We are excited to announce the new and improved Sideshift website!
With a brand new Shopify store, new product pages, new images and videos, helpful resources ... there's lots to see!
Link is in our profile !
Our customer Richard sent us a beautiful picture of his 28' Camano.
It is always cool to see our customer's boats from all over the world.. Send photos to email@example.com and yours could be featured next!
View more of our customer's photos and reviews on our website (link in profile)
It took us a couple of months to find a replacement seal for our hydraulic bow thruster. The rubber and plastic section of the original seal had severely perished and showed visible signs of heat damage. Merkel, the maker of the seal, was charging £1,500 for a replacement! We looked into multiple options, including trying to replace just the rubber part of the existing seal, but we concluded that this was too risky as we didn't know the exact spec of the current rubber and a seal failure could cost us the price of a whole new thruster. Luckily the guys at Hydromar (who made the bow thruster) helped us find a much cheaper replacement seal. Long story short, we finally have a functioning bow thruster and have spent hundreds of pounds on the tiniest of parts - sometimes you got to bite the bullet and not make false economies...here's to there not being too many of such times...