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    kingtec k80 turbine in boat

    anyone know of any place that could help me try to but this turbine engine in a 55" dumas scarab? and do you think it will work?

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    RE: kingtec k80 turbine in boat

    Would not be my first choice of hulls to do it in (or my first choice of turbine either). Thrust only turbine setups are tricky in a boat and the only builds where I have seen it done have been in a Canard (worked very well) and a cat (worked well too). As far as a deep vee - might be a bit tricky as the hull is tall and adapting it to work with thrust will be a challenge.

    Best approach IMO would be to use a turboprop turbine (there are 2 or 3 on the market for marine use) and running it as the full scale boats do where the boat is propelled mostly by prop thrust through a gearbox.

    Also - a Dumas Vee - Can I ask why you picked this hull??

    You might call Remmy at Aeromarine - Believe he did a thrust turbine cat not so long ago.
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    RE: kingtec k80 turbine in boat

    i'm new in the boats and found this 55" boat hull that was new they were just looking to get reid of so i got it and a friend of mine his brother is into jets and gave me a kingtech k80 as he had a few spares was just thinking of trying to put the two together from my understanding it's a turbine prop motor will know more about it when i see it hopefully today just thought i would put some feelers out to see if it was possiple...

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    RE: kingtec k80 turbine in boat

    I am sure it is possible - just not sure it would be real effective - I would probably look at a smaller cat that might move easier with the thrust of the turbine.
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    RE: kingtec k80 turbine in boat


    Deciptive is another condition to consider. Geared turbines have 2 thrusts to deal with unfortunately. prop thrust below the COG. & the turbine gas thrust aboce the COG. tricky & unstabile in sharp turns at WOT.


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