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Old 26-10-2015, 08:41   #1
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Yacht Thruster....Exturn

I'm considering adding this external unit to my Beneteau 440 Oceanus. Between davits and all the weight docking under close conditions with wind is very problematic.
I'm a bit Leary about the external nature of this item.
Does anyone have experience with this or similar models and can offer some insight.

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Old 26-10-2015, 08:49   #2
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Yacht Thruster....Exturn

I installed the most powerfull 24V model 3 years ago on my Hunter38. Have not had any particular problems with it. Just managed to pick up a net with hard plastic floaters. When using the thruster it lost all 3 blades of the prop, the hard plastic floaters won :-(.
It is easy enough to replace the prop, can be done in the water.

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Old 07-02-2016, 17:08   #3
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Re: Yacht Thruster....Exturn

I'm considering one of these also. And very keen to hear opinions of it.

Invictus.. Did you end up getting one?
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Old 27-05-2016, 16:55   #4
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Re: Yacht Thruster....Exturn

Yes we installed the mid size 12 volt model last year and the Yacht Thruster has worked well on our 38 foot Trimaran in the Puget Sound. We had real trouble maneuvering in marina's until we added it and now it is easy. I have a picture of it installed as one of my pictures. We would give it 5 out of 5 stars.
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