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Old 09-14-2008
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Karletto, I am confused by your answer.
Gocho indicated he have Union 36, so you know he have a 36 feet boat.
I would normally not advise installing a bow thruster on a 36 footer, but Union is a full keel boat (hope I am not wrong here), so she might be very difficult to steer (specially in reverse).
I do not know enough to give the answer to gocho's question - 36 feet is very small for a bow thruster, but then a full length keel makes her difficult to turn.
My advice would be: try to learn to use prop walk in your advantage, you do not really need a bow thruster on a sailboat less then 50 feet, but on the other hand - what do I know. I only commanded fin keel boats with spade rudders, which are all easy to turn.
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