Boating NZ

Thrust you can afford

For many boaties returning to the marina after a trip is always fraught. Everyone’s on high alert with a boat hook and fenders at the ready to try and prevent the inevitable crunch with the dock or a pile. Often, shouting happens and fracture lines appear in otherwise watertight marriages.

It can take several attempts to get into a berth. As a result, many boaties lack the confidence to take their boats out on their own and often will relinquish control of the helm to someone after a trip rather than risk disaster. Ideally, they need a bow thruster – but they’re not too easy on the wallet – especially a retrofit project.

So –

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