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Old 19-08-2012, 14:31   #1
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Jeanneau Yachts - Docking 360 Information

Hi,

i've learned that Jeanneau yachts have recently launched a new feature on their new sailboats called "docking 360" which enable the propeller to turn 360 degree around itself and thereby make it easier when docking/undocking

does anyone have any experince with this sytem? or perhaps a similar systems?

i fuond a small video to illustrate how it works, but i am worried on how reliable this system is



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Old 19-08-2012, 15:15   #2
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Re: Docking 360

Looks like a swiveling saildrive and a bowthruster. The way things are going, one day the boat will do everything itself. Clap Clap! Wipers!
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Old 19-08-2012, 15:21   #3
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Looks like they walked away without tying to the dock
No worry docking!
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Old 19-08-2012, 15:30   #4
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Re: Docking 360

The boat was tied up but they left the kid. Notice no sails on the boat. Typical Dockominium, owner will never get enough experience to handle the boat. BTW, has anyone seen an uglier boat??
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Please see any catamaran ever made.
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Ooooo, low blow, Targie, low blow. Did it have an anchor? Worth watching it again, just for laughs.....
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No thanks. Just more complicated, proprietary, expensive stuff to fix. And, unnecessary too.

Why not just learn to drive a boat? Or parallel park a car?
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Re: Docking 360

What is this, the call other folks boats ugly thread? I don't think so. It's not a form of humour well appreciated boat owners when directed at their particular craft.

Please resume discussion of the 360 sail drive and it's benefits and failings.
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No thanks. Just more complicated, proprietary, expensive stuff to fix. And, unnecessary too.

Why not just learn to drive a boat? Or parallel park a car?
More complicated...? no i wouldn't say so.

More expensive?..., certainly yes,

Unneccesary..? thats the big question and the reason for this post...

But i guess some people like automatic gear boxes and some manual, if this is an option some people would find it easier when docking/undocking i would assume,

now back to the core question.... does anyone have any experince with a sail drive such as this?

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Hi,

i've learned that Jeanneau yachts have recently launched a new feature on their new sailboats called "docking 360" which enable the propeller to turn 360 degree around itself and thereby make it easier when docking/undocking

does anyone have any experince with this sytem? or perhaps a similar systems?

i fuond a small video to illustrate how it works, but i am worried on how reliable this system is

Cheers
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Beneteau introduced it last year or earlier, but right from launch they were having problems with it, like bow thruster locking in full throttle, saildrive not stopping its rotation and the like. Not sure if they've figured all of them out by now.

It is a neat toy though - was fun trying it out at the boat show.

Note that it's their proprietary system, so if something's wrong only they (most likely the factory only) can fix it.
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Re: Jeanneau Yachts - Docking 360 Information

My wife and I prefer using the "Captain Ron" docking method, it works great! No special equipment. Check it out on youtube:

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Hehe great clip
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The boat was tied up but they left the kid. Notice no sails on the boat. Typical Dockominium, owner will never get enough experience to handle the boat. BTW, has anyone seen an uglier boat??
What that's a nice boat the new 45 fast too.

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