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Complete Bow Thruster Installation

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Bow thruster installations can be a daunting task for those just getting into that type of work. However, with the right planning, tools, basic skills and preparation, a bow thruster installation is an achievable project for an industry professional.

In this ABYC Online Learning course, we lead you through the thruster selection process, boring the hole, glasswork and installation of the hardware, controls and separate battery/charging system on a 38 foot boat. Knowing these necessary steps for a proper installation can give you the confidence to embark on this project at your yard

Topics Include:
  • Choosing and sizing the appropriate thruster for the boat
  • Preparations and measurements
  • Boring the hole and glassing the tunnel
  • Mounting the motor and drive leg
  • Wiring the thruster power and control systems
  • Testing and programming
This course also includes a special close-up look at the assembly of a thruster at the Vetus/Maxwell North American headquarters.

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