Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Washboard Removal

Ian Shepherd

Thanks Bill,

I will endeavour to go and see him this summer. What does surprise me is that this happens at all. The hatch is not often left open for long periods and when closed there should be little upward thrust. But happen it does.



On 11/03/2015 00:43, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


No he was not able to level the floor where the bulges are and he did not attempt to level the bulge, but I think they have gone down slightly now that the upward pressure is spread out over a larger area.

I would certainly recommend Riza doing this. He has got it down to a simple fix. In fact any Amel visiting Turkey should have this done by Riza.

BeBe 387

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill.

I am planning on visiting Rizla this summer. I too have the bulge in the engine hatch cover. After he modified your hatch, was he able to level the floor?


Ian Shepherd Sm2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

On 10/03/2015 12:10, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
I believe Eric KIMBERLITE 376 resurfaced the companionway door.

BeBe 387

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:12 AM, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

My companionway washboard had become grubby due to rubber deposits from
the bottom seal so I decided to sand it down not realizing that the
outer surface was a wafer thin teak veneer. The inevitable happened and
I sanded through to the marine ply underneath. Teak veneer is not
available in Cyprus so my best interim option will be to paint the
washboard pending being able to resurface the panel.

Has anyone removed the washboard without removing the dodger, and if so,
how? There are 4 screws on the outside of the frame. If these are
removed, will the out frame come out without damaging the gelcoat? If
anyone has successfully done this, I would be grateful for any information.


Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

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