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Message 13 of 13
Posted by member Michael on Friday 20 November 2020

David,

Many thanks for that, a great help, I didn't realise it was adjustable (a bonus) which most likely justifies the slightly higher price by comparison with others which have their sweep fixed.

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Message 12 of 13
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Friday 20 November 2020

Hi Michael,
From the instructions for the Vetus that I have, it appears the wipe angle is set to 110deg, but if required, can be set in 10deg steps between 40deg and 110deg. On Adele (Family Pilot) I used the preset 110deg.
Hope helps,
Clive

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Message 11 of 13
Posted by member Michael on Monday 9 November 2020

Do you happen to know (or do the instructions tell you) what degrees of 'sweep' the Vetus motor has?

Just making comparisons, I may be doing the same job soon although I'll have a go at opening the motor up first and have a good dig around!

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Message 10 of 13
Posted by member Joanna Bryant on Sunday 8 November 2020

Thank you for your help and advice we have successfully replaced the windscreen wiper motor and actually managed to keep the original wiper arm! ⚓️😊

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Message 9 of 13
Posted by member Joanna Bryant on Sunday 8 November 2020

Thank you for your help and advice we have successfully replaced the windscreen wiper motor and actually managed to keep the original wiper arm! ⚓️😊

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Message 8 of 13
Posted by member Joanna Bryant on Wednesday 28 October 2020

Thank you - we will have a go again today and let you know how it goes. The motor has arrived so fingers crossed! 😊

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Message 7 of 13
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 27 October 2020

* Quite a tight fit for the wiper arm.

Here are the Vetus instructions/drawing I had.

Also shows wiring for either single or double speed. I stayed with single speed, as that was the switch wiring I had in place, that I chose not to update to two speed.

Hope all that assists.

You seem to be almost there - you just need to tease / persuade / knock out the old motor. Silly point, but presumably other mounting nut inside wheelhouse on the other end of the motor has been removed? That should also give you a bit of added twist and persuasion on the old motor by wiggling it from inside.

If instructions are a bit small on here, I will send by email as well.

Clive

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Message 6 of 13
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 27 October 2020

* Quite a tight fit for the wiper arm.

Here are the Vetus instructions/drawing I had.

Also shows wiring for either single or double speed. I stayed with single speed, as that was the switch wiring I had in place, that I chose not to update to two speed.

Hope all that assists.

You seem to be almost there - you just need to tease / persuade / knock out the old motor. Silly point, but presumably other mounting nut inside wheelhouse on the other end of the motor has been removed? That should also give you a bit of added twist and persuasion on the old motor by wiggling it from inside.

If instructions are a bit small on here, I will send by email as well.

Clive

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Message 5 of 13
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 27 October 2020

* Here is a photo of the new Vetus installaion - you can see the new bush/spacer in position.

Clive

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Message 4 of 13
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Tuesday 27 October 2020

* Hi Joanna,

Looks like Dave has bought the same Vetus solution that I went for, namely Vetus Wiper Motor – RW Type Short (1) Shaft 12V from Gael Force (April 2019) for £60.49 at the time, plus a Vetus Single Wiper Arm – 280-366mm (£21.99), also from Gael Force.

By the look of your photo, I think you have the worst over. I had to dremel away at mine in much the same way. The grey bit I suspect is around or replacing the bush or spacer originally holding the old motor nut that you have already removed? See the photo attached for what my old one looked like before removal. I will post a photo of the new Vetus installation of what it looked like after replacment with new motor and wiper arm after this.

If resin has been used to help hold all in place (I would be surprised if that is so, given yours is the original installation), then it is possible that the old motor just has to be “knocked” through the bulkhead, and the old spacers removed, and the hole cleaned up. There does not appear to be any kind of nut remaining in your photo.

I hope that helps!
Good luck,
Clive

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Message 3 of 13
Posted by member Joanna Bryant on Tuesday 27 October 2020

* We have managed to remove the wiper arm and first holding nut using a multi tool, it’s left a nut/flange that holds the motor to the fibreglass but there is nothing to put a spanner on so do we have to cut through that as well or any ideas how to remove this bit. Here is a photo of the bit left behind.

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Message 2 of 13
Posted by member Dave Beer on Sunday 25 October 2020

Hi, Joanna,
I recently bought two Vetus RW08A wiper motors for my Hardy Bosun. Exact fit to replace the original, with no additional wiring if you only want single speed (the Vetus motors are two-speed).
I also bought Vetus RWAS wiper arms, adjustable 280 - 366mm, which at 280mm are the right length, with 10-inch wiper blades (from a car spares dealer). The only problem with fitting was that the plastic moulding at the Spindle end of the wiper blades fouled the lip where the roof moulding extends over the windscreen. I had to carefully file away some of the plastic wiper arm housing, but it was fairly easy, and has not affected their working at all.
I bought the motors and arms from Gael Force Marine.
Hope this helps: good luck with getting the old wiper arms off!
David Beer

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Message 1 of 13
Posted by member Joanna Bryant on Saturday 24 October 2020

Can anyone let me know which windscreen wiper motor and arm I need to buy to replace the motor. I have seen on older posts Vectus units were mentioned but the wiper arms are too long.
Grateful of any advice.
Thank you

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