Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore



It should turn easily by hand and turn the motor. I thought he was saying that the propeller was turning, but NOT the vertical shaft or motor. 


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On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 16:37 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

When everything is correct, it should turn by hand fairly easily. What you do not want is the propeller to wobble on the shaft, which would mean the bearings inside are bad. 


Steve Davis
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On Nov 1, 2018, at 05:51, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Mine also turns by hand on the Santorin. Maybe it’s a sign that previously the bearings wear binding quite tightly?
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