- Feb 11, 2012
Thruster fiberglassed, water tight epoxied, and barrier coated.
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Yes, aft end of boom...Fellow sailor with a 28 footer in ON installed bow thruster for same reason: marina layout is not really friendly for anything over 26 feet in lenght. The drawback was loss of about 0,7kt in speed. The boat also sits lower in the water due to additional weight of hardware and the batteries.
Couple of observations about your lazybag setup:
- do you have any means to prevent the bag from sliding forward/aft? If not, install some webbing loops at the ends and tie off.
- is possible, run the lazyjacks control to the cockpit. You want them fairly tensioned when raising or lowering the sail
One must obey the Admiral!
Would you mind posting close up photo on your method of attaching the connector to the bimimi/dodgers?
Don't get me wrong, I'm the LAST guy in the world that would argue with glorious excess!Was waiting for the SBO elite to ask this...
Quite simply, this is the largest boat berthed in a small marina with an east/west 'fairway' open at both ends, fully exposed to constant west winds. (Throw in reversing east winds having the same effect)
One end being a busy launch ramp and fuel bar, the other straight into the open bay.
Controlling this high freeboard 30 footer with a 6" prop in these conditions is nearly impossible without some form of powered assistance to control the bow, and I value the friendships made over the years with my fellow boaters here.
This coming from an owner of a 30' cabin cruiser with a single inboard (straight shaft prop & rudder) which I have berthed at the same marina the last nine years. Any one who has or has ever handled one these boats, even under docile conditions found in most marinas, knows it takes practice to maneuver them.
Lastly and likely most importantly, the Admiral as most seasoned 'windbaggers' define their significant other, made it clear....
no bow thruster no Admiral on this boat.
Who would argue?]
Sailed the boat for a season after purchasing it. It was a huge challenge in our open wind Marina to keep it pointed.Don't get me wrong, I'm the LAST guy in the world that would argue with glorious excess!
Was just wondering because IIRC you haven't actually sailed the boat yet, if that is the case all the docking issues are theoretical at this point. And there IS a big performance hit, and the money and time sould have gone to other Admiral-approved projects. Anyway carry, on, I'm a huge fan of epics like this. Just get here on the water. Fast. Life is too short to spend on the hard.
Those and my custom embroidered C&C logos for the dodger and sail pack are the last thing to be done to it....should have them done tomorrow.Looking at your gorgeous dodger got me wondering how you planned to get your running rigging lines back to the three cabin top winches?