Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Anomaly
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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My first thought is that you have had a "de-Ameling" modification by previous owner(s)...I think it is serious and needs to be addressed. There are plenty of photos of how it should be.
From the view you posted we should see 1 neoprene donut seal that has been contact-cemented over a lip seal which is normally held down by a screw with a washer. The lip seal and the top side donut I spoke of earlier seal the outside water from coming into the boat when the bow thruster is DOWN. There are also 2 neoprene donut seals contact cemented to the top of the bow thruster foot...these two seal the outside water from coming into the boat when the bow thruster is UP with its safety pin engaged. It is a simple and reliable system.
It really disturbs me when I see someone try to outsmart this Amel design...I know that was not you.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School http://www.amelschool.
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM, peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: