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


Mark Erdos
 

Bode,

 

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

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster Rusted Shut [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from steve@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

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

 


Craig Briggs
 

Agree with Mark and I'd say add rotational and impact forces to the stew. 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Bode,

 

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

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow Thruster Rusted Shut [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from steve@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

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

 


rettirc@...
 

About 8 months ago took me 3 days of frustration, fearing the worst, thinking that it would never come out. It eventually came.

Just be persistent as mentioned, keep spraying penetrating oil you will get there.

I just removed the thruster again this week for new gears, it was out in 30 minutes.

Tonight I shall be reinstating the unit.

Can't wait to test it with new gears and prop.

Chris
Jaygo
SM224