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Old 23 March 2008, 14:08   #1
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The project starts now.

Twin ZF Minirex 40 together with twin Yanmar 480 and a Jet thruster
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Old 23 March 2008, 14:11   #2
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And it will be fitted in this one.
Everything starts on thuesday when boat arrives
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Old 23 March 2008, 15:54   #3
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Is that the new jet thruster that uses a hydraulic drive off the engine???
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Old 23 March 2008, 18:21   #4
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They look like surface drives to me.

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The MiniRex are surface drives, to me picture three probably contains this jet thruster...... although those items on itself doesn´t say much......

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The thruster comes from a company named Willdo in Holland, its a powerfull pump for it size and its a 80mm hoose for intake and 55mm for blow and gives a pressure of approx 50bars, never tried it before so will se if it works, the company name says it will do (very bad one)
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The thruster comes from a company named Willdo in Holland, its a powerfull pump for it size and its a 80mm hoose for intake and 55mm for blow and gives a pressure of approx 50bars, never tried it before so will se if it works, the company name says it will do (very bad one)
Yes thats the one - it's the same bloke who started Vetus. You can have outlets all over the boat and they need much smaller holes than normal thrusters.
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Old 24 March 2008, 06:13   #8
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Correct, thats the guy who started Vetus.
Will be very interesting to se how it works, as i understod he started with this thruster during his time at Vetus but when he sold it they didnt want to continue develop the thruster so he keept it and continued him self to develop the thruster and it has been lots of changes since then.
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thrustes

how do you stear
were does the 50bar jet go .out of what .
why is this beter than putting all the power through the props
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Old 24 March 2008, 10:11   #10
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how do you stear
were does the 50bar jet go .out of what .
why is this beter than putting all the power through the props
Its stearable and trimable drives.
We will put the boat into the water before we fit the thruster, the in will be in botttom transom and out approx 3-3,5m from bow depending on how the boat lays in water.
What do you mean with all power thrue the props, the thruster is like a bow thruster so the manouverability gets better in slow speeds when you are in the harbours etc.
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Hi Janis,

Is this a 11m or 13m RING?

Is this the boat you will use for the record attempt?
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Old 24 March 2008, 12:51   #12
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Its a 13m, no its not for a record attempt, thats a 11,3m
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The drives are fitted
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Old 27 March 2008, 11:07   #14
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The thruster comes from a company named Willdo in Holland, its a powerfull pump for it size and its a 80mm hoose for intake and 55mm for blow and gives a pressure of approx 50bars, never tried it before so will se if it works, the company name says it will do (very bad one)
I had been looking at these for some time but couldn't find any real trials on them, good on you for getting one .I would be interested to see how it compares to a convential thruster, please keep us informed as I'm sure you will,
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Some more pics, the guy to the right is the founder of Jolly drive and guy in the middle is the boss of ZF marine.
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Twin ZF Minirex 40 together with twin Yanmar 480 and a Jet thruster
Do you have any web links for the jet thruster?

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Props arrived today, looks smoth
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