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Old 07-11-2009, 09:31 PM
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Jet Set seems very loud compared to other turbines I have heard.

his exhaust is angled back and it's dry. most others have wet exhaust..the race boats are dry, but the exhaust points almost straight up.
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Jet Set seems very loud compared to other turbines I have heard.
Your right, JetSet sounds different and louder than others.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:30 PM
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WHAT IS THAT ABOVE THE TUNNEL ? " JET DRIVE ? "
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Imagine this. Jetset comes to a narrow opening (railroad bridge in Point Pleasant) with the current pushing him through. His turbines are direct drive, no neutral. To go in reverse, he shuts off the turbines while lowering the 40hp water jet outboard. Then using a center console mounted joystick, he steers the OB while using the typical OB throttle mounted to his right. (And this little OB barely moves this hull)

Once the bridge opens up he shuts off and lifts the OB, fires up the turbines and off he goes.

And the button that dumps the fuel into the exhaust is marked "SHOWTIME".
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And he has GPS mounted in the back of the headrest of the front seats so the rear passengers know how fast they are going. Too cool.
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his exhaust is dry.
Gotcha. I think it sounds pretty good, wonder how it is after a few hours?

I remember being somewhat suprised how quiet it was when I heard my first turbine run last year.

This boat has been around a while and is somewhat of an first generation setup correct?
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Jet Set is a ride I will never forget. Not many people have had the opporunity to go that fast. Doug
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Jet Set seems very loud compared to other turbines I have heard.

I pretty sure he is sporting GE T58,s.

Most of the Turbine builders are using Lycombing
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Doug did you get to see the rigging?

Not to many have.
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how long has Bill Tomlinson been running turbines? I talked to them a lot about the skater in the 1000 Islands one year.
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