Annesofie & Jonas,
Thank you for the pictures you posted! Very interesting…
I totally understand the extra caution when furling in.
For now, I am likely going to stick with the rivets, but once in Martinique in a couple of years will see.
How often did you change the rivets?
Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
On Wed, 5/27/15, kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jib furling Rivets - Bolts
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:22 AM
On S/Y Lady Annila we have changed the
genoa to a slighter heavier and bigger one than original.
The positive consequeses are many but thedraw back is that
we had to change the rivets very often cause they broke.
After a while the drilled holes in the fore stay profile,
has grown too big and we needed a solution. As we were in
Caribbean we sailed to Amel in Martinique. They told us that
they now a days when servicing the genoa furler they changed
the rivets for bolts.
We decided to follow
their suggestion and bought the spareparts. They were not
cheap 17 Euro each. But the fitting was perfect so we
suspect that they are special made by Amel for the
purpose.I have made an album in the
Photo section: Jib furling Rivets - Bolts where you can
see both the bolts with measurements and how we mounted
them.Since we changed we have sailed
from Caribbean to Portugal, last 12 hours with reach to
broad reach winds of 50+ knots. No problem at all with the
bolts. We only have to tighten them every now and then, and
especially after a hard sail.BUT this
solution demands more care when furling the genoa in since
the forces can be heavy. The rivets where made to brake to
avoid damages of the furler and that safety is reduced with
Please see Photo section
and Album: Jib furling Rivets - Bolts
& JonasS/Y Lady Annila SM232,
Present in Portimão,