a JET (yes I'm using the 'J' word) question
A question for all you much more experienced 'Jet-set' on this forum:
Our Delta with Hamilton jet tends to have the 'hovering' issues like all jetboats have and reading the earlier post on this forum, there is a certain amount of patience involved on learning the trick how to handle the boat.
Here is the thing: we seem to improve handling skills (and it is really starting a course boathandling 1.01 again), especially on the manoeuvring part but the 'wandering around' doing sub 6 knots keeps on being rather annoying in where we use the boat for (i.e. race management).
In what way and how would fins/a skeg and/or any other type of gizmo improve the handling and what 'wrongs' would i do by adding one? The stern section of the boat is flattened in the building mould to accomodate the jet unit but as you can imagine i have some issues with 'abusing it with a large drill' prior considering the consequences. For example the pivot point of the boat seems to be more forward than I am used to so I can imagine I need to keep in mind the consequences of a unlucky spinout when adding a fin...
Any suggestions/ideas are welcomed!