Just back from our first Tiara Yachts retrofit in Southern California.
The boat is close to the Lido Marine Village. I have done a fair amount
of Xenta additions and I have to say this one was by far really interesting.
This little Tiara has alot going against a good install. The Bow thruster is only 12 Volt and as you know the bow thruster and it's performance play an integral part in how well the Xenta Smart-Stick performs. In most instalations I would have expected this to be an issue. TIara's are pretty heavy boats to begin with. The tuna towers additional weight and the way it changes the balance of the boat I would have expected the little Lewmar thruster to get overworked pretty rapidly.
I was absolutely pleased as the boat walks perfectly sideways and even held position for 12 minutes in front of Nicholas Cages home.
I think this is a testament to good hull design adequate power on all points of thrust and and overall great boat. My largest challenge was getting the antenna up on the tuna tower.
My only disapointment was not taking any pictures of Nicholas Cages home while we were in DPS.