Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas struts for engine room hatch


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Kent,

I remember not long after when I changed mine (May 2013), the question came on the forum and being very new I did not want to say how much I paid for them as I thought I paid way too much…
Only time will say if it was a good decision.
There is no way I will ever reach the 10.000 opening, just curious if they will last longer than the others…

Regardless the technical information can help other finding different products!

How do you like Curacao?

Off forum, just back from the Dermatologist, as I was worrying about a mole getting larger, thankfully was benign!

Alexandre




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On Mon, 6/20/16, Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas struts for engine room hatch
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:02 PM


 









Bon Tardi from Curaçao, Alex.  I guess
you set the standard with Bansbach.  By the time I bought
mine they were $75 each including shipping.  It's rare
that I get a better price than someone else!Kent
On Jun 20,
2016, at 4:36 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good memory Kent,



I purchased 2 from

Bansbach easylift in Florida 321-253-1999

Esteban Contreras estebanc@easylift.com



A1A1N40-250-608/400N 316L Stainless Steel

Meaning a stroke of 250 mm with 608 mm overall

400 NM resistance

The stroke is 8 mm

The Diameter of the cylinder is 19 mm

With 8 mm hinge on each side.



Took a few weeks to build

They were $125 each (and free shipping).



These were the highest standard they are, guaranty for
10.000 opening... 

They also had a cheaper standard line.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



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On Mon, 6/20/16, Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas struts for engine room
hatch

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016, 3:20 PM





 



















Hi Ben,If you look back several

months (maybe a year) I think it was  Alexandre posted
a

source for these in the US.  Stainless steel and very

reasonably

priced.KentSM243Kristy 

On Jun 20,

2016, at 8:50 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@yahoo.com

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

wrote:

































 













Bill, Did you buy these struts

from Amel?Ben



Ben DriverLa Bella VitaCG

#1120066SM #347

Sent from my

iPad

On Jun 20, 2016,

at 6:48 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

wrote:

































 













Derick,

My experience is they will last

about 6-8 years...my experience with the original two. I

think you should replace them in pairs...I did not, but
that

is another story. Do not over-spec the thrust...they are

rated at N400. There is no maintenance on these except
to

keep them clean.

It is

easy to bend one of these if you close the lid
improperly.

The proper way to close is to press down on the middle
of

the engine room lid.

Best, 

BillBeBe 387le

Phare Bleu, Grenada for a few days

On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at

11:58 PM, derickgates@comcast.net

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

wrote:































 



















Ben,  

I am

glad that you were able to find swift and competent care
for

what must be an excruciating injury.  Thank you for
sharing

this cautionary tale.  I will certainly take even more
care

when operating the engine room hatch.  

One of my gas struts had been

stepped on by an over-eager Yanmar technician and I had
to

replace it.  I found that after replacement of the
strut

that the hatch gave a much more controlled closure than

before it got bent.  I think that these struts may need
to

be replaced on some regular schedule.  Does anyone have
a

suggestion as to how long they should last?

Derick GatesSM2K#400

BravaCurrently on the hard in Antigua for

hurricane season.






























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