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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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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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We spoke with Josh Slayton of Scout Boats to discuss why they have equipped their larger LXF models with Side-Power proportional control bow and, more recently, stern thrusters.
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Discover the best thruster for your boat, and learn more about the different types of bow thrusters by Imtra expert Peter Nolet.
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Frequently asked questions about Side-Power thrusters for the commercial marine market.
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