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Old 09-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #12
Marin
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RE: mainship-stern thruster

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jleonard wrote:
The issue with a stern thruster is depth of the prop. It has to be above the hull bottom so there is no drag under way, so that means when my boat's stern is light, (as in when my water tanks are near empty), the prop is partially out of the water and much much less effective.

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There is a bolt-on, electric stern thruster made for just such applications for boats (like GBs, CHBs, etc) that have very shallow draft sterns.* It's sold by Cap Sante Marine in Anacortes, WA.* http://www.capsante.com/stern%20thrusters.html
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