Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
The boat I drive in the North Sea is a 12 metre 10 ton Rib and again that dosn't come out that easily.
I imagine that would take some doing to launch that monster throught the air
What sort of engine power range are you thinking of? There is one interesting variation of the traditional jet outboards called the jetpac
There is also a very simple but neat 55hp outboard that is a hybrid of a prop & jet drive that the U.S navy on their 16 foot SIBs. Unfortunately this system is only made for 2 stroke OMC engines. There is a description of these at smalloutboards.com
I am quite curious how the performance of this compares to that of a conventional prop system. Here are some pictures of it.