Bow Thruster and wear bushing service hints that are not in instructions
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
Someone asked me for some service hints.
The following is what I wrote and wanted to share with everyone. When I have good enough internet, I will add these hints to the instructions.
Prop shaft wear bushing hints:
Remove the new O ring inside the new wear bushing. Grease it and fill its slot in the bushing with waterproof grease. Reinsert the O ring. This is where some water will enter.
Orientation and position of the seals are equally very important. A common mistake is to have the outer seal in the wrong position (in/out), and/or change orientation of the seals because you think you are smarter than Captain Amel. Read the instructions carefully. Double check as you do it. You might damage one of these seals. Always be sure to have extras.
Bow Thruster service hints: