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"We think it is ideal"Bow JT-50 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 49.6 Calculate your Jet Thruster
John Doesburg: - Lemsteraak
John Doesburg is the proud owner of a steel 1996 Lemsteraak, 10.5 metres in length. It is a round-bottom with a cabin and a continuous, 15-metre skeleton. That last one has a light keel operation, but for the true sails, leeboards are used. John has had Jachtwerf Van Rijnsoever Deil install a Jet Thruster JT-50 in the bow. "The installation of a propeller or Jet Thruster is still a little taboo in the world of flatboat and round-bottom boat owners. Even so, my wife and I decided to have it installed, because mooring and manoeuvring is so much easier with a Jet Thruster.
A propeller required a large hole to be drilled into the skeleton; the JT-50 did not. Along with the noiseless performance we considered it sufficient reason to go with the Jet Thruster. We think it is ideal to be able to correct and manoeuvre like this; by using the Jet Thruster and propeller in conjunction we can even rotate around the axis."
"The Jet Thruster is reliable; I believe in this product"Bow JT-90 Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 90 Calculate your Jet Thruster
Chris Beuker Lemsteraken, Groningen:
When Chris Beuker Lemsteraken from Groningen, the Netherlands, says he believes in this product, this is quite special. The experienced shipbuilder and captain had first had negative experiences with the Jet Thruster's predecessor. "The system as it was then didn't work more often than not. Only when Karts Braaksma of Karyvo upgraded the system to a Jet Thruster, now equipped with electrical controls instead of electronic ones did it work perfectly. Because of my earlier experience with the system I jump every time it works. And this happens a lot, because I use the Jet Thruster intensively. I have opted for the remote control. We hang it on the tiller or carry it in our pockets. I find it to be ideal; it does not require any wires, and you can control the ship from ashore. We have begun work on a newly built ship we are equipping with a JT-90. Seeing as these ships are very heavy you really need this power. I don't understand the scornful attitude towards manoeuvring assistance that some people adopt. I have sailed 400-foot ships, and am pretty good at sailing and manoeuvring, but I find myself in plenty of situations where I can use some extra help. The advantages of the small orifices and the limited noise are are a welcome bonus, but the reliability of the system is paramount. That is why I believe in this product."
"Client is satisfied, can even rotate around the axis"Bow JT-70 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 65.2 Calculate your Jet Thruster
Peter de Klerk: Northwind 40
Klerk Yacht (KYS) is an all-round yacht service company in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Peter de Klerk refitted a sailing yacht, a Northwind 40, for one of his clients in 2007. Ever since then the owner has Peter make changes to his yacht almost every year to make it even better and more complete. For instance, the owner requested of Peter to install an JT-70 in the hull of the Northwind 40. "The installation isn't very difficult. After all, no tunnel is required. And the pump installation is very flexible. In smaller vessels we do need to find room for the battery pack and water hoses; there's no evading that. The client is highly satisfied. The sound, or rather the little sound the Jet Thruster produces, is very important to them. And he can even easily rotate around the axis. A thruster is just an extra helping hand. With the ever larger vessels and the box sizes remaining the same it is not an unnecessary luxury. I have received some new requests already, so we are going to install more Jet Thrusters."
Now it is so great to sail on our boat without stress!!Bow JT-50 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 48.1 Calculate your Jet Thruster
I am going to try to explain in a few words how great it is to have a Jet Thruster.
We live in the South of France, a place known for being windy and especially thanks to its famous wind named “Mistral” which can get very strong in a very short time. We own a sailing boat a “Harmony 38 Feet” and sometimes going out or in the harbor was quite stressful especially when we sailed alone or in couple.
So we looked forward to finding out a bow propeller. We did not want to modify the structure of the boat and we were very keen on keeping the same sailing speed.
We surfed the net, went to different nautical exhibitions for several months but we did not find the product we looked for. And one day we found out the Holland Marine Parts site.
We phoned the firm directly because such a bow propeller was unknown in France. During this call, we were said that the firm was going to exhibit the Jet Thruster at the Nautical Exhibition in Dusseldorf Germany January 2012. So we went to Germany where we met the commercial team but also the engineer who explained us how to set up the system and how it works.
When we came back in France, we found a nautical professional and we gave to him the instructions to install the Jet Thruster JT- 50. About the structure we only had to set up 3 nozzles. That was not complicated and meant no structural modification.
Setting up the system was not at all complicated so the professional was able to work properly, quickly and efficiently.
Now it is so great to sail on our boat without stress!!