- published: 09 Jun 2015
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This episode was featured in episode 12 of the 2014 season. To watch full episodes online, go to www.PowerBoatTV.com
MyBoat TV Segment- installing a Sideshift SS340 Bow Thruster on a SeaRay Sedan Bridge 340. Step by Step Instructions. Installed with the new wireless joystick. Dock Like a Pro with Sideshift's Bow and Stern Thrusters! Sideshift’s family of Monohull Bow + Stern Thrusters are perfect for all boats from 20’ to 60′ in length. They mount easily on the bow or stern of cruisers, sport boats, sailboats, catamarans, trawlers and more. No expensive tunnel is required, and our unique universal mounting system requires no holes below the waterline, eliminating the risk of leaks associated with all other types of thruster systems. Learn more by visiting: https://sideshift.com
Who needs a bow thruster? Not our Head Engineer, Chris! Boaters often complain about their boat being hard to manoeuvre. Here, Chris our Head Engineer and Dredging maestro, brings the 155ton dredging platform to the Lymington Yacht Haven fuel dock with expert precision. Despite it being a calm day, this docking takes a tremendous amount of skill in a boat that can often be difficult to manoeuvre. Fortunately, Chris has 40+ years of practice and experience so makes it look far easier than it is!
In this I describe the 'how' of building a bow thruster. (Spoiler.. there is a lot of lathe work, however I give a lot of detail on this in the later videos. The brushless motor and ESC is: Turnigy AX-2203C 1400KV/60W Brushless Outrunner Motor = $19.12 (AU) TTS-18A/14630 Turnigy TrackStar 25A 1/18th Scale Brushless Car ESC = $29.98 (AU) The result is a fully proportional and very powerful bow thruster, that is sealed and sits alone in the 'drink.' For people building bow thrusters for surface boats the build will be simpler. Find the project here http://www.scratchbuildwithjohn.com/los-angeles-laser-operated-submarine/
Inspection of routine during the day, at a bow thruster. Visit Us. www.bucaricr.com
EXTURN bow thruster in action on a Bavaria 34, www.marinno.com
Danny Hampshire, owner of Docking by Control LLC in Seabrook, Texas, offers professional sales and mobile installations of bow and stern thruster systems. Bow thruster systems add more precise handling of your vessel in any conditions. Our teams of factory authorized and trained installation professionals come to the marina of your choice anywhere in the United States for the installation process. Our teams complete standard installations within 2 to 3 days, limiting the time your boat is out of the water. See: http://dockingbycontrol.com.
Full story here http://www.click2houston.com/news/carnival-liberty-having-problems-with-ship-bow-thrusters Full video from the whole cruise!! https://youtu.be/z8opu_JV4fQ
After a rebuild, Pandora's Lewmar bow thruster is working great.
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How the captain of the indepedence of the seas docks with help of the bow thrusters and azipods