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Old 04-24-2009, 08:52 PM   #10
Chris Foster
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City: Anacortes, WA
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RE: Boat selection opinions

The stern thrusters seem to get installed because people "just gotta have" a thruster, but don't want the expense of hauling and having the bow thruster installed.* Some of the stern thruster kits just take a couple of holes through the transom above the WL, so they can be installed in the water by the owners.

But as Marin says, you already have a stern thruster - it's the prop and rudder.* You can already make the stern move sideways.* But the bow pretty much stays put unless you have that hole cut through the hull up in the bow.
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