Re: Lock downs on floor boards
Hello Bill et al,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
These latches were installed by Amel at the yard during the build. (Sometimes... Amel did some customisation to get a sale)
The first owner was a Luxemburger (Jean-Pierre Friedrich) and when he ordered, he was either on his second or third Amel; apparently, the yard hid the boat to prevent Mr Henri from seeing what the marketing people had agreed to do beyond normal in order to secure the sale. The original owner was also looking at an HR unless he got some changes accepted.
For instance, the single in the salon is in fact a double on this boat. Additionally, all watertight doors are reinforced substantially and have large internal locks to prevent cabin access in event of an unfriendly boarding.
Add this one to your unusual anecdotes at Amel.
For other options, reach out to the new owner of 444... he has latched floor boards. Done in Europe to a very high standard.
BTW, Aquarius is lovely
SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ
On 20 Feb 2020, at 09:23, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote: