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SIDE-POWER
Confidence by Control
Bow and Stern Thrusters
SIDE-POWER
Thruster Systems
Boatbuilder installation
recommendation
Where and how to fit a
thruster tunnel
This recommendation will go through the different factors to consider when choosing where and how to fit
thruster tunnels in a boat.
Some of these recommendations might be difficult, or
even impossible to follow exactly in some boats, and
they are general recommendations, not requirements.
However, we strongly advice that you consider these
recommendations when planning installations of thrusters, as these factors makes a big difference on the
thrusters performance as you will also be able to remove about all negative effects a thruster tunnel installation can have on a boat.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Planning and general precautions for thruster installations.
 The thruster must NOT be installed in compartments that require ignition proof electric equipment. If necessary, make
a seperate compartment.
 If you are installing the Sidepower in a small room /compartment, it should be ventilated to ensure cooling
of the electromotor.
 If the height in the room you are installing the Sidepower is limited, the Sidepower can be installed horizontally
or at any angle in between.
 If the electro motor is positioned more than 30o off vertical, it must be supported separately.
 If the electromotor is installed in a horizontal position, the connector of the electronic controlbox on the solenoids
has to face downwards.
 Beware to keep installation within adviced measurements. No part of the propeller or gearhouse must be
outside the tunnel.
 The electromotor, its components, contacts / plugs or other joints in the control cables must be mounted so that
they will keep dry at all times.
 We strongly advice to paint the gearhouse and propellers with antifouling.
PS! Do not paint the zinc anodes, sealings or propellershafts.
 Don't install the electromotor at close range to easily flammable objects as it will reach over 100oC before the
temp. switch is activated.
 When installed in boats approved or classified according to international or special national rules, the
installer is responsible for following the demands in accordance with these regulations / classification rules.
The instructions in this guide can not be guaranteed to comply with all different regulations / classification
rules.
 Remember that the GRP tunnel is very accurately manufactured and that the propellers have a maximum
diameter to get the maximum thrust. Thereby you can NOT finish the inside of the tunnel with a layer og
Gelcoat / Topcoat or similar. It is only room for a thin layer of primer and two layers of anti-fouling.
 It is important to plan the thruster installations as early in the design process of the boat as possible.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Thruster positioning
The positioning of the thruster as well as the tunnel end shape will have a substantial impact on the actual
effect the thruster has on the boat.
Basically, the thruster should be placed as deep and as far forward as possible in the hull to obtain maximum thruster performance in a boat.
However, there are several other factors to consider also as you want the tunnel installation to create as
little drag for the boats forward movement as possible, as little noise as possible and as little spray when
driving at high speed as possible.
Thereby, the tunnel installation is individual for each boat and should be chosed considering all the different factors presented here, as well as any particular factor that special for the boat you are working on.
The thruster should be as far
forward as possible.
Thruster
installation
A
Boats
pivot point
Thruster
installation
B
Because of the leverage effect around the
boats pivot point, it is very important for the
thrusters actual effect in the boat to get it as
far forward as possible.
The relative distance change from the boats
pivot point to thruster installation point will be
the change of actual thrust for the boat.
B = 10,0m
A = 11,0m
Example : A:
75kg thrust x 11m leverage = 825kgm thrust force on the boat.
B:
85kg thrust x 10m leverage = 750kgm thrust force on the boat.
As this example shows you get 10% more actual thrust to turn the boat around in position A.
The thruster should be placed as deep as possible.
The thruster tunnel should be placed as deep as possible for two reasons:
1.
So that it does not suck down air from the surface, which will totally destroy thrust and make a lot of
noise.
2.
To get as high as possible water pressure so that the propeller has as firm a substance as possible
to work in for the best possible performance.
Generally the top of the tunnel should be an absolute minimum of 1/2 x the tunnel diameter below the
water surface. We recommend that it is at least 3/4 x tunnel diameter below the surface and even more is
better.
It is also important to remember that on small boats with small thrusters these measurements can then be
as little as 75-80mm below the waterline and if it is a very lightweight boat you can often get waves moving
the boat up and down more than this creating problems of sucking air into the tunnel.
