Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster Rusted Shut [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos



Using the special Amel tool, the removal process can take several days. Tighten the tool, spray penetrating oil, repeat.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275


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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster Rusted Shut [1 Attachment]



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Complete Fail.

I tried everything, but that shaft is not coming out. Ever. I was super clamped on with the custom tool that I had made. Can't say how much force was on that thing, but it was enough to make it impossible to turn those four bolts. Best I can think of is that the spindled shaft inside has fused to the receiver. I'll have to dive the prop to replace. "Changing prop while boat is in the water" is off the table. Going to have to cut that shaft if I ever want it to come out, I'm afraid. Open to all ideas...

-Capt Bode


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