Just following up re a thruster. I see on the web that the FPB64 has a thruster. We are leaning twds. a retractable version.
p.s. We bought Hull #3, originally purchased by John Sabol who named her Tucan. He modified the steering config. to accommodate two wheels and moved the rudder back, extended the mast by 12′, swapped out the motor for a 140 hp yanmar..plus more. Only put 450 hrs.on her before selling her to Peter Huttemeier, from Long Island, NY. Peter renamed her Bess and sailed her 35,000 miles before we bought her. We are thinking of a name change now as we are set to register her with the Feds shortly.
Russ & Gwen Hobbs
Vancouver (Tsawwassen), BC
Our suggestion would be to use the boat as is for a season. You will fi nd the Sundeers maneuver very well in tight quarters and I doubt the drag, maintenance, and complexity of a thruster is worth it on your boat.