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Stern Thruster

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GarryD
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Vessel Info: Carver 405, 1999 model, twin Cummins 375hp engines,
Location: Essex, UK

Stern Thruster

Postby GarryD » January 5th, 2016, 10:02 am

Hi Lyndon. Thanks for your input, my bow thruster is ineffective. It is not factory installed and I think it has been mounted further away from the bow than is ideal.

I thought it was me driving the boat badly so I had an instructor come along, his exact words were she "Handles Like A Dead Cow, if there is more than a puff of wind drive the thing in bow first at speed". I intend to spend a lot of time on the boat this season practicing handling so your technique will be useful but until I get to that point I'd rather spend the money than damage someone else's pride and joy.

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Topic author Great Britain
GarryD
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Joined: January 2nd, 2016, 10:42 am
Vessel Info: Carver 405, 1999 model, twin Cummins 375hp engines,
Location: Essex, UK

Stern Thruster

Postby GarryD » January 5th, 2016, 10:24 am

Hello G36. I will document and photograph the install, let you know how it goes.
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Stern Thruster

Postby Lyndon670 » January 5th, 2016, 4:15 pm

Perhaps it's not the thrusters location but it being underpowered. Might want to check that out before getting your cheque book out!
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2000 Carver 506
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Volvo 7.4TAMD
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