John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
The reason is that whilst we were taking delivery of the boat the
S/S strap aft of the turnbuckle buckled. Amel said that this was
because I had eased the halyard too much thus putting the whole
weight of the genoa plus the weight of the furling gear onto the
strap. They straightened it for me but when it happened again I
fitted the U bolt and solved the problem permanently.
Regards from Malta, John