Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Hamilton Turn with an outboard jet?

  1. #1
    Member bgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    344

    Default Hamilton Turn with an outboard jet?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetboat

    The above link speaks of throwing the boat in reverse at full speed. Can a person do this with an outboard jet without tearing the thing off the back of the boat?

    Is this maneuver simply throwing the boat in reverse, or do you turn the boat at the same time?
    The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State.

  2. #2

    Default

    Not an expert Brook but I'm pretty sure that works with the inboard jets because the impeller is always spinning in the same direction and the nozzle just re-directs the water flow under the boat to "reverse" course.

  3. #3

    Default

    It`s an inboard thing...........

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    327

    Default

    Try it! Then you'll know if you can do it if you need to.

    When I had an OB jet I always left the motors unlocked so when I hit something they would tilt up. If I tried to reverse too hard it would just pick the motor up. Might work with a hydraulic tilt/trim motor? Or if you left your motor locked down.

    My sportjet can stop on a dime.

  5. #5
    Member bgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kenai
    Posts
    344

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Prybar View Post
    Not an expert Brook but I'm pretty sure that works with the inboard jets because the impeller is always spinning in the same direction and the nozzle just re-directs the water flow under the boat to "reverse" course.
    The impeller in an outboard jet rotates the same direction in forward and reverse, it uses a bucket to change the direction of flow, just like an inboard.
    The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State.

  6. #6
    Member AKBassking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SE Alaska-Summer Columbia River-Winter
    Posts
    2,007

    Default

    I have done it with my OB. You come off of step in a hurry! I was trying to avoid a comercial's net!

    And yes the impeller in an OB always turns the same direction too.

    ALASKAN SEA-DUCTION
    1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
    MMSI# 338131469
    Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/

  7. #7

    Default

    Normally an outboard will pull itself out of the water and cavitate on a fulll power rev.
    I had a Hewes craft with a 351 and an american turbine jet and it would go from 35mph forward to all stop in about 3 boat lengths if you went to reverse and pumped the throttle 3 times, it came in handy many times when the rivers I run just end due to trees.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •