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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

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

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

Pros and cons of different marine thruster solutions

By Runar Scott Jensen 29. May 2019

Boats come in many different shapes and sizes. There are now bow and stern thruster solutions for virtually every type of motor boat and sailing yacht ever produced. 

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Topics: Thruster - Leisure, thrusters, hull design, bow thruster, stern thruster, Marine Thrusters, Boat Owners

Vector fins™ versus flat fins stabilizers

By Jan Erik Johansen 2. May 2019

In our focus to develop the best products for the marine market, we continuously invest to make all of our products even better. In this article we present the difference between flat fins and Vector fins™.

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Topics: Marine Stabilizers, Boat Owners, Industry Professionals

What are yacht 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

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