Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hatch cover removal

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>

Hi Pat,

I'm in the UK at this time and cannot verify the following. I believe there are two washers indeed however I've also made it a part of my monthly maintenance to loosen the Alan bolts and to re-tighten them again to avoid The kind of problem you are facing

Good luck with your hatches

On 5 Sep 2017, at 21:50, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Jean-Pierre, I cannot move them at all , I assume the stainless and aluminum has corroded together. Can you tell me how many plastic washers are on each hatch? I think it may be only two , but not sure, as they sell them in sets of four.

Pat SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 1:51 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hatch cover removal

Hello Pat,

I don't know if my Goiot hatches are the same as yours but I can tighten mine with a large Alan key on the port side of the hatch. 


On 5 Sep 2017, at 17:53, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

My hatches don't stay open and I believe I need to replace the friction washer. I applied Pb Blaster for a couple of days , however they will not budge. Its a 1/2' SSteel rod ,threaded into the aluminum frame. Has anyone had any luck ever removing these rods or suggest how to. The fiberglass and lens is very close to use a torch. Also is there just two black plastic washers or more per hatch, I don't know as I have some missing.
Pat SM123

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