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post #2 of Old 01-13-2011
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I have sailed a 37 foot Nauticat with a bow-thruster. In big currents and cross winds in tight quarters going stern-to, it was a god-send.

I also teach power boating. With the massive windage that some have, the bow-thruster is almost mandatory. A single screw trawler makes both bow and stern thrusters very nice luxuries.

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