Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
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Thanks Bill for the videos. I will definitely replace all pins and bits if I don't get complete hatches.
Hi Tuen and Mohammad,
Your 54's are #99 and #128. I am worried that you had to replace the seals. Mine is #17 one of the first and I have never had any problems with leaking. Do you know why they leaked? I have seen a little shrinkage in my seals but filled in the gap with some black gasket seal.
Did Lewmar change the rubber quality? What will new units be like! Already I now need to check the frame finish, is is a matt or polished finish frame. Sorry Arno for getting your name misspelled. (Uno).
Wish boating was not complicated. You do though need to know and understand what traders are about to do to your boat.
Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 4:03:01 PM EDT, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:
When I took AMELIT over in NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA I had massive leaks in several of the LEWMAR hatches; clearly the seals had a problem and I needed to replace all the seals which were NOT in stock in NEW CAL.
I was referred to a local (French) hatch specialist (Anthony) and he cut out all the existing LEWMAR seal from the top of the hatch (without removing the frame etc.) with a pen knife; then he resealed with an UV resistant sealant (I don’t have the name here in USA but I have it on the boat) and I never had another leak since. It took him only 2 hours to do all the hatches and it looks & functions perfectly.
Best Regards Teun
SV AMELIT A54 #128
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April 26, 2020 12:59:45
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On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
We replaced all overhead hatch seals at the Manoel yard in Malta. Takes about one hour each.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Hinge pins on the Lewmar hatches
This YouTube video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPSV8FXBKPY
On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 1:57 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote: