Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster
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Bill, that lip seal 30 X 42 X 8
(now 29 X 42 X 8) is the one on the bow thruster by the prop, not the one in the hull where the bow thruster enters the hull. A failure of the one by the prop would cause leakage of water into the oil, not into the boat.
On Jun 8, 2016, at 6:49 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Joel explained a drain tube that was added on SM hull number 400 and above. You have 278.
I believe you said that yours leaked without moving the boat. If so your bow is too heavy and too low in the water.
I believe the service intervals should be about every two years
You do not mention securing the bow thruster with the locking pin
Do you read the recent post whereby Amel recommends a slightly different size lip seal? It reads:
Thinking it was an error, I contacted Maud which just confirm that they have modified a little the diameters of the seal so that they are more water tight.
I believe that you need to address and/or understand all of the above.