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Old 14-01-2015, 12:09   #1
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Island packet 42 bow thruster

Anyone any experience with the bow thruster cutting out after only 20 seconds of operation, thruster fitted by Island Packet as cable sizing as per manufacturer spec


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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

Who made the thruster, and have you measured the voltage at the terminals as well as the current draw and motor temperature at time of **** down?


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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

20 seconds is a long time to run a bow thruster...
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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

That's a long time of usage for a thruster. You are likely hitting the thermal switch limit.
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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

Use the thruster in short spurts.
Use the rudder to steer the boat.
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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Joelea.
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Re: Island packet 42 bow thruster

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20 seconds is a long time to run a bow thruster...
I would say excessive use.

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