Re: [Amel] AMEL MANGO and OLD VIDEO
Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
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I own a Mango with a Nirvana rigging since 2005.
My main mast has two spreader levels and the mast does not curve under strong wind pressure. I have notice that on an earlier Mango, without a furling mainsail, there is only one spreader level. However I do not know if this is an original mast. I could, if it seems useful, contact its french owner...
Yes the Mango with electric furlers does seem to roll more than the Super Maramu in heavy swells.
In Transatlantic crossing, I install the the life raft on the rear roof, so it does add more weight above the waterline, but I feel that, in an emergency, I could not extract the raft out of its locker very rapidly...
I understand, from speaking with Mr Selo, a few years ago, that Mangos with electric furling had a heavier metal keel, than the earlier Mangos without electric furlers.
I do not know what Mr T wishes to know about Nirvana riggings, please advise. I have replaced half of the wiring in the rigging, but, I often felt that my original 1985 rigging replaced on the advice of surveyors, was more sturdy than the replacement. One characteristic of the original Nirvana rigging is that the date of fabrication of each swage on its wire is engraved on the fitting. For the replaced fitting and wire, I have to refer to the date of the rigger's bill!
Serge, -V. Opera, (Mango no 51)
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