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Old 08-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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If money were no object. Would you buy a boat with turbine engines.
I dont know much about them. I would want some kind of drive that has reverse and of course can take the power. Are they pretty much vibration free?
Not like I could ever afford one but standing next to them when they spool up those turbines, oh man!

What are the pros and cons to owning one? Just wondering.

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55 MTI canopy 10 seater, heck maybe 12 seater since money is no object
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Money no object 55MTI five person full canopy Turbine Marine 2000hp Lycoming T53-703 turbines steerable Arneson drives or BPM drives w/rudder. Turbine Marine's transmissions have reverse.

Downsides maybe jet engine noise but headsets fix that. I can't think of any other negative. Turbine Marine has successfully modified all of the turbine systems for Marine use including water-jacketed exhaust which greatly reduces heat(I've seen videos of Arruda putting his hand right in the exhaust stream).

The only other downside is price. Turbines are not cheap up front, but they require very little maintenance and can run 3000 hours before a rebuild. Think about a 1400-1500hp piston motor and how soon they need rebuilding at $25,000-$30,000 per.

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What fuel do they run on and can you get it on the water?
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What fuel do they run on and can you get it on the water?
Fuel wise, the Turbines' run on Kerosene. It smells' oh so lovely. I guess you get used to the smell. I haven't yet. Yuck Yuck
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I always thought turbines ran on pretty much any fuel?
diesel,kerosene,etc..
As for the smell I guess only the guy behind you has to worry about that,LOL..
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Jerrys 46 skater turbine boat KNOT RIGHT, he has the 1st turbine with shiftable trans brake back in 2000. so the guys who built MY WAY are the ones to speak to. also I would have a OL GTX V with Dean Gellner power and a just race boat only sutphen or joker. and a sportfish 55 ocean or buddy davis. that would keep me happy.
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I always thought turbines ran on pretty much any fuel?
diesel,kerosene,etc..
As for the smell I guess only the guy behind you has to worry about that,LOL..
or when you back up, kerosene burns cleaner but a mix with diesel will lube better I think maybe Jerry will post on this.
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