Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Bow thruster (HAHA)


Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

I am sure that you know that when everything is perfect, the bow thruster sounds differently between Port and Starboard. This is the way that the reversible pitched 3-blade propeller sounds and operates.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill , we also have different noises on our bow thruster . Amel Guadeloupe had done some work on it and then they were concerned about the different noises in case they had reassembled something incorrectly
. They took the leg off and stripped it down on the bench but found everything to be O K . That was 7 years ago . It still sings a different song on port and starboard but has worked perfectly ever since .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Greece


On 20 Jun 2016, at 04:08, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hey everyone -


This is not the standard bow thruster question on the forum... 


My bow thruster is working just fine however, I noticed today that while using port bursts it sounds a bit louder than it usually does. Starboard bursts sound as they always do. Performance is the same. There seems to be a bit more vibration during the port burst but not the starboard bursts. I have not had a chance to look at it yet, will do tomorrow just wondering if anyone had the same experience/solution. Maybe the propeller needs replacing? 


P.S. I saw Ipanema sail past me in Boston Harbor today and she looked fantastic!!! 


Thanks,


Bill Maffei

SM #195

It's all Good


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