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

Alexandre Uster von Baar

Hello Mark, you beat me to it !!!
But please remember the input from Bill after my post as they are many variable and the specs I have/gave were not complete, therefore it worked then.

Sincerely, Alexandre


On Mon, 7/2/18, 'Mark Erdos' [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas Struts for Engine Hatch
Date: Monday, July 2, 2018, 4:26 PM


From the


Good memory Kent,

I purchased 2 from

Bansbach easylift in Florida 321-253-1999

Esteban Contreras

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





Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff



Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 3:48 PM


Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas Struts for Engine



I need to replace the gas struts for the engine


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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