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Old 08-10-2007, 13:46   #1
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hi, friends
anyone know pls give me some information.
i am looking for BOW THRUSTERS AND ANCHOR WINDLASS my fiberglass
95 feet fishing boat.
so i want to know which size is better for my boat.

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Old 08-10-2007, 14:19   #2
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Aloha Nythll,
Welcome aboard!! I can't help you with your questions but there might be others here who can.
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Concerning windlasses, you'll need to post more information, your anchor and chain for one, how much weight, and the existing solution? Does your boat have hydraulics?

Do you want a capstan (vertical) or a windlass (horizontal)?

A simple broad recommendation in the electronic range would be a Maxwell 4000:

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Old 08-10-2007, 19:38   #4
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At 95 ft. You are either an extra large or a jumbo. The numbers matter when you get this big. Tonage and specifics might help. The engineering on the bow thruster would be a concren. I wouldn't take advice from the internet on that part.
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:46   #5
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At 95 Ft you will need a hyd. Thruster so you might want to think about a Hyd. windlass. This is a good solution as it requires only one tank with a few valves.

Without knowing the displacment, windage etc. I wouuld suspect you will need a tunnel size around 500mm. Vetus has a caculator on their website Untitled Document
Their offerings your size but the cacualtor might give you a better idea of what you need. Don't skimp in the important stuff. Bigger is better when it comes to thrusters and ground tackle.

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I would check with a boatyard that works with commercial boats or with a manufacturer first. Capstans and windlasses for your sized boat are much larger and heavier duty than you find on your typical yacht. The same goes for the BT. The capstan in the third post is too small.

At 95 feet, you need to look at commercial grade equipment for vessels in your length and tonnage range. Your boat is probably close to 100 tons displacement. It won't be cheap.

Hawboldt and Wesmar are good places to start.

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