Bow Thruster For Wooden Boat

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Nirman, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Nirman
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    Nirman Naval Architect

    Dear All,

    Can anybody please advise me how to connect a Steel Bow Thruster to a wooden boat. I'm new to wooden boat construction..
     
  2. Submarine Tom

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    With very big cables.

    -Tom
     
  3. Nirman
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    Nirman Naval Architect

    Did not get you sir..
     
  4. CDK
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    The secret is in the choice of words Nirman.
    You probably meant 'install in' instead of 'connect to'.

    I think I do understand your problem. It must be possible to seal the thruster tunnel to the wood with Sikaflex, but I haven't yet seen a wooden boat with a bow thruster.
     
  5. peter radclyffe
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    what shipwright books are in your country, schools, or shipyards,
    it is a major job to explain how to do this job on a forum, it is similar to boring a sterntube hole, with a boring bar ,90 degrees to the keel, then making metal flanges that fit the hull, outside, & re-inforcing the hull internally to support the engine
     
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  7. Nirman
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    Nirman Naval Architect

    Thank you very much for your info and video..
    Since Im in UAE these days is there any possibility to find out good books regarding Wooden Boat Construction?
     
  8. Nirman
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    I managed to find out some pictures also which gives same idea..
     
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  10. peter radclyffe
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    ok, on a bigger boat you might need an internal steel flange too, these flanges can be patterned in plywood, for ease of fabrication
     

  11. Nirman
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    Thanks Mr. Radclyffe.
    Yeah there should be internal stiffening for the thruster since the length of the thruster is around 2-3 m. These days I am making a sketch for the arrangement. Shall upload the same to the forum.
     
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