Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: bow thruster service. Problem
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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You did not say that you looked up at the bottom of the motor. It probably looks like this: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1587075684/lightbox/549533960?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/549533960
As the cast iron electric motor housing oxidizes because of salt water, the rust causes a reduction in size of the tube connection, freezing the tube to the motor housing. Take a camera and point it up at the bottom of the motor and see if you get something similar to the above.
Clean the oxidation very well and use wet dry sand paper on the inside wall. Then grease this entire area with waterproof grease...also same grease for the end of the tube that inserts into the motor housing.
Take a look at Alex's photos on a rebuild of the bow thruster at http://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html
You will see that the bow thruster propeller shaft is behind the white Delrin propeller hub.
You need to slightly trim the external (2) neoprene seals to fit.
Hope this helps.
On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 4:11 AM, capt.anderson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: