SailNet Community - View Single Post - Is the bow thruster an aphrodisiac?
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 01-13-2011
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,861
Thanks: 26
Thanked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
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.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook