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Old 06-07-2007, 13:28   #16
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Now you will be able to burn donuts in the marina and empress the hell out of the less fortunate. I have one of those and they are nice. What's the diameter on that one?
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:21   #17
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:08   #18
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The one in my boat is supposed to be 8 in. but I never did measure it. Looks about the same size. What type of controls are you going to use. The original centre stop spring toggle is still on my boat and is wired in parallel with buttons on the shift controls. Works really great. Twin engines and a bowthruster. I love crowded docks. LOL
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I just saw a bow or stern thruster that you can mount externally without drilling any holes in the boat. It's called Sideshift ay Bow Thrusters, Stern Thrusters, Boat Docking, Boating, Yachting Equipment, Side Shift.
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I decided to go with the button controller rather than the joystick. Due to the available area to mount it, less chance of being damaged.
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Old 07-07-2007, 14:26   #21
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The only thing I really don't understand is why are thrusters so noisy. They sound like the internals are all about to fall out. When fitted to Aluminium hulls, of which we have a few in our marina, the noise is just plain horrible.
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Really! Never heard that before. Course I'm kinda deaf.
Vetus says their new 6 blade prop (looks kinda like a submarine prop) reduces the noise by about 50%. We should finish the install this coming week. Boat is back in the water and I'll be installing the batteries in the bow and running the wires and installing the control. Then we'll give it the test.
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