Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool
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Thomas is correct.
Early model tools had a Stainless end, later model tools had black plastic. Early model tools were designed with holes larger than 8mm, with the set screws designed to be threaded into the bow thruster tube and through the hole in the tool. Later model tools with the black plastic had grooves for the set screws.
My guess is that what you have is exactly what you should have. Please also refer to my earlier photo.
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My tool is identical, except where you have stainless, mine is rather flimsy plastic. My memory is that the set screws indeed thread through the bow thruster, and just go into the whole in the stainless; they don’t have to thread, but will provide support.
Just be sure to waterproof all holes and seams; I use both tape and Molykote.
SM #240 Aletes
> On Jun 10, 2019, at 7:06 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Good morning Willem,
> This looks like the one I had.
> Here are some pictures:
> Sincerely, Alexandre
> On Mon, 6/10/19, Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:
> Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool
> To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
> Date: Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:16 AM
> Dear Amelians,
> I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the
> water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool
> to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the
> photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little
> different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with
> two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect
> this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question,
> but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners
> with the same version? Please have a look at the attached
> Willem Kroes
> SM #351 KAVANGA
> At anchor near Preveza in Greece
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