[Amel Yacht Owners] SM Aft Cabin Hatch Holder
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I made 3 different-length props with pvc pipe and rubber table leg ends 5/8" dia. A second set for the dodger window allows me to crack it open for air when the traveler is moved to port.
I don't remember who now, but another member showed me this several years ago.
On Feb 4, 2018, at 15:51, smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
I have been told there is a special AMEL device/fixture that will prop the aft cabin hatch open. We can't find one on board so we would like to make one. Would anyone have a photo?
Loca Lola II
George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
Our boat came with a "custom made" hatch prop. A 1"x2"x10" piece of unfinished teak. Inserted longwise it held the hatch wide open, edgewise just a bit open, and laid flat just a crack.
Even though it was "stored" just laid on the after deck outside the hatch, it somehow survived TWO circumnavigations just fine. We had it wash overboard after a year. Bummer.
Great Guana Cay, Bahamas