Boat selection opinions
I recently purchased a 2003 Monk 36 with bow thruster. The standard boat is made without bow or stern thruster, either of these can be added by the owner. I have found most of them have a bow thruster but very few that I know of have a stern thruster. The stern thruster looks much easier to install as it is attached just under the swim platform and doesn't require cutting into the hull for the tunnel as on a bow thruster. I haven't operated*a stern thruster*but I believe the bow thruster*is* more effective. The Monk has quite a large rudder and when turned fully to either side can push the stern around very effectively.
-- Edited by Steve on Tuesday 21st of April 2009 09:38:20 PM