This Quick BTQ125 thruster kit can be used on the bow only, and has an electric DC motor with a single propeller. This product is a kit, containing a 40Kgf thruster with single propeller, bow thruster tunnel, control cable, push-button controller, fuse & fuse-holder.
The superior quality of Quick thrusters is acknowledged by the best boatbuilders worldwide. Designed and manufactured in Quick Nautical Equipment premises, this Quick BTQ125 Bow Thruster Kit boasts the 'Made-in-Italy' prestige in every component. It can be installed on the bow only, and has an electric DC motor with a single propeller.
The propeller is made of a sturdy composite material. The solenoid is protected, the gearbox is made of bronze and the zinc anode is independent from the gearbox, which makes it easy to replace. The thruster is also equipped with an elastic coupling. The kit includes the single-propeller thruster, bow thruster tunnel, control cable, push-button controller, fuse & fuse-holder.
Tunnel thrusters are the most common type of thrusters. The tunnel is installed through either the bow or the stern, and below the waterline. The tunnel protects the propulsion unit and concentrates the propeller’s thrust.
What if my boat is longer than 9m (29ft) or smaller than 7m (23ft)?
If your boat is longer than 9m (29ft) than you will need a larger thruster, such as the Quick BTQ185 Bow or Stern Thruster with Electric DC Motor & Single Propeller for 8m-15m Boats or the Quick BTQ185 Bow or Stern Thruster with Electric DC Motor & Double Propellers for 8m-15m Boats. If your boat is smaller than 7m (23ft) then you will need a smaller thruster, most likely the Quick BTQ125 Bow Thruster Kit for 6m - 8.5m Boats or the Quick BTQ110 Bow Thruster Kit for 5m - 7.5m Boats.
The table below provides a rough guide of which thrusters are most appropriate for each boat length. The full range of Quick Nautical Equipment thrusters includes different models, with thrust performance from 25 to 1000 kilogram-force (Kgf), for boats up to about 57m in length (188ft).
|Boat Length||Quick Thruster Type||Quick Thruster Series|
|4.8 - 30m (16-99 ft)||DC Thrusters||BTQ Series|
|7 - 21m (23-69 ft)||Retractable Thrusters||BTR/BTVR Series|
|7.9 - 30m (26-99 ft)||DC-AC Thrusters||BT DC-AC Series|
|10 - 21.9m (33-72 ft)||Hydro-Retractable Thrusters||BTRH Series|
|18 - 47m (59-155 ft)||AC Thrusters||BTAC Series|
|10 - 57m (33-188 ft)||Hydraulic Thrusters||BTH Series|
Better performances, lower absorption
The 4-blade propellers guarantee maximum thrust performance and reduction in current absorption. They are made of composite materials, resistant in every condition. The counter-rotating system offers better thrust performances. The two propellers have each been designed to suit left side and right side, to guarantee the same upper performances in both directions.
The gearbox has been designed so that the behaviour of the propeller is unaffected in either direction. The bronze propeller gear leg is provided with a hydrodynamic profile that minimizes turbulence.
Maintenance is not required since the special highly-resistant components guarantee a perfect lubrication seal for life. The anodic aluminium protection is easily replaceable. In case of total corrosion of the anode, the propeller doesn’t get lost because it’s fixed directly to the pod, independently from the anode.
The elastic joint that optimizes the alignment between motor and gearbox is an exclusive Quick design. This acts as an even-tension device, preserving the operating system from impulses from the bow thruster, with above-average results.
|Propulsion System:||Single propeller|
|Tunnel Diameter:||125mm (4.9 inches)|
|Thrust:||40 Kgf (88.2 lb)|
|Weight:||10.9 kg (24 lb)|
|Boat Size:||7-9m (23-29 ft)|
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