Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster issues


Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I will do just that fuse and let them adjust.  I was lucky to have it work when I pulled in with 20 knot winds 

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:46 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Totally agree with Bill,
I had someone working on the sensors when I was in Florida, this was a "guessing game".
Same for the rigging, Amel know what they are doing.
Just change the fuse then see if it moves, but let Amel do the work.

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 6/29/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster issues
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 8:43 AM


 









OK, since you are in le Marin,
you should see Amel.
Bill
Rouse
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at
8:14 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









It was pinned on initial passage to Sint
Maarten and then to Le Marin.  But now pin will not go in
because shaft is too far up.  I pulled pin to use at Le
Marin but did not notice rigging issues or dangling
sensor.  Using it  with inoperable sensor and rigging out
of alignment allowed unit to jam - I think.
Ben 
Ben DriverS/V La Bella VitaSM
#347
Sent from my
iPad
On
Jun 29, 2017, at 9:02 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@...
[amelyachtowners] com> wrote:
















 






Ben,
Was the bow thruster pinned in the
UP position for the passage?
If it were me, I would go to Amel in
le Marin for them to adjust. You may have burned up the
actuator motor that lifts and lowers.
Best,

CW
Bill RouseAdmiral, Texas
NavyCommander
EmeritusAmel School www.amelschool.com720 Winnie StGalveston Island, TX
77550+1(832) 380-4970






On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at
7:54 AM, joedoakes66@...
[amelyachtowners] com> wrote:















 









After a particularly rough passage
from Virgin Gorda to Sint Maarten, I noticed a good deal of
water under floorboard outside forward head.  I know from
 this forum that it was from thruster.  Thruster had been
removed and serviced last October while on the hard and
leaked not one drop.  In any event I used my Amel in the
water tool to remove unit for inspection.  I found that
both external foam gaskets were in place and not deformed as
was inside gasket.  And shaft seal was firmly in place.  I
re-installed  unit and proceeded to Le Marin - where
I'm now berthed.  Again more water but now I think I
know why. 
Apparently the clamp that
holds sensor labeled "H" -which I believe controls
upward stop position - broke.  (Sensor is hanging free by
its connection). This cased thruster to move way too far up
and then not far enough down which eventually mal adjust
ed the rigging.  After using then thruster when  I
arrived into Le marin the unit came up and stuck in the up
position. It will now not move up or down.  Top cable is
extremely tight pulling thruster to a point above safety pin
hole so pin cannot be inserted.  Lower downward pull cable
is extremely loose.  All this indicates rigging much out of
alignment.  When I switch on the unit all three sensors -
H, B, and SP - light up when switches are flipped but no
movement.  
My question --- Is there a
breaker or fuse on the up/down jack motor?  My control
box and sensors have power but I cannot get motor movement
down.  I need to get unit down some before I can proceed
with rigging adjustment.  
I
can of course go to Amel here in Le Marin. But I would like
to better understand the thruster.  
Ben 
Ben
and Gayle La Bella Vita
 SM2 #347Le Marin


































































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