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What are you going to do with 8kW on a boat? Light up the Sky Tower?

The biggest stereo and cocktail blender might nudge 3 or 4 kW max

Most batteries can't take more than 40 odd amps anyway

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You guys will soon figure out I am one of those... "Oh, that reminds me" kind of guys

A number of years back I am at the yard of a Swedish water jet manufacturer.... I took with me a couple of NZ jet boating videos, sprinting and river racing for a show and tell... One of my hosts said they had a jet boat that does 45 kts, they will take me out on Saturday... Saturday came and we walk down a jetty and stop at this big heavy timber planked boat about 35 odd feet... .45kts? Not in a month of Sundays. 

Cock pit cover removed and stowed, battery isolator on, ignition on then my host depresses the starter button.

Instead of the crank and rumble of a healthy diesel, I got to enjoy the sound of a 700hp Pratt and Whitney gas turbine winding up.... yup 45 kts, lots of roar, no rumble and no vibration and the sweet smell of kerosene combustion gasses.



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