Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement? [2 Attachments]
I found the original Amel seal not to be that satisfactory in the predominately hot climate that my boat spends. The problem is that as the seal deteriorates it leaves black streak marks on the thin veneer on the washboard. Cleaning this deposit off the veneer is difficult, and if you use wet and dry you will soon rub through.
I have solved this problem by using a slightly smaller seal than
the Amel original which I bought from an automotive shop for very
little money. The smaller seal does not impinge with any force
against the wood and so leaves no marks.
In order to ensure a water tight joint when the wash board is up, I used a strip of self adhesive rubber tape with a felt like surface, and placed it across the washboard so that when the board is fully up, the seal makes firm contact with the rubber tape.
Looks good and works well.
Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus
On 02/09/2017 21:35, mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] wrote: