Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas Struts for Engine Hatch

Mark Erdos

From the forum:


Good memory Kent,

I purchased 2 from
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
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff


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Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 3:48 PM
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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas Struts for Engine Hatch



I need to replace the gas struts for the engine hatch.


I've looked at the forum and found Bill R's note that they are rated at 400 Newton (90 pounds), and I measure the length at 22.5" extended length and a stroke length of 8".


The problem is I cannot find a gas strut with bolted connections.  They seem to come in clevis and ball joint.


Does anyone have a source reference?




Wanderer, SM#477

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