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
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.
Imtra product expert Prentice Weathers answers common questions that highlight the differences between fin and gyroscopic stabilization. Most owners want to reduce the motion that makes people seasick on their boat, and many have heard about stabilization systems provided by fin stabilizers and gyros. But which is better? And specifically, how do advanced curved-fin systems … Continue reading Fins vs. Gyros: What You Need to Know About Boat Stabilizers
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?
Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet explains the most important factors to consider when planning to install a new bow thruster on your boat. If you've been looking for a bow thruster for your boat, you may have noticed there are a lot of options. Bow thrusters come in many styles and sizes. They are generally … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Bow Thruster for Your Boat
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