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Also, not installing a bow thruster makes the boat hull less vulnerable to leaks, drag, growth, corrosion...etc. Lowers the maintenance costs, and increases your seamanship skills. IMHO, a 36' boat just isn't big enough to require a bow thruster.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.