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Old 07-10-2013, 10:26   #16
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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

how do you put on pictures? it asks for my url . what is that .
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:59   #17
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Have Exturn bow and stern thrusters. They work great, no problems. The guy I worked with at yacht thruster in florida was great, his name is Alex Harrison. Do go up a size from what they suggest. One bad thing I encountered is electrolysis on the aluminum housing. There are no zincs and I am told none are needed as the unit is isolated. However, I believe the yard that did my install painted the housing with the wrong bottom paint and/or did not use the proper primer causing the electrolysis. I took it back to the yard, they stripped and repainted which helped some but I still get some burning on the housing. I suspect they didn't get all the old paint off. This is not a reflection of the product, but do be sure the installer knows what they are doing and that they do it right.
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Old 29-06-2015, 17:31   #18
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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

Just thought I'd post an update on Exturn/Yacht Thruster/Yacht Controller. We purchased and installed a 24v unit on the bow of our single engine trawler in 2012 (we are still sailors, however). It worked great for about 1.5 yrs. and then it started only working intermittently so, of course, became undependable. We troubleshooted every possibility with one of their techs with no resolution. When we were finally able to haulout and replace the old one with a new unit and, yes, we had to pay up front for the new one thinking we'd get reimbursed when they found out why the old one failed. Well they claimed barnacles got into the sealed motor compartment and burned out 3. of the 4 brushes which led to the failure. We live in Florida so of course have our bottom cleaned monthly along with the bow thruster. There were a few barnacles on the outside of the unit (it was time for the monthly cleaning but we hauled out instead.) They're claiming inadequate maintenance and are refusing reimbursement for the replacement unit. Anybody else having problems with this company? I got the impression that they'd never seen a barnacle and expected their units to always remain in pristine condition on the exterior even after living underwater. And they,re in Miami!
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Old 30-06-2015, 10:17   #19
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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

I've had mine in the water in San Diego for about five years with no problems. I've had a great experience with the sales rep Alex. When I run into him at boat shows and he still remembers my name. Here are some pictures from a recent haul out.

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Old 30-06-2015, 13:28   #20
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Yea, ours looked like that too, nice and pretty with new bottom paint. The company has been great and also remembered us at boat shows. We were the couple that had a stainless steel cage made and installed over the bow thruster to protect it from groundings, logs, lines, etc. They have pictures of our installation. The problems started when we asked for reimbursement for the 1st defective unit after buying a 2nd replacement unit. They're claiming failure to maintain because of evidence of scraping off barnacles which we have to do on a monthly basis and also before running the boat and/or bow thruster. We haulout every 2 yrs for new bottom paint. How have you maintained yours for the past 5 yrs? I think that further proves we just happened to get a bad unit. Thanks for the input.
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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

I would have to assume you got a defective unit. Mine have both been completely maintenance free. The diver who cleans our bottom ( once a month in winter twice per month in summer) just wipes them with a scotch pad. You must have some pretty aggressive barnacles in Florida.😜


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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

How much would the exturn for a 46 foot Hunter cost?
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Re: Exturn Yacht Thrusters

About 6K or more. One positive note is that my friend with a 45 footer and myself a 40-footer put one in and neither one of us noted a slightest change in top speed in addition we could run it sustained for more than a minute with no heating problem
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