Posted by Steve Dashew (November 13, 2010)
Good control in tight quarters is a key ingredient to a successful cruising design (sailor power). If you can achieve this without a thruster, then there is a good chance the boat will behave itself at sea as well. If a thruster is a necessity. then the odds are steering offshore is going to be marginal. In this excerpt from the FPB 64 Owner’s Manual we discuss handling in tight quarters, without the thruster first, and then with the thruster added. Click here to download the PDF of this chapter.