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Old 09-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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RE: mainship-stern thruster

I had a good chuckle out of the guys at the marina where I keep little Moonstruck.* They are dealers for SeaRay and Carver.* For some reason the marina guys were bringing a late model 35' Mainship trawler around to put into a slip.* These are the guys you see somethimes acting like cowboys with their regular boats.* The single screw sstraght drive really threw them for a loop.* First they tried to back in to no avial.* Then they tred to turn it around between the docks.* They got it part way around, and it started moving toward the boats on the other side of the fairway.* Then they found the bow thruster.* You could here it grinding all over the marina.* They finally ran out of battery or it timed out on them.* One of their guys came down with a coil of rope and threw it to them.* They finally pulled the boat nto the slip saying what handling problems the boat had.* Real seamen they were.
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