Pontoon pump forces

  • #1
Hi all.
I have a pontoon pump, that when activated takes off in a particular direction. It has been described as inertia, however my understanding of inertia is angular momentum, so not sure why this would make the pump go in a particular direction.

I originally thought it was because the pump accelerates water in one direction, therefore the pontoon goes in the opposite. Any help and reference material would be great.
 

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however my understanding of inertia is angular momentum
That does not make sense.

I originally thought it was because the pump accelerates water in one direction, therefore the pontoon goes in the opposite.
Right
 

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