Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster shaft removal

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


Possibly you should get a local machine shop involved.

I have successfully helped an owner with the "drop method" I explained earlier, and with the Amel tool method. I think the most important ingredients in both were time and patience. Time for penetrating fluid to work and patience to keep from doing something that breaks something else.

A last resort...and I have not tried this:
A small impact driver which typically uses both bit rotation and concussive blows to power-drive screws. I would place the largest diameter blunt-end steel rod that will fit in the driver and lightly hold it around the cast iron base of the motor, while using the tool to provide downward force.

If you have not already, review the photos in this album:

And review this:

BeBe #387

On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 9:06 AM, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks James. Interesting idea. This vintage SM has two steel bars as part of the bracket that holds the motor housing. Not sure these are on the SM2000 model. Makes it difficult to use a hammer (lack of room to throw) or attaching a sander though I'll have to see what I can do. Thanks again.

Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II

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