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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:11 PM
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BTW, here's what I'm trying to reproduce...

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Looks like a great start
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:51 PM
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BTW, here's what I'm trying to reproduce...

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What will you use for a speed control??
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:25 PM
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That's cool.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:49 PM
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What will you use for a speed control??
Could be anything from an ESC to a hacked servo... I need to check the current draw...
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 11:16 PM
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I use a servo hack for the one in my tug and a mechanical switch in my coast guard boat. Current isn't a problem, but they have almost no power on 5v from a servo like in my tug. The 7.2v works great in the coast guard boat though.

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:27 AM
Its only a model.
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Cool thruster. I'll have to keep it in mind for smaller scale lakers. Is the boat you are modeling twin screw? Sort of looks that way in the photo, but it could be just the angle of the photo since you can't actually see a 2nd prop. Leads one to ask the question, who would someone need a bow thurster on a twin screw boat that size. Must have been made for lazy boat handlers. :-)
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:44 AM
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The full size GB is a big heavy boat that does not want to go. Go in any direction even with twins. A working bow thruster is a huge helper in a GB even for non-lazy boat handlers.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Given the typical recreational yacht driver, a bow thuster is probably a good thing...
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:06 AM
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The full size GB is a big heavy boat that does not want to go. Go in any direction even with twins. A working bow thruster is a huge helper in a GB even for non-lazy boat handlers.

Larry- check your PM and mail inbox- your spam filter is preventing communication on other issues...

Thx, Pat
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:24 AM
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You seem to have a low opinion of the skill of recreational boat handlers. Then why is it that nearly every commercial vessel has one or more thrusters? If you think I may be sensitive your correct. I have been a recreational small boat handler for years from the shores of Baha de California to the beautiful waters of the Bahamas. Don't lump us all into your image of a "typical" non-skilled boater.

Yes my spam filter is a pain. Can't live with it nor without it. I got your message about the books. see pm.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 11:54 AM
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No lumping intended here Larry! By "typical recreational..." I do not mean pros or semi-pros, but the day trippers who are as likely to end up on the beach or in the pilings, as in the channel.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 01:45 PM
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The sure fit in a small place;


here one is fitted in a small bow, off my 1:50 scale workboat




and the power off it is not dissapointing...


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Tom Boere
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