How to reduce noise from your bow thruster8.6.2021
Does your bow thruster make a lot of noise? Whether there's been a lot of noise from the day it was installed, or if the noise level has evolved over time, there are ways to fix this.
Five benefits with PRO™ speed control15.4.2021
Thruster systems with speed control have been around for some time now. In this article, we explore the many benefits of a PRO™ thruster system and why it is an upgrade most boat owners should consider.
Pros and cons of different thruster solutions15.4.2021
There is a vast array of boats in various shapes and sizes. Luckily, there are now bow and stern thruster solutions available for almost all types of motorboats and sailing yachts.
How much power do I need from a boat thruster?15.4.2021
Thruster expert Runar Scott Jensen explains how to calculate the amount of power you will need from your bow and/or stern thruster.
How to choose the right thruster for your boat15.4.2021
If you are considering installing a bow thruster on your boat, there are some things to consider before choosing the type and manufacturer. Here are the essential factors to contemplate in your planning.
Do I need a bow thruster on a small boat?15.4.2021
Small, shallow draft boats with narrow-angle, v-hull designs with light to moderate displacements are highly responsive, rewarding and great fun to drive at significantly higher than average cruising speed. So do you really need a bow thruster?
Factors that impact thruster efficiency15.4.2021
Using the input power rating as the deciding factor for the right thruster model might leave you with a severely underrated system as there are vast differences between input power and actual thrust output from various manufacturers.
A complete hydraulic system8.2.2023
We offer complete hydraulic systems with guaranteed performance for all the components to be compatible and maintain the same high quality. All systems are ready-to-use to provide the simplest possible installation and the highest quality assurance.
What is the S-Link™ control system?2.9.2022
S-Link™ is a CAN-based control system used for communication between Sleipner products installed on a vessel. The system uses backbone cables as a common power and communication bus with separate spur cables to each connected unit.
Breaking the stereotype: Boat thrusters aren't just for beginners!23.5.2023
We debunk stereotypes and showcase how thrusters can enhance the boating experience for everyone, regardless of their level of expertise.
How much does a stabilization system cost?15.4.2021
The cost of installing a stabilization system on a boat varies depending on whether the boat is new or used, not to mention the boat's design characteristics.
What are yacht stabilizers and how do they work?15.4.2021
Marine stabilizer systems have been around for a long time, but are typically known for being used on larger passenger ships and superyachts. However, with the dramatically increased comfort and usability stabilizers add to any boat, it has also left owners of small leisure vessels wanting these systems.
How do stabilizers affect speed and fuel consumption?15.4.2021
Traditionally, both fin and gyro stabilizers impact speed and fuel consumption, either by the added weight of a gyro or the added water resistance of external fins. In this article, we highlight the various features of modern fin stabilizers that can alleviate these disadvantages.
How to choose the right stabilizer for your boat15.4.2021
Over the last few years, roll stabilization has become a must-have for boat owners due to the impressive increase in comfort it delivers. The dramatic roll reduction modern systems provide also increases safety onboard and as a result, allows many families to get more use out of their boats.
Why do people get seasick, and how can you avoid it?15.4.2021
Even those who are affected by seasickness more than average can enjoy what boating has to offer with the right equipment on board. This article will look into what causes seasickness and how you can avoid it on a yacht or a boat.
How Vector Fins™ work at anchor and underway26.4.2023
The vertical concave shape of the Vector Fins™ creates a net force direction, both underway and at anchor. This means the work is more up and down in differs from side to side like flat fins, that work with forces parallel to the hull angle.
The technology behind the calming effect26.4.2023
A vessel at sea is influenced by pitch, sway, yaw, or heave movements, but the roll of a boat is by far the more dominant and uncomfortable motion. This is what all stabilizer systems work to reduce.
Vector fins™ versus flat fins stabilizers15.4.2021
In our focus to develop the best products for the marine market, we continuously invest to make all of our products even better. In this article we present the difference between flat fins and Vector fins™.
Safety and maintenance
The boater's guide to corrosion15.4.2021
This guide is intended to give you a fundamental understanding of what corrosion is, what causes and affect it, and help you determine which anode material is right for your boat.
Why you should have an automatic main switch15.4.2021
Do you know where to find and how to shut off the main power switch onboard your boat in case of an emergency?
Finding the right cylinder5.4.2023
Sleipner's hydraulic cylinders fit a wide range of installations. They are adaptable to most rudders and water jets as long as the rudder torque does not exceed what the cylinder is intended for.
Hydraulic steering pumps5.4.2023
The steering pump is the heart of a hydraulic steering system. This component decides how much oil to pump through to the system's muscle which is the cylinder. Sleipner offers three different models for different boats and dashboard designs.
Power steering for work boats26.4.2023
Sleipner has collaborated with boatbuilders and shipowners and designed a robust steering system with a constant running electro-hydraulic pump and valve for connecting the autopilot and joystick.