Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing drawer faces


That would have been great to meet up.  

Yes we met her. We hit a couple of anchorages together on our crossing from Natunas Islands to  Borneo.  She was a lovely cheerful person. 

Regarding the lower drawer - if you remove the port cushion, there is a small cubby behind it,  below the two drawers stacked on top of each other. I can reach my arm up there and feel the bottom drawer. Maybe this will let you know if it’s a cover or a stuck drawer. 

Miri, Malaysia

On Sep 19, 2018, at 12:00 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hey, thanks Trevor,

Isn't that odd that our SN68 has only two drawers while your SN27 has three? Makes me wonder if maybe my lower middle drawer is just stuck - that would be weird to discover after 19 years! Oh well. I think that rather than risking prying one off I may just cut through from the inside top after removing the middle top drawer.

I see you're in Miri - we were going to fly in to join a friend on her Liberty 458 in Borneo this summer and head there, but we got sidetracked with medical stuff - she's Linda Morgenstern on Serafin - perhaps you've met? (She may still be headed there, though.)

Cheers, Craig SN68, Brunswick, GA

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi Craig,

No access for us. But this is what I’ve found: 

- On SN27 we have 4 drawer faces port side. 3 are actual drawers. The most forward one is fake. I’ve tried to figure out how to gain access behind it but it looks like I would need to make a hole to do so.  
- I’ve removed the two middle drawers to go through the aft side of the false one and it is solid wood. 
- I’ve removed the curved cream colored fiberglass portion behind the cushion (which can be a small storage location for a spare item) and there is no access either. 

Sorry no answer for success with out a hole - besides potentially prying it off carefully (taping and protecting the wood). Although this prying might just break the cover. 

Best of luck. 

Miri, Malaysia 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 8:36 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Has anyone removed the false drawer faces on the port side of the main salon? 

I was hoping to trade out one of those unused handles for another that has broken, but I can't figure out how to access it. So before I undertake cutting a hole, I though I'd ask the group.

(This may apply only to the Santorin, where we have 4 drawer faces but only two drawers, the other two being false - I don't know about the SM's) 

Many thanks,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA

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