Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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Bill Kinney is right on, especially today when the polyurethane foam used in most D gasket seals has less polyurethane and more air in the product.
Also, I want to thank Bill Kinney because he just unknowingly solved the problem in placing a new gasket on the engine room hatch with the "D" gaskets available today. The issue is the D gaskets available in the US, maybe worldwide, will distort under the weight of the engine room hatch.
Here are two ideas that may work to avoid over-compressing the D gaskets.
1.) I noticed that Amel had placed about 6" of about 1/4" (8mm) solid round rubber line inside the D gasket on the aft lazzerette at the four corners. I am thinking that this would be a perfect solution as long as the rubber line is hard enough. I would slip it all the way through, not just the corners.
2.) I assume that you could use the same contact glue that you attach the new D gasket to attach several 2" long shims cut from starboard alongside the new D gasket. This may be perfect for those seat-lids inside the salon that can seriously compress under the weight of crew members sitting at the table.
I am hopping that Bill Kinney adds to this.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On May 7, 2017 07:48, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: