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Old 09-30-2011, 01:56 PM   #21
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RE: mainship-stern thruster

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*I am thinking a thruster is cheaper to install and maintain than another engine???!!!...
*Absolutely.* So the trick is to buy a boat with two engines to begin with.* That way one doesn't have to spend a bunch of time writing posts to boating forums in attempts to convince one's self that one engine is as good as two.* :-) :-) :-)

*I have two engines and a bow thruster.* I'm thinking of installing a stern thruster and an auxillary get home engine. * Actually my trawler was and my Blackfin is a single screw with no thruster.* Neither have been a problem.* My Mainship Pilot was a single with a bow thruster.* That was a great combination that I would consider again.
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*I have two engines and a bow thruster.* I'm thinking of installing a stern thruster and an auxillary get home engine. *
*Don't forget a mast and sails.* With roller furling.
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*Tony, you can probably imagine the marina guys up at Island Cove trying to handle your boat in a tight spot.
*Indeed! *Actually 1-2 of them could do it. *Typically though....they park boats with their little jon boat as a push boat so I don't get to confirm whether they can do it or not. *Afterall, as you know, it takes a real man to properly handle a single screw trawler. *
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