If you get top of the tunnel 30-35cm / 1’ below the surface, other factors will normally be more important as
the water weight/pressure increase more slowly from that depth and on.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Optimal tunnel length.
If the tunnel gets to long, the friction inside will reduce the water speed and
thereby the thrust.
If the tunnel gets to short (normally only in the bottom section of the tunnel) you
can get cavitation problems as the water will not have had time to “straigthen”
itself before reaching the propeller. This caviation will reduce performance as
well as creating a lot of noise.
The optimal tunnel length is 2 to 4 x tunnel diameter and you should avoid
tunnels longer than 6 to 7 times the tunnel diameter as the performance reduction is then clearly noticeable.
Other limitations.
Leave at least 1/3 of the tunnel diameter of hull below and in front of the tunnel
so that water does not go out on one side and then in on the other side. However, this is not as important if the tunnel is not very short in the bottom area.
The internal layout will for many be the most difficult physical limitation for a perfect thruster positioning.
But, please remember that a Sidepower thruster can be fitted in any angle on the tunnel.
If your selected installation point means cutting a chine / stiffener in the hull, this will normally not be a problem. The installation of a tunnel will strengthen and stiffen any bow, so you can safely cut a chine or part of
the stiffener and still have getting a stronger and stiffer bow than without the thruster tunnel.
(The round shape of the tunnel makes it exceptionally strong and rigid)
Tunnel out of the water at high speed.
In high speed boats, it is always an advantage to get the tunnel out of the water at high speed.
However, it is not a very important point, as the tunnel installation can be made so that it creates virtually no
drag at all and protects the thruster from being driven by the water pushing through the tunnel at high speed.
However, we always recommend to fit the tunnel so that it is out of the water at high speed, providing necessary depth for the tunnel is provided at “thruster speed”.
Example:
This example shows where we would fit the tunnel in a boat with this bow shape.
The reasons for choosing to install it at a depth between 3/4 & 1/1 x tunnel diameter, is that in this case it will
get the tunnel above the waterline at high speed, while still having it almost as far forward as possible and at
a reasonable depth.
*
30 - 35 cm

1/1 Ø


3/4Ø
Ø
min.
1/3Ø
min
1/3 .
Ø
min.
1/2Ø
If it was not a factor to get it above the high speed waterline, we would give priority to get it to the full 1/1 x
tunnel diameter, as it would only sacrifice the length forward by 0,5 x tunnel diameter and thereby give at
least the same thrust, and normally lower the noise some.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Rounded tunnel ends will maximize thrust and minimize noise.
We recommend to round the tunnel connection to the hull-side as much as possible. The optimum rounding is a radius of 10% of the tunnels diameter.
This will give these advantages over sharp tunnel to hull connections.
1.
The curved tunnel will prevents creation of turbulence / cavitation that will come from a sharp tunnel
end when water passes fast, thereby preventing a double negative impact on the thrust and noise
level..
The turbulence / cavitation blocks the outer area of the tunnel and thereby actually reduces the
effective tunnel diameter and thrust.
The turbulence / cavitation hits the propeller and thereby reduce the propellers performance
and creates noise.
2.
The curved tunnel end makes the thruster take water also from along the hull-side, creating a
vacuum that will suck the boat sideways and thereby give additional thrust. With a sharp tunnel end,
the thruster will be unable to take water from along the hull-side, and you will not get the desired
vacuum and additional thrust.
The rounded tunnel ends
allows water to be taken
also from along the hullside, creating a vacuum
giving a strong suction
force on the hull
In certain installations this
force can be up to 40% of
the total side force.
The sharp tunnel ends
prevents water to be
taken from along the hullside giving no or very
little thrust from vacuum
along the hull side.
The rounded tunnel
ends prevents cavitation / turbulence from
the tunnel ends.
The cavitation /
turbulence off a
sharp tunnel end
will reduce the
efficient tunnel
diameter and thrust.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
How to make the rounded tunnel ends.
If you are installing a thruster in a hull that has not been
specially prepared for this in the mould, you will have to
make the inside bonding of the tunnel to the hull extra
thick so that you can grind off more outside to make the
rounding / slope before you do the outside bonding
layers.
