February 10, 2009 The Foiljet MR1 is a new personal watercraft concept that takes the best features of a motocross bike and jetski, throws in two hydrofoils plus a silent, energy efficient electric motor to create what would have to be a surefire recipe for outrageous fun. While still at the purely concept stage Matt De Bellefeuille & Robert Vandenham have come up with an original design that most definitely deserves to reach the prototype stage. The designers have selected a T-shaped fully submerged foil system which, while not affected by surface waves is not self stabilizing, so it needs constant adjustment of the angle of attack of the front foil to keep the craft level with the surface.
Hydrofoils produce relatively no wake and electric propulsion is near silent, so if the Foiljet MR1 makes it into production it may allow current laws against jetski’s on inland water ways to be relaxed around residential areas.
Such additions as different power options, specialty seating and pontoons with multiple chambers will raise the cost of a boat. There are varieties of ways in which you can accessorize your pontoon boat so it is tailor-made for your usage.
The design looks something like a motocross bike, but instead of wheels there are beams with small hydrofoil wings mounted at the ends that can be raised or lowered.
The electric motor runs off a 48V battery that should see three hours of full load running with the possibility of a theoretical 10 min recharge time.
Front foil angle adjustment on the Foiljet MR1 is made manually by what would conventionally be the clutch lever on a motorcycle.
These boats are excellent if you want a reliable, sturdy boat that can navigate effectively in certain types of water.


Many people enjoy using these boats for a variety of activities such as fishing and cruising. Kennedy Pontoons Incorporated offers a variety of pontoon boats at a small size and in different styles. Via a manufacturer, prices for the smaller variety of pontoon boats can range from the about $2,000 to over $5,000. If you are a person who enjoys fishing from your pontoon boat, then taking the time to add features that make your boat better for fishing a€“ such as seating or rod holders -- is advisable. The concept would use a 15 kW (20 hp) electric motor housed at the end of the rear beam with its instant electric torque lifting the craft out of the water to become "foil borne". In larger applications this sea-keeping function is automated with a computer system that measure either surface height or pitch and roll to make constant fine adjustments to the front foil.
In addition, since you are making the boat yourself, you can decide how the boat will look in the end because you choose all the materials.
If you are interested in a more polished look for your pontoon then you should consider purchasing from a dealer. When purchasing one of these boats from a retailer, it is important to consider the different features included with the boat, as this weighs in heavily on the final cost. People who are not willing to spend this much on a pontoon boat can build their own boat for a under $500.


Depending on the type of boat you have, you can add a number of features to make the experience of using the boat more enjoyable. If you are handy and enjoy boat building, you may even be interested in building your own pontoon boat, which could help save you a lot of money. If you decide to build your own pontoon boat, you can take advantage of the many different ways these boats can be constructed. All a person really needs is a detailed plan that explains how to go about building a pontoon boat.
For example, the addition of oars is a good idea for boats that are homemade or very simple. In any case, owning a pontoon boat is a good solution for anyone who needs a good boat for navigating waters on a minor scale. At Jen Watercraft there are complete plans available to assist you with building a pontoon boat for only $270. Likewise, if you mainly use your boat for cruising, you can either add seating to your pontoon boat or locate a boat that has nice swivel seats for your personal cruising enjoyment.



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