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The boater's guide to corrosion

By Marek Jamborowicz 28. September 2020

This guide is intended to give you a fundamental understanding of what corrosion is, what causes and affect it, and help you determine which anode material is right for your boat.

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Topics: Boat Owners, Industry Professionals

How much does a stabilization system cost?

By Jan Erik Johansen 24. August 2020

The cost of installing a stabilization system on a boat varies depending on whether the boat is new or used, not to mention the boat's design characteristics.

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Topics: Vector fins™, Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners

Onboard safety: Why you should have an automatic main switch

By Thomas Skauen 10. August 2020

Do you know where to find and how to shut off the main power switch on board your boat in case of an emergency?

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, Marine Thrusters, Safety

How much power do I need from a boat thruster?

By Runar Scott Jensen 20. July 2020

Thruster expert Runar Scott Jensen explains how to calculate the amount of power you will need from your bow and/or stern thruster.

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, bow thruster, thruster power, proportional control, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Five benefits with proportional speed control

By Runar Scott Jensen 13. July 2020

Speed controlled thrusters have been in the wind for a while now. In this article, we break down the benefits with a proportional thruster system even further.

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Topics: Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners, DC Speed Control

Why do people get seasick, and how can you avoid it?

By Marius Torjusen 6. July 2020

Even those who are affected by seasickness more than average can enjoy what boating has to offer with the right equipment on board. This article will look into what causes seasickness and how you can avoid it on a yacht or a boat.

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Topics: Vector fins™, Marine Stabilizers, Seasickness

Factors that impact thruster efficiency

By Marek Jamborowicz 29. June 2020

Using the input power rating as the deciding factor for the right thruster model might leave you with a severely underrated system as there are vast differences between input power and actual thrust output from various manufacturers.

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Topics: Thruster - Work boats, Marine Thrusters, Marine Hydraulics

How to choose the right thruster for your boat

By Runar Scott Jensen 30. April 2020

If you are considering installing a bow thruster on your boat, there are some things to consider before choosing the type and manufacturer. Here are the essential factors to contemplate in your planning.

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, thrusters, bow thruster, customer service, stern thruster, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

How to choose the right stabilizer for your boat

By Ronny Skauen 31. October 2019

Over the last few years, roll stabilization has become a must-have for boat owners due to the impressive increase in comfort it delivers. The dramatic roll reduction modern systems provide also increases safety onboard and as a result, allows many families to get more use out of their boats.

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Topics: Marine Stabilizers, Industry Professionals

Hydraulic oil for marine use

By Benny Sorensen 5. June 2019

The pressure bearing media in a hydraulic system can be many different fluids, in which oil is most common. 

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Topics: Marine Hydraulics, Industry Professionals

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