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VOL XVI, NO 3

Belzona® Increases Jet Drive Efficiency On This High Speed Yacht

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Ships and Offshore Structures (SOS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Private, high-speed motor yacht in Florida, USA

 
 

Application Date:

1999

 
 

Application Situation:

Jet Drive Transom Bowl on a large high speed yacht.

 
 

Problem:

Galvanic corrosion and cavitation. Erosion accelerated by entrained solids.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)

Belzona® 1341 (Supermetalglide)

 

Substrate:

Aluminum

 
 

Application Method:

After blasting the substrate to a 3-mil profile, all the irregular surfaces were faired with Belzona® 1111 and then coated with two coats of Belzona® 1341. The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets SOS-1 and SOC-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

There are two approvals for this particular application, one by KaMeWa North America and the other by ABS. The customer is pleased with the performance of the Belzona coating and refurbishes the jet drive every few years to maintain the hydrodynamic performance of the jet drive bowl.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Inlet tunnel, prior to surface preparation
  2. Application in progress
  3. & 4. Ready for service
 
 
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