Thanks guys for your thoughts. I looked at the YouTube video
and yes, that is the way I think it should run, with the bow lifted out of the water instead of plowing like a tugboat
! I looked at other video
s and yep, there's the giant bow wave
again. So I am wondering now if the one in the video
is version 2.
It's still too cold where I live, Pennsylvania, USA to run any boats. I do have a new prop on hand so I can try that first when the weather
Looking at the Proboat website
, I saw two interesting new model
s. One is a PBR,(was showcased in film Apocalypse Now) that's not released yet. it is powered by twin water-jets. That is one that has been on my build
list for a while. So now maybe I will just buy it. The website
says it has operating lights
and provision to make the forward turret rotate. Sounds good to me.
The second is a race boat also powered by a water-jet. I am primarily a scale boat build
er but I always wanted
to give water-jet propulsion a try.