Re: Replacement windscreens
Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
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They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens
Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.
I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.
The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).
For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.
Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets?
I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles, Barbados
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98