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Old 23-11-2014, 16:05   #1
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Bow Thruster Location

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Can any one give me the exact location on where to drill my hull to install a bow truster 7 inch tube on my 1996 catalina 400 , and if anyone has done the job I would love the feed back.

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Old 24-11-2014, 06:44   #2
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Re: Bow Thruster Location

You need to look at the installation specitications for the thruster you have purchased. They will generally have both a minimum depth below the waterline requirement and a minimum tube length requirement. The minimum tube length will dictate how far down and forward you can go before the hull gets too narrow. You will want to install the thruster as far forward as possible while still being within these limits. You will also need to take into account what bulkheads and furniture are inside your mounting area that might get in the way. For example, you might be within the limits far forward but the anchor locker bulkhead might be in the way. In that case you will need to come back a bit to avoid it.

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Re: Bow Thruster Location

Yup, read the manual.
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thanks for your very helpful answer

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