The adjustment to the bow thruster is quite simple. Observe the unit
going up and down and you will notice that there is a triangle shaped
piece of metal riding up and down a metal rod. This triangle shaped
probe pushes the cut off switch of the bow thruster. By using an
allen wrench and making minute adjustments you can get a good seal on
Wanderer ASM # 283
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "edmund_steele"
tracked this down to the bow-thruster seals. The bowthrusterreplaced
the upper seals (the original seals looked fine) while at anchor insailing
totherewindward I noticed more and more water. I tried to find out fromwhere thewater was coming. I thought that the water was coming in from thespeedmeter ( I have the Raymarine instruments) . When sailing towindward withhigh seas I always put the safety pin in the bowthruster but
was stillcomingwater. So after trying to find out from where the water was
when Itowas sailing with a friend I opened the bowthruster leathercoverage and thewood floors to find out . As there were big waves I noticed thatwith everywave water was coming in the boat from the bowthruster flange,even with thesafety pin there was water coming in. I was terryfied but youalways feelbetter when you locate the problem at least you know the weakpoint. As theboat is now out of the water I removed the bowthruster in order
changethatthe oil and found out with surprise that under the sponge flanchin the boatthere is also a plastic ring with metal the same as in thepropeller toprevent the water to come in the boat this ring is held in placewith twosmall wooden screws. This plastic ring was dry and propablydamaged and thatwas the reason that the water was coming in the boat. I think
all Amelowners have to take a note on that and change this ring wheneverthey findwater in the forward part of the boat. I plan to install a smallbilge pumpin the depthsounder compartment in case I have again the problem.I couldnot find any description of this in the manual so I believe thatyou shouldtake care of that.crossing.