DO I NEED BOW THRUSTERS ?
The previous boat that we had was a twin engine diesel motor yacht with a fly bridge as well as a lower helm; therefore I became aware of the advantage of using both of my engines to do the maneuvering not only when I am in the wind and currents but more importantly while I am taking the boat out of or entering the harbor. Remember, your steering is predicated on the amount or speed at which the water is moving over your rudders; that is the reason that I use my motors as the steering mechanism at very low speeds. As of this date and time I have not found any reason to use or add any type of bow or stern thrusters.
Sandpiper, TrawlerCat 44
This boat is just too easy to handle to need bow thrusters.
Movin' On, TrawlerCat 44