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Disagreeing is good for communications.
However, what I wrote is a true anecdote to which you were obviously not a party.
Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, NZ
On 20 Feb 2020, at 13:06, amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:
Bill, categorically and assuredly, those lock downs were installed by a beaver with bad teeth. JP is always so full of crap and leads folks down his errant path. I cannot afford to piss him and his support group off so I leave it alone but I can tell you, absolutely that Amel did not install those lock downs. Justification # 1, why have key locks inside a boat with a locked companionway? Need I say more? Everyone named JP is an *** ****.
JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
On Feb 19, 2020, at 3:24 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
JP, Ken, et al
None of the other hundred or more SMs that I have been aboard had PERKO latches. Perco is a Florida company. If anyone is interested in the latches shown in the photos that were added to this SM, here is the contact information:
16490 Northwest 13th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33169-5707
I am not sure where in Europe Amel sourced the latches that Amel optionally installed on SMs. Regarding the installation of floor latches/locks, I have always believed that having the floor hatches locked in case of a roll inverting the boat would be the least of my worries. That said, BeBe SM 387 had Amel installed latches and they were not Perko.
Our friends Ken and Zeville on SM2K Aquarius sent us this. Their floor boards were built like this at the factory
Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera
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Here are photos of the Lock Downs on Aquarius.