Bow thruster gaskets and sail drive leak


There are two types of donuts that look similar some are made of neoprene, others just foan.
which ones go outside. Originally they were all the same.
sm376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:45 am
Subject: [Amel] Re: Boe thruster Bow gaskets and sail drive leak
To: amelyachtowners@...

Eric, 2 similar foam donuts go outside, the other inside.


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric" wrote:

I forgot where the neopreme gaskets go on thr bowthruster,
inside or outside? Does someone remember?

When kimberlite arrived in St Martin there was a small amount
of sail drive oil on the engine room sole . I inspected it and
found that there is a rubber tyoe hose that connects the
saildrive to the hull.
It is held in place by 4 hose clamps about 6 inched in
diameter. I purchased the wide hose clamps with a bolt in it.
the type used on large marine exhausts. i replaced the 4 clamps
with the 2 wider ones and the leak seems to have stopped. the
original clamps were actually loose.

If you have this setup , I would suggets tightening the hose clamps.

Fair winds
sm#376, Kimberlite

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