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Old 12-25-2007, 02:51 PM
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reliable setup?
who did the transformation?
whats the deal with the trolling motors on the kplanes?
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:57 PM
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Trolling motors on each K-Plane and one on each side of the drive. I guess the 4 electric motors are for docking or manuevering in close quarters.

Or, they have a lot of problems with the turbine and need a way to get back to the dock when it dies.
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Dont know the boat, some have even used a small out board. When rafting or just needing to make a small move it is alot harder to spool up than to start a big block and then just turn it off
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What's with the name? I don't get it.
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I would say since the boat is in South Louisiana...that Marine Turbine Technologies probably did the conversion. Turbines are reliable if you can carry enough fuel. The electric motors are more than likely for reverse.

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It's probably a worn out helicopter motor. Incredibly expensive to overhaul. I'm guessing thats why it's in a boat and not an airplane
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So what is the range on a boat like that at a cruise speed?
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I understand that they can be very reliable and last A LOT longer than a gasoline or diesel engine. Kind of like commercial aiplanes made in the 70's still in use today.
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need a way to get back to the dock when it dies.
Stupid single engine owner ....

all you need is an oar and a stupid friend on the boat with you.

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All the jets from the 70's have been repowered. Efficiency and noise pretty much required it

Fuel burn? An F-4 Phantom could cary 2200 gallons of gas (internal & an external centerline tank) and under the most economical conditions it would last a little over 2 hours. Jets lose efficiency at low altitudes so a turbine engine at sea level would not be very efficient.

Sea Land had turbine engines in their ships. I understand they sold them to the Navy during the first gas crisis in the 70's
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