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3022RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forward bilge water

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  • eric
    Jun 30, 2007
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      Dave,

      Is the water oily that is in the bilge?

      What is the year of your boat?

      Is it a super Maramu?

      The owners’ manual will not help you to change the bow thruster seals.

      Maybe I can help you.

      where are you located?

      Fair Winds,

      Eric

      Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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      From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drdavegoodman
      Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:05 AM
      To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forward bildge water



      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

      --- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, kimberlt <kimberlt@...> wrote:
      >
      > The editor dropped the decimal point . my thruster takes 3/10 of a liter
      > of oil.
      > Eric
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: kimberlt [mailto:kimberlt@...]
      > Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 12:44 AM
      > To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Annual Haul Out
      >
      > Gary,
      > Where are you located?
      >
      > We rebuilt the bow thruster as we were getting water and oil coming into
      > the bilge due to the thruster leaking at the rear seal.
      > The rebuild is very straight forward if the boat is out of the water. If
      > you boat is in the water you can remove it by using the bow thruster
      > removal tools.
      > The removal of the thruster is covered in the manual.
      > Once you have the thruster out turn it upside down to drain the oil.
      > Having done this remove the prop. Behind this you will find a lip seal
      > similar to the one on the prop shaft except smaller. Just pry it out
      > grease a new one and install it. It can be pushed in very easily. It
      > appeared Amel uses some blue silicone to hold it in on the outside
      > surface.
      > On the thruster's vertical shaft, you will find two foam seals that are
      > just removed by hand. Glue two new ones in place. Where the thruster
      > goes through the hull there is another lip seal held in by two screws.
      > Just remove this and install a new one. On top of this seal was another
      > spongy disk seal, which we also glued down. Then just fill the thruster
      > with point 3 (3 liters) of 90 weight oil.
      > I believe thrusters vary from boat to boat as Bel Ami, which was next to
      > me, took ¾ liter of oil, and has a different mounting arrangement. My
      > owner's manual has a good drawing of the cross section of the bow
      > thruster.
      >
      > Will you be in the virgins mid February?
      >
      > Fair winds,
      > Eric
      > S/m 376 Kimberlite.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: amelliahona [mailto:no_reply@yahoogroup
      <mailto:no_reply%40yahoogroups.com> s.com]
      > Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 12:12 AM
      > To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Annual Haul Out
      >
      > Hi Eric:
      > I saw your boat at Marina Cay in Road Town a couple of weeks ago.
      > Looked bristol. Could you please describe in detail the bow
      > thruster seal service process? What do you need to check on the
      > rudder screws? Do you just need to check that they are tight?
      > Thanks, Gary Silver Liahona Hull # 335 Sea Cow Bay, Tortola
      >
      > -- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
      yahoogroups.com, kimberlt <kimberlt@o...> wrote:
      > > Stephan,
      > > We just had our bottom done. It was sanded and we had 2 coats of
      > pettit
      > > ultima ablative paint applied. We used 5 gallons.
      > > I also replaced the two lip seals for the bow thruster- one on the
      > > thruster shaft and one in the thruster through hull opening and 3
      > spongy
      > > inserts. You should also replace the wearing out bearing and the 3
      > seals
      > > on the prop shaft and the sail drive oil. The zincs on the rudder
      > and
      > > the zinc and bearings on the weed cutter if you have one. Also,
      > check
      > > the screws in the rudder hinge.
      > > Fair winds,
      > > Eric
      > > SM 376 kimberlite
      >
      >
      >
      >
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