J-46 | Bow Thruster Installation

This winter, it’s off to Antigua for one J-46, after a pit stop at GIBY for some rigging and cosmetic repairs, electronics and mechanical work, and a new MaxPower bow thruster installation!

“Our intention with the thruster installation is to improve boat handling and safety when coming and going from our slip,” says the boat owner, Peter. “We want to be able to negotiate wind and current without having to leap to the dock. My wife doesn’t jump as high as she used to,” he jokes. “This should make a big difference in our enjoyment of our boat.”

Due to interior space limitations, a swing-style thruster, rather than a drop-down unit, was selected. This allowed the GIBY crew to preserve use of the entire anchor locker with no loss of useful space on board.

GIBY Systems Tech, Mickey, and Glassman, Matt, worked together to ensure the fit, finish, and function of the thruster…all systems are go!


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