Re: Bow thruster gaskets and sail drive leak

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>

The following is a quote from Amel:
"Indeed you will have 2 neoprene foam seals and 1 natural
foam seal. When you touch them you will feel the difference.

Best regards, Maud, sav@..."

The two neoprene foam donuts go outside and the natural foam seal goes inside.



--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite@... wrote:

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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