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346 Bow Thruster

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Re: 346 Bow Thruster

Postby feeez » February 26th, 2015, 10:57 pm

Take a look at this video..... bow thrusters and everything under the sun to get this poor guy into his slip.

Windy docking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtC2FI81OuE

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Re: 346 Bow Thruster

Postby Lyndon670 » February 27th, 2015, 6:23 pm

That is a video of a guy who purchased a new Azimut. I read an article about the delivery of this yacht. If you look closely, you can see the Azimut sales guy on the bridge to the right of the captain instructing him how to do it.
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Vessel Info: 2002 346 Carver Twin MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI (320-hp)
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Re: 346 Bow Thruster

Postby jostephens » August 7th, 2015, 2:40 pm

The bow thruster in my 2002 346 is now complete. I had the yard install the tunnel and power head and I did the power, control and joy stick. I am very pleased with the results, with full canvas in a 20 knot wind, I easily was able to dock in a crowded marina with
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only three short bursts of the thruster. It is an upgrade well worth the money.
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Re: 346 Bow Thruster

Postby pitchcatch » October 13th, 2015, 8:30 am

I was thinking of adding ab ow thruster to my 346. What brand and what size did you use?

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Re: 346 Bow Thruster

Postby jostephens » April 9th, 2016, 11:27 am

Hello, Sorry for the late reply, I installed a Lewmar 185TT 6.0 HP with 7 5/16 Tunnel. I had my 346 for 10 years before installing the thruster, my only regret is I didn't do it years ago, with full canvas and no keel to speak of I had so many close calls, now it is easy even in the wind. regards, Jim

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