Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wearing out bearing
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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That is the VERY REASON that I have not tried Speedi Sleeves. I assume the reason for using the sleeves is to get longer life out of the wear bushing. Since I service the C Drive and Bow Thruster every two years when hauled out for antifouling, I cannot justify adding a Speedi Sleeve or two. If you add Speedi Sleeves because you want to eliminate water intrusion, I suggest that you should review the service procedure. When it's done correctly, there will not be intrusion.
Now, that said, Amel accidentally shipped what I believe is a test prototype of a wear bushing with chrome plating where the seals ride on the bushing. I have not been able to get the story behind this chrome plated wear bushing from Amel. The person who has this part is going to try it shortly, but it will probably be a year or two before he has any reportable results.
Does anyone in the Group have any inside information on this partially chrome plated wear bushing? Maybe he shouldn't try it?
On Dec 3, 2016 6:59 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: