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What are marine stabilizers and how do they work?

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

Marine stabilizer systems have been around for a long time, but are typically known for being used on larger passenger ships and super yachts. However, with the dramatically increased comfort and usability stabilizers add to any boat, it has also left owners of small leisure vessels wanting these systems.

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Topics: gyro stabilizer, fin stabilizer, stabilizers, Vector fins™, anti roll, Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners

How to reduce noise from your bow thruster

By Runar Scott Jensen 2. May 2019

Does your bow thruster make a lot of noise? Whether there's been a lot of noise from the day it was installed, or if the noise level has evolved over time, there are ways to fix this. 

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Topics: thrusters, reduce noise, Side Power, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Why do you need a bow thruster on a small boat?

By Runar Scott Jensen 2. May 2019

Small, shallow draft boats with narrow-angle, v-hull designs with light to moderate displacements are highly responsive, rewarding and great fun to drive at significantly higher than average cruising speed. So do you really need a bow thruster?

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, small boats, hull design, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

This is why you should install stabilizers on your next boat

By Jan Erik Johansen 8. March 2019

Rolling around at sea is something most people will prefer to avoid if they can. With the modern stabilizing systems available today, you reduce the risk of becoming seasick by 80-90 percent. 

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Topics: stabilizers, waves, Vector fins™, anti roll, Marine Stabilizers

Welcome to the marine blog for stabilizers and thrusters

By Thomas Skauen 1. March 2019

Side-Power by Sleipner Motor are proud to introduce this new base of knowledge. Here you will find articles, videos and web pages about thrusters for workboats and stabilizers for yachts and commercial vessels.

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Topics: stabilizers, thrusters, Marine Stabilizers, Marine Thrusters, Marine Hydraulics

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