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post #6 of Old 01-14-2011
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bigger boats only

I'm with Minnewaska. When we had a 52' sailboat it made sense. It allowed backing into tight slips, maneuvering in tight spots with little or no crew. When we built a 38, we left it out, cause they take up room, need more batteries, and break. Don't ask me how I know . Not to pick on bow thrusters exclusively, because everything on a boat breaks.

That said, when I had one tried to use it infrequently. It was noisy and people would "know" I was cheatin
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