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Old 11-17-2017, 03:00 PM
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Goodbye DockStar?

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Old 11-17-2017, 03:05 PM
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Still though.... it will just make it back straighter..... it won’t allow for turning in reverse, because it still isn’t pushing water across a rudder in reverse.

Might make dockstar work better than it already does though.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:07 PM
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wouldnt you be able to some what steer with rudder?
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:14 PM
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wouldnt you be able to some what steer with rudder?
Yeah, I think you'd be able to bias which way the boat goes with the rudder. It's not going to turn like it does going forward, of course. I agree it'd probably just make DockStar even more effective.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:19 PM
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yea i guess that is true... def makes dock star seem like a better engineer device than the random thrusters some company slapped on the rear of their boat
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:49 PM
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I'm honestly surprised bow and stern thrusters aren't the norm by now. They've been on big boats for decades and when you take into account what the bigger towboats weigh when fully loaded down, seems like an obvious solution.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:54 PM
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:02 PM
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I never thought DockStar was a solution to peoples inability to dock a boat, kinda f-uped design if you ask me, same as the remaining manufactures as well,
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:15 PM
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Does anyone know if the thrust of the shaft pointed up to the hull offers any lift of the hull at any point (acceleration would be the most probable)? If you are putting a gearbox down below, it would only seem logical that for handling and efficiency you would have the centerline of prop rotation (axle) parallel with the apparent current while underway.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:19 PM
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