Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster

Mark Erdos

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

Hull #275

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for huricane season


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Five things:

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:
"2 weeks ago, I received many spare parts from Amel (La Rochelle), as I was labelling them I noted that the seal on the tufnol shaft bow thruster was 29 x 42 x 8. 

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. 
Before it was 30 x 42 x 8 now it is 29 x 42 x 8 she added you won’t be able to put them by hand, but will need to grease and use a tool “emporte piece” in french." 

I believe that you need to address and/or understand all of the above.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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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.




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8 juni 2016 kl. 05:20 skrev jvenegas@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:




The leak is through the lip seal.  It is very clear every time the bow goes under water.  It is a recurrent and frustrating problem.


I will be around this weekend if the weather is not good.  Otherwise may be heading to Glaucester.  When are you coming up exactly? 


Let me know and I would love to chat about your experience in Santa Marta.  We went by Santa Marta and Cartagena 3 years ago.  No bow thruster leak but only because I had clamped the extra seal.



Ipanema SM278


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