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    Bow Thruster in a 2452

    As a part of a major upgrade, repowering and so on I decided to install a Sidepower 40 Kg Bow Thruster



    Using a strong magnet inside and outside to find the right spot for the installation



    Cutting the hole



    Preparing to install tube



    Tube installed

    Final finish

    More pics when I┬┤ll be able to upload them, keeps saying File upload failed :-(


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    Last edited by Jim_Gandee; 03-07-2019, 09:09 PM.
    1995 Bayliner 2452
    Alpha 1 Gen II
    2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
    Full Closed Cooling

    #2
    I'll be interested to see the completion of this project. I have Trophy 2359 Hardtop and that would help out on those windy days in the marina.
    2004 Trophy 2359
    5.7 liter Carb
    Alpha
    15 hp Merc Kicker

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      #3
      Are you doing the work yourself?
      Sea Venture
      2000 3055, 5.7/B2, 18x23" props
      Cruising the PNW and beyond.
      DIYC, Riverhouse Marina
      MMSI 316029971

      Kirk
      Drinks well with others.

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        #4
        Yes sir I prefer to do these jobs myself it's more satysfying and then i'm in control of quality and materials.
        1995 Bayliner 2452
        Alpha 1 Gen II
        2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
        Full Closed Cooling

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          #5
          Yes it gives you a lot of control and peace in mind, especially in small windy marinas like we have in Denmark.
          1995 Bayliner 2452
          Alpha 1 Gen II
          2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
          Full Closed Cooling

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            #6
            "mr.bent" post=825618 wrote:
            Yes sir I prefer to do these jobs myself it's more satysfying and then i'm in control of quality and materials.
            Only way to do it IMO , Nice job bent
            Dave
            Edmonds, WA
            "THE FIX"
            '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
            (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
            Misc. projects thread
            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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              #7
              What kind of tool is that? Jig saw, router? What kind of blade?

              Did you make the jig?

              Nice work.
              Esteban
              Panama City, Panama
              Former Bayliners 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952
              Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida

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                #8
                It's a router with a small bit with rounded point, very easy to use, yes the jig is homemade and adjusted to the size of the tube.

                When in use the shaft slides in and out through the center hole and thereby making a perfect figure, but remember to leave 3 small points to keep the material fixed, otherwise there will be no center when cutting the opposite side.
                1995 Bayliner 2452
                Alpha 1 Gen II
                2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
                Full Closed Cooling

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                  #9
                  Brilliant!

                  Mike
                  2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
                  2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
                  2000 Ciera 2455 sold
                  Redmond, Washington
                  The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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                    #10
                    Wo thats a cool jig! Im confused how were ypu able to cut so deep? And was that all solid you cut through? Awesome job!
                    1993 formula pc 31 twin 454 bravo 2
                    1989 2655 cierra 5.7 omc cobra
                    2014 "searay" tandom trailer

                    Anchor bay clinton river
                    Michigan

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                      #11
                      Cutting deep is no problem if only the bit is long enough since the router is following the side of the boat, means moving in and out and the centerguide slides in the 15mm holes that's drilled at start.

                      Yes everything is solid fiberglass, the first time I didn't see any wet or rotten corematerial:P
                      1995 Bayliner 2452
                      Alpha 1 Gen II
                      2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
                      Full Closed Cooling

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                        #12
                        "mr.bent" post=825741 wrote:
                        Cutting deep is no problem if only the bit is long enough since the router is following the side of the boat, means moving in and out and the centerguide slides in the 15mm holes that's drilled at start.

                        Yes everything is solid fiberglass, the first time I didn't see any wet or rotten corematerial:P
                        Are you using a carbide cutter?

                        How thick was the glass?

                        What diameter cutter, and full depth in one pass?

                        I've been using a jigsaw to cut holes bigger than I have hole saws for (up to 1.375", other than a 4.125" I have for thru hulls) but now I might have an excuse to buy a router. Looks like it makes a cleaner cut and probably vibrates and thrashes around less than a jigsaw.
                        Esteban
                        Panama City, Panama
                        Former Bayliners 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952
                        Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida

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                          #13
                          The bits are HSS and 8mm diameter, appx. 25mm long + the shaft, the fibreglass was 16mm and i cut it in 3-4 rounds. there are a minimum of noise and vibrations and if you use a vacuum cleaner at the same time, no mess.

                          Advantage over the jigsaw is that you can skip the small sections thats needed to keep the material in place to center the jig, and go back and cut these by hand when you are done, plus you get the right angle all by itself.
                          1995 Bayliner 2452
                          Alpha 1 Gen II
                          2016 - 5.7 Vortec 4BBL
                          Full Closed Cooling

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                            #14
                            Any photos?

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                              #15
                              I have a Vetus bow thruster in my 1996 - 2452, which is such a help in the marina! You will enjoy this!

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