If you are unable to make the full radius of 10% of the
tunnel diameter, you should still make as much of a
curve or slope as your installation allows.
of r
5% te
- 1 me
10 el dia
n
tun
An angled slope between the tunnel and the hull-side
is a good alternative that might be easier to do.
of r
5% te
- 1 iame
0
1 el d
n
tun
r = 10% of tunnel diameter
here: r = 18,5mm
r = 10% of tunnel diameter
here: r = 18,5mm
Tunnel diameter
here: ø 185mm
All curving / angling of the tunnel ends towards the
hull-side are better than a sharp edge.
For boatbuilders having thrusters as standard,
please see page 7.
Sloped
end option
Rounded
end option
Additional bonding
layers inside.
Grind to make the
desired slope, remember to also
grind the bonding
area around the
tunnel for outside
layers to be flush
with the hull and
inside of the tunnel
Grind to make the
desired radius,
remember to also
grind the bonding
area around tunnel
for outside layers to
be flush with the hull
and the inside of the
tunnel
Make outside
bonding layers
Make outside
bonding layers
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How to prevent drag from the tunnel.
A possible problem in sailboats or fast powerboats, is that they get a drag
from the back face of the tunnel, as this becomes a “flat” area facing the
water flow
This can be solved two different ways, depending on what is possible or
more easy to do.
1.
The best solution which normally reduces the drag most, is to make
an insert in the hull at the back of the tunnel. Thereby the back face is
gone, and thereby about all the drag.
The depth and shape of this insert will be depending on the boat. Basically you should not see the back face of the tunnel when standing directly in front of the tunnel at the angle of the boats centreline.
The angle up or down backwards of the insert in the hull, depends on the
hullshape, but normally it is angled slightly down because of the waterflow
on this area of the hull.
However, for fast planning boats it can be that it should be angled upwards as many boats will be travelling at speed with a raised bow, and
the boat will be going up and down in the waves. Again, consider the flow
of water when the boat is at it’s normal speed and make the insert so that
the water flow will not hit the backface of the turnnel.
R = 0,1 x
tunell.D.
Radius = 10% of
tunnel diameter
R = 0,1 x
tunell Dia.
Radius = 10% of
tunnel diameter
2.
The drag will also be reduced a lot, especially in fast power boats,
by making a deflector / spoiler in front of the tunnel.
This will push the waterflow out from the hull so that most of it passes
outside the back face of the tunnel.
The shape and size of this deflector will be depending on the hull shape.
Basically you should not see the back face of the tunnel when standing
directly in front of the tunnel at the angle of the boats centreline.
The easiest way of making this is to let a part of the tunnel stick out in the
lower forward area of the hole, and use this as a support to mould a soft
curve / spoiler shape
R = 0,1 x
tunell Dia.
Radius = 10% of
tunnel diameter
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Installation in sailboats with shallow and “flat” bows.
Many sailboats have a racing type hull which means that it is very flat bottomed and has a very shallow draft in the
bow section. It is thereby very difficult not to say impossible to fit a tunnel thruster.
One option for these sailboats when the owner wants the great advantages of a thruster is to fit a retractable
thruster, however, these also has a lot of disadvantage as: very expencive, takes up a lot of room (height) inside
the boat, risky reliability with lots of moving parts etc.
However, it will be possible to install a tunnel thruster in most sailboats, even when the hull does not directly support the fitting of a tunnel.
This is done by fitting the tunnel halfway into and halfway underneath the exisiting hull and then strengthen it and
smoothening the waterflow by moulding a bulb around / underneath the tunnel.
This will alow installation in good position on the boat, maintaining the reliability and space advantages of a tunnel
thruster.
This installation are being used by some of the worlds absolute largest sailboat builders, and have been proven to
give little to no speed loss for normal sailers.
Possible tunnel installation in
"standard" hull. Not a very good
position this far back as you get a very
small leverage to turn the boat. You
might then need to use a larger
thruster with a larger tunnel diameter
to get a sufficient thrust, and this will
have to be fitted even further back
The correct and best way is to fit the
tunnel on this type of sailboat, is to
fit it in the correct position by "cutting
it into the bottom of the boat, making
it a part of the bottom. Then you
build a "bulb" around it both to
strengthen the instllation / hull and
to make a smooth waterflow.
