The goal of this article is to describe and investigate the parameters that play a role in the waterjet-hull interaction. In general, these parameters can be split into sinkage, trim, and local flow variation from the bare hull to the self-propelled hull. Each of these parameters has in turn been split into components, which are estimated in relative size. For this purpose, a newly developed method for modeling waterjet-driven vessels is used. Knowing the magnitude of each single parameter separately helps to understand the physics behind the thrust deduction and may aid in the optimization of the hull/propulsor configuration.

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