Re: [Amel] MAin outhaul line

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl

Hi Alan
Good to hear you are getting good time out sailing that beautiful boat of yours.
Our outhaul line on the main boom snapped under pressure (it was actually pretty warn before this and had been on my "to do list" to replace anyway) and we replaced it with the same Spectra. After using for a brief period this new line stretched out causing the line to slip and not furl correctly. We then shortened it further and have had no further problems after that initial stretching of the new Spectra.
Fair winds
Colin Streeter, Island Pearl II
SM2K #332 - Mackay, QLD Australia.

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM, <divanz620@...> wrote:

We've had some issues with the outhaul line on the main stretches and sometimes gets jammed in the boom motor pulley and it won't wind out or in.

I've shortened it, re tied it..but it still happens.

I'm thinking of changing the line to low stretch Spectra to try to solve this issue.

anyone else have this experience ?  solutions ??



S.V.Elyse Opua, New Zealand  

Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

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