Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch
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Yes, mine is also 6.5mm without the twist. (Just kidding, I feel for you). I remember looking at yours and I immediately checked mine. My boat has been across the pond and back before I bought. Just been around the Med since. I have thought about this and will be very conscious of the pressure on this from now. The replacement furlong systems all have space for a 20mm stem. I just had discussions at the Dusseldorf show with Profurl about this and the answer was to bush out my 6.5mm stem with spacers to upgrade to Profurl and Barmar. AMEL are using Profurl on the new 50 and soon to be released 60. Both of these are now going to be sloops. No more ketch rigs from AMEL. No more 55’s. No more C-Drive keel propellers either. They both will have a through hull shaft drive.
Regarding the struts. I just spoke to a UK company StrutsDirect, very helpful. Replacement for the galley fridge strut -
“F-SD02-150” E2. Eye Ends. About £20 but shipping to Sicily is £60. I might get it delivered to friend in UK.
Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa. Sicily
On Feb 6, 2019, at 16:21, jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: