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bow thruster what is this??
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:37:32 PM »

hi, I've got this bow thruster intalled in my tug and its lost its bearing cover and the input shaft is spinning in the bevel gear so i reckon its' just about dead............can these be repaired or is there a heavy duty bow thruster rather than this on

ps what make is this thruster???

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Re: bow thruster what is this??
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 10:54:43 PM »

It looks like the Marx Ludder type , i had one fitted in my tug and had to replace it as the bevel gear came loose from the shaft.
I tried all types of glues and even roughed up the shaft for more grip , but it still slipped.
Ended up buying a new one from cornwall model boats as they are as far as i know the only stockists in the uk.
I still have the original tube with the old fittings in the box.
oh and these in my opinion are the best commercial thrusters on the market, and the quietest.

I like to build my boats to play with, not to just look pretty,so they dont !
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