Re: [Amel] Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller
Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
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Using the Amel "special in-the-water tool," we dropped the lower unit of the bow thruster and attached a new propeller, nylon hub, and nylon screws. We then successfully re-inserted the lower unit into the bottom of the bow using the tool.
The job was straight forward and thanks to Eric and Gary for their documentation which can be found in the Files section of this site.
The only thing that I can add is that I would always do this with one person in a dinghy or in the water. The water was so murky here that I really could not see the thruster lower unit from the bow. Using the dinghy worked great and I placed the lower unit across the tubes of the dingy to change the hub and mount a new prop...the tubes of the dinghy acted as a work bench. Also, from the dinghy, I was able to guide the lower unit into alignment as it was re-inserted.
BeBe, SM2k, #387
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