Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
If you don't like what you see click the Report button or...
Read More...
BARGES: All about barges and barging - building, buying, maintaining, equipment, handling on the water, etc.
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Vetus bow thruster - changing the brushes...

Vetus bow thruster - changing the brushes... 15 May 2020 11:21 #115954

  • Tim Crew
  • Tim Crew's Avatar Topic Author
  • Online
  • Posts: 32
It was a tapped hole.
The following user(s) said Thank You: John & Joanna Ascough

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Vetus bow thruster - changing the brushes... 14 May 2020 20:32 #115951

  • Derek and Janice Wallace
  • Derek and Janice Wallace's Avatar
  • Online
  • Posts: 207
Hi, try undoing the bolt. If there's a nut there it will most likely turn too. That would make it impossible to remove without access to the rear.

If the bolt backs out a full turn but still feels firm then it's a tapped hole.

Derek
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tim Crew

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Vetus bow thruster - changing the brushes... 14 May 2020 20:01 #115950

  • Tim Crew
  • Tim Crew's Avatar Topic Author
  • Online
  • Posts: 32
We have a 2014 Vetus 9524D bow thruster and I want to change the brushes. It all looks very straightforward . I can easily pull the retaining springs and slide out each brush , but, the double short wire from the brush is bolted to a metal strip. I can easily undo the bolt but I’m concerned there might be a nut behind which will fall off and disappear inside the unit. There no access behind the metal plate - not even enough for me to feel with a finger. It may be and I’m hoping that the bolt just goes into a threaded hole in the plate so undoing it would be ok.

I’m thinking someone must have done this at some point, so I’d really appreciate your thoughts

Thanks,
Tim

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: Pete Milne
Time to create page: 0.159 seconds