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Pontoon pump forces

  1. Sep 19, 2012 #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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  3. Sep 19, 2012 #2


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    That does not make sense.

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