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Imtra’s Learning Center is a great resource for everything you need to know about your boat’s equipment and systems. Everything from product overviews, product comparisons, buying guides, troubleshooting guides, maintenance tips and more can be found here, and it’s always being updated. Be sure to also check out our video library for product demonstrations, how-tos, webinars and much more!

 

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There are many potential reasons for a bow or stern thruster not functioning properly, and many components of any thruster system that need to be checked to diagnose the specific cause of a failure. Before contacting a service technician to troubleshoot any issues with your bow or stern thruster, check these four common causes of thruster issues.
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Whether you’re cruising with family or with friends, making sure everyone on board is safe and comfortable are the top priorities for any cruiser, and these four upgrades to your boat can provide both. After all, when you’re off cruising, your boat becomes your primary home, and it should be treated as such.
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Whether you’re running hundreds of miles offshore reeling in giants or fishing more local waters, it’s imperative that all the systems on your boat are running reliably and performing at the highest level. With Imtra you will get products that will make your fishing boat safer and more comfortable, and systems you can rely on when you need them most. 
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As boats are built with more and more features and systems every year, boat owners are looking for more convenient ways to operate all the equipment on their boats. If you’re often using your boat single-handed or with a smaller crew, it is especially important to have convenient and mobile ways of controlling systems on board like bow and stern thrusters or anchor windlasses.
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Operating a commercial fishing vessel in the northern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England is a demanding and taxing job. Headquartered in one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the United States – New Bedford, Massachusetts – Imtra is intimately familiar with the unique conditions and challenges that commercial fishermen face, and we offer solutions and equipment to make their time on the water safer and more comfortable.  
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One of the most common questions about DC electric bow & stern thrusters is how long they can run continuously before overheating, and the answer is dependent on several factors. This article details what those factors are as they relate specifically to Sleipner (Side-Power) thrusters. 
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For many boat owners in seasonal climates, hauling the boat in the fall for winter storage is an annual routine. While it’s often tempting to get the boat hauled and put away, out of sight and out of mind; a little maintenance in the fall can go a long way towards avoiding headaches and delays when it’s time to launch in the spring. The product experts at Imtra have put together a guide to fall maintenance to help you keep all the systems on your boat functioning properly and efficiently.
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Side-Power is going back to their roots and rebranding as Sleipner as they continue to expand their product offering beyond just bow and stern thrusters.
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Three major brands, Side-Power, Vetus and Lewmar have dominated the bow and stern thruster market for years, but what's are the differences among the brands? This article takes a deep dive into the three brands and where they differ from one another
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Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet explains how Back Cove Yachts have made the most of proportional-control bow and stern thrusters made by Side-Power.
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