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Old 23-02-2015, 20:38   #1
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Bow Thruster Motor

I over used my bow thruster. The thermal overload did not cut out. Bummer for sure.
Anyway, a new 12VDC motor from the manufacturer is a $1000. I am willing to fess up and admit I made a mistake. But really! I think this smells. The motor is repainted making it difficult to trace back.
Has anyone had success finding a vendor for DC motors.
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Old 24-02-2015, 09:14   #2
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Re: Bow Thruster Motor

Many larger cities have motor shops with the capabilities of rewinding and otherwise repairing electric motors. Find one and take it there. See what they say.


It's pretty common to repair more expensive motors such as yours.
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Re: Bow Thruster Motor

I have even had my alternators modified to create more current by a good shop in Oakland, CA (Gen Star Co). It certainly was less expensive than new. Starter motors can also be rebuilt for less than new.
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+1 for going to a motor shop and getting it repaired

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For information as to how this ended.

A Seattle motor shop said no way. But recommended a different shop that specializes in fork lifts. They took one look at it and said yup. That's a standard motor. A new motor I less than rebuilding. Waalaa! $500 for new.


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Re: Bow Thruster Motor

Good ending.

What is the make of your bow thrusters ?

I'm running back to back VETUS 50KG units. They are rated at 250 amps each for 5 minutes between 1 hour cool down.


BTW, did you change the oil in them while you were at it ?
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