Waterline
Minimum
tunnel depth
With the tunnel position this far aft,
the tunnel must be very long and this
creates problems for the installation
and reduces the thrust.
With the tunnel in the correct
position for good thrust
efficiency and position this
far aft, the tunnel must be
very long and this creates
problems for the installation
and reduces the thrust.
Some space is necessary
underneath the tunnel to alow
access for moulding. The point
of minimum hull area underneath
the tunnel is not valid when the
tunnel is this long.
No space necessary underneath the
tunnel for installation as the moulding
is done from the outside.
However, if the tunnel is less than 4 x
diameter, make the bulb so that you
get atleast 1/4 x diameter to the lowest
part of the bulb.
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Tunnel installation recommendation
How to easily make a perfect installation in a boat where a
thruster is standard equipment.
Boat builders having thrusters as standard, or delivers a large portion of one or more models with thrusters,
have the opportunity to make a perfect tunnel installation, while saving both time and money on each installation.
The solution is to make an insert / plug in the hull mould, which prepares the hull for an easy tunnel installation and creates the rounded tunnel ends for maximum thrust and minimal drag.
This insert / plug in the mould are not very difficult to make, and as it will have to be a "bolt on" in the mould
in order to get the boat out, you can still make boats without this hull feature. ( Some builders have this in
the hull also on boats that are delivered without a thruster as they know many people will fit this later)
By having a flat surface to fit the tunnel to, the installation time and cost for the tunnel will also be reduced
as:
- it is very easy and fast to cut the now circular hole for the tunnel
- it is easier to mould inside all around the tunnel
- you save tunnel length
Sketch of the plug that
can be fitted in the
hull mould.
Tunell diameter
a1
Insert / plug in
hull mould to
make easy and
technically
perfect tunnel
installation
a2
a1
b
a2
b
Radius
= Tunnel diameter x 0,1
a1
a2
b
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Tunnel installation recommendation
Simple alternative for preventing drag from the tunnel installation.
It you would prefer not to have a plug in the mould that has to be bolted in so that it can come out of the boat
mould with the boat you can make a plug that a fixed part of the boats mould.
You will have to ensure that there is a enough release angle to lift the boat out, and it could be that you are
unable to make the perfect insert for the water flow. As this does not create the rounded tunnel ends we
advice to use the bolt-in version described on the previous page. But this solution is clearly better than
making a deflector / spoiler in front of and under the tunnel.
Many boatbuilders today choose to make preparations in the hull for a good tunnel installation even on
boats where a thruster is not standard. This is done because a majority of the boats are sold with the
thruster option, and most boat owners will most probably install a thruster anyway within a couple of years.
Some even install a tunnel as standard while leaving the thruster itself as an option.
The change in the boats performance is for these boats no more than the boats with thrusters, so that it is
normally not noticeable at all with a good installation of the tunnel.
c1
c2
c3
d
d
c1
c2
c3
d
Remember to have a release angle
here to get the hull out of the mould.
