Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent Bow Thruster to Port
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Thanks Joel. While our boat has been actively used for the last 3 years, we don't use the bow thruster much, as we are rarely in marinas, and I do exercise it monthly. With that said, not that you could tell by looking at Aloha, we certainly qualify as an older boat. Will try the toggle first, and move to the motor if that does not do the trick. We should be in Bonaire for most of the month, and I have plenty of time to sort it out.
On another subject, we installed a slightly used Watt and Sea hydro generator while we were in Sint Maarten. On our 68 hour trip to Bonaire we never ran the generator, and arrived with almost full batteries. It seems with the combined input from our 420 watts of solar and the watt and sea, we are energy independent while passage making. For a frame of reference, we were running 2 chart plotters, radar at night, autopilot, a refrigerator and 1 freezer. I'm going to call this project a success.
Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72
On May 5, 2017, at 10:35, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: