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Power Thruster...anybody seen this?
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posted 10-09-2002 03:02 PM ET (US)
My dad sent me the link. Looks good in theory. Just wondering if anyone has witnessed one?
posted 10-09-2002 03:03 PM ET (US)
posted 10-12-2002 11:14 AM ET (US)
Hilarious website! It's made out of stainless steal!!
posted 10-12-2002 07:10 PM ET (US)
the idea is good might work i am going to make a set out of T,1111 aluminum and see if it is better than a doe fin
posted 10-12-2002 09:00 PM ET (US)
Shouldn't this be in the "Propeller Guard" thread? :>)
The thing looks so good, I wouldn't want to keep it in the water.
posted 10-12-2002 09:38 PM ET (US)
Someone please buy one and run a test. Hard to believe his numbers, but who knows.
posted 10-13-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)
As the old skeptic that I am I make the following observation: photos appear to be of a prototype (note the hand filed corners and different fasteners (bolts, cap screws...etc); photo labeled "fits in flush bag" shows a top view and clearly shows uneven installation (one fin is farther back than the other). No one I know would install with this unevenness... maybe I'm just being picky but seems to me a professional outfit would display more professional pics. Now, it may work as described, and am anxious to hear results from JohnAz... Clark.. SCN
posted 10-14-2002 05:18 PM ET (US)
The guy is about 3 minutes from my office if anyone is serious about buying it. Kinda weird how he has some old Shield sailboats as a web page backdrop for outboard engine part... it throws me a little.
It would be wonderful if we could test all the guards/enhancers... how can we set up an independent study. Most are from Florida.
posted 10-15-2002 10:00 AM ET (US)
For many years people have been experimenting with after market devices that will provide more lift, provide more power, provide better steering, keep the brew cooler ect.
Any resultant increase in one of the parameters of performance will result in a decrease in another parameter. This is a basic law of nature. If you do increase lift by using an aerofoil you will decrease top speed due to increased drag. Yes, hydrofoil boats are fast, they also have enough lift to raise the entire hull out of the water, this requires a lot of HP.
I know that ducted fan engines on aircraft have been used with some success but the flow dynamics of air is very different than water.
OK, I'm rambling, use the everyday rule, if it's too good to be true it probably is. Don't you think that if an engine Mfg. could increase power by 22% using a piece of stainles they would? I mean now we can modify a 100 HP engine to produce 122 HP with just a few dollars investment.
Hey, if this works I have some 501 stainless and a rolling machine and marine grade fasteners!
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