Bow Thruster Options

Gooday Steve and Linda,

We recently purchased a Sundeer 60 and she’s in the yard undergoing a refit. Seriously considering a bow thruster and would like any feedback on the type/specs, ideas you may have.

Thank you in advance!

Gwen & Russ Hobbs
Vancouver, BC

Hi Gwen and Russ:

My recommendation is to do nothing thruster wise until you have used the boat for a year.You will find that with its big rudder in close proximity to the prop a thruster is rarely needed. And when it is, you have the option of anchoring out or using the dinghy to push y our bow around. Against this you have a huge hit in performance for the turbulence caused by the thruster hole.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 7, 2009)

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