Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Mark & Debbie Mueller

A couple of thoughts - always protect the motor windings from heat and arc flash.

1) Use a bearing separator kit, it is a diamond shaped beveled puller.  This clamps on the small space between the inner race and the motor windings and uses a puller to remove the inner race from the shaft.

2) Take the assembly to a weld shop and weld to small beads on opposite sides of the inner race.  This will cause the race to expand then you can grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it off.

3) Carefully hacksaw a slight diagonal cut on the inner race so as not to damage the shaft, spread the inner race with a screwdriver and slide it off.


Good luck!


Mark Mueller


Brass Ring, Fort Lauderdale

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