Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Housing
Bill,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I am in agreement with all of your comments on the Amel Bow Thruster. If starting from scratch today, I am not sure that it would be possible to improve much if any over the original design.
When you are steering in reverse using your thruster, do you lock or also use your rudder to steer?
I think that I read that the SM has a lock out switch that prevents the unit from being accidentally operated when retracted. It appears that my Maramu does not have this safety feature so only the toggle switch on the exterior control panel disables the system once the breakers are on. Do you know if the thruster would be damaged if accidentally run in the retracted position?
SV Sueno, Maramu #220