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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: chipchase on November 24, 2008, 09:38:27 am

Title: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: chipchase on November 24, 2008, 09:38:27 am
Hi all.
 I am thinking about fitting a bow thruster into my next build, has anyone fitted one of the new ones supplied by Deans Marine. I have fitted bow thrusters before but only been able to acquire the paddle type which I had to modify to give it some strength.  Any info on the quality of the new one from Deans would be appreciated.

  http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/812

Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: nhp651 on November 24, 2008, 09:47:17 am
I have fitted the same unit, only it had paddles (impellor) rather than propellors and it worked just great.It was from the shop in the south west though( can't remember the name) and was the smallest tube diameter...pushed a 43" semi displacement hull round, no bother. :-))
Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: norry on November 24, 2008, 12:40:31 pm
  ... Hi Guys...

Chipchase...Is that one of the Bow Thrusters made by Raboesch ?...

I fitted one in a Modern Tug-Towing Tug that I built but it cut out all the time...
After reading the Packaging & Instructions again I realised that it shouldn,t be used for Long Periods...

Check this out before Fitting....I find that you need your Bow Thruster Quite a lot when Tug-Towing so it was really useless & was eventually removed again & Replaced...It was my own fault for not reading the insrtructions properly before fitting...

I,m not saying that the Bow Thruster is Rubbish but No Use in a Working Boat....

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: gingyer on November 24, 2008, 06:06:12 pm
norry
how did this bowthruster sound?
you know how some can sound rattley and very noisey

Colin
Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: chipchase on November 24, 2008, 07:15:58 pm
Hi norry was it the 108-30 Bow Thruster with the twin props that you had the bother with.
Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: ministeve on November 26, 2008, 09:00:18 pm
You could always make your own it is not hard i can do them and they work great ,cost about 20.00 and a few hours fun in the shed
he-he hope you like.

p.s i have not had one fail yet and i give them (A DAM GOOD THRASHING) as some will know
Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: norry on November 26, 2008, 09:17:19 pm
     ... Hi Stevie...

Hows Things With You...Are you coming along to the MMM thing at the Weekend ?...

So what do you put in the description of the boat in the last picture...Hull Construction Material...= P38...

...And we thought Oor Michael was Bad with the filler...

...All The Best From Bonnie Jockland...

Title: Re: Deans Marine Bow Thruster
Post by: ministeve on November 26, 2008, 11:21:32 pm
yes me and stormcock will be attending will see u there and at the mo the last tug is for the moment called the sore thumb  lol