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Old 19-12-2015, 08:25   #1
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Bow Thruster - 2008 Jeanneau SO42DS

I’m thinking about adding a bow thruster, mainly for single-handed docking in wind and current situations. We are only looking at a 24VDC tube design, not an electric or hydraulic dropdown style. I see several thread on the site referencing Max Power, Lewmar, Quick and Side-Power. I will due the research for which model, but I am asking for comments as follows:
1. Is this a DYI project? I am very mechanically inclined and understand electrical wiring.
2. Does anyone have experience with Side-Powers Proportional Control?
3. If you had a yard install it, what did they charge you?
I guess that’s a start for this thread & we’ll go from there. No rush on this as this project is only my thinking so far and has not even been mentioned to “the boss”!
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Re: Bow Thruster - 2008 Jeanneau SO42DS

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I’m thinking about adding a bow thruster, mainly for single-handed docking in wind and current situations. We are only looking at a 24VDC tube design, not an electric or hydraulic dropdown style. I see several thread on the site referencing Max Power, Lewmar, Quick and Side-Power. I will due the research for which model, but I am asking for comments as follows:
1. Is this a DYI project? I am very mechanically inclined and understand electrical wiring.
2. Does anyone have experience with Side-Powers Proportional Control?
3. If you had a yard install it, what did they charge you?
I guess that’s a start for this thread & we’ll go from there. No rush on this as this project is only my thinking so far and has not even been mentioned to “the boss”!
Not much help with this one...!
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