Holes in the watertight bulkhead
eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
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Have you noticed holes for wires and plumbing in the port and starboard outboard lower corners of the bulkhead going from the forward head and the forward hanging locker to the main cabin?
Kimberlite Amel SM 376
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Warning about "UFOs"
you rightly say that there is little we can do about these lost containers because they float so low we cant see them, even if a good watch is being kept. The Amel bulkhead system is our friend. On the SM (which I know best) we have the collision bulkhead which seals off the anchor chain locker. The access port on mine is always closed. Then the gasketed door to the front cabin. We had a report in this last week of a SM being holed forward of this and by closing the door was able to restrict water ingress to the front cabin and make port safely. The water only rose to the level of the berths and the fore /aft trim of the boat was little affected.
Another example of Henri Amels superb attention to design that matters.