Lofrans Anchor Windlass Replacement for Sea Ray & Others

If you have a 20-year-old mid-sized Sea Ray boat, chances are you may be ready for an anchor-windlass upgrade. Imtra anchor windlass expert Jim Thomas explains. From 1995 through 2003, Sea Ray built and sold thousands of boats 28 to 50 feet that were outfitted with the Lofrans Progress 1 anchor windlass. This model has … Continue reading Lofrans Anchor Windlass Replacement for Sea Ray & Others

Common Questions About Sizing & Installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds

We sat down with sunshade-expert Peter Jones from Sola-Cure Marine Window Blinds to answer common questions about selecting, sizing and installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds on your vessel. If you’re unsure if you need solar blinds on your vessel, check out our previous article: The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel.   What do I … Continue reading Common Questions About Sizing & Installing Sola-Cure Solar Blinds

5 Common Questions About Proportional Speed Control Bow & Stern Thrusters

Proportional control bow and stern thrusters have changed the docking experience since they were first introduced in 2011. Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet answers common questions about upgrading. Most electric motors we use in our daily lives operate at whatever speed we choose. Yet DC-powered bow and stern thrusters long ran at two speeds only—on … Continue reading 5 Common Questions About Proportional Speed Control Bow & Stern Thrusters

The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel

Glare from the sun can cause a number of problems onboard ships and yachts like blinding the captain, making navigational screens harder to see, and overheating the interior. Transparent sunshades are a great option for reducing sun glare without compromising visibility. We sat down with sunshade-expert Peter Jones from Sola-Cure Marine Window Blinds to go … Continue reading The Benefits of Using Sunshades on Your Vessel

Why Is My Bow Thruster so Loud? 3 Common Causes of Noisy Thrusters

  Is your bow or stern thruster too loud? Whether your thruster has been noisy from the day it was installed or if it just started getting louder over time, here are three factors that contribute to noise, and ways to solve them. What Makes a Bow Thruster Loud? The most common cause of noise … Continue reading Why Is My Bow Thruster so Loud? 3 Common Causes of Noisy Thrusters