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Old 25-09-2021, 07:44   #1
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Bow Thruster Recommendations

Hi All … does anyone have a recommendation for a bow thruster for a 2001 Beneteau 361? Thank you! Brian
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Old 25-09-2021, 08:03   #2
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Stay away from Max Power. Heat sensor problems. NO support.
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Re: Bow Thruster Recommendations

Brian, your Beneteau 361 is a fin keel/spade rudder of moderate size (13,500lbs). It will pivot in its own length.

You don't need a bow thruster.

Further, it is a BIG drag producer (large hole in the bow) and weight of the thruster and wiring will be in a bad place, plus take up some of your limited storage space, and add a maintenance item.

In my view this will hurt performance and useablity of your boat for very limited benefit.
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I have had good results with a “Quick” bow thruster on a 46 ft.
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Hi All … does anyone have a recommendation for a bow thruster for a 2001 Beneteau 361? Thank you! Brian
I've had luck with Side Power.
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Thank you all!
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