Trim Tabs vs. Interceptors: Which Are Better for my Boat?

Imtra's Zipwake Product Manager Jamie Simmons explains the key differences between trim tabs and interceptors. If you’ve ever owned or operated a powerboat, you’re likely familiar with trim tabs, used to lift the transom of the boat up, and push the bow down to help the boat plane and ride comfortably. However, in the last … Continue reading Trim Tabs vs. Interceptors: Which Are Better for my Boat?

What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?

Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet explains the basics of bow and stern thrusters and how they work.   Since the 1990s, recreational boats have increasingly been equipped with extra propulsion devices that are commonly called bow, stern, or side thrusters. Thrusters are equipped with small propellers that help maneuver a boat sideways rather than forwards … Continue reading What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Bow & Stern Thrusters

Every year, more and more boats are built with bow & stern thrusters, and boat-owners without them are installing them to make their boats more maneuverable. While they’re  extremely helpful for docking and navigating in close quarters, they are often “out of sight, out of mind”. Because their thrusters are often buried deep in the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Bow & Stern Thrusters

7 Tips for Annual Maintenance of Your Anchor Windlass

Many boaters, especially those on larger boats, use either a powered or manual to windlass to raise and lower the anchor. Don’t have an anchor windlass? Check out our guide to selecting the proper windlass for your vessel. While windlasses are integral to many boats, they are often neglected on the annual maintenance list. It … Continue reading 7 Tips for Annual Maintenance of Your Anchor Windlass

LED vs. Halogen: Should I Convert to LED Lighting on my Boat?

Imtra's lighting expert Colby Chevalier explains the key differences between LED and Halogen lighting for boats. Over the last several years boat builders and owners all over the world have been switching the light fixtures within their boats from halogen and incandescent lighting to LED light fixtures and bulbs. This trend begs the question, why? … Continue reading LED vs. Halogen: Should I Convert to LED Lighting on my Boat?