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Replacement windscreens

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.
I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.
The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).
For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.
 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 
I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Best 

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles,  Barbados 


On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
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Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

eric freedman
 

Acetone will make Plexiglas frosty. If you purchase some acrylic polishing compound (it comes in a bar like soap)

You can apply the compound to a clean pad on a buffing machine and polish the Plexiglas until it is again clear.

 

We do this almost daily on smaller things and I did refinish one hatch the same way.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.gesswein.com/p-8981-c-clear-watch-crystal-compound.aspx

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Matt Salatino
 

We have done almost the same. starting with 1500 grit wet or dry sandpaper, then 2000 grit, then the polishing compound with a buffing wheel, then a silicone wax.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 4, 2020, at 7:29 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Acetone will make Plexiglas frosty. If you purchase some acrylic polishing compound (it comes in a bar like soap)

You can apply the compound to a clean pad on a buffing machine and polish the Plexiglas until it is again clear.

 

We do this almost daily on smaller things and I did refinish one hatch the same way.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.gesswein.com/p-8981-c-clear-watch-crystal-compound.aspx

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Barry Connor
 

Thank’s Paul,
It was not MEK. I know what that does to plastic. These blotches and crazings will not polish out and if I tried to buff them out I could make it worse and the insurers might say that I made more damage, best to leave it for the insurers to made the assessment first.
I will ask Amel for the brackets to go with the struts and fix them myself first. At least I can not mess it up if I am going to have new windscreens made.
All the top and rear hatches and port windows on the Starboard side have been affected. These also need to be replaced. Need to find a contact for this also. All port windows on the Port side are still completely clear.
Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles,  Barbados 


On Feb 4, 2020, at 09:33, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
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Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98