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New companionway lock source

Arlo
 

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Arlo,

Are you in a SM? Hull number? Always helpful.

If a SM. indeed the key blanks can be hard to locate. The big box hardware stores do not carry them. I have had luck in two separate old-time, rusty and musty hardware stores that recognized the blanks immediately. Or you could try a locksmith. The smaller hardware stores and locksmiths, even if they don’t have the blanks, might special order them for you, albeit for a little more money. I would still think a better option than a new lock.

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Martinique



On Jan 2, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Arlo,

 

If you do a search in the Amel Group forum for “Companionway Key” This message will should up and help you.

 

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/35917?p=,,,50,0,0,0::Created,,companionway+lock,50,2,0,29767180

 

 

 

And this one for Ace Hardware in Ft. Lauderdale:

 

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/35912?p=,,,50,0,0,0::Created,,Companionway+key,50,2,0,29767180

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlo
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New companionway lock source

 

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.

James Alton
 

Arlo,

There have been some past discussions on the boards about sourcing key blanks so you might try searching. From what I have gathered, apparently Amel used a few different ones depending on the model. I ordered the Hy-Ko Key Blank Ez #Y2 single sided from Amazon for my own boat after reading that these fit some of the boats. They did not fit my Maramu but apparently they fit some or perhaps all of the SM’s based on what I read. They were only about $8 for a pack of 10. I managed to find the keys I needed for my boat in Montenegro so even those are still out there.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Preveza, Greece

Alan Leslie
 

It's a French key and the blanks are hard to find outside France.
Maude sav at amel dot fr used to have them in stock...worth a try.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

David Kurtz
 

I did exactly that only 3 months ago when I purchased my SM2.  Any good locksmith will have matching blanks.  I believe it was a Yale lock.  The Home Depot/Walmart locksmiths were not able to match it, however.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

ERIC LICHTY & ROBYN ATKINSON
 

Hello group, Eric and Robyn here, recent owners of SM Libby in the Pacific NW.  Regarding keys, we had best match from local keysmith, close, but didn't work.  With eyeball filing to work out difference from original we got the new ones to work.  Good luck and happy New year.


On Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 13:14 Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:
Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.

Arlo
 

Thanks for all the replies. I plan to visit the aboved referenced store in Miami during my next trip there. I have a spare lock but that is the one where the key has been difficult to find. All of the locksmiths I visited were true locksmiths and had walls of blanks...

Arlo
 

The lock that was in use I was able to find a keyblank for and had spares made, but naturally that was the lock that broke...

Drew Gaffney
 

We have been able to obtain key copies in several countries including the US.  Bring an original key and take it to a good hardware store or locksmith.
Drew 
SV REVELATION SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

I got mine done by the Kaitaia locksmith in New Zealand. He inovatively had to grind a bit to extend the blank. Worked well.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 04 January 2020 at 17:43 Drew Gaffney <drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

We have been able to obtain key copies in several countries including the US.  Bring an original key and take it to a good hardware store or locksmith.
Drew 
SV REVELATION SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hey Danny,

Happy New Year.

Good to know regarding key blanks; I need 2 more keys

JPG
Jean-Pierre Germain



On 4 Jan 2020, at 17:55, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

I got mine done by the Kaitaia locksmith in New Zealand. He inovatively had to grind a bit to extend the blank. Worked well.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 04 January 2020 at 17:43 Drew Gaffney <drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

We have been able to obtain key copies in several countries including the US.  Bring an original key and take it to a good hardware store or locksmith.
Drew 
SV REVELATION SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi JP. You will need to take your key to mobile locksmith kaitaia.

Regards

Danny

On 04 January 2020 at 17:58 Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:

Hey Danny,

Happy New Year.

Good to know regarding key blanks; I need 2 more keys

JPG
Jean-Pierre Germain



On 4 Jan 2020, at 17:55, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

I got mine done by the Kaitaia locksmith in New Zealand. He inovatively had to grind a bit to extend the blank. Worked well.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 04 January 2020 at 17:43 Drew Gaffney < drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

We have been able to obtain key copies in several countries including the US.  Bring an original key and take it to a good hardware store or locksmith.
Drew 
SV REVELATION SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia


 


 

Karen Smith
 

The keys are “Y2” and weren’t easy to find, but Amazon has them! If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale area I have some extras you could have!

Karen Smith
S/v Harmonie , Fort Lauderdale



Arlo
 

Hello Karen, that would be awesome. We are in Port Canaveral but will ping you our next trip to Lighthouse Point. How long will you be in Fort lauderdale? Really appreciate the offer. I can also order a few Y2's to see if they work.

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Arlo
if you post a photo of your key ( if you have one left !) I will try to locate one in France for you .
regards 
Nick
 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille

Aras <aras.grinius@...>
 

Karen is defintitely the source goddess. She amazing at locating impossibly sourced items.

Rumor as has it tat she can sense where the fish are and Bill just reaches in grabs one for dinner.

Aras
Sharki#163

Arlo
 

Hello Nick. Thanks. Maybe you or Karen will recognize the key. 

Arlo
 

That sounds like a great addition to anyone's Amel ! 

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Arlo 
to me this key looks pretty standard , Kis is just a high street key cutter , like many other . Maybe another picture with the green cover off might help and revel a reference ! 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille