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Sep 11, 2017, 05:58 PM
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jet boat for touristic rides

Dear All.

I want to share with you this jet boat built in Spain.
Check the way how it makes the spins 360 with one engine and 11 people.
I hope you will enjoy.

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Sep 12, 2017, 01:53 PM
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Been in such a boat in New Zealand on a class 4 white water river! They have many of those jet-boat tours there. Some with double jet drives and V6 engines. Others with a single big block Chevy V8 with a single pump!

I love how these boats drift almost like a swamp airboat!

I am designing a scale model in 3D CAD at the moment, for my Mickie Beez drive.
Sep 12, 2017, 03:59 PM
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There's a project for a scale RC tour jet boat with a dozen figurines sitting in it, then hit the rapids and see how many stay onboard for the whole trip...
Jul 07, 2018, 03:20 PM
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That's pretty cool!
Jul 07, 2018, 04:40 PM
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Reminds me of San Francisco's "Rocketboat", trying to do something similar on a much larger scale on the choppy bay waters.

This would be one heck of a build project:

RocketBoat At PIER39 (1 min 47 sec)
Jul 08, 2018, 01:30 PM
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I think this theme is even nicer looking:

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I have looked over the internet for detail information about dimensions, amount of jet drives and so on. Could not find much.

It is definatebly a nice looking vessel for a scale build
Jul 08, 2018, 01:51 PM
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The ones in Virginia and Boston Harbor, not so attractive... The latter is suppose to be a monster cod(?)
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Jul 09, 2018, 12:14 AM
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Once made a little walk over one of Cape Cod's beaches, and did not see much more than a 3 feet long dead shark
Interesting color schemes to pick from for sure. But now we need more detailed info and dimensions. Wonder how much power these vessels have, and two or maybe even three jet-drives?
By the way, see how even the bow is slicing the water at full throttle? Our non scale models simply go too fast scale wise
Jul 09, 2018, 02:33 AM
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I heard they run them around 50mph, but are capable of faster speeds.

As far as details go, I'm "sniffing" the trail out, bit by bit....My "QUOTE" findings so far, in the order of their discovery from various websites...

"Two MTU 16V M70 diesel engines, a commonplace EPA Tier II emissions-certified engine found in a number of the ferry, cruise, and other boats on the Bay"

"The Rocket Boat's speed comes from engines being mated with Ultra Dynamics waterjets"

"The all-aluminum vessel uses water jets to achieve its top speed. "

"Sleek, fast and powerful, both the 70 foot and 50 foot Oceanrocket raise the bar for passenger powerboats ..."

"RocketBoat was built by Sunsplash Marina LLC in New Jersey, where it was loaded up with twin 16VM70 engines, each rated at 1410 horsepower and at 2100 rpm"

"Their builder, Ocean Rockets of Tuckahoe NJ (I think they used to be Sunsplash Marina LLC) has built similar boats for "adventure" excursions in Honolulu, New York City, Atlantic City and a number of other locations. "

And here is where the trail finally leads....Do I get a treat?

Photo gallery:

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Jul 09, 2018, 07:24 AM
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Great job Airdogge!
The photo gallery is quite helpful!
And did you see the vintage PT boat rebuilt to a speedboat? Interesting stuff.
Jul 09, 2018, 03:14 PM
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Yah! I want to research that beauty some more.

Funny, but up until 2 days ago I thought Rocketboat was a one-of-a-kind.
Now it looks like they are being made almost as fast as Tesla's Who knew?

OK, former PT boat "Flying Saucer", reveal your story.

GOOD stuff here, including video:

Much info and background here:

More history, and a machine that molded tiny models of the boat! :
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Jul 10, 2018, 12:15 AM
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Well done!
The Wild Goose is also a pretty vessel!

Really interesting unusual models for scale models.
Unfortunately I do not like the propulsion system

Indeed those Rocketboats are model-3's, except they run on the worst of all fuels, Diesel

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