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MEASUREMENTS
MEASUREMENTS,
DC Thrusters
DC
Thrusters
D
C
WATERLINE
WATERLINE
B
E
E
A
A
G
G
F
Thruster
(mm • in)
A
B
C
D
Emin
F
Frecommended
Gmin
Gmax
SE30/125S
125 • 4.92
234 • 9.2
190 • 7.5
180 • 7.1
125 • 4.9
92 • 3.6
184 • 7.25
4 • 0.16
5 • 0.20
SE40/125S
125 • 4.92
234 • 9.2
190 • 7.5
180 • 7.1
125 • 4.9
92 • 3.6
184 • 7.25
4 • 0.16
5 • 0.20
SE60/185S
185 • 7.3
265 • 10.4
208 • 8.2
197 • 7.8
150 • 5.9
117 • 4.6
234 • 9.2
4 • 0.16
6 • 0.24
SE80/185S
185 • 7.3
361 • 14.2
208 • 8.2
200 • 7.9
200 • 79
170 • 6.7
340 • 13.4
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE100/185T
185 • 7.3
389 • 15.3
245 • 9.6
245 • 9.6
200 • 7.9
170 • 6.7
340 • 13.4
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE120/215T
215 • 8.46
389 • 15.3
245 • 9.6
250 • 9.8
215 • 8.5
280 • 11.0
560 • 22.0
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE130/250T
250 • 9.84
398 • 15.7
254 • 10.0
256 • 10.1
230 • 9.0
280 • 11.0
560 • 22.0
7 • 0.28
10 • 0.39
SE150/215T
215 • 8.46
398 • 15.7
254 • 10.0
260 • 10.2
230 • 9.0
280 • 11.0
560 • 22.0
7 • 0.28
10 • 0.39
SE170/250TC
250 • 9.84
421 • 16.6
230 • 9.1
256 • 10.1
250 • 9.8
300 • 11.8
600 • 23.6
7 • 0.28
10 • 0.39
SE210/250TC
250 • 9.84
478 • 18.8
260 • 10.2
281 • 7.5
250 • 9.8
300 • 11.8
600 • 23.6
7 • 0.28
13 • 0.51
SP240TCi
300 • 11.81
490 • 19.3
266 • 10.5
296 • 11.7
300 • 11.8
300 • 11.8
600 • 23.6
10 • 0.39
13 • 0.51
SP285TCi
300 • 11.81
455 • 17.9
270 • 10,6
310 • 12.2
300 • 11.8
300 • 11.8
600 • 23.6
10 • 0.39
13 • 0.51
Stern thruster
(mm • in)
I
II
IIImin
IVmax
V
VI
Tunnel
Length
SE30/125S
196 • 7.72
190 • 7.48
135 • 5.31
14 • 0.55
160 • 6.3
217 • 8.5
197 • 7.76
SE40/125S
196 • 7.72
190 • 7.48
135 • 5.31
14 • 0.55
160 • 6.3
217 • 8.5
197 • 7.76
SE60/185S
225 • 8.90
256 • 10.1
150 • 5.91
35 • 1.38
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
337 • 13.27
SE80/185S
321 • 13.7
256 • 10.1
200 • 7.87
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
337 • 13.27
SE100/185T
349 • 4.92
256 • 10.1
200 • 7.87
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
337 • 13.27
SE120/215T
349 • 4.92
300 • 11.8
215 • 8.46
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
330 • 13.0
SE130/250T
359 • 14.13
340 • 13.4
250 • 9.84
60 • 2.36
200 • 7.8
350 • 11.8
350 • 13.87
SE150/215T
359 • 14.13
300 • 11.8
215 • 8.46
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8
330 • 13.0
250 • 9.84
SE170/250TC 382 • 15.04
340 • 13.4
60 • 2.36
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8
350 • 13.87
SE210/250TC 420 • 46.54
360 • 14.2 300 • 11.81 50 • 1.97
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8
350 • 13.87
SP240TCi
441 • 17.36
420 • 16.5 300 • 11.81 60 • 2.36
258 • 10.2 396 • 15.6
456 • 17.95
SP285TCi
406 • 15.98
420 • 16.5 300 • 11.81 60 • 2.36
258 • 10.2 396 • 15.6
456 • 17.95
WATERLINE
IV
max
III
II
V VI
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MEASUREMENTS, Ignition Protected DC Thrusters
MEASUREMENTS
Ignition Protected DC Thrusters
Thruster
(mm • in)
A
B
C
D
Emin
F
Frecommended
Gmin
Gmax
SE30/125S IP
125 • 4.92
245 • 9.6
226 • 8.9
230 • 9.1
125 • 4.92
92 • 3.6
184 • 7.25
4 • 0.16
5 • 0.20
SE40/125S IP
125 • 4.92
245 • 9.6
226 • 8.9
230 • 9.1
125 • 4.92
92 • 3.6
184 • 7.25
4 • 0.16
5 • 0.20
SE60/185S IP
185 • 7.3
270 • 10.6
230 • 9.1
272 • 10.7
150 • 5.91
117 • 4.6
234 • 9.2
4 • 0.16
6 • 0.24
SE80/185S IP
