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Well that’s not good for me as they definitely won’t have one here in Grenada. So I have my unit ready to resemble and had but one question.
The contacts, did you put any dielectric grease to aid contact. Or would that be a no no.
Mine are not as far gone as yours were?
I did learn a lot from the tear down though. Hope my rebuild will work.
On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 12:10 Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...
Agreed. Although with practice it is possible to back an Amel without a bowthruster, in tight marinas with cross wind, it is not wise. In The Med, I consider the bowthruster, a safety item that should not be down for long.
The fact that a SidePower dealer in Croatia had 2 solenoids in stock should be a sign to all SidePower owners that it is a really good thing to have one of these available to replace when the original is 8-10 years old.
On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 10:54 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...
Update. The cleaning and service of the main solenoid was only good for a few uses. It stopped working again. I took apart again and the carbon buildup was back. I tried leveling the contacts by using a dermal abbrasive blade, but found that there was no contact
left at two of the contact points. I found the Sidepower dealer in Croatia, he had two of the solenoids in stock. Installed new one 2 days later and all functioning well.