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Old 05-07-2007, 12:22   #1
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Wink Drilled a hole in my boat!

Had a bad case of thruster envy!






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Old 05-07-2007, 13:55   #2
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Waay cool. so will anyone notice you got it in the wrong place









Nah just joking. Had ya worried though. ;-) :-)
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Vetus? What size?

Will it mix Daiquiri's too?
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Old 05-07-2007, 18:47   #4
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I'm impressed and that will be a very handy bow thruster system. You want to make sure you clean the thruster blades at least once a month because they are awkward to clean with heavy growth,especially when in one spot for any length of time. Also make sure you have a supply of zincs to install when needed. Looks like a nice install, Cheers to you.
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Old 05-07-2007, 19:21   #5
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Thanks. We're excited about it. Accordiing to Vetus, with the new, quiet, six blade prop, all you need to do is run it once a week and it will not foul.

Hope they are right.
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Now you just need a sliding door to cover it while underway.

And/or you can install a variable speed control, so if you get too much weather helm you can compensate by pushing the bow off a bit, like a tail rotor on a helo.....................
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Sliding doors currently cover the torpedo tubes....

Gotta go, sonar says we have you as target off our port bow..range 300 meters...fire one!!

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What is the LOA of your boat?
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It's still gotta be a little un-nerving watching someone drill a Great Big Freakin' Hole in a perfectly good boat!





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Are you going to glass in a lip in front of the openings to cut down on drag..?
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40' LOA... Scary drilling pics!

Look closely and see the fairing at the forward edge of the tube.
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Why is it off-center like that?
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right angle drive. Prop is in center of tube
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It looks like a mighty fine job!
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