Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Prop Replacement

Eric Freedman

Using the amel tool it takes about an hour and a half.

My problem with changing the prop under water was that the stainless pin had
twisted into the holder and had to be cut out of the plastic- when I removed
the thruster to the deck it was a very simple job.

Fair winds,


Sm 376 Kimberlite.


[] On Behalf Of rossirossix4
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:42 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Prop Replacement

I've lost my bow thruster prop. Does anyone have experience in
removing the bow thruster foot or replacing the prop without taking
the boat out of the water? I see that amel sells a kit for doing
this. Is it worth getting (vs paying for a haul). I read a comment
somewhere that it was hard to do. I'm trying to decide if I should
haul it (I just put it in) or wait for the special device from Amel.

Also, can someone give me detailed instructions on replacing the
prop? Seems like removing the screws, if they have sheared off, could
be a problem.




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