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Old 09-30-2011, 12:07 PM   #20
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RE: mainship-stern thruster

yachtbrokerguy wrote:The thruster allows an incredible attitude change, that coming to the dock or getting into a tight spot is not the white knuckle worry that it might be without a thruster. Since often the skipper is at the helm and the Admiral is handling lines, a thruster might make things more enjoyable for both parties, and worth the investment.
******** The above statements certainly support my own experience.* I do know how to "back & fill" and can put my boat exactly where I want it without the aid of a thruster. The addition of a thruster, however, gives me the tool I* need to smartly land the boat when I'm otherwise distracted.
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