185 • 7.3
376 • 14.8
262 • 10.3
327 • 12.9
200 • 7.87
170 • 6.7
340 • 13.4
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE100/185T IP
185 • 7.3
451 • 17.8
308 • 12.1
382 • 15.0
200 • 7.87
170 • 6.7
340 • 13.4
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE120/215T IP
215 • 8.46
451 • 17.8
308 • 12.1
382 • 15.0
215 • 8.46
280 • 11
560 • 22.0
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
SE130/250T IP
250 • 9.84
451 • 17.8
308 • 12.1
382 • 15.0
230 • 9.00
280 • 11
560 • 22.0
7 • 0.28
10 • 0.39
SE170/250TC IP
250 • 9.84
451 • 17.8
308 • 12.1
382 • 15.0
250 • 9.84
300 • 11.8
600 • 23.6
7 • 0.28
10 • 0.39
V VI
Stern thruster
(mm • in)
I
II
IIImin
IVmax
V
VI
Tunnel
Length
220 • 8.66
190 • 7.48
135 • 5.1
14 • 0.55
160 • 6.3
217 • 8.5
197 • 7.76
SE40/125S
220 • 8.66
190 • 7.48
135 • 5.31
14 • 0.55
160 • 6.3
217 • 8.5
197 • 7.76
SE60/185S
265 • 10.43
256 • 10.1
150 • 5.91
35 • 1.38
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8 337 • 13.27
SE80/185S
399 • 15.70
256 • 10.1
200 • 7.87
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8 337 • 13.27
SE100/185T
407 • 16.02
256 • 10.1
200 • 7.87
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8 337 • 13.27
SE120/215T
407 • 16.02
300 • 11.8
215 • 8.46
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8 330 • 13.00
SE130/250T
407 • 16.02
340 • 13.4
250 • 9.84
60 • 2.36
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8 350 • 13.87
SE170/250TC 407 • 16.02
340 • 13.4
250 • 9.84
60 • 2.36
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8 350 • 13.87
SE30/125S
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MEASUREMENTS, Hydraulic Thrusters
MEASUREMENTS
Hydraulic systems
D
Waterline
F
A
G
Thruster (mm • in)
A
B
SH100/185T
185 • 7.28
195 • 7.64
212 • 8.34
Bmax
SH160/215T
215 • 8.46
195 • 7.64
SH240/250TC
250 • 9.84
213 • 8.38
SP300HYD
300 • 11.81
SH420/386TC
386 • 15.2
SH550/586TC
Stern thruster
(mm • in)
Cmin
D
Drecommended
Emin
Emax
200 • 3.6
170 • 6.7
230 • 9.05
215 • 8.5
230 • 9.05
230 • 9.05
220 • 8.66
244 • 9.61
300 • 11.81
300 • 11.81
600 • 23.6
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
292 • 11.5
372 • 14.65
380 • 15.0
800 • 19.7
750 • 29.5
10 • 0.39
15 • 0.59
386 • 15.2
292 • 11.5
372 • 14.65
380 • 15.0
800 • 19.7
750 • 29.5
10 • 0.39
15 • 0.59
I
II
IIImin
IVmax
SH100/185T
172 • 6.72
256 • 10.1
150 • 5.91
35 • 1.38
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
337 • 13.27
SH160/215T
172 • 6.72
300 • 11.8
215 • 8.46
54 • 2.13
200 • 7.8
300 • 11.8
330 • 13.00
V
340 • 13.4
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
280 • 11.0
560 • 22.0
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
280 • 11.0
560 • 22.0
6 • 0.24
8 • 0.31
VI
Tunnel
Length
Waterline
SH240/250TC
191 • 7.52
340 • 13.4
250 • 9.84
60 • 2.36
200 • 7.8
350 • 13.8
350 • 13.78
SP300HYD
195 • 7.68
420 • 16.54
300 • 11.8
60 • 2.36
258 • 10.2 396 • 15.6
456 • 17.95
SH420/386TC
257 • 10.12
240 • 21.25
380 • 15.0
54 • 2.13
350 • 13.8 600 • 23.6
550 • 21.65
SH550/586TC
257 • 10.12
240 • 21.25
380 • 15.0
54 • 2.13
350 • 13.8 600 • 23.6
550 • 21.65
IV
II
III
V
VI
I
Floor mounted
Tank kit
Tank volume (ltr · usg)
Oil volume (ltr · usg)
Dry weight* (kg · lbs)
A Build height (mm · in)
B Build length (mm · in)
C Build depth (mm · in)
D Tank length (mm · in)
E Tank depth (mm · in)
F Filter change (mm · in)
40 ltr
52.8 · 13.9
40 · 10,6
46 · 101
700 · 27.6
790 · 31.1
