the prop ducting is the only difference, eh? Interesting. Do you have any idea how the prop pitch compares with a standard setup?


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I'm definitely not an expert on these. You can call Premier Marine, and the guys there are very helpful. I'm sure theyll be able to answer more technical questions as well. Here is their contact info copied from their website.


Please feel free to email us at premiermarineinfo@worldnet.att.net

Or call M-F, 8:30-6:30 PM EST at
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In November I was able to find and purchase a 6 meter avon searider. I had been looking for one for a long time. I was ready to take a 1000 mile road trip to pick one up, when this fell in my lap right near my house! Fate.

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Just one pic for now, MANY more to come!


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Thanks, still a bunch more work to do.


Cowlings painted...
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Just launched for the first time today!

It went very well, although I didnt take the motors over 4500 - takin it easy for the first few runs.

Weather was nice and sunny in the mid 60's. But the water is still quite cold.
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A day on the water.
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Just got a gopro HD Hero! this is the first day trying it out. Much more to come


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