Re: [Amel] Bamar Genoa Furling
Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
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My Amel 54 has the bigger bamar 2.02 furler installed by Amel. The Hanse has the 1.01 furler which is totally under dimensioned for the 63 feet boat. Regarding the Perini Navi I do not know why and if they use the Bamar furlers but I am sure that the selection is in the client to decide and the furler they use is for sure hydraulic and for sure different than the Bamar 2.02 system.
I am very happy with the Amel 54 but I have to admit that the Bamar genoa furler is not according to the Amel standards and Amel has to protect the users and change the furler in order to avoid problems in the open seas. We have bought an Amel boat to use it and not to leave the boat in the marinas. I am considering to participate in the ARC 2014 and I want to know if the installed Bamar furler can withstand the forces of the Atlantic ocean. Who can reply my question? Amel though Bamar informed me that I have to put new grease and close the furler no problem will arise in the future. Do they want to cross the Atlantic with my boat with such a problematic furler?
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Bill & Judy Rouse
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [Amel] Bamar Genoa Furling
Hello, my friend I hope you are well.
I did a little research on the fuller on the 54 and found that Hanse used a Bamar furler on their 63' yacht, but apparently stopped because of some issues. I am not sure that it is the same problem, or not, but it may be something pertinent.
If I am not mistaken large-boat yards like Perini Navi use Bamar furlers, so the issue may not be with the brand, but could be with the specs of the model used on the 54, or the installation. Are you ready for a 55? :>)
You might want to read this: http://www.myhanse.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=2959&PN=2&title=bamar-furler
I hope you do not mind a lowly Super Maramu owner jumping in on a 54 thread...I guess I am bored.
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...> wrote:
I hope that all Amel 54 owner with a problem on the Bamar furler send a brief description of the problem they are facing if any in order to prepare a letter to Amel and address the issue.
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From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of kaj.liljebladh@...
Hi Dimitris and Haldun
I have an Amel 54 delivered May 2009.
I am quite sure that there are several more Amel owners that have similar problem. Let’s hope they could speak out, because if it is a common problem I think Amel should take a bigger responsibility for this problem.
I had similar problems with the Bamar furler, and it was repaired by the Bamar service in Marmaris, out of warranty. Also the electronic control box of this furler was very problematic, and despite many replacements, I still can not use the control box (instead I'm using the EM box).
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