Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Room Door - Struts

Mark Erdos



The engine room struts to help lift the hatch were original to this model boat. However, Alexandre posted a source for replacements in the USA on this forum. Perhaps these would work for you:


Bansbach easylift in Florida 321-253-1999
Esteban Contreras estebanc@...

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



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Turks and Caicos Islands


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine Room Door - Struts



Hello all,

I'm away from the boat, but headed back to her soon. I want to install a couple of struts to hold the engine room deck hatch open. I currently have to tie it off - not the biggest of issues for sure, but I saw a picture of Cream Puff and it has struts. Not sure if he fitted them or a late addition to Amels. If anyone has the size / experience for a Santorin I would appreciate the info. Or I'll be measuring when I return and posting when I get it sorted.

Thanks to all. (Also, anyone in the Bournemouth / Poole area at the moment?)

S/V Iris, SN 027
(I'm currently in Abu Dhabi)

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