35 T. Jason question

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  1. fireescape

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    Getting mentally prepared to install a bowthruster. Looking at area of installation and noticed an unusual, to me, structure i don't remember seeing on other boats, esp. this model. I'm wondering what it is. I assume something such as a lifting strake maybe.
    IMG_7843.jpg IMG_7844.jpg IMG_7862.jpg Also, any 35 TJ owners out there that have a bowthruster? Thanks
     
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    What you have appears to be a custom addition to the hull..............

    35TJ Bow view.jpg
     
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    Is it on both sides of the boat? Looks like some sort of added on lifting rail.
     
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    Yup! Funny, I was just looking at that pic less than a min ago. Don't really know what it is, just need to find a spot for the tunnel!
     
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    Yes both sides.
     
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    Mine did not have that on it so must be custom, I did not have a bow thruster but surely could have used one given my dings and bumps
     
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    Locate the thruster where you need to. Then core thru the lifting rails to see what they’re made of. Fair the cut edges or grind ‘em off.

    As for why they’re there in the first place, got anything heavy up in the bow?
     
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    Not really. Empty v berth
     
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    Right! No, just happens to be in pic!
     
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    Like the opposite of trim tabs lol. Huge strakes!
     
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    Who the fuck ever thought putting that lower strake was a good idea hack job guess the figured they would improve on a nice Calvin Beal design instead of bow thruster I would grind that off really not dissing you boat she’s a beauty but that’s a sin!
     
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    Really wondering why it was done.
    No time to grind. Tore up and reframed deck where prob same hack put a livewell that leaked, and also just got engine back together. Really need thruster for where I dock, so that’s the priority maybe grind them off next fall.
    That’s a helluva lot of grinding!!
     
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    Lifting strake to get the bow higher. Not the best thought out one I’ve ever seen but they do work.
     
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    Like I said, cut thru the rails for the bow thruster and see how they are constructed. If they’re glass over <insert material here> which is not bonded to the hull, run a Dremel across top & bottom edges to cut/weaken the glass, hit it with a chisel to pop off.
     
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    Okay
    If the thruster tunnel falls on them, that’s what i’ll Do. If not, i’ll Look at them in the fall
    Thank you
     
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    Have you run the boat with them? I bet they make a huge difference that you might miss if you get rid of them. Saying this based on the little lifting rails I put on my DE.
     
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    Prob gonna leave them for the season unless they are an issue with thruster tunnel. Like Arch said.
     
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    Just out of curiosity did you buy the Chasing Tails? Thought that’s was a good buy for someone.
     
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    I think alot of us had questions about those rails...I forget if that was foam, glassed over... I dont know all the details, but that boat seems a little slower than TJ35's, makes you wonder if that has something to do with it, of course combined with the "sonar tube" and/or is it heavy construction etc... lets see what you find...again dont know much about it, just walked on it for a couple hours for a friend...
     

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