Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool

Alexandre Uster von Baar

Hello James,

In my case, I noted that that after motoring (bow thruster down) over 2.5 kt this is when the leak would start to appear. I thought it was from the shaft pushing and bending the seal (but never sure).
As much as I tried not to motor bow thruster down, some time were unavoidable (Turks & Caicos or Nassau with +2kt current)…

Sincerely, Alexandre


On Tue, 1/9/18, James Cromie [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal tool
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:12 AM


Thanks for the replies regarding the bow thruster.
It was service only a year Ago and had new seals installed,
though I noted some water seepage around the inside donut
while under sail.  It would be nice to change just the
inner seals, but I’m concerned that the compression fit of
the outer seals may be part of the problem. 
As far as changing the name, I
haven’t gone through the ritual of changing the nam yet
... so everything is still “la Bella Vita “ until that
time... James
Sent from my
On Jan 9,
2018, at 6:25 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar
[amelyachtowners] <>


Good morning James,

I saved mine (and it is for sale).

I might be (50% chance) in Martinique on the 15 and can
bring it if you want to borrow (or buy) it. But having so
many Amel there I am sure you can borrow one much sooner.

How come La Bella Vita will become Soteria? Selling your?
Or haven’t you changed the name since you purchase her?



On Mon, 1/8/18,
[amelyachtowners] <>

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster shaft removal


Date: Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM


Hello everyone - I'm directing this

email to Amel owners in Martinique - I need to

change out lip seals on my bow thruster and I'd like

remove the lower unit with the boat in the water.  To

so, I would need the wooden shaft that attaches to the

unit to lower it out of the hull.  

Does anyone have one on hand that I

could borrow for a day or two?  I will be in Le Marin

between 1/9 and 1/16.  


evening to you all. 

JamesLa Bella Vita (soon to be

Soteria) SM347Le Marin

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