JDW: Vetus Bow Thruster Demonstration II

Take another look at the second Video on Vetus Bow Thrusters.

Bow Thrusters

This next installment is on the installation of a Vetus Bow Thruster.

1) First, pilot hole is cut into the bow of the boat using a special drill.

Bow Thrusters

2) Next, a 12 3/4 inch diameter hole saw is used to cut the hole. The hole will be cut 90% on one side of the boat and then they will cut the remaining 10% from the other side of the boat. This will create a nice, round hole all the way through the boat.

Bow Thrusters

3) Then the tube is inserted into the hole.

Bow Thrusters

4) Now the tube is glassed into place. This will actually add structural integrity to the boat.

Bow Thrusters

The average installation time is 21 hours over a 2 - 2 1/2 day period.

5) On the inside of the tube, the gear case and propeller are installed.

Bow Thrusters

6) On the outside of the tube, the motor is installed.

Bow Thrusters

7) These are all joined togther with a bolting process.

These bow thrusters are a battery operated accesory. This particular model works on two 12 volt batteries. The two batteries are wired in series to generate 24 volts.

Bow Thrusters

This bow thruster is controlled by a joy stick and also has a quick disconnect switch so that it can be turned of at the helm.

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Vetus Bow Thrusters are available at Jamestown Distributors

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