Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Manuals/documentation.


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Since I am usually single hand, what I do to avoid the pole hit the cockpit (or a guest), I attach one of the halyard of the Mizzen to the rail.
So when I gradually release the pole (with the blue line) it end up resting on the halyard.
Then I lower it, then attach it on the rail with the little hook.
Make sure you don't forget to untie the halyard from the rail after.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K#289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas


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On Wed, 8/27/14, Dr Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@telemed.co.uk [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Manuals/documentation.
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:49 AM


 













One thing I find you
need to look out for is when releasing the fore guy (blue)
to bring the pole in, there is a point where this guy no
longer has control,
due to the curvature of the boat and the fore guy passing
its maximum length - at that point the pole can accelerate
towards the receiving crew member so they need to be ready
for this!
 
Andrew
 
 
Ronpische

SM2k 472
Canet en
Roussillion, France
 
 
 


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]


Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:39 AM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel
Manuals/documentation.


 
 




Chris,

 


You will love the Genoa
Pole system for any downwind sailing and the double Pole
system with the Ballooner for downwind passages. 


 


We used the Port Pole two
days ago in a 10.2 hour dead-downwind sail of 68 miles in
light winds. We had the mizzen with a preventer out to Port,
and for part of the trip, the Main out to Stbd with a
preventer. 

 


When we bought BeBe, the
first 5 or 6 times we used the Poles, we followed the
instructions in the book...there are a few things missing in
the instructions like:



The sheet is always to the outside of the lines when
rigging. The sheet does not go through the car, but does go
through the sheet block...AND...be sure that you cleat the
bitter end of the sheet before swinging the Pole
out.
Fore (blue) and Aft (red) guys always connect to the outside
connection points on the Pole, while Up (white) and Down
(yellow) guys connect to the inside connection
points.
Setting the Pole out: Once all of the lines are
rigged (including the sheet), raise the pole up with the
up-guy about 1 foot above the life-rail...push it out while
pulling on the fore-guy (blue), cleat the blue
tightly...then tighten the up-guy to where
the Pole is horizontal...this tightening of the up-guy will
tighten all the other lines perfectly, assuming you have
cleated them at the point marked on each line. 
When you swing it out, you may find that one of the lines is
rigged wrong...if so, bring it back to the life
rail.
To bring the Pole back, lower the Pole by slipping
the up-guy to about where the Pole was before you raised it
to a horizontal position. Then one crew grabs the sheet and
the back-guy while the other crew uncleats the fore-guy, AND
slowly gives slack
to the fore-guy as the Pole swings menacingly toward the
crew and the boat. Brake the swing with the fore-guy and
hold your hand(s) up to catch the Pole...now lower the Pole
by slipping the up guy and hook the Pole on the rail to
re-rig...


It is a little daunting
the first time or two, but you will love the jibe-less
downwind sailing and easy reefing the system provides.
Continue to try it until you are comfortable with it...you
will not be sorry.


 


Yes, there are many
mistakes you can make setting up and rigging this system,
BUT when properly rigged, the use of the system is almost
fool-proof. Speaking of fools...about 2 weeks ago with
guests aboard who had just bought a Super Maramu,
I was showing them how to rig and use the Pole system to
Port with the Genoa. I had them rig it while I instructed
them...everything was rigged perfectly. Then I chose to use
the Genoa furler and sheet winch to set the Genoa on the
Pole...this went perfectly
until the Stbd sheet stopped the process...I had forgotten
to set the Stbd sheet to run freely.


 


We always rig both Poles,
except for rigging the sheet on passages...but take care
that your Genoa does not chafe on the knuckle joint between
the short and long Poles.


 


I hope this helps you
Chris.


 


Bill


BeBe 387


 




 

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at
8:38 AM,
chris@flack.net.au [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:


 




Thanks Bill,




Now I have instructions on how to connect the POLE and will
give it a try when we get back next year.




Cheers

Chris

Hemera SM031



Sent from my android
device.



-----Original Message-----

From: "yahoogroups@svbebe.com
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 3:41 PM

Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel
Manuals/documentation.

 

Chris, Great, I hope they help
you. Any one that needs thes manuals should download them.
They will not be in that Dropbox forever. Bill BeBe 387







 


















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