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Old 06-15-2014, 09:04 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11 View Post
While I don't believe you really need one, if you get one, be sure you get one that is not sized to small just to save a few bucks. Having one that is to weak when you really need it is worse than not having one at all.

While I much prefer hydraulic thrusters, in your case it is more than likely battery operated units you will be looking at.

Vetus, IMTRA, Sidepower, Lewmar, etc all make good units worth looking at. You choice may end up having more to do with who in your area installs thrusters .
I was wondering about hydraulic now that you mention it, no batteries to recharge, etc. How are these normally powered? Off the main engine or the genny? Is there a lot involved in installing these compared to an electric?
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