Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster
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I am a little confused about the mentioned tool to put on the new lip seals. Isn’t this seal adhered to the inside of the vessel before pulling up the shaft of the bow thruster into the motor? How does this tool work?
With best regards,
Super Maramu 2000
Currently cruising: Tampa Bay for huricane season
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Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster
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.
Just a thought. When sailing, do you secure the bowtruster with the stainless steel pin?
The times we have leakage is when we forget to secure it with the pin.
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232
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