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2981RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forward bildge water

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  • Dimitris Krassopoulos
    Jul 1, 2007
      Hi to all,

      I had the same problem and I installed a small bilge pump in the bilge close
      to the depth sounder through hull. The sea water goes to the same brass duct
      as the water from the shower I had just made a new one with one more inlet
      where I fixed the hose from the new bilge pump. The pump has also a small
      control unit which I installed easily close to the towel drier similar to
      the jabsco control of the wc but just lower. It looks fine and works very
      well I think that Amel should have thought of that the total cost is around
      150 Dollars. I can send photos if anyone is interested.


      From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drdavegoodman
      Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 3:40 PM
      To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forward bildge water

      Hi Judy and Eric
      Thanks for your responses.
      Two questions:
      1. Is there any danger of damaging the mechanism that lowers the
      bowthruster if the pin has it fixed in the up position and you forget
      to remove it while lowering the bowthruster?
      2. When adjusting the bowthruster cable, I assume you do that when
      the bowthruster is in the down position?

      --- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:
      > Judy,
      > I adjusted the cables and motor so that the hole lines up and that
      the seals
      > are properly compressed. This prevents water ingress and makes life
      a lot
      > easier when retracting the bow thruster.
      > Fair Winds,
      > Eric
      > Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
      > _____
      > From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy
      > Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 7:42 AM
      > To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forward bildge water
      > Dave,
      > We replaced the seals and still continued to get a small amount of
      > water while sailing especially sailing to weather. We had noticed
      > that the bow thruster did not appear to raise all the way up because
      > the holes for the locking pin did not align.
      > While we were in Guadeloupe we asked Laurent at Amel to adjust the bow
      > thruster height. He looked at it and said it was adjusted correctly
      > and told us we needed to manually raise the bow thruster the
      > additional 1/2" which would align the holes and allow the locking pin
      > to be inserted. He said that by raising it this last 1/2" and
      > inserting the locking pin water would be prevented from coming in
      > around the seals. He showed us how to raise the bow thruster and
      > insert the pin by pulling the "lifting wire" inward (toward me) which
      > raises it another 1/2" and aligns the holes. Since our visit at Amel
      > in Guadeloupe, we have had no water in the bilge.
      > Is there any possibility that you have done any sailing without having
      > the bowthruster locked (pinned)? If so, you would have probably
      > received a slight amount of water in the forward bilge as you have
      > described. If you have never sailed without having the bowthruster
      > pinned in the locked position, then you have the correct assumption
      > that it is time to replace the seals.
      > Judy & Bill Rouse
      > s/v BeBe
      > SM2 # 387
      > --- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com, "drdavegoodman"
      > <drdavegoodman@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello all;
      > > In the process of preparing to install an electric toilet in the
      > > forward head, I checked the forward bildge next to the head where the
      > > seawater intake thru hull is located. I found a small amount of water
      > > (1-2 inches) in the bildge. I did some investigating on the owners
      > > site and found the info below, Kimberit and others indicate the
      > > likely source is the bowthruster needing seal replacement, and further
      > > indicates this can be done in while in the water using "bowthruster
      > > removal tools." The info I have on board about the bowthruster is
      > > very sketchy. I have contacted Amel for a boat manual several days
      > > ago but so far they have been unresponsive. Any further advice would
      > > be appreciated.
      > > Thanks
      > > Dave
      > >
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