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Bow Thruster Amel 54


Doug Smith
 

I have spent the last couple of days trying to debug the side-power bow thruster on my boat, and the up/down 4 relay system.  My motor for up/down had a bad bearing and was blowing a fuse.  It appears to also have cooked a relay or two.

In my efforts at fixing, I redrew some of the electrical diagrams to make them a bit easier to follow, and thought it might help some of the others who have a similar problem.

Mine has the magnetic switches, instead of the pushbutton stop switches, and importantly, they are ‘normally closed’ switches, that open when the thruster is in the required position.

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Deltaville, VA USA


Porter McRoberts
 

Doug. 
Very helpful. A great addition. Thank you

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Sep 23, 2020, at 7:43 AM, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98@...> wrote:



I have spent the last couple of days trying to debug the side-power bow thruster on my boat, and the up/down 4 relay system.  My motor for up/down had a bad bearing and was blowing a fuse.  It appears to also have cooked a relay or two.

In my efforts at fixing, I redrew some of the electrical diagrams to make them a bit easier to follow, and thought it might help some of the others who have a similar problem.

Mine has the magnetic switches, instead of the pushbutton stop switches, and importantly, they are ‘normally closed’ switches, that open when the thruster is in the required position.

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Deltaville, VA USA

<Bow Thruster electrical diagram.pdf>


 

Doug, 

Thanks. 

The A-54 bow thruster controls went through several changes during the production of the 54. This is great information for some 54 owners. Thanks again!

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 12:56 PM Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Doug. 
Very helpful. A great addition. Thank you

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

On Sep 23, 2020, at 7:43 AM, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



I have spent the last couple of days trying to debug the side-power bow thruster on my boat, and the up/down 4 relay system.  My motor for up/down had a bad bearing and was blowing a fuse.  It appears to also have cooked a relay or two.

In my efforts at fixing, I redrew some of the electrical diagrams to make them a bit easier to follow, and thought it might help some of the others who have a similar problem.

Mine has the magnetic switches, instead of the pushbutton stop switches, and importantly, they are ‘normally closed’ switches, that open when the thruster is in the required position.

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Deltaville, VA USA

<Bow Thruster electrical diagram.pdf>