400 · 15.7
585 · 23.0
345 · 13.6
180 · 7.1
60 ltr
93.9 · 24.8
60 · 15.9
60 · 132
675 · 26.6
830 · 32.7
530 · 20.9
685 · 27.0
480 · 18.9
180 · 7.1
90 ltr
120 ltr
122.3 · 32,3 160 · 42.3
90 · 23.8
120 · 31.7
68 · 154
77 · 170
785 · 30.9
785 · 30.9
830 · 32.7 1030 · 40.6
530 · 20.9
530 · 20.9
685 · 27.0
885 · 34.8
480 · 18.9
480 · 18.9
180 · 7.1
180 · 7.1
F
A
* with valve block for single thruster only
Bulkhead mounted
Tank kit
Tank volume (ltr · usg)
Oil volume (ltr · usg)
Dry weight* (kg · lbs)
A Build height (mm · in)
B Build length (mm · in)
C Build depth (mm · in)
D Tank length (mm · in)
E Tank depth (mm · in)
E Filter change (mm · in)
B
F
40 ltr
58.8 · 15.5
40 · 10.6
45 · 99
720 · 28.3
880 · 34.6
410 · 16.1
640 · 25.2
345 · 13.6
100 · 4.0
E
D
60 ltr
77.1 · 20.4
60 · 15.9
59 · 130
830 · 37.7
880 · 34.6
410 · 16.1
640 · 25.2
345 · 13.6
100 · 4.0
A
D
* with valve block for single thruster only
SIDE-POWER THRUSTER SYSTEMS
B
Tunnel Installation Guide
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C
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Thruster Systems
SIDE-POWER Thrusters
Tunnel installation recommendation
If ever in doubt, consult also the manual following the product or ask your SidePower representative. We have extensive experience and are at your service.
Direct support by Side-Power representatives includes:
Advice on tunnel and thruster positioning:
- If provided with the necessary drawings of the bow of the boat we are happy to give
direct advice for a specific boat. Drawings must include side-view including interior parts
and cut through drawings of the front areas of the boat. All drawings must also show
waterline position.
Calculation of different thrusters performance in a boat model.
- If provided with boat profile drawing we can calculate the approximate performance of
different Side-Power thrusters in a boat model.
Advice on electrical installations in choise of battery and cable sizing.
- Length of cable run and selected thruster must be adviced.
Advice on positioning of the control panel on the boats dash board.
- If provided with layout drawing of dashboard.
US representative:
Imtra Corporation
Tel: (508) 995-7000
30 Samuel Barnet Boulevard
Fax: (508) 998-5359
Web: www.imtra.com
New Bedford
Massachusetts - 02745
Copyright: Sleipner Motor AS 2000.
E-mail: sidepower@imtra.com
Sleipner Motor AS
P.O.Box 519
1612 Fredrikstad
Norway
Tunnel Installation Guide
Tel: +47 69 300 060
Fax: +47 69 300 070
http://www.side-power.com
E-mail: sidepower@sleipner.no
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SIDE-POWER
Thruster Systems
NOTES
Tunnel Installation Guide
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Tel: +372 5013997
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Tel: +972 3 522 7978
Fax: +972 3 523 5150
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South Brent
Tel: +44 1364 649 400
Fax: +44 1364 649 399
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Kaohsiung
Tel: +886 7 3317 293
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UK
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South Brent
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Fax: +44 1364 649 399
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New Bedford, MA
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Fax: +1 508 998 5359
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