Bow thrusters are not just for bigger boats—today, there’s no reason not to have one on all but the smallest of vessels.
With more new boaters on the water than ever before, many are looking to upgrade their craft with a bow thruster. We shadow the installation of a Vetus-Maxwell thruster to see how painless this project can be.
IThe BOW PRO Thruster: A combination of the renowned electric bow thruster series and the quiet RimDrive.
Large 10- to 12-gauge butt connectors? Much finer wire? Try this trick and keep right on chuggin’.
Finding a perfect replacement is not often easy.
Forget to wear a long-sleeved shirt when grinding fiberglass? Nix that dust with a lint roller.
That smartphone’s not just for talkin’, ya know.
Believe it or not, busting rust on stainless steel can be both an easy and satisfying task.
Vibration, galvanic corrosion, calcium buildup—oh my! Why not take a few minutes this coming weekend and give your boat a once-over?
Sometimes, all your self-contained air-conditioner needs is a couple of shots from a common dock hose.
Leverage from a trusted tool is always welcome.
Creating a library of owner’s manuals and other stuff has real, hands-on advantages.
Here’s another nifty usage for the tapered wooden plugs designed to prevent a sinking if a through-hull or other fitting fails.
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Fuel tank have to go? Here’s how to replace it.
Like all things mechanical, thrusters need care and attention. Here’s how to maintain yours.
Editor Dan Harding talks Vetus & Maxwell systems